The speakers



Additive Manufacturing technologies are developing rapidly all over the world. It’s a challenge to keep up to date with international trends, dynamic technologies and business cases. By creating an international platform where knowledge is shared, industry insights are given and international trends explained we can accelerate the learning curve and stimulate each other to bring this innovative technology to a mature level.

This year we will return to the Eindhoven High Tech Campus on March 15. On this 1st day of the Conference, the focus will be again on Technology and Applications. Topics which are going to be discussed will cover the complete additive manufacturing value chain like design for additive manufacturing, materials, equipment, post processing and the best business cases. The 2nd day of the Conference allows you to have an exclusive view ‘Inside Additive Industries’ (March 16). Additive Industries will open their doors and shares ‘what’s cooking in their Labs’. Besides sharing their vision on the future, the participants will get a ‘live’ demonstration of the MetalFAB1, the first industrial metal 3D printing system for series production. Please see the full programme on the Conference below:


15 March 2017, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Additive World Conference Day 1: Technology & Applications

15 March 2017, 08:30 - 09:30 Röntgen Hall, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Registration & Coffee

15 March 2017, 09:30 - 09:45 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Daan A.J. Kersten

Opening by Additive Industries


Daan A.J. Kersten In 2012 Daan founded, together with Jonas Wintermans, Additive Industries, a high tech start-up company industrialising 3D printing for functional parts in various metals. The ambition of Additive Industries is to bring additive manufacturing and 3D printing from lab to fab and allow the high tech manufacturing industry to capitalise on the opportunities additive manufacturing has to offer in creating lighter, compact, integrated, more complex products & parts with better thermal performance/ characteristics. Daan has been at the helm of several companies, some of them from the start. His heart beats for the high tech manufacturing industry and open innovation in the supply chain. In the evening hours, Daan is a board member and initiator of NextOEM, an accelerator program for young high tech companies.

15 March 2017, 09:45 - 10:15 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Philip von Tell

The Rise of Industrial 3D-Printing (RocketDiesel)

Abstract: The presentation is tied to Philip's book "The Rise of Industrial 3D-Printing"; and describes how 3d-printing has expanded from its origin in rapid prototyping to a technology that can deliver value across a range of common business processes. The book is based on a number of case studies showing how 3d-printing and additive manufacturing is used, describes the technology from a business perspective, and shows the relevance of the technology to business - here and now. The book also takes a look ahead to see how the technology is likely to evolve and advance its role in business, not only as a technology solution but more importantly as a business solution.


Philip von Tell leads RocketDiesel - a strategy consulting and investment advisory firm helping companies and investors identify, define and realise investment and strategy opportunities enabled by industrial 3d-printing.

15 March 2017, 10:15 - 10:45 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Tom van 't Erve

How software helps drive the Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing (Siemens Industry Software B.V.)

Abstract: Additive manufacturing is changing the way products are made. New revolutionary machines and processes are rapidly pushing additive manufacturing from the prototype environment onto the production floor. Manufacturers, like Siemens, are now designing and producing breakthrough product designs that were impossible to make using traditional methods. One of the main challenges towards the industrialization of this technically, besides the adoption of AM/SLM into our design communities, is the need to improve the production readiness of this technology in order to increase the speed of serial production introduction. This requires further advances in the predictability, repeatability and efficiency of the technology. In addition, significant enhancements will be required in the software that we use to design, simulate, optimize and plan our AM manufacturing jobs. The presentation will highlight selected product design and manufacturing examples from our Power Generation (PG) division in Finspång, Sweden and will introduce the comprehensive set of NX design, simulation and manufacturing software solutions that are being developed to help move this technology out of the laboratory into industrial production.


Tom van 't Erve Tom van 't Erve is Director of (software) Development for NX CAM Machinery and Automation within the Manufacturing Engineering Group of Siemens PLM Software. In his role, Tom is responsible for the NX CAM (2.5D Milling, Turning, Drilling, WEDM, Feature-Based Machining and Machining Line Planning) products. More recently, he also took responsibility for the new NX AM software that is an integral part of the Siemens NX suite of integrated design, simulation and manufacturing software solutions for powder bed 3D printing of metal and plastic parts. Tom holds a MSc and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

15 March 2017, 10:45 - 11:15 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Sebastian Hess

Applied additive manufacturing in body protection (DQBD GmbH)

Abstract: With its high material expertise and technological know-how the young design & development firm DQBD has been working for many of the leading sports brands and manufacturers worldwide. The personalization of products becomes more and more relevant, satisfies the specific customer needs and definitely offers new opportunities. Not only in the field of sport products has additive manufacturing shown to be very beneficial. AM for all products provides a great freedom of design and new technical solutions. DQBD presents two specific showcases that highlight the potential of generative design and additive manufacturing.


Sebastian Hess DREAM. DESIGN. DO. is the approach that product and industrial designer Sebastian Hess lives and has installed at DQBD, the design and development firm nearby Stuttgart that he founded in 2014. The 360 degree view on the full design and development process up to production supports cutting down the development time and allows finding and offering innovative and unique solutions. Previous to DQBD Sebastian Hess has been the responsible for technical protection and advanced innovation at Alpinestars, todays leading brand and manufacturer of motorsports protection. Before that he had also been leading innovation driven projects at the School of Arts and Design in Offenbach (Frankfurt). One focus of DQBD today lies in generative design, additive manufacturing, material development and optimization of processes and new technologies. Topics on which DQBD has been bringing out some truly innovative and cutting edge products and solutions for its customers in the last years.

15 March 2017, 11:15 - 11:45 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Coffee & Tea


15 March 2017, 11:45 - 12:15 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Meiners

Additive Manufacturing with laser melting on it´s way to series production (Fraunhofer ILT research group Rapid Manufacturing)

Abstract: The additive manufacturing processes most commonly used for metallic components is laser powder bed fusion also known as Selective Laser Melting (SLM).  Since SLM manufactures without tools and offers a great freedom of geometry, this additive processes enables functionally optimized components to be produced, e.g. in automobile, tools as well in aviation and turbine construction. In addition, the industry expects, above all, a significant increase in resource and energy efficiency during the entire life cycle of a product thanks to the use of functionally optimized components. For this reason, this processes is increasingly making it´s way into industrial manufacturing chains. For a broad uptake in series production, SLM is developed further continuously. Main development tasks are targeting towards upscaling of productivity, component size, material range, degree of automation and reliability. A promising approach for build rate increase and/or cost reduction in SLM is the development of multispot- processing strategy using multiple cost efficient diode lasers and the development of a low-cost SLM machine using a single diode laser with a gantry system. The range of processable materials is continuously increased, currently in particular for the industrial relevant material classes copper and magnesium alloys. Moreover a reliable cost calculation tool for an optimized production planning will be presented.


Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Meiners is a leader of the Fraunhofer ILT research group Rapid Manufacturing (since 2008). Since 1999 he was involved with different projects, such as Development of the rapid manufacturing process Selective laser melting (SLM) and he worked as Project manager of several Scientific Research Projects, cooperative projects and industrial projects in the field of Rapid Manufacturing. Wilhelm Meiners got his Diploma in Physics at RWTH Aachen University and with PhD degree in mechanical engineering (Dr.-Ing.).

15 March 2017, 12:15 - 12:45 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Mark Vaes

Industrial 3D metal printing for series production (Additive Industries)

Abstract: Everyone is talking about industrial series production with metal additive manufacturing but the design of most equipment is still based on the old prototyping machines. In order to have a case for true series production the requirements are different and focus should shift from the material science to reproducibility, productivity, automatization, uptime, yield and serviceability. Mark Vaes, CTO of Additive Industries will share his observations, experiences and bold ambitions for demanding end-markets.


Mark Vaes is as technology manager responsible for the industrial additive manufacturing solutions of Additive Industries, and was first employee to join the company. He is an experienced systems architect coming from TNO where he was coordinating the additive manufacturing activities and where he was involved in the development of multiple 3D printers. He was also responsible for the project management of the thin-film solar cell production line at Solliance on behalf of TNO. He holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from TU Eindhoven.

15 March 2017, 12:45 - 13:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Q&A and Conclusions


15 March 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 Röntgen Hall Conference Center



During the Networking lunch the finalists of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge are going to pitch afront iof the jury. Afterwards, jury will evaluate and choose 2 winners of the challenge in both categories (professional and student). During the Awards Dinner the winners will be announced and they are going to present their winning designs afront of the whole audience.

15 March 2017, 14:00 - 14:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Youping Gao, Ph.D

Additive Manufacturing Production Implementation (Castheon Inc.)

Abstract: Additive manufacturing has demonstrated cost saving, schedule reduction, and product performance gain in terms of weight saving, higher performance output, higher product reliability.  For a geometrically complicated hardware, the cost and schedule savings each can often exceed 80% compared to the similar product produced with traditional manufacturing processes.  The compounding factors of savings have resulted the product’s cost to be a small fraction of the original’s along with performance gain have made the additive manufacturing an indispensable part of today’s product development and production.  In author’s personal view, the critical part for implementing AM production strategy is to ensure a robust AM process capable of delivering high quality hardware that is predictable, well characterized, and defects free.


Youping Gao, Ph.D Founder & President of Castheon, Inc.  Castheon is founded for advancing additive manufacturing processes and additive alloys development.  Dr. Gao has 30 years of experience in industrial R&D and project management, an expert in materials processing and alloy microstructure optimization, especially in laser powder bed additive manufacturing, electron beam material processing, and thermal processing.  He developed high quality robust SLM process with optimized microstructure and material properties that become the first in U.S. to receive NASA production certification of AM produced mission critical hardware for manned spaceflight in 2015.  He was the first in the industry that identified and achieved fully convertible microstructure in SLM process which resulted in wrought like microstructure with isotropic material properties in AM.  Dr. Gao also worked in the photonic industry where the world’s first ultrafast electronically switched widely tunable laser was produced and Telcordia qualified for DWDM in fiber optical networks.

15 March 2017, 14:30 - 15:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Ludo Bautmans

Effect of minor elements on properties of C300 Maraging steel parts by SLM process (Oerlikon)

Abstract: Varying each time one element versus the chemical composition of a reference batch, allowed to study their impact on powder characteristics and on mechanical properties. Powder characteristics evaluated were Particle Morphology, Flow Rate, Apparent Density and Powder Size Distribution. Mechanical Properties evaluated were Density, Impact strength and Hardness related. The results show the composition importance and impact of the minor elements aside the parameters and heat treatments 


Ludo Bautmans Within Oerlikon Surface Solutions , BU Additive Manufacturing, active as member of the management team responsible for Technical Business Development. Daily involved with all aspects of the Supply Chain regarding additive manufacturing of Iron, Titanium, Nickel&Cobalt base superalloy powders & components for the aerospace & power generation industries.

15 March 2017, 15:00 - 15:30 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Coffee & Tea


15 March 2017, 15:30 - 16:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus David Wimpenny

Industrializing Additive Manufacturing of Metal parts (The Manufacturing Technology Centre)

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing has the potential to revolutionise the design, manufacturing and even the supply of products.  However, for metal additive manufacturing to truly graduate from prototyping into the production an integrated approach is required which considers the entire process chain, including material management, design for AM, control of the AM process, as well as finishing and inspection of parts.  Only by adopting of an end-to-end approach will reliable production of Additive Manufacturing of parts be possible.  This presentation outlines some of the work undertake by the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, locate at the MTC in Coventry to industrialise the Additive Manufacturing process for high performance metal components. 


David Wimpenny Chief Technologist for Component Manufacturing, has been involved in AM research for over 25 years, establishing Additive Manufacturing research groups at both Warwick and DeMontfort Universities before joining the newly constructed Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry in 2011, where he set-up the Net Shape and Additive Manufacturing research theme which has grown to be one of the largest activities in the MTC, driven by demand from some of the world’s leading industrial organisations. In 2014 the MTC was awarded the status as the National Centre for Net Shape and Additive Manufacturing. David, sits on the UKs AM strategy committee and is the author of over 80 publication in the field of AM and is a visiting professor at Nottingham University.

15 March 2017, 16:00 - 16:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Klaus Müller

Bionic Designs - Disruptive Technology In Aerospace (LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH)

Abstract: Bionic Designs – a disruptive Technology in Aerospace? Will Bionic Designs with enabling AM-technology become the next "big disruptor" in the aerospace industry? The aerospace industry leads the development of AM-usage and sees today enormous weight saving potential to drastically reduce the cost for airlines. The next aircraft generation enters service in 2016/2017 and the next new programs will be launched in 7-10years. The time from now will become key for future success. The development of R&D skills of this enabling technology, industrializing/stabilizing the manufacturing and combine functions and data sources are the main topics in focus. All in all AM can enable the industry to develop brand new and effective aircraft designs for a CO2 reduced future.


