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Additive World 'Industrial 3D Printing Conference' 4-5 March, 2015


On March 4-5, 2015 a successful 3rd edition of the Additive World Conference took place at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The two-day programme was well attended by a diverse group of industry delegates from all over the world. Their evaluation of the 2015 conference was encouraging and received a high rating (average 8/10).

Learn the latest on industrial additive manufacturing

What makes the Additive World Conference unique is that international experts from all stages of the Additive Manufacturing process (simulation to production, quality control and post-processing) come together, providing delegates a complete picture of this emerging technology.


Full programme and presentations
The full programme of the 3rd edition of the Additive World Conference can be found below. If a presentation is made public, a download link can be found below the abstract.


04 March 2015, 09:30 - 09:45 Daan A.J. Kersten MSc, MBA

Opening by Additive Industries

Daan Kersten - Additive Industries


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.

04 March 2015, 09:45 - 10:15 Benjamin Denayer

How will additive manufacturing impact the industrial landscape, regional economies and governmental policies?

Benjamin Denayer - Sirris


Today the use of 3D printing as a manufacturing technology is reality, every day new applications are developed to be produced with so called “Additive Manufacturing”. The permanent switch to the use of AM as a production technology has its influence on the complete value chain. This presentation has given deeper insights in the challenges to be met with this transition. These challenges are as well technological, as economical and can have a broad impact. The presentation provided useful insights in how governments should adapt their policy on local and EU level, to help in this paradigm shift.


Benjamin Denayer For 12 years now, Benjamin has been active in the field of AM. What started as hands-on advising on machines evolved  gradually to being a full-time position as an advisor on AM for Flemish companies. Today Benjamin is actively setting up roadmaps on AM technologies and translate them into concrete research projects between the industry and research centra. Besides that, Benjamin is involved in strategic studies for executive management on the implementation of AM in their company and has advised Flemish government on their policy concerning AM technology. At this moment Benjamin is co-writing the first  AM opinion document for the EESC that will be used to advise the EU policy on AM.

04 March 2015, 10:15 - 11:00 Brent Stucker

Recent trends in Additive Manufacturing, and new simulation tools for Additive Manufacturing (keynote)

Prof. dr Brent Stucker - 3DSIM

Over the past 5 years Additive Manufacturing has become a mainstream technology.  The combination of entrepreneurial innovation, significant industrial investment, government-funded research, and the explosion of consumer interest in AM has resulted in new AM machines, services, business models and software tools.  An overview of these trends are presented as well as new software tools which have the potential to dramatically increase the rate of innovation in AM.

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Brent Stucker Brent Stucker, Ph.D., is the chief executive officer and a co-founder of 3DSIM LLC, a company focused on commercializing algorithms for predictive modeling of additive manufacturing processes. He is also the Clark Chair of computer-aided engineering and a professor of industrial engineering at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.   Stucker helped found and was the first chairman of ASTM Committee F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, from 2009-2014. In 2010, he received the Robert J. Painter Memorial Award from ASTM and SES and in 2012, the Industry Achievement Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers for his work for his work in advancing standardization efforts in the field of additive manufacturing as F42 chairman. Co-author of the textbook Additive Manufacturing Technologies, Stucker has written or co-authored more than 150 technical publications and is a named inventor on numerous pending and issued patents. Stucker holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho, Moscow, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.

04 March 2015, 11:00 - 11:15

Coffee & Tea


04 March 2015, 11:15 - 11:45 Patrik Ohldin

Additive Manufacturing with EBM - The Route to Production

Patrik Ohldin - Arcam

The presentation focused on the experiences that Arcam has gleaned from years of working with manufacturing customers in the orthopedic implant and aerospace industries. It 
discussed the importance of seeing the Additive Manufacturing systems as links in a complete process chain, not just as stand-alone production units, and that the precise manner in which the technology is used therefore should be determined by the final production cost and process result. In the last part of the presentation the direct influence that Arcam’s manufacturing customers have had on the development of the latest generation of EBM systems was demonstrated.


Patrik Ohldin Patrik Ohldin was born 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Patrik held various sales positions within the electrical power engineering industry (e.g. at ABB and General Electric), before joining Arcam in 2004. At Arcam he is responsible for Sales & Marketing in Central and Western Europe.

04 March 2015, 11:45 - 12:15 Mark J. Cola

In Process Monitoring and NDI for Additive Manufacturing: Must or Nice to have?

