Artificial intelligence (AI) tools and methods are widely discussed for their potentials, limitations and risks in science, industry, but also in society. The Swiss Rapid Forum 2022 (originally planned as Swiss AM Forum 2021) discusses and highlights the potentials of AI in advanced manufacturing technologies such as e.g. additive manufacturing, and other technologies. The Swiss Rapid Forum is organized by inspire and under the patronage of the SATW topical platforms “Additive manufacturing” and “Artificial Intelligence” and the AM-Network

Target groups
Target groups are experts from industry and academia as well as more generally people with interests in advanced manufacturing technologies and artificial intelligence.


09:00 Arrival of participants, coffee & networking
09:45 Welcome notice of inspire (Dr Ralf Gerdes)

Welcome notice of SATW

  • Topical platform AM (Dr Adriaan Spierings, inspire)
  • Topical platform Artificial Intelligence (Dr Alessandro Curioni, IBM)
10:15 Welcome notice of the AM-Network (Hendrik Holsboer)
10:25 Approaches for AI in production engineering
including Q&A (Prof. Konrad Wegener)
11:05 Artificial Intelligence for product quality optimization: Practical applications in Direct Energy Deposition
including Q&A (Dr Stefano Baraldo, Daniel Knüttel, Prof. Anna Valente, Dr Adriaan Spierings)

Lunch & Networking
For interested guests:

  • Visit of the new additive manufacturing lab facilities of inspire – icams (in groups)
  • Option for a virtual reality visit of inspire labs in Zurich
13:30 How Bühler is using data to optimize manufacturing processes
including Q&A (Dr Matthias Graeber, Bühler AG)
14:10 AI-driven cloud-based autonomous lab
including Q&A (Dr Teodoro Laino, IBM Research Europe)
14:50 Coffee Break & networking
15:20 “Operator integrated”: New approaches for intelligent AM systems
including Q&A (Dr Adriaan Spierings, inspire)
15:55 Panel discussion on needs to foster the implementation of AI
in advanced manufacturing
16:30 Closing remarks



Startfeld Innovation Centre
Fürstenlandstrasse 122, 9014 St. Gallen, Schweiz

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