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, on the 1st day of the Conference, we return to the Eindhoven Conference Center HTC on April 1, 2020. On this 1st day of the Conference, the focus will be again on Industrial Addiitve Manufacturing. The topics to discuss 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 (April 2, 2020) will allow the participants to have an exclusive view inside of Additive Industries. This year it will be hosted at another inspiring location in Eindhoven: The Brainort Industries Campus. There Additive Industries will share ‘what’s cooking in their Labs’ and the participants will get a ‘live’ demonstration of the MetalFAB1, the first industrial metal 3D printing system for series production. 

During this 8th edition of the Additive World Conference you will be able to learn, share your experiences and network with the industry experts operating in the automotive, aerospace, medical, high-tech and other markets. The speakers from such companies as Added Scientific, AMPower, Quintus Technologies, Autodesk (and many more will be revealed thisweek) will share their knowledge, challenges and business cases during their presentations. During the breaks you will be able to ask the questions and share your visions. Let's accelerate our learning curve and stimulate each other to bring this innovative technology to a mature level!  


01 April 2020, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Additive World Conference Day 1: Accelerating Industrial Additive Manufacturing

01 April 2020, 08:30 - 09:30 Röntgen Hall, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Registration & Coffee


01 April 2020, 09:30 - 10:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus ir. Daan A.J. Kersten

Opening by Additive Industries


ir. Daan A.J. Kersten 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.

01 April 2020, 10:00 - 10:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Richard Hague

Beyond Structure – enabling 21st Century products through the 3D Deposition of Functional Materials

Abstract: Though many of the emerging industrial examples of additive manufacturing are highly promising, being single material and generally structurally related, they are also limited to being used as “passive” entities that have little functionality beyond simply being used for structural applications. Taking the concept of design freedom beyond the geometrical domain to one where more functional, perhaps multiple materials are contemporaneously deposited opens-up the potential for the creation of complex, functionalized, “active” printed parts and devices. However, the palette of materials available to AM systems remains limited and, taken to its extreme, the discrete deposition of dissimilar materials throughout a 3D volume creates significant technical challenges, particularly in the co-deposition of useful and more functional materials.
This presentation will give a realistic view of the state of the art of printing functional materials, both singularly and for multi-material, “multifunctional” AM – with a concentration on metallic functional materials. Focusing on the current activities of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at the University of Nottingham where a coordinate Programme of activity into next-generation, functional AM is being undertaken. Principally funded by the UK’s national Science funder (EPSRC) and working with key industry, this research is investigating technologies for the deposition of both structural and functional materials for electrical systems, electronic, pharmaceutical and biological structures and devices over varying length scales. 


Richard Hague is Professor of Innovative Manufacturing and Director of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) at the University of Nottingham. Having worked in the AM field for over 25 years, he is internationally recognized both for scientific endeavour and creating impact though industrial exploitation where he has a background of leading and managing large multi-disciplinary, multi- partner research projects from both EPSRC and industry. Richard’s research interests are focused on AM specific processes, materials and computational methods across for wide spectrum of industrial sectors with current research programmes focused on next generation multifunctional additive manufacturing and the generation of functional materials through AM. Richard has received multiple international awards and honours and is a co-founder and Director of Added Scientific Ltd, a spin out from the University of Nottingham focused on implementing Additive Manufacturing technical solutions to industry.

01 April 2020, 10:30 - 11:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Ryan Kircher

A review of the use of Metal AM in Healthcare. The past, present and future

Abstract: This presentation will focus on the use of Metal AM in the Healthcare field.  Ryan Kircher will provide a historical review on the successes and challenges that have been encountered in implementing this novel manufacturing method to the production medical devices.  The presenter will also discuss new and emerging trends in medical device AM, highlighting the need for high productivity in the industry and the business case of 4 laser systems


Ryan Kircher has  13+ years experience in additive manufacturing of medical devices. He launched one of the 1st implantable AM medical device manufacturing facilities in US in 2006.  Since helping medical device manufacturers gain FDA 510K clearance of implantable devices in 2009, Ryan has been involved in the development of over 15  cleared AM medical devices (Hip, Extremity, Knee, Spine, PMI, CMF, Guiding).  Recently Ryan has spent his time consulting and enabling a wide variety of customers  in several industries implement and improve Metal Additive Manufacturing processes. 

01 April 2020, 11:00 - 11:30 Röntgen Hall, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Coffee & Tea


01 April 2020, 11:30 - 12:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Matthias Schmidt-Lehr

Benchmarking powderbed fusion technology in the current metal AM market environment

Abstract: In 2019, Ampower published their first market report, highlighting the leading role of Powderbed fusion technology in the metal Additive Manufacturing industry. According to Ampower research, in 2018, the global metal Additive Manufacturing market size is valued at EUR 1,51 billion including system, material and service sales. At the end of 2018 almost 8,000 metal Additive Manufacturing machines were installed. The ranking is led by Powder Bed Fusion with a total market share ratio of 90 %. In 2019, Ampower and Additive Industries conducted a comprehensive productivity benchmarking for today’s powder bed fusion technologies. The MetalFAB1 turned out to be the most competitive system in this benchmark by tackling a major pain point of the industry and successfully reducing cost per part to a minimum. 


Matthias Schmidt-Lehr is one of the founding partners of the Additive Manufacturing consultancy Ampower. In his past positions, Matthias successfully led multiple projects in Additive Manufacturing with focus on business case and strategic development for AM users as well as system and material supplier. With a history in management consulting he has a wide experience in business development, strategy development and communication.  

