Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schwarz

Alexander Schwarz

Co-Partner & Head of Design Engineering at IwF GmbH - Institute for toolless fabrication


Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser-Powder bed fusion
  • Stereolithography
  • Fused Layer Manufacturing
  • Process Chain Optimization
Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Topology optimization
  • Lattice & Surface structures
  • Data preparation
Training & Consulting


  • Schwarz, A. Gebhardt, M. Schleser, and P. Popoola, "New Welding Joint Geometries Manufactured by Powder Bed Fusion from 316L," Materials Performance and Characterization 8, no. 6 (2019): 1249-1264
Conference Proceedings
  • Benjamin Gerhards, Markus Schleser, Christian Otten, Alexander Schwarz, Andreas Gebhardt, Innovative Laser Beam Joining Technology for Additive Manufactured Parts, 72nd IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference
  • Andreas Gebhardt, Alexander Schwarz, Produktgestaltung für die Additive Fertigung, Hanser Verlag, 2019, München
Conference Speeches
  • Alexander Schwarz. New design possibilities for welding of AM parts, PISA, The Plastics Institute of Southern Africa, Conference 2017, 9-11 November 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Doctor of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering
  • Integration of joining fixtures into parts manufactured by Selective Laser Melting
  • Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Master of Engineering
  • Specialization: Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Bachelor of Engineering
  • Specialization: Development and Design Engineering
  • Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany