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Program Additive World Conference March 2014

​Additive World Conference II March 27th 2014

In various (high tech) manufacturing markets, the interest in application of industrial 3D printing is growing. The Additive World Conference series offers a platform for professionals and experts to share their experiences and visions of additive manufacturing. The Additive World Conference series also covers a wide variation of AM related topics such as design for additive manufacturing, material qualification and testing, post-processing and more. Companies considering the application of AM in their business models will be equipped with the knowledge to evaluate the possibilities for their business. 

Who should attend this seminar? Decision makers in the industrial value chain from CTO and COO of OEMs to management of (high tech) suppliers and subcontractors, procurement management, design & engineering experts and all other professionals eager to learn what additive manufacturing has to offer and more.

Previous editions
The second edition of the Additive World Conference (2014) focussed on the unique characteristics of this innovative production technology allow for design of lightweight components, integrated subassemblies, optimization for thermal behaviour and innovation cycle time reduction. Experts from various industries have shared their vision, requirements, experiences and insights on what is needed to take additive manufacturing from prototyping and one-offs (lab) to regular manufacturing (fab). Below you will find the full program of the day.

The Additive World Conference II covered 3 basic questions:

  • Why apply Additive Manufacturing in the manufacturing industry?
  • What is Additive Manufacturing offering today?
  • Where will Additive Manufacturing be in 5 to 10 years time?


27 March 2014, 09:00 - 09:30 Main forum

Registration & Coffee

27 March 2014, 09:30 AM - 09:45 AM Main forum Daan A.J. Kersten MSc, MBA

Opening by Daan Kersten

Additive Industries is organising this 2nd dedicated industrial additive manufacturing Additive World seminar for maximum exchange of knowledge and experiences within the (high tech) manufacturing community. Daan will moderate the session and facilitate a lively discussion between the speakers and the audience.



Daan A.J. Kersten MSc, MBA In 2012 Daan founded, together with Jonas Wintermans, Additive Industries, a high tech 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.

27 March 2014, 09:45 AM - 10:15 AM Main forum Tim Geurtjens

Joris Laarman LAB, Tim Geurtjens: Mx3D Printing

Some of the issues with existing printing techniques are the very limited print size, the lack of strong, functional materials and the sometimes annoying need for support-structures. Fed by this frustration and by the desire to print affordable full size furniture, Joris Laarman LAB decided to develop their own printing-technique. The MX3D (multi-axis 3 dimensional) printers can print  very large pieces in thermoset plastics and more recently, also in almost all weldable metals. The use of a multi-axis industrial robot allows this technique to print gravity-defying lines in any direction and shape, without the use of support-structure. 



Tim Geurtjens After a study mechanical engineering, Tim Geurtjens (1976) attended the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003 where he graduated 4 years later He has been working as technical director for Joris Laarman Lab, best known for its experimental designs inspired by upcoming technology. Over the last 6 years he developed extensive knowledge of exotic materials and cutting edge technologies, specifically novel digital fabrication methods. The critically acclaimed work of Joris Laarman Lab has been added to the permanent collections of many renowned international museums like the MoMA New York, V&A in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Tim is co-founder of ARTISTPROOF, a company for the production of experimental high-end art and design pieces that is situated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

27 March 2014, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Main forum Paul R. Brody

IBM, Paul Brody: The Software Defined Supply Chain - 3D Printing & The Future Of Manufacturing (keynote)

Multiple technologies are currently converging together to shift the work of manufacturing from long cycles driven by physical constraints to rapid cycles that are managed, defined, and executed largely in software. IBM research shows how these changes are converging and looks at the likely impact and timeline for transformation based on both technology capability and costs.


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Paul R. Brody is the global industry leader for the electronics industry in IBM. Paul leads IBM’s worldwide team of consultants serving all the major segments of the electronics industry including: Consumer Electronics, Medical Devices, Semiconductors, Office Equipment, Industrial Automation, and Network Equipment. Paul joined IBM in 2002 and has worked primarily in the electronics industry since then.  In 2005, he became an executive in the global industry team and in 2011 he was appointed as the global industry leader. He has led projects with clients in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Paul is also a founding member of IBM’s Industry Academy.

27 March 2014, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Additive World Lounge

Coffee & Tea

27 March 2014, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Main forum Mirko Bromberger

Altair Engineering GmbH, Mirko Bromberger: Technology Symbiosis: Additive Manufacturing & Topology Optimization

Additive Manufacturing technologies provide us dramatic potentials to realize lightweight structures. But to realize these potentials in product features, the way how to design products, requires a consequent simulation driven approach.  The presentation will outline, how we have to design, to benefit from the new manufacturing technologies. Beginning with a look to the current  digital process chain, design chances and limitations are discussed and several inspiring examples will be presented. It will be answered where the structural inspiration can be derived from. The principle of  topology optimization will be explained and manufacturing constraints will be discussed.



