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Additive World 'Industrial 3D Printing Conference' 22-23 March, 2016

On March 22-23, 2016 the fourth 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 2016 conference was encouraging and received a high rating (over 8/10). The programme consisted of:

  • Additive World Conference Day 1: Science & Education (March 22, 2016)
  • Additive World Conference Day 2: Technology & Applications (March 23, 2016)

The Additive World Conference has  been organised to learn the latest on industrial additive manufacturing from a broad perspective. This year we have included the scientific and education perspective on Day 1, here renown experts shared their latest insights on Additive Manufacturing. On Day 2 experienced users from all stages of the Additive Manufacturing process (design, simulation, production, quality control and post-processing) came together, providing delegates a complete picture of this emerging technology. 

Full programme and presentations
The full programme of the 4th 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.


22 March 2016, Conference Center The Strip

Additive World Conference Day 1: Science & Education

22 March 2016, 09:30 - 09:35 Auditorium Daan A.J. Kersten MSc, MBA

Introduction Additive World Conference, 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.

22 March 2016, 09:35 - 09:40 Auditorium Nienke Meijer

Welcome, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Please click here to watch the opening speech of Nienke Meijer.


Nienke Meijer is chairman of the Executive Board since December 2013 and is responsible for the primary processes Education (student related issues), Business Services and Culture and organization. And for the support processes Marketing & Communications, Student services, internationalization and Safety and Sustainability. She is also responsible for the institutes in the fields of Education and Arts. Nienke represents Fontys in Eindhoven, Venlo, Sittard and nationwide. Nienke studied organizational and social psychology and marketing. Since 1989 she worked in the newspaper and publishing industry - at VNU - which later went in Koninklijke Wegener NV, now a division of Mecom Group. She went through the positions of senior marketing manager Intermediate Weekly, director of cable news TV Gazet, deputy director Dagblad de Limburger and director / publisher of the Eindhovens Dagblad. Until her appointment in 2009 as a member of the Executive Board of Fontys she was chief marketing officer and group managing director consumer market in the management team of Wegener.

22 March 2016, 09:40 - 10:00 Auditorium Ricardo R.A. Abdoel

AM Engineer: The challenges and impact on research and educational development (Fontys Objexlab)

Fontys Objexlab Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) is a knowledge centre for applied research and innovation with the latest developments in the field of high-tech innovative production technologies. The lab is an important link between businesses, knowledge and education. Fontys Objexlab encourages partnerships in which companies and students collaborate in projects.

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Ricardo R.A. Abdoel As an Engineer Ricardo has worked on many different projects for international high tech (research) companies. In 2002 Ricardo decided to combine the practical part with the theoretical part by joining the engineering education workforce at Fontys. As a lecturer Ricardo dived into the ins and outs of designing and implementing engineering education programs.  He developed customized courses and programs and contributed in commercializing learning trajectories for companies. From 2010 till 2015 Ricardo was dean and responsible for the mechanical engineering bachelors program. Currently he develops and manages the new additive manufacturing research lab of Fontys. Ricardo has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Modelling and Information Technology.

22 March 2016, 10:00 - 10:30 Auditorium Philipp Stoll

Added Value in SLM Parts (Inspire AG)

Additive manufacturing in general and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) in particular enable the manufacturing of highly complex parts. However, SLM is still a comparably expensive production technique. Therefore in most cases it is not really suited for the production of simple geometries. Instead, the benefit of SLM technology lies in the value that can be added to a part in terms of lightweight structures, functional integration or other added values, which typically leads to high complexity. The presentation will give an overview of current and future fields of added value for SLM parts. In addition to the state of the art – design aspects and structural optimizations – novel concepts that are part of the research activities at inspire AG will be presented.

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Philipp Stoll Philipp studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich and obtained his MSc in 2013. This was also the time he encountered additive manufacturing – Selective Laser Melting (SLM) in particular – for the first time. Since this technology fascinated him right from the beginning he started doing a PhD at inspire AG supervised by Professor Wegener from ETH Zurich. His current research activities focus on different approaches to add value to parts manufactured by SLM.