Klaus Müller has about 28 years of experience as a senior executive in multibillion dollar aerospace firms and actively managing several multimillion projects during his tenure. To date Klaus Mueller is CCO of Bionic Production GmbH and CEO of KMue Consult, a boutique consultancy for Additive Manufacturing printing advise, M&A activities ans strategy and market analysis. He is cooperating as Senior adivisory for ICF International and the Laserzentrum Nord, the leading Additive Manufacturing institute in Germany. He was Senior Vice President Corporate Development at MTU Aero Engines, where he developed the strategy and headed all M&A activities of the corporate group. In his role, he was also responsible for business development in China and the Market Intelligence Group. For nearly 6 years he steered the long-term vision of MTU and developed the group to its excellent position of leadership in the aero engine market. During this assignment MTU grew from €2,5b to €3,7b revenue and signed agreements for many new programs of the next generation of jet engines with estimated sales of more than €50b during their program life. Prior to joining MTU, he headed the Market Intelligence Group at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) in Hamburg, Germany. Klaus also served in the Business Development, Marketing, and Strategy functions. During his 20 years with LHT, Klaus led vital projects throughout a period where LHT sales increased from €1,5b to €3,9b. Klaus is an expert in both the OEM and MRO sectors of aerospace, and has deep functional expertise in marketing, strategy, technology and innovations.   He serves on the advisory boards of Aviation Week Conferences and the Abu Dhabi Aviation Summit. Klaus holds a Master of Business and Mechanical Engineering from TU Darmstadt. He is married and lives in Hamburg, Germany.

15 March 2017, 16:30 - 17:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld

Additive Manufacturing – next generation (Roland Berger)

Abstract: The presentation summarizes the key results of the Roland Berger study "Additive Manufacturing – next generation (AMnx)", which looks into the 5 to 10 years future of this new production technology. Since the presentation of the last generation of machines with 4 lasers already 3 years ago key innovations have been mainly around further process automation outside the machine.
The study therefore analyses systematically the innovation potential along the Additive Manufacturing process chain: Engineering & software, materials, machines, post processing, and services. As well the implications on cost, potential market development and the stock market are reflected.
The results show, that we can expect significant innovations in all field of the process chain, which will further positively impact the development of the Additive Manufacturing industry and markets.


Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld is a partner at Roland Berger in the Competence Center "Engineered Products & High Tech" with a strong background in manufacturing technologies and operations. Together with his team he continuously reviews the status and growth potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for metal structures and summarized the results in several studies, e.g. “Additive Manufacturing – next generation”. From a consulting perspective Roland Berger supports clients in developing their AM Strategy on corporate level (Corporate AM Strategy), on component level (AM Industrialization Strategy) and in analyzing and understanding market entry opportunities. Bernhard graduated at the RWTH Aachen in production technology and prepared his Dr.-Ing. thesis in the field of metal forming.

15 March 2017, 17:00 - 17:15 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Q&A, Conclusions and Plenary Closing


15 March 2017, 17:15 - 18:00 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Additive World Networking Drinks


15 March 2017, 18:00 - 21:00 Restaurant Lounge Conference Center

Additive World Awards Dinner

On March 15, our festive Awards Dinner (limited amount of seats) will take place in the Executive Lounge at the Conference Center High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. Enjoying a meal and meeting the speakers, jury, partners and conference delegates in a relaxed and open atmosphere at the same time, will make itt a very pleasant evening with the possibilities to network. During the Additive World Awards Dinner the winners of the Design Challenge 2017 will be announced and they are going to present their winning designs afront of the whole dinner audience.

16 March 2017, Additive Industries

Additive World Conference Day 2: Inside Additive Industries

16 March 2017, 09:00 - 09:30 Additive Industries

Registration & Coffee


16 March 2017, 09:30 - 10:00 Additive Industries Daan A.J. Kersten

What’s cooking in the Labs by Daan Kersten

Additive Industries is dedicated to bringing metal additive manufacturing for functional parts from lab to fab by offering a modular 3D printing system and seamlessly integrated information platform to high-end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment. This presentation will allow you to have an exclusive view ‘Inside Additive Industries’: Ambition, strategy & organisation.


Daan A.J. Kersten In 2012 Daan founded, together with Jonas Wintermans, Additive Industries, a high tech start-up company industrialising 3D printing for functional parts in various metals. The ambition of Additive Industries is to bring additive manufacturing and 3D printing from lab to fab and allow the high tech manufacturing industry to capitalise on the opportunities additive manufacturing has to offer in creating lighter, compact, integrated, more complex products & parts with better thermal performance/ characteristics. Daan has been at the helm of several companies, some of them from the start. His heart beats for the high tech manufacturing industry and open innovation in the supply chain. In the evening hours, Daan is a board member and initiator of NextOEM, an accelerator program for young high tech companies.

16 March 2017, 10:00 - 10:30 Additive Industries Mark Vaes

Why the MetalFAB1 system defines a new category in additive manufacturing by Mark Vaes

In a time frame of only 2 years we have developed an industrial AM system from scratch. This presentation will explain how we went from initial requirements to a fully integrated and tested system, and which hurdles we had to overcome. The MetalFAB1 has ten times more flexibility, reproducibility and productivity than the average midrange system. During this presentation the main requirements of an industrial Additive Manufacturing will be explained, as well as the system architecture we developed to fulfill those requirements. The presentation will also address specific challenges in the design of the system, as well as their solutions. 