Mirko Bromberger started his career with with Altair Engineering GmbH in 2004 as Application Engineer for HyperWorks (especially OptiStruct) and various other technical and commercial positions. Since 2014 he is Director Marketing. He completed his bachelor in Mec. Engineering at the Hanze Hogeshool Groningen and as Wirt. Ing at the Fachhochschule Furtwangen.  

27 March 2014, 11:45 AM - 12.15 PM Main forum Dr. Dieter Schwarze

SLM Solutions GmbH, Dr. Dieter Schwarze: Selective Laser Melting With High Productivity

Selective Laser Melting of pure metallic materials was founded in 1995 and today has become an established technology. Besides continuous improvements on reliability and repeatability especially a large productivity gain was achieved by application of multiple lasers (4) and scanners (4). With this approach the productivity can be increased by several factors and demonstrates production run Selective Laser Melting.



Dr. Dieter Schwarze Dr. rer. nat. Dieter Schwarze is co-founder of the Selective Laser Melting technology. For more than 17 years Dr. Schwarze and his R&D department at SLMG are developing and marketing Selective Laser Melting machines and related software.

27 March 2014, 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Main Forum

Wrap up and Q&A

27 March 2014, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Additive World Lounge


27 March 2014, 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM Main forum Bastian Schäfer

Airbus, Bastian Schäfer: Airbus Concept Cabin 2050 based on a bionic structure

​Based on extensive research into the way the world’s population is changing, the Airbus Concept Cabin illustrates what the future of flight might look like from the passengers’ perspective in 2050. Inspired by nature, aircraft cabins of the future will be customized to the needs of individual passengers. The presentation focuses on the bionic structure of the aircraft and provides a deep dive into new manufacturing principles for industrialization, resulting in tremendous weight savings.



Bastian Schäfer is an automotive engineer by training and did  his studies at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. Since his graduation at the UAS Hamburg in March 2006 he is working for Airbus in different projects. He designed In-Flight Entertainment equipment for the Airbus A340, supported the stair development for the A380 and was involved in the design of the lavatories inside the A350 XWB. Since end of 2009 Bastian is working for the “Cabin Innovation Strategy & Concepts” team in Hamburg. One of his first tasks was the creation of a vision for a very radical new aircraft cabin, called “Airbus Concept Cabin” – of course together with other departments at Airbus like structural engineering, trend scouting and industrial design. Today Bastian is focussing very much on 3D printing technology and the development of more sustainable components for commercial aircraft cabins.

27 March 2014, 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM Main forum Lucy Grainger

Metalysis Ltd., Lucy Grainger: Novel Metal Powder Production route for additive layer manufacturing via the Metalysis Process

The Metalysis process offers a simple and novel electrochemical route for the direct manufacture of a range of metal powders across the periodic table, and alloys, from their respective oxides. Using titanium as a case study it has been demonstrated that it is possible to tailor both the average particle diameter and size distribution of the product, based upon selection of the feed. Furthermore it has recently been shown that titanium can be produced directly from naturally occurring rutile ore. The consequence of this is that Metalysis can produce titanium metal powders suitable for use in additive layer manufacturing techniques at a significant reduction in cost compared to traditional titanium powder production routes. Currently Metalysis are working towards scaling up their process in order to produce Titanium powders at an industrial scale.

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Lucy Grainger works within the technology team at Metalysis carrying out commercially focused development of low cost titanium powders produced via the FFC process. She obtained a M aster’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield in 2007 and has  knowledge and experience in areas including electrochemistry, powder metallurgy, metal powder consolidation routes including additive layer manufacturing and scanning electron microscopy. Prior to joining Metalysis in 2009, she worked in the medical device sector developing coatings and surface modification technologies for arterial medical devices.

27 March 2014, 03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Main Forum

Wrap up and Q&A

27 March 2014, 03:15 PM - 03:30 PM Additive World Lounge

Coffee & Tea

27 March 2014, 03.30 PM - 04:15 PM Main forum

3D Systems, Kevin McAlea: Manufacturing the future

Twenty years ago, the primary application for 3D printers was manufacturing one-off prototypes. Today, it is used for low-volume manufacturing of industrial parts, typically organic parts that are inherently complex. In the future, we believe that 3D printing will be increasingly be used for higher volume manufacturing as well, with customers taking advantage of its flexibility to re-imagine and re-think products and business models.


27 March 2014, 04:15 PM - 05:00 PM Main forum Peter Weijmarshausen

Shapeways, Peter Weijmarshausen: What is needed to build the largest 3D printing factory in the world? (keynote)

Peter Weijmarshausen will focus on the new economic engine fueled by 3D printing. In this keynote speech the future of entrepreneurship will be linked to 3D Printing.



Peter Weijmarshausen

27 March 2014, 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM Main forum

Wrap up, Q&A and conclusions

27 March 2014, 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM Additive World Lounge & AddLab

Networking drinks & AddLab visit (optional)

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