22 March 2016, 10:30 - 10:45

Q&A and Conclusions

22 March 2016, 10:45 - 11:15

Coffee & Tea


22 March 2016, 11:15 - 12:00 Auditorium Matthijs Langelaar

Key Note: Topology optimization for additive manufacturing: state of the art and challenges (Delft University of Technology)

Abstract: It is universally recognized that design techniques such as topology optimization form a crucial counterpart to additive manufacturing (AM). Through optimization, complex geometries can be generated that fully exploit the design freedom that AM offers. However, also AM processes have certain limitations, and when these are not considered during optimization, the result may not be manufacturable. To overcome this problem, research is ongoing to include the relevant AM process information in the topology optimization process. Ultimately, this will result in optimized designs that are fully printable without any adaptation. In this presentation I will discuss the progress that has been made towards this goal, and also outline the open challenges.

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Matthijs Langelaar From a background in mechanical engineering and computational mechanics, Matthijs Langelaar has specialized in design optimization, with specific emphasis on topology optimization. Within the Structural Optimization and Mechanics group at Delft University of Technology, he works on extending topology optimization to applications involving large deformations, shape memory alloy active materials and multidisciplinary design problems (electrical, thermal, mechanical, transport phenomena, control). One of his current research activities is to improve the integration between topology optimization and additive manufacturing.

22 March 2016, 12:00 - 12:30 Auditorium Christopher Tuck

Additive Manufacturing at Nottingham (University of Nottingham)

Additive Manufacturing has become an increasingly attractive manufacturing route for companies seeking to benefit from it’s increased design freedoms and low volume economics. The industrial landscape is now pushing this technology into the mainstream for the production of single material complex products that add significant value to the business’s products or services. Whilst this uptake is great for AM, what comes next? At The University of Nottingham, work has been ongoing to develop the next generation of AM systems, materials and design tools to realise the manufacture of multi-material, multi-functional components. Chris will present the latest results from the lab, highlighting the exciting research opportunities and the not inconsiderable challenges faced when depositing highly distinct multiple materials.


Christopher Tuck Chris is an Associate Professor in the field of Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing in the University of Nottingham's Faculty of Engineering. Chris is Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre Of Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing. He is currently running a number of projects based around the manufacture of multi-material and multifunctional inkjet printing, nano-scale additive manufacturing systems, and the development of metallic AM systems for use in industry. Chris has been an Executive Member of the ASTM F42 AM standards committee and a participant in the BSi initiative of AM standards development. Chris is a regular presenter at international conferences, a panel member for EPSRC and a reviewer for European and US funding agencies including NASA. Chris is also a reviewer for numerous international journals in the fields of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing materials, business and socio-economic aspects as well as optical sensor systems and methods.

22 March 2016, 12:30 - 12:45 Auditorium

Wrap up, Q&A and Conclusions


22 March 2016, 12:45 - 14:00



22 March 2016, 14:00 - 14:30 Auditorium Jan Opschoor

Printing Metals and Light Absorbing Ceramics, using the DLP method (ECN)

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing of high performance ceramics evolved from a prototyping technique towards a viable route for mass customization and new product functionality, driven by the ultimate shape freedom, combined by excellent material properties. This success has been fuelled by the use of the DLP route, the most appropriate way to create ceramics with an optimal microstructure. Based on the success of AM of non-absorbing ceramics, processes have been developed to print light absorbing materials, also using the DLP methodology. Although the limited light penetration depth plays an important role at printing, the end result will be a material with a very good microstructure, the basis for high performance components. The lecture will address AM DLP processes for stainless steels, SiC and Si3N4.

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Jan Opschoor Ir. Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Delft. Since 1990 active in the field of shaping ceramics, since 2006 also refractory metals, using the “Powder Metallurgy” route. In 2013 started with Additive Manufacturing of ceramics, resulting in the foundation of Admatec. Currently active in DLP AM of stainless steels and black ceramics, like black zirconia, SiC, and Si3N4.

