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André Stork

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André Stork is head of the Competence Center for Interactive Engineering Technologies and honorary professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt. He studied computer science and received his doctoral degree from the TU Darmstadt in 2000 with a dissertation entitled “3D interaction and visualization techniques for user centered modelling applications”. In 1992 he received his diploma in computer science. From 1992 to 1994, he worked as a researcher at the Computer Graphics Center (ZGDV e.V.), Darmstadt, in image classification, neuronal networks, image analysis and animation. Since 1994 he has been working in the department for Interactive Engineering Technologies (former: Industrial Applications), first as a researcher and since 2002 as head of the department.

His major research interests are geometry modelling, design for AM, 2D/3D interaction and user interface techniques, simulation algorithms, knowledge management and information retrieval, collaboration support and scientific visualization. André Stork has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers in the field of his various interests. In many international conferences, workshops, and journals he has been a member of the program committees or acted as a reviewer. He has lectured “Computer Graphics III” and “Geometric Methods in CAD/CAE” at TU Darmstadt. Further, he is a member of IEEE, Eurographics, ACM, Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), and VDI.




The PLM Conference is proud to host the workshop of the Horizon 2020 project CAxMan (Computer Aided Technologies for Additive Manufacturing). The project aims to establish novel workflows and services for discrete manufacturing (combinations of additive and subtractive) by addressing analysis-/simulation-based design, analysis/simulation of process planning, showcasing the CAx technologies as Cloud based services and Workflows in the Cloud for two use cases from design to production of physical prototypes. The project is motivated by an expected estimation of the Additive Manufacturing close to 16.2 billion USD by 2018. As a result, there will be increasing demand for a software ecosystem that enables Computer Aided Technologies (CAx) support of AM processes and machines. However, to move from prototypes and demonstration 3D-models to real industrial use one needs to document and certify the quality of the outcomes of AM processes, such as product strength, surface quality, material behaviour and shape constraints.


Industrial visits (in progress)

Baladin brewery

The Baladin brewery was originally created in 1996 as a brewpub (production and bar) in Piozzo - a small village in the Langhe area in the province of Cuneo - by its founder and master brewer Teo Musso. The brewery has been totally renewed in 2016 in cooperation with Siemens and is now a great example of Handicraft 4.0 capable to brew 30+ varieties of beer, for an overall amount of 25,000+ hl/year.