Mark Cola - Sigma Labs

Despite the outstanding promise of 3D Printing (3DP) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) for critical metal parts, three basic limitations exist that hold back growth and cost-effectiveness of current and future applications, namely: Quality, Geometry and Speed. Sigma Labs, Inc. is addressing the first two issues, namely quality and geometry, by implementing in-process NDI as well as process monitoring for metal Additive Manufacturing.  Specific sensing and measurement technologies will be discussed as well as the 'Big Data' challenges of accumulating up to terabytes of data per part and then analyzing this data to produce actionable knowledge.  Also, the reporting and interfacing requirements will be discussed to ensure that in-process, real-time on-machine inspection data can be effectively integrated into existing and legacy manufacturing execution systems and enterprise data systems used by many large aerospace and automotive suppliers.

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Mark J. Cola is co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Labs. Mr. Cola has over 34 years of experience working with a wide range of clients ranging from the aerospace, power generation, and nuclear industries, including with Westinghouse in the Naval Nuclear Reactors Program, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory within the NNSA Weapons Complex at which he held various technical and managerial positions including team leader and group leader of the welding and joining section as well as an advanced manufacturing process technology group, respectively. Mr. Cola’s expertise is in manufacturing process development, and mechanical, physical and welding metallurgy for light alloys such as titanium, aluminum and nickel-base superalloys for harsh environments.  Mr. Cola served as the Technical Co-Chairman for the inaugural National Nuclear Security Administration Future Technologies Conference held in May 2004, and he is a principal reviewer for the American Welding Society’s Welding Journal.  Mr. Cola earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.S. in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.

04 March 2015, 12:15 - 12:30

Wrap up & Q&A


04 March 2015, 12:30 - 13:30



04 March 2015, 12:30 - 13:30 Emile Asselbergs - CEO, Phenom World

Lunch demonstration: Desktop scanning electron microscope



Emile Asselbergs - CEO, Phenom World The Phenom desktop scanning electron microscope (SEM) gives users direct access to high quality SEM imaging. With 100.000x magnification and an integrated EDS detector for elemental analysis it is ideal for quality control of metallurgical powders and 3D printed materials. Within a minute users can get answers about the structure of their printed materials, particle distribution and elemental concentrations. The demonstration will show how the system is used and how it answers to the needs in the 3D manufacturing industry

04 March 2015, 13:30 - 14:00 Phil Kilburn

Powder quality and characterisation critical to functional components in Additive Manufacturing.

Understanding the behaviour of metal powders in AM machines is increasingly vital for the precisely controlled production of sophisticated, functional components. Identifying which powder properties control AM performance supports both the optimisation of metal powders for specific applications, and the reliable evaluation of used powders for further processing. Powder re-use is essential for the long-term sustainability of the industry. The industry had long used traditional testing techniques, but these have inherent limitations in providing relevant data for AM. Powder testing is a critical part of what LPW Technology do, both in the development of new powders and as a service for customers looking to optimise existing AM processes. With referring to case studies, Phil discusses how LPW Technology is succeeding in creating a controlled environment for powder management.


Phil Kilburn Phil has recently joined LPW Technology Ltd. as Commercial Director. Phil has worked in the metal AM industry for 7 years and been involved in the general AM industry for the last 22 years. While working as production engineer and project engineer for a world leading medical device manufacturer, he operated a SLA in New Product Development. Moving on to become Rapid Tooling Specialist and SLA Applications Engineer for a global leader in consumer and industrial 3D printing. In 1999 Phil became Managing Director of a UK AM service Bureau and prior to moving to LPW was Metal Sales Manager for an AM production service provider. 

04 March 2015, 14:00 - 14:30 Ulf Lindhe

Additive Design and Manufacturing for ”products of tomorrow”

Ulf Lindhe - NetFabb

The presentation used examples of products manufactured by the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group to demonstrate the importance of designing for AM. The presentation also provided examples of how advanced structures and the netfabb Selective Space Structures (3S) software can be used to create extraordinary and tailored properties in parts.


Ulf Lindhe Ulf Lindhe is a Business Developer with a passion for growing technology companies. Ulf received his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineer and Naval Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology and have a background from offshore, aerospace and ship design before entering the Additive Manufacturing industry in 2002. Ulf was head of sales and marketing at Arcam in its early years of fast growth and joined the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group in 2008. Ulf is now acting as Director Business Development for FIT AG and its subsidiary netfabb GmbH. FIT AG is a full service Additive Manufacturing company active in all areas of Additive Design and Manufacturing. netfabb provides innovative software solutions that reduces production costs and increases efficiency in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

04 March 2015, 14:30 - 15:00 Roland Stapper

3D Printing for Industry Today: Fact or Fiction?