22 March 2016, 14:30 - 15:00 Auditorium Ludwig Cardon

Innovations in extrusion based additive manufacturing technologies (Ghent University)

Abstract: Extrusion-based Additive Manufacturing, industrially known as Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), is an additive manufacturing process that forms 3D objects by selectively fusing together successive layers of filament extruded material. The principal advantage of such processes is the ability to produce objects with significantly greater geometrical complexity than traditional processes such as injection moulding. The widely acknowledged stumbling block in the progression of this technology is still the limited range of materials. In order for FDM of polymers and composites to be accepted alongside traditional processing routes, one needs to be able to confidently modify materials and processing to obtain tailor-made properties, covering simultaneously mechanical, thermal, and rheological demands. This urgently requires an increase in the number and variety of FDM polymeric/composite materials and a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between processing parameters and material properties. This is a highly important research challenge even for the next-generation polymer processing in general. The presentation will highlight current research activities in terms of material and process developments for extrusion based AM technologies. 

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Ludwig Cardon (°1966) obtained his MSc in Mechanical engineering in 1988, his PhD in 2007 (BCU UK). In 1990, he went to the University College Ghent and became assistant professor in 2007. Since 2013 he is a associate professor at Ghent University. He is the head of the Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies CPMT at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Ghent University. He has a wide experience in the field of Characterization and 3D processing of polymers and composites, including technologies such as injection moulding, (co-)extrusion, blowmoulding and 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing). Within the research, polymers such as polyolefines, biopolymers and hightech polymers are investigated. Prof. Cardon has more than 80 international publications at peer reviewed journals and conferences. His CPMT research group focusses on (i) characterization of polymers and composites, (ii) processing of polymers and composites, (iii) design and development of  moulds and dies including modifications of processes; (iv) integration of knowledge of polymer processing into 3D Printing technologies. He is the chairman and editor the bi-annual International Conference on Polymers & Moulds Innovations, its 7th edition will be held in 2016 at Ghent University.      

22 March 2016, 15:00 - 15:15

Q&A and Conclusions


22 March 2016, 15:15 - 15:45

Coffee & Tea


22 March 2016, 15:45 - 16:15 Auditorium Dr. ir. Wessel W. Wits

Part and Process Design for Additive Manufacturing (University of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology)

 Part design for additive manufacturing allows for more (geometrical) freedom. Design engineers are therefore increasingly embracing the unique properties to design parts with complex embedded functionalities. Next to part design, also process design for additive manufacturing is an important topic to improve final part quality, for instance to optimize the build direction, reduce internal stress and part deformation, reduce porosity, etc. At the hand of several design projects, the presentation will highlight current research activities in terms of computer aided design tools, process modeling and prediction, and (destructive vs. non-destructive) testing methods for quality assurance.

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Dr. ir. Wessel W. Wits is appointed Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Design, Production and Management at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente. He teaches several design-related courses at the bachelor (BSc), master (MSc) and post-master (PDEng) levels. His main research focus is on “Physics in Design”. From an engineering perspective, successful product development is constantly challenged by considering novel technologies. For design engineers this requires both a thorough understanding of the underlying physics and physical phenomena, and a systematic way to transfer this knowledge to the product level. Additive manufacturing, as enabling technology for future high-value engineered products, has received his special attention. Especially for metal-based powder bed processes, Dr. Wits has researched many aspects for industrial application, such as Design tools, Process planning, Testing methods, Quality assurance, etc.

22 March 2016, 16:15 - 16:45 Auditorium David SK WONG

Overcoming Barriers to Industry Additive Manufacturing Adoption by strategic interventions with open collaboration, co-creation & Incubation and capabilities development & transfer (Nanyang Polytechnic)

The challenges to overcome barriers to drive greater and more sustainable additive manufacturing adoption by industry, especially the small and medium industry, requires a paradigm shift in industry open cross-collaboration, co-creation, innovation and project incubation approaches. Strategic to this drive is the timely intervention of strong training and development support equipped with relevant deep skills and capabilities in AM design and processes optimization and the open collaborations and transfer of technology to industry at a sustainable level. This has been the strategic intent of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation (AMIC) at Nanyang Polytechnic in support of its national AM Strategy.


