The speakers


Interest in Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing for a broad range of industrial applications is growing rapidly. The advantages such as light weight designs, optimized thermal performance, integration of parts and customization inspire a growing number of designers and engineers to use the freedom this technology has to offer. 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. Since 2013 the Additive World Conference has been bringing renown AM experts from around the world together to discuss and share their knowledge, vision and practical experiences on industrial 3D printing. 

On March 14-15 we are organising already the 6th edition of our annual Additive World Conference in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the experts, from such companies as ESA, Sauber Motorsport AG, Deutsche Bahn, Kaak Group, Betaty and many more, and to discuss how we can advance this technology together. 

The full programme of the 6th edition of the Additive World Conference can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact I.Schatorjé:


14 March 2018, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Additive World Conference Day 1: Accelerating Industrial Additive Manufacturing

14 March 2018, 08:30 - 09:30 Röntgen Hall, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Registration & Coffee


14 March 2018, 09:30 - 10:00 Auditoium, Conference Center High Tech Campus 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.

14 March 2018, 10:00 - 10:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Dr. T. (Thomas) J.J. Maal

Improvement of the patient care with 3D technology (Radboudumc 3D Lab)

Abstract: The past decade 3D imaging evolved towards a valuable technique which forms the base for patient specific solutions. 3D imaging and 3D printing are used in a wide variety of clinical cases in oral and maxillofacial surgery and are implemented in daily clinical practice. In 2006 a 3D lab started as part of the maxillofacial department and has developed since 2006 into an important part of patient care at the Radboud University Medical Centre. This 3D lab is fully integrated into the clinic, the lab engineers, doctors and patients work closely together. This cooperation enabled us to make 3D technologies quickly and easily accessible for both doctor and patient. New 3D technologies, such as patