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Special Interest Group Meeting: Precision Engineering for Sustainability
15th – 16th October 2024

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Precision Engineering for Sustainability
15th – 16th October 2024, Kern Microtechnik GmbH, Eschenlohe, Bavaria, Germany

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euspen is delighted to announce its third Special Interest Group meeting on Precision Engineering for Sustainability.

Precision machines have long been at the forefront of one industrial revolution after another to enable the turning of ideas into the economical production of physical objects. In all likelihood the emerging Sustainable Revolution could be the start of a new golden age for the planet, humanity, and precision engineering.

Whilst there is no shortage of renewable energy systems available at ever-decreasing costs, a concern is they are not evolving fast enough to help us economically transition to a low carbon economy.

The purpose of this meeting is thus to bring together people from academia, industry, and government to share experiences with using precision engineering principles to help develop new ideas and manufacturing systems to reduce production and ownership costs related to realizing a global carbon neutral (or ideally negative) economy.

Areas of interest include automated precision production of components and systems ranging from manufacture of solar cells and panels to their installation and maintenance; to ever larger wind turbines on and offshore including in-situ manufacturing of ever larger elements; to energy storage systems from batteries to hydro power systems.

We are seeking papers in Precision Engineering for Sustainability and their production in the following categories, however contributions are not exclusive to these:-

1. Energy storage

2. Renewable energy generating machines

3. Circular economy (Design for (re-)manufacturing and recycling)

4. Green hydrogen & machine measurement

5. Manufacturing machine tool efficiency (Energy efficiency)

6.  Waste processing

For each of these areas, how can production and quality be increased while lowering costs and increasing quality? Can precision production methods from other industries be of help for the topics above?

The organising committee and local hosts supporting euspen for this Special Interest Group meeting on Precision Engineering for Sustainability are:- Prof. Andreas Archenti, KTH, SE; Prof. Liam Blunt, University of Huddersfield, UK; Marvin Gröb, Kern Microtechnik GmbH, DE; Sebastian Guggenmos, Kern Microtechnik GmbH, DE and Prof. Alex Slocum, MIT, US.

This event is supported by our local host:

The committee is also supported by the following students: Farazee Mohammad Abdullah Asif, KTH, SE; Stef Calon, ASML, NL; Maryna Henrysson, KTH, SE; Satya Konala, North Carolina State University, US; Filippo Mioli, University of Padova, IT; Sourabh Saptarshi, North Carolina State University, US.

Key Dates:

7th June 2024 : Short abstract submission deadline

14th July 2024 : Extended abstract submission deadline

25th August 2024 : Notification of presentation acceptance (oral/poster)

25th August 2024 : Registration opens

Registration Fees

  • €195+VAT – euspen Student Member*
  • €450+VAT – euspen Member
  • €550+VAT – Non-euspen Member
  • €650+VAT – Exhibitor
  • €45+VAT – Student Networking Dinner

*Student members fee is not inclusive of the networking dinner.

All speakers and presenters must register for the conference using the appropriate delegate fee.

Submit an abstract for Precision Engineering for Sustainability 2024

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Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Come and join your international peers and maintain a leading edge on technology, customers, partners and suppliers. Access the greatest minds in Precision Engineering for Sustainable Energy Systems research and development. Share knowledge and information and stimulate debates.

Themes :-

1. Energy storage
2. Renewable energy generating machines
3. Circular economy (Design for (re-)manufacturing and recycling)
4. Green hydrogen & machine measurement
5. Manufacturing machine tool efficiency (Energy efficiency)
6. Waste processing


We are passionate about attracting everyone to this event.  As such we are being flexible on your submission for this event and accepting different variations to encourage as many submissions as possible.

Short abstracts/Extended abstracts: Abstracts are expected to describe original work, previously unpublished and should indicate new and significant advances and their importance. Short abstracts should be around 300 – 400 words in length using the template provided.  Extended abstracts can be 2 or 4 pages long and you should use the template provided.