David SK WONG has been involved actively in additive manufacturing training, development, applied research  and industry  projects  and collaborations. He lead in pioneering the AM technology adoption and infusion to his polytechnic  since 25 years.  Prior to his current appointment as Head/Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), he was overseeing the programmes and  development of the  Aerospace and Precision Engineering cluster at  School of Engineering  as its Deputy Director.  AMIC is now an integral part of the national AM Ecosystem development initiative driving a wider AM industry adoption, training and core capability development at a sustainable level .  Over the past years, the Centre has undertaken more than 1000 industry projects in metal, plastic AM, Design for AM,  remanufacturing, rapid toolings for a wide spectrum of industry in Singapore.  

22 March 2016, 16:45 - 17:00 Auditorium

Wrap up, Q&A and Conclusions


22 March 2016, 17:00 - 17:15 Auditorium

Plenary closing

22 March 2016, 17:15 - 18:30

Networking Drinks


22 March 2016, 18:30 - 21:00 The Lounge

Additive World Conference Network Dinner

23 March 2016, Conference Center The Strip

Additive World Conference Day 2: Technology & Applications

23 March 2016, 09:00 - 09:15 Auditorium Daan A.J. Kersten MSc, MBA

Additive World Conference Day 2 'Technology & Applications': Opening by Additive Industries

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.


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.

23 March 2016, 09:15 - 09.45 Auditorium Dr. Eric Klemp

Additive Manufacturing – Chances and Threats (Direct Manufacturing Research Center)

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing opens a lot of chances for simple samples, real products and as well business models. All three have to work together. The success is based on the ideas right from the beginning! The new way of thinking comes together with possibilities like  “flexible production”, “individualisation”, the “freedom of design” and a fact that becomes more and more important: “the protection against product piracy” – with knowhow AM can be used against one of the threats of this new kind of production. The danger of being less successful at the first trial is high, a lot of items have to be considered – all based on “know the best practise”.


Dr. Eric Klemp studied Mechanical Engineering at TU Clausthal and did also his PhD there. He worked at Bosch and Siemens Household Appliances and at Rational AG. Since 2009 he is Commercial Director of the DMRC.  

23 March 2016, 09:45 - 10:15 Auditorium Jacob Willer Tryde

Improved Cooling with Additive Manufacture (AT Lighting ApS)

Abstract: AT Lighting is a design and development company that has embraced the geometrical freedoms and capabilities of additive manufacture. They've used it as a base to design a new generation of high performance heat sinks using lattice structures. Initially the technology has been applied to LED light solutions where cooling is critical. There will also be examples from our collaboration with the Danish Technical University's Topology division, working to achieve shorter cycle-time in the design phase, material reduction and higher performance through the use of multi-physics software. Finally there will be our view on how this type of cooling technology can be further developed with additive manufacture and applied to other areas in the future.

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Jacob Willer Tryde MA in Industrial Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design.  Executive MBA, Management of technology from the Danish Technical University, School of Business (2014-2016).  Personal design-brand Trydesign and Partner in the design duo Alexiou & Tryde®.  Currently engaged in the company AT Lighting ApS designing and developing LED products combining the best of design with the best of technology, herein Additive Prototyping and work towards Additive Manufacture. Earlier Designs span from High-End Loudspeakers and Luxury Accessories to Interior and Electronic Water Faucets. Continually Increasing technology and future scenario focus. 

23 March 2016, 10:15 - 10:45

Coffee & Tea


23 March 2016, 10:45 - 11:15 Auditorium Janne Kyttanen

Janne Kyttanen


Janne Kyttanen (born March 13, 1974, Finland) is a digital sculptor creating multidisciplinary work at the intersection of 3D printing, virtual & augmented reality. Kyttanen’s work has been featured in TIME Magazine’s ‘Design 100’, the people and ideas behind the world’s most influential design. He is best known for his revolutionary work with 3D printing and is considered to be one of the most influential artist designers of his generation. From the year 2000, Kyttanen led a team of specialist design and innovation experts, creating a portfolio of acclaimed and awarded designs for the Freedom of Creation brand. Notably, Kyttanen was the first designer to commercialize high volume 3D printed products including creating the world’s first 3D printed lights, footwear, consumer electronics, furniture and countless others. Kyttanen’s work has been extensively exhibited and integrated into permanent design collections at leading galleries and museums around the world including MOMA, FIT, MAD and the Vitra Design Museum.

