HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Dutch Industrial Supply Forum

Lightweight optimization of an additively manufactured platform for a self balancing scooter

Location & Language

Hall 4, Stand D44



Event Details

Type of event



Industrial Supply, Industrie 4.0, Lightweight Construction


Event Host


Attendance free of charge to trade fair ticket holders


The presentation has a focus on the development of an additively manufactured platform for a self-balancing scooter. The platform integrates several functions and parts, like battery and motor housing, gears and cable wirings. All structures were included in an optimized compact lightweight structure, based on automated digital models and optimization simulations. Production of the self-balancing scooter prototype was reduced from four weeks to four days with additive technologies, equating to time-savings of 85%.

The presentation is based on a research project “Digitaler Produktlebenszyklus” of the “Zentrum für angewandte Forschung” in Weingarten and Stuttgart / Germany


  Manuel Ramsaier

Manuel Ramsaier

Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

2014 Scientific Employee – Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

2014 Master Product Engineering  – Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

2013 Bachelor Mechanical Engineering – ...

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  Jan Grasmannsdorf

Jan Grasmannsdorf

Account Manager Academic Markets, Altair Engineering

Jan Grasmannsdorf:

2001 – Diplom Ingenieur Mechanical Engineer, DHBW Stuttgart

2002 – Master of Business and Engineering, Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin

2002-2007 – ...

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