Invited Speakers

Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing. Martin Beck

ETA-Solutions GmbH, Bensheim

Industrial enterprises are more and more driven to tap the potentials of energy efficiency in existing and future production sites. The challenge is to identify cost-efficient investments for lowering the energy demand while maintaining or improving the performance of the production system. General recommendations for the implementation of specific energy efficiency measures need a dedicated analysis of the use case of a production machine, such as a machine tool. Still users intend to find appropriate measures enhancing the energy efficiency of their production machines, while increasing the profitability simultaneously. This paper provides an approach to integrate energy system planning into the factory planning process.

Professional carrer:

Martin Beck studied Industrial Engineering at the TU Darmstadt. Since graduating in 2010 he has been working as a research assistant at the PTW Institute in the group of sustainable production where he became the team leader in 2014. The main research field during this time were efficient and linked energy systems of production sites.
He worked on several national and international research projects related to energy efficiency in different topics. As the responsible person on the part of PTW he coordinated beyond other activities the research project “ETA-Fabrik” (Budget 15Mio. €, 35 Industrial Partners).
Since 2018 he works as CEO and Co-Founder for ETA-Solutions GmbH, providing services as an Engineering Partner for energy efficient system solutions for the industry.

Prof. Ning He

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Sustainable machining with the characteristics of higher efficiency, higher quality, lower energy consumption and lower emission, has become the latest international development trend and is considered to be the key technology to maintain the social sustainable development. This paper will discuss the performance of machining technologies under different cutting media for cooling and lubrication, such as liquid nitrogen (LN2), dry ice (CO2), MQL, flood coolant and so on. Furthermore, the resource-based energy consumption will be discussed considering all the energy consumption of machining process and producing cutting media. Finally, energy–Economy–Ecology–Engineering (4E) integrated methodology is proposed for the sustainability assessment of machining processes.

Professional carrer:

Prof. Ning He studied mechanical manufacturing at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) China. He started his teacher career after graduated from NUAA in 1982. He received MSc. and Ph.D. degree in mechanical manufacturing at NUAA in 1987 and 1997 respectively. His dissertation “Fundamental and application of high efficiency cutting for difficulty-to-machining materials” was about high speed turning of nickel based alloy and hardened steel.
He has worked in NUAA since 1982 as assistant professor, lecturer (1987), associate professor (1993) and professor (1999). In 1989 and 1997, he carried out twice researches in Hong Kong Polytechnic University for one year each time. From 1999 to 2016, he was the deans of College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, College of Jincheng and College of International Education in NUAA successively.
His research interests include high speed machining technology, high performance machining technology, micro milling tool and micro machining, sustainable machining, machining distortion analysis and control technology for monolithic parts, etc. Since 21st century, He has served as a principal investigator for more than 20 key research initiatives, sponsored by The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Minister of Science and Technology of China (MOST), other government research funding and corporations. Prof. H. Schulz, Prof. E. Abele and Prof. He co-published   academic work of “The high speed Machining-Fundamentals and Applications” (in Chinese). He has published over 300 Journal and conference papers, granted more than 30 authorized patents for invention.
Prof. He is, amongst others, Vice Director of Society of advanced Machining, CMCTEA; Standing Committee Member and Deputy Director-general of China Production Engineering Institute, CMES and Member of Council of China Aero-Space Tooling Association

Hubertus von Zastrow

Managing partner pro-micron


How process-related force measurement technology and intelligent data evaluation methods for process and machine monitoring will change the machining jobs of tomorrow
Mechanical and process engineering are moving closer together in an unprecedented way, combining to create user-friendly solutions that make life easier for the expert.
Cost reduction targets with increasing quality requirements and their automatic documentation per component pose great challenges for the entire system and the employees from machine operator to production manager, because they should keep the existing operation running and implement new technologies at the same time.
The economic downturn is creating the necessary capacity scope to take our industry to the next level of technology and thus gain competitive advantages in quality and productivity.

In his presentation, the speaker will highlight the interrelationships between process-related force measurement technology with intelligent data evaluation methods for process and machine monitoring and the resulting changes in the role of machine operators, process planners and production management.

Professional carrer:

Hubertus von Zastrow is the managing partner of pro-micron GmbH. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Freiherren Waitz group of companies with the mechanical engineering companies Uniflex Hydraulik GmbH and Polyma Energiesysteme GmbH. Furthermore, he is a member of the advisory board of the mechanical engineering company Reichmann & Sohn GmbH.

Hubertus von Zastrow is an honorary member of the advisory board of Johanniter Unfallhilfe Augsburg

From 1992 to 2001 he held various management positions at Daimler Chrysler in Germany and abroad.