01 April 2020, 12:00 - 12:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus James Shipley

HIP and high pressure heat treatment for additive manufacturing

Abstract: Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) has been used to remove shrinkage porosity and internal defects in cast products for many years, predominantly to improve mechanical properties and fatigue resistance. Recently, there is increasing focus on the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process for demanding applications where internal defects and porosity are a concern. Post processing using HIP is now being used to shorten process times using a combination of HIP, Solution Heat Treatment (SHT) and Aging to automate and make processes leaner, leading to cost reductions and productivity increases whilst reducing scatter in material properties. This paper will present as broad overview of what is happening in the industry as a whole, with a focus on the key technology changes in modern HIP equipment and the possibilities being offered by HIP.


James Shipley Current role of James is Global Business Development Manager for speciality high pressure equipment manufacturer working with HIP and High Pressure Heat Treatment with a focus on Additive Manufacturing. Materials focus includes Duplex, Titanium and Nickel base alloys. James is also Chair for European Powder Metallurgy Association HIP section. James has 28 years experience in various business development and product management roles for Sandvik Materials Technology. Industrial focus areas Offshore, Chemical, Petrochemica. Formal education: BSc Physics from the University of Nottingham, UK

01 April 2020, 12:30 - 13:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Q&A and Conclusions

01 April 2020, 13:00 - 14:30 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Networking Lunch & Design Challenge Finalists Pitch


01 April 2020, 14:30 - 15:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Alexander Oster

Productivity and Collision Control of Multi Laser Systems

Information on the speaker and his presentation will be added shortly



Alexander Oster

01 April 2020, 14:30 - 15:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Jonathan Meyer

Enabling mass customisation

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing presents a very attractive opportunity for mass customisation due to the elimination of part-specific tooling, however many other aspects of the workflow for AM are not well automated. The effort involved in design, analysis and manufacturing data preparation are all barriers to effective mass customisation due to their high contribution to the part cost, and so new technology developments and business models are necessary to unlock the true potential of AM.


Jonathan Meyer is an Aerospace Engineer who started his career in Airbus, but discovered AM which has gradually steered his career in a different direction. From leading the research activities of Airbus, Jon has moved to the role of Chief Product Officer at APWORKS, with a mission to bring Aerospace developed technologies into new markets”

01 April 2020, 15:30 - 16:00 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Coffee & Tea


01 April 2020, 16:00 - 16:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

GKN Aerospace|Additive Industries|ANSYS joint case study presentation by Vishal Sharma, Senior Applications Engineer at Ansys

Information on the speaker and his presentations will be added shortly


01 April 2020, 16:30 - 17:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Miguel Pérez

Heavy Industry Applications with Metal Additive Manufacturing in ArcelorMittal

Abstract: ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with approximately 209,000 employees in more than 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology. Recently, Metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) has demonstrated its potential for low volume, high value and niche applications such as aerospace, tooling, medical and automotive. However, there has not been many insights outside of these sectors. This talk will discuss how ArcelorMittal R&D and Additive Industries have been working together to integrate metal additive manufacturing (AM) to achieve new applications and increased performance in mass volume market like heavy industry


Miguel Pérez is a Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal R&D. He is currently leading the Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology team, which focusses on process performance and new developments. Having obtained a master’s degree in Material Engineering from Complutense University of Madrid, he started his career in welding simulations. Later, Miguel was chosen by ArcelorMittal New Frontier Centre in Asturias to introduce AM within the organization. Miguel has worked since then in a variety of R&D projects involving metal AM technologies for the last five years. His current goal is to develop a team to work globally in this field which will focus on process performance. His ambition is to increase awareness, consolidate knowledge and promote the use of AM within the organisation.

01 April 2020, 17:00 - 17:15 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Q&A, Conclusions and Plenary Closing

01 April 2020, 17:15 - 18:30 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Additive World Networking Drinks


01 April 2020, 17:15 - 18:30 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Additive World Awards Dinner

On April 1, our festive Additive World Awards Dinner will take place in the Lounge at the Conference Center High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. Enjoying your meal and at the same time meeting the speakers, jury, partners and conference delegates in a relaxed and open atmosphere, makes it a very pleasant evening with the possibilities to network. During the Awards Dinner the winners of the Design Challenge 2020 will be announced and they will present their winning designs in front of the whole dinner audience. 


This years finalists are:

  • “Laser welding head” from Jaap Bulsink, K3D Bihca (Netherlands, professional category)
  • “Media block” from Nina Uppenkamp, SMS Group (Germany, professional category)
  • “Expandable intervertebral cage” from Donatien Campion, 3DMedLab (France, professional category)
  • “Hip Implant Stem Design” from Younes Chahid, BiomimeticAM (UK, student category)
  • “Stabilizer mount” from Dong Zhang, SCUT Robotlab, (China, student category)
  • “Brake caliper” from Samir Mulgaonkar, Sunriser (US, student category)

02 April 2020, 09:00 - 14:30 Brainport Industries Campus

Additive World Conference Day 2: Inside Additive Industries

The 2nd day of Additive World Conference will take place on April 2, 2020, at another inspiring location: The Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. During this Conference day the Additive Industries news, insights and the latest developments will be shared by Additive Industries, customers & partners. The Conference afternoon will be closed with a delicious lunch, with many possibilities to network and ask the questions, and a live demonstration of the MetalFAB1 system. The speakers of the second Conference day will be revealed shortly.


Additive World Partners