EPIC Energy Seminar: The Roles and Challenges of 3D Metrology and 3D Scanning Technology in Digital Manufacturing

February 7, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

The Roles and Challenges of 3D Metrology and 3D Scanning Technology in Digital Manufacturing
Speaker:  Dr. Martin Koerdel
Research Group Head, Siemens Energy

The talk will give an introduction into 3D scanning metrology and the principles of digital manufacturing. The new role of 3D metrology within the context of digital manufacturing will be discussed. On a technical level, the basic principle of Active Triangulation will be presented. Presenting several examples, including Additive Manufacturing applications, it will be shown which challenges and opportunities arise when 3D scanning technology becomes an integrated part of manufacturing and service processes.

About the Speaker
Martin Koerdel was born in Kassel, Germany, in 1982. He received the M.S. degree in physics from the State University of New York at Albany in 2006 and the Diploma degree in physics (Dipl.-Phys.) from the Julius-Maximilians-University of Wuerzburg, Germany, in 2008.
In the same year, he joined the Siemens AG in Germany as a PhD student. Working in close cooperation with the Department of Sensor Technology of the FriedrichAlexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Siemens AG Corporate Technology in Munich, he received his Ph.D. degree in 2011.
In the same year he joined the Siemens AG Corporate Technology Department as a Research Scientist working on optical design for 3D metrology applications. In 2013 he became the Portfolio Project Manager for the machine vision and optical technologies group within his department and has driven the development of several 3D metrology solutions for Siemens manufacturing and service sites.
In 2015 he became Research Group Head (manager) of the newly founded Corporate Technology research group based in the Siemens Energy plant in Charlotte, NC. The group which is called Component Manufacturing and Inspection Technologies works towards the integration and application of material and inspection technology solutions for manufacturing and service. Together with his team, he aims at the transformation of Siemens manufacturing and service landscape into a true the digital stage. Dr. Koerdel is married and has 3 kids below 4 years, which keep him busy when he is not at work.