Roland Stapper - 3Dealize

3D printing or additive manufacturing is often associated with producing plastic objects up to a foot in size, or metal objects up to a few centimetres in size. People are understandably wildly enthusiastic about those new opportunities, but when will the time come that 3D printing is a viable technology for producing industrial pumps, engines and construction parts weighing dozens or hundreds of kilograms? When will 3D printers be fast enough for such applications? When can printed products be supplied with a material certificate such as Lloyd's 3.2, so that they can be used in industries such as offshore? Will that time ever come?
Many people are looking for the answer in the wrong direction, and as a result do not realise what is already possible today. Your company may be missing out on golden opportunities!

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Roland Stapper Roland Stapper is CEO and Co-Founder of 3Dealise, a 3D engineering and 3D printing service for industrial applications based in the Netherlands and in the UK. 3Dealise offers a full-service concept including design and engineering for 3D printing, so that organisations don't have to become 3D printing experts before starting their 3D printing journey.

04 March 2015, 15:00 - 15:15

Wrap up and Q&A

04 March 2015, 15:15 - 15:45

Coffee & Tea


04 March 2015, 15:45 - 16:15 Bram de Zwart

3D printing as enabler of distributed manufacturing

Bram de Zwart - 3D Hubs


Through 3D printing the factories of the future have the potential to become community­-run micro­-operations. Products could become on­-demand and closer to the point of purchase, with individuals and companies alike driving design and innovation. Manufacturing and distributing products would not only be cheaper and better for the environment, but also positively impact local economies. All we need to achieve this is a supportive infrastructure that allows us to tap into this production network when and where we need it. 

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Bram de Zwart Bram de Zwart started working in 3D printing six years ago with the mission to make manufacturing more local and sustainable. After a career at 3D Systems, he co-founded 3D Hubs, world’s largest and fastest growing network of 3D printers. Bram holds a M.Sc. degree from Delft University, where he wrote his thesis on the design and supply chain implications of 3D printing. 

04 March 2015, 16:15 - 17:00 Peter Hoogerhuis

Getting Additive Manufacturing ready for large volumes

Peter Hoogerhuis - Philips Healthcare

Currently metal additive manufacturing companies are focusing on 3D printing process capability. No doubt a robust 3D printing process is essential, however what else do we need for large volume production? 
The answer to this question is not as obvious as expected. Complexity in process sequences, varying cycle times and traceability makes lean manufacturing of 3D metal parts a challenge. The journey from a single research part to large volume production brings lots of learnings and experiences to share.  

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Peter Hoogerhuis Peter has been active for over 13 years in manufacturing complex products in a process industry environment. Currently in Philips Healthcare, he is responsible for managing operations and business development of X-ray collimation products.  From last year onwards our 3D printing process of pure tungsten X-ray collimators becomes more and more ready for large volume manufacturing. Striving for world-class manufacturing, the challenge for him and his team is to directly embed lean principles during operation ramp-up. 

04 March 2015, 17:00 - 17:30

Wrap up, Q&A and conclusions

04 March 2015, 17:30 - 18:30

Networking drinks


04 March 2015, 18:30 - 21:30

Additive World Awards Dinner

Join our festive awards dinner in the Executive Lounge at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. Enjoy a four-course menu  and meet the speakers, jury, partners and conference delegates in a relaxed and open atmosphere. 

  • Four metal 3D printed awards by AddLab are granted this evening to the winners of the following categories:
    -Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge: Categories professionals and students are granted the award for the best (re)design. 
    -Industrial Achievement and Pioneer Awards: High-tech companies known for their contribution to industrial 3D printing.



05 March 2015, 09:00 - 12:00

Econolyst Masterclass

Hailed as the next industrial revolution, Additive Manufacturing technologies have the potential to completely disrupt manufacturing. But how much of this is hype and speculation?  This Masterclass will look at the realities of adopting AM technologies within your company and provide you with the considerations needed to develop a business case for implementing the technology.  
Starting with an overview of the technology and the current AM ecosystem, the Masterclass will go on to look at topics such as the actual benefit the technology offers, how supply chains are affected by a move to AM and how to select the most suitable AM process for your needs. 

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05 March 2015, 12:30 - 17:00 Koningshof, Veldhoven

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05 March 2015, 17:30 - 19:00 AddLab, Leidingstraat 27, 5617 AJ Eindhoven

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