23 March 2016, 11:15 - 11:45 Auditorium Maikel Beerens

A 3D Printing Adventure From Perfect Bone Implants to Complex Satellite Parts (Xilloc Medical B.V.)

Abstract: Maikel will tell you about his personal story of realizing his dream and vision. A story about young entrepreneurship starting a business providing patients specific implants to surgeons patients worldwide using additive manufacturing. After his decision to become market leader in this field an industrial division emerged to speed up this process.


Maikel Beerens , CEO and founder of Xilloc Medical B.V., holds a degree in medical engineering. For his thesis, Maikel developed a protocol for the design, manufacturing and marketing of Patient-Specific Implants for MUMC+ and received a national technology award for this thesis. For the case study, serving as a guide through his thesis, Beerens used the 3D printing technology for the first time worldwide, for the production of a titanium Patient-Specific Implant. This implant was implanted successfully and positioned the MUMC+ on the map as one of the pioneering groups in this field. He also worked on the EC funded 6th Framework Programme projects Custom-Fit and Custom-IMD, developing new biomaterials and additive manufacturing technologies for Patient-Specific Implants. Recently Xilloc has addedan industrial division next to their medical one, in order to provide and aid additive manufacturing to the aerospace, space and industrial sector.

23 March 2016, 11.45 - 12:15 Auditorium Mark H.E. Vaes MSc

Metal Additive Manufacturing from lab to fab (Additive Industries B.V.)

Abstract: Interest in 3D printing is growing rapidly and consumer applications in plastics are hyped. Industrial applications however are slowly but steadily gaining interest in the global (high tech) manufacturing industries, here the materials are not plastics/polymers but metals (titanium, aluminium, stainless steel, etc.). Current equipment however is well suited for use in R&D labs and prototyping but a long way from industrial applications. The current generation of 3D metal printing machines is designed for use in a research environment and mainly found in laboratories around the world or prototyping facilities of large industrials. Since this equipment does not reproduce well, is labour intensive and has a low productivity, the process doesn’t qualify easily for industrial use. Additive Industries has the ambition to develop and sell a new generation industrial additive manufacturing system that not only overcomes the current reproducibility problems but also substantially increases the productivity by optimizing the core process and integrating multiple pre- and post-processing steps.
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 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. 

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Mark H.E. Vaes MSc is a CTO 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.

23 March 2016, 13:15 - 13:45 Auditorium Jan Willem Gunnink

Design for Hybrid Manufacturing: AM+SM (Delcam)


Abstract: While Additive Manufacturing was hoped for being the ‘one-button-push’ manufacturing solution that would be able to produce any part without any designer, engineer or operator thinking about any limitation, it is in reality full of ‘dirty secrets’ and in some cases ‘black magic’ as well……. So when stepping back, Additive Manufacturing is like any other manufacturing technology having its own pros and cons. Where for casted parts one has to consider requirements to enable precise deburring, for injection moulded parts a redesign of the nominal shape is needed to facilitate draft angles to release the part from the mould. Parts to be manufactured by AM are having similar issues however they aren’t yet common knowledge or sometimes even known…..we only known them when we unexpectedly experience them. 
The trick is to know, understand and appreciate the pro’s and to find solutions for the cons to make optimal use of what Additive Manufacture has to offer within the production of (high added value) parts. Many cons of using Additive Manufacturing for production can be solved by using subsequent Subtractive Manufacturing technologies to meet industrial requirements like surface finish (fatigue!), accuracy etc. However these subsequent processes do impact the initial to be (additive) manufactured geometry. So one should consider referencing, clamping etc…..all not really sexy ‘thoughts’ however essential to get the most out of the promising possibilities that Additive Manufacture can offer for production. In this presentation several examples of Design for Hybrid Manufacturing are being addressed with an emphasis on lessons learnt so that the manufacturing community can grow it common knowledge to successfully exploit the joy of Additive Manufacturing (with the help of SM).

