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Masterclass: AM Business Case

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 looked at the realities of adopting AM technologies within your company and provided the considerations needed to develop a business case for implementing the technology.  

Started with an overview of the technology and the current AM ecosystem, the Masterclass viewed at topics such as:

  • What benefit does the technology really offer?
  • What are the economic considerations of adopting AM?
  • How does the technology compare to conventional manufacturing processes?
  • How can you select the most suitable AM process for your needs?
  • What are the limitations of the technology today?
  • How will supply chains be affected by a move to AM?



05 March 2015, 08:30 - 09:00

Registration and coffee

05 March 2015, 09:00 - 09:15 Daan A.J. Kersten MSc, MBA

Opening by 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.

05 March 2015, 09:00 - 12:00 Sophie Jones

Masterclass: AM Business Case

Sophie Jones Sophie Jones is a senior consultant at Stratasys Strategic Consulting Division (previously Econolyst) that helps people and organisations around the world understand the strategic economic, social, and environmental benefits of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Econolyst has worked with some of the world’s most influential companies helping them to maximize the use of AM technologies, including Adobe, BMW, Stratasys, IBM, Fedex and GE. Sophie gained her masters in Manufacturing Engineering from Loughborough University and now specialises in developing roadmaps for AM/3DP and strategies to incorporate the technology into supply chains.​ 

High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

High Tech Campus,  Eindhoven
Conference Center The Strip

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