Mark Vaes is as technology manager responsible for the industrial additive manufacturing solutions of Additive Industries, and was first employee to join the company. He is an experienced systems architect coming from TNO where he was coordinating the additive manufacturing activities and where he was involved in the development of multiple 3D printers. He was also responsible for the project management of the thin-film solar cell production line at Solliance on behalf of TNO. He holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from TU Eindhoven.

16 March 2017, 10:30 - 11:00 Additive Industries Harry Kleijnen

Process Development with MetalFAB1 by Harry Kleijnen


Harry Kleijnen Harry Kleijnen drives the Process & Application development at Additive Industries. He connects customer industrial additive manufacturing requirements brining new materials, new applications and new functionality to the MetalFAB1 system and Additive World platform.  In his former position at Philips Healthcare he was since 2006 responsible for developing  the Tungsten 3D printing process together with setting-up a large volume manufacturing facility for series production of additive manufactured Tungsten products in a Medical Regulated environment. 

16 March 2017, 11:00 - 11:30 Additive Industries

Coffee & Tea


16 March 2017, 11:30 - 12:00 Additive Industries Ilko Bosman

The Additive World Platform by Ilko Bosman

Additive Industries has developed an integrated software platform together with its MetalFAB1 system: the Additive World Platform. This platform supports the manufacturing process flow from CAD data to physical part and allows for full data storage, analysis and learning. Furthermore, the platform offers full integration with the MetalFAB1 system to allow remote scheduling and monitoring of production jobs. Through its API, 3rd party tools are connected to deliver specialist functionality, such as simulation (3DSIM) and quality control (Sigma Labs). During this presentation the main requirements of the Additive World Platform will be highlighted, as well as the solutions we developed to support these. 


Ilko Bosman Ilko Bosman (1978) was co-owner of Freedom of Creation, one of the pioneers in the 3D printing market and acquired by 3D Systems in 2011. He has joined the Additive Industries management team in September 2015, after already have worked on the Additive World Platform since 2013. In his role as Manager Finance & IT, Ilko is responsible for the Additive World Platform supporting the complete 3D metal printing workflow and integrating seamlessly with the MetalFAB1 printing system. He also oversees the finance and administration processes.

16 March 2017, 12:00- 12:30 Additive Industries Mike Ford

Why AM needs a Total Quality Management System by LPW Technology

Abstract: As the manufacture of critical components by AM becomes a commercial reality, the integrity of the metal powder through repeated builds is key to scaling up production.  End users are demanding a total quality management system to reduce risk and engineer reliability and traceability into the industrial AM supply chain.  They want to know how they can confidently track and trace batches of material from their supplier, through production, to the final built part.
Addressing this issue is critical to the viable mass adoption of this disruptive technology.  LPW uniquely views the AM process from the perspective of the powder, and will offer an insight into the monitoring and tracking of powder - and its condition - from source through transportation, storage and handling, to final part.   It will examine the importance of understanding what properties the powder can achieve, the recognition and mitigation of powders’ sensitivities, and the role of reliable data on degradation and re-use to achieve cost effective, consistent built parts. 


Mike Ford is the Sales Director for LPW Technology Ltd, joining the team in 2014. Mike has worked in metal related industries for over 30 years.  His extensive sales experience encompasses global leaders in heat treatment and metal joining - predominantly in the Aerospace Sector - and leading manufacturers of metallographic equipment.  This strong sales background has been achieved not only through the development and implementation of new business initiatives, but also by ensuring that customers’ expectations of high-quality, consistent, reliable products are understood and met.  With a commitment to quality at the top of his agenda, Mike is currently focusing on optimising LPW’s metal powder applications for specific Additive Manufacturing sectors.  

16 March 2017, 12:30 - 13:30 Additive Industries

‘Live’ demonstration of the MetalFAB1

Additive Industries strongly believes in an integrated process flow for industrial additive manufacturing. Multiple process steps are combined in single machine using automated handling to reduce manual labour, improve product consistency and quality as well as increasing operator safety. A robot connects all process steps and allows for fully automated handling of both new build plates and ready products. During this demonstration tour - you will get an explanation of the first industrial metal 3D printing system and you will be able to get the answers on your questions.


16 March 2017, 13:00 - 14:30 Additive Industries

Networking Lunch


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