Klahn, Christoph

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ETH Zurich

Chair of Product Dev.& Eng. Design

Dr. Christoph Klahn

LEE O 218

Leonhardstrasse 21

8092 Zürich


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Christoph Klahn studied aircraft systems engineering at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). For his Master’s thesis, he performed a topology optimisation on an aircraft bracket to demonstrate the potential of additive manufacturing for Airbus. After his degree, he worked at Airbus on the final assembly lines for A400M and A380, and in A350XWB manufacturing engineering before embarking on his PhD in laser additive-manufactured, gas-permeable materials for industrial applications at TUHH. Christoph has been head of design for the additive manufacturing group at ETH Product Development Group pd|z and at Inspire AG since 2013. The goal of his work is to transfer knowledge of these new manufacturing processes to Swiss industry.


Composites Part Production with Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Daniel-Alexander Türk, Ralph Kussmaul, Markus Zogg, Christoph Klahn, Bastian Leutenecker-Twelsiek and Mirko Meboldt
Procedia CIRP, 66: 306-311, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2017.
Additive Manufacturing with Composites for Integrated Aircraft Structures
Daniel Türk, Ralph Kussmaul, Markus Zogg, Christoph Klahn, Adriaan B. Spierings, Holger Könen, Paolo Ermanni and Mirko Meboldt
Journal of Advanced Materials, 3: 55-69, Corvina, CA: Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, 2016.
Impact and Assessment of Design on Higher Order Benefits
Christoph Klahn and Filippo Fontana
Lisbon: S2M, 2016.
Design Guidelines for Additive Manufactured Snap-Fit Joints
Christoph Klahn, Daniel Singer and Mirko Meboldt
Procedia CIRP, 50: 264-269, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016.
Considering Part Orientation in Design for Additive Manufacturing
Bastian Leutenecker, Christoph Klahn and Mirko Meboldt
Procedia CIRP, 50: 408-413, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016.
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