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Jan Willem Gunnink Besides over 20 years of experience in manufacturing R&D (and breaking many cutter tools and/or the machine tool itself while also crashing several AM machines) Jan Willem Gunnink is married for over 17 years (and luckily not breaking that!).  Jan Willem is educated as a mechanical engineer at the Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands). He learned the fundamentals of manufacturing since 1994 as a CAD/CAM engineer at TNO (the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research) both in Subtractive Manufacturing (SM) as in Additive Manufacturing (AM). Jan Willem joined Delcam (now part of Autodesk) in 2006 and is taking care of all Collaborative Research and Development projects within the Delcam organisation. Jan Willem is continuously discussing and developing with Delcam’s industrial and academic partners innovative solutions on how to get the most out of the endless possibilities of all available Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing technologies.

23 March 2016, 12:15 - 13:15



23 March 2016, 13:45 - 14:15 Auditorium Klas Boivie

Meeting the material challenges of AM industrialization (Sandvik AM Center)

has a long history in high-technology engineering of materials, tools, machining, construction and mining equipment. This includes a strong activity on the powder metallurgy market both as user and producer of metal powders, as well as powders of different Cer-Mets and super hard materials. Within metal powders Sandvik has developed a leading expertize and strong product portfolio in fine particulate spherical powders, originally intended for metal injection molding and fine coating operations, but which over the last decade has found a growing market in the AM industry. Sandvik is now a major supplier of powder feedstock to several leading OEMs within the AM industry. As industrial application of AM is gaining momentum application by application, it has become clear that this technology is very likely to have a strong impact on Sandviks market and present business. This could happen both as a technology for producing parts, -which could be regarded as a competitor for Sandvik’s subtractive machining business, but also as a potential tool for Sandvik’s own manufacturing, as well as a growing market for Sandvik’s core competences in advanced materials’ and manufacturing technology. To investigate this further was Sandvik AM Center initiated in 2014, with the objective of developing relevant aspects of AM technology in a strategic research program. Based in practical industrially relevant applications of AM technology, Sandvik is committed to increase its presence on the AM market, and to contribute to the further development and industrial penetration of AM technology: from applications to alloys, and back again.

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Klas Boivie , Ph.D., has been active in the field of additive manufacturing since 1997, with a primary focus on metallic materials and processing. Since 2007 his efforts has been directed towards industrialization of AM technology, with research activities covering efficient application, materials and the integration of AM processes in the industrial manufacturing system. He has been actively contributing to the ongoing development of international AM standards since 2009, both in ASTM F42, and ISO/TC261, as well as the joint standardization activities of these organizations. He is presently employed at Sandvik AB’s AM Center at Sandviken, Sweden.

23 March 2016, 14:15 - 15:00 Auditorium Joachim Zettler

Key Note: Additive Manufacturing – Hype meets reality (Airbus APWorks GmbH)

Abstract: Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing has made the leap from rapid prototyping to qualified serial production. APWorks covers the entire value creation chain, from optimized component design to the choice of suitable materials, from prototyping to qualified serial production

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Joachim Zettler Airbus APWorks GmbH is 100 % subsidiary of the Airbus Group. We are familiar with modern production processes, and make proven aerospace technologies and innovations accessible to other industries. Our focus is on metallic 3D printing, where we cover the entire value chain. “Combining the benefits of metallic 3D printing with new materials can greatly expand the possibilities for modern components.” This is how Airbus APWorks CEO Joachim Zettler describes the goal in the development of Scalmalloy®. In cooperation with Airbus Group R&D the company developed a high-performance aluminium powder.

23 March 2016, 15:00 - 15:30

Coffee & Tea


23 March 2016, 15:30 - 16:00 Auditorium Jørgen W. Rasmussen

The LEGO metal AM (Additive Manufacturing) journey from prototyping to real mould manufacturing (LEGO System)

The talk reports about how Lego has investigated the potential of direct metal AM (Additive Manufacturing) technologies for producing injection mould inserts for production tooling for high-volume parts with high accuracy demands. Three different LEGO case study including advantages and disadvantages are included as well some topic (surprises or challenge) coming from the real manufacturing environment.
The LEGO AM status currently and the focus for the future, what is the right AM technology that can support the requirement from our side.