PowerPoint slide(s): One/two slides which summarises your current research.

Position paper: A text that presents an arguable opinion about an issue (sustainability in PE) – typically that of the author or specified entity. Position papers are published in academia, and other domains.

The invitation to submit does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and transfer registration fee. In specific cases the organising committee reserves the right to deviate from the standard procedure.


Irene Gabler


Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

With the paradigm shift towards sustainable development from the growth-oriented themes of the past decades, research and technology teams have to innovate before requirements are articulated by their customers. Yet, breakthrough innovation often happens when technical teams are highly knowledgeable about the business of their customers and are able to resolve pain points in their customers’ value chain.

In this talk, I will share the approach SLB is taking to innovate for a low-carbon world. Our engineering teams are systematically establishing sustainability impact on our customers’ operations for all products that we bring to market, based on a deep analysis of emissions that our customers incur in their operations. This understanding of the key challenges that our customers face to operate sustainably also fuels our collaboration for innovation across the value chain, with customers, suppliers, academia, and the climate tech start-up ecosystem.


Irene Gabler is Product Development Manager, Sustainability at SLB, a position she assumed in April 2022. Gabler leads the development of SLB technology to decarbonize the exploration, development and production of oil & gas reservoirs. Prior to this assignment, Gabler served as Global Reliability Manager, and earlier as Wireline Group Manager responsible for the Engineering and Manufacturing of SLB Wireline technology.

Gabler joined SLB as a design engineer in 1995 and worked in different positions in product development and manufacturing for seismic, drilling, completions, coiled tubing and wireline applications in Europe and the US.

Fabian Kapp 

Graebener Maschinentechnik, DE

Future meets fabrication: Challenges in production technology for the hydrogen market

This presentation illustrates the challenges and developments in production technology for the hydrogen market and provides a detailed insight into the technological advances that have shaped the industry over the last two decades.

It shows that for a functioning product, not only innovative production techniques but also the coordination of the individual production steps are crucial.

Furthermore, the speech relates the technical and market-related dimensions: It shows how technological innovations are influencing production methods and market opportunities in the hydrogen sector, and which obstacles need to be overcome in order to finally realize scaling and commercial implementation.


Fabian Kapp is the Managing Director of Gräbener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. He represents the 4th generation leader of the more than 100 years old custom machine building company, in which his family holds a majority stake. He joined the company in 2009 as a graduate engineer in electrical engineering. In 2016, he became an authorized officer and member of the management board. Soon after that, he founded Graebener Inc. based in the USA and in 2017 started bundling the sales activities in China through a strategic partnership. With a focus on the Graebener® Bipolar Plate Technologies business unit, Fabian Kapp consistently continues the more than 20 years of research and development of manufacturing technologies for metallic bipolar plates of fuel cells and electrolyzers. With its core competences in forming, cutting, welding and straightening and the expansion of its in-house production laboratory, Graebener® BPT today covers all the essential steps of the value-added chain to further develop the manufacturing processes necessary for the production of metallic bipolar plates. The company offers customer-specific, fully automated production lines for the manufacturing of bipolar plates – from the coil to the finished bipolar plate. In addition to this, Graebener® BPT supports its customers from engineering through prototyping up to small series production and – with its stack press – in the technical testing of stacks.

Gräbener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG. speakers’ presentations are designed as event-related material and therefore may not be reproduced due to copyright and competition law reasons.

Dr Roberto Losito 


Sustainability and future accelerators, challenge or opportunity?

Dr Gabriel Schaumann 

Focused Energy Inc., DE

Targetry for Inertial Fusion Energy


  • Studied Physics at TU-Darmstadt
  • Dissertation in the field of Laser-Plasma physics / 2007
  • Worked at “Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, England” as a Micro-Physicist in the realm of Target fabrication for high power laser–matter interaction experiments / 2008-2009
  • Target scientist at “Institut for Nuclear Physics, TU-Darmstadt” / 2009 – today
  • Head of targetry, group leader at Focused Energy / 2021 – today
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