Jørgen W. Rasmussen worked with LEGO for 29 years. In 1986 started as a toolmaker, withing 9 years Jørgen worked with RP and RPT technologies. From 2000 to 2013 Jørgen had different functions at LEGO from the Project Manager LEGO Rapid Tooling Project to the Responsible for the AM and laser engraving/marking platform as a part of a new E&M R&D department.

23 March 2016, 16:00 - 16:45 Auditorium Martin Schäfer

Key Note: Industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Research and Technology Center)

Additive manufacturing represents an innovative leap forward in production engineering. At Hannover Messe 2015, visitors could experience how the individual, flexible, and cost-efficient manufacturing of parts with highly complex structures directly from 3D CAD data is becoming “industrialized.” 
During the fair Siemens presented solutions for the various additive manufacturing processes throughout the entire value chain in the Digitalization Forum at the Siemens booth. In particular, our unique, extensive range of consistent, end-to-end software tools is playing a key role in ensuring that it will be possible to use additive manufacturing in the future in standardized mass production. Visitors to the Digitalization Forum could experience the entire additive manufacturing process including material qualification and product design with NX, workpiece construction and optimization, and finally machining in a machine controlled with SINUMERIK CNC, SIMATIC, or SIMOTION. 
Multiple workpieces manufactured in additive manufacturing processes and made of different materials for industrial use illustrated the kinds of geometries that can already be produced today with generative production methods. Burner nozzles and turbine blades, for example, increase efficiency and reduce resource consumption in gas turbine power plants, while spare parts manufactured on demand boost efficiency and speed up spare parts procurement when maintaining trains.
The presentation will cover these topics.

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Martin Schäfer Martin Schäfer; MEng Senior Key Expert Additive Manufacturing at Research & Technology Center (R&D department) of Siemens;  Master thesis at the Technical University in Berlin about “Cleaning of waste water by removal of copper with liquid-liquid-extraction”. Research engineer at Siemens since 1995 for cleaning processes and material recycling; in charge of Additive Manufacturing since 2000; developing AM technologies, processes and materials e.g. Stereolithography especially with ceramic filled resins; Laser Melting of metals; process integration. Corporate Tasks: Coordination of AM research project; development of strategic concepts and projects for AM.  Chairman of the European AM platform since 2006; Member of the AM group at the German Engineering Association; since 2010 Chairman of the German mirror committee to ISO/TC 261 "Additive manufacturing"

23 March 2016, 16:45 - 17:00 Auditorium

Plenary closing


23 March 2016, 17:00 - 18:00

Networking Drinks


23 March 2016, 18:30 - 21:00 The Lounge

Additive World Awards Dinner

Our festive awards dinner (limited amount of seats) took 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, made it a very pleasant evening. 

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  
-Industrial Achievement and Pioneer Awards: High-tech companies known for their contribution to industrial 3D printing

The winners in both categories of the Design for the Additive Manufacturing Challenge: Team AtoS AM Engineering (Atos SE, Spain) and Cassidy Silbernagel (University of Nottingham, UK) took home the latest Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer and Autodesk's NetFabb license (incl. a gift bag). The top 3 in both categories get for free one year license of Altair’s Inspire software and one year subscription to Autodesk Fusion 360.  

Besides the winners of the Design Challenge, Additive Industries presented two Additive World Awards. Martin Schäfer of Siemens AG, accepted the Industrial Achievement award for his inexhaustible efforts to bring the European Additive Manufacturing together as a chairman of the AM Platform and work on standardization of the technology and processes. Janne Kyttanen, digital sculptor creating multidisciplinary work at the intersection of 3D printing, virtual & augmented reality, received the Industrial Achievement award for being a pioneer in Design for Additive Manufacturing, inspiring many with his designs and first to commercialize high volume 3D printed products including creating the world’s first 3D printed lights, footwear, consumer electronics, furniture and countless others.


High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

High Tech Campus,  Eindhoven
Conference Center The Strip

High Tech Campus Eindhoven is the smartest km² in The Netherlands with more than 125 companies and institutes, and some 10,000 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs working on developing future technologies and products. Park in one of the garages free of charge and walk across the Campus between the businesses and research institutes to Conference Center The Strip. Read More »

Address: High Tech Campus 1, The Strip, 5656 AE in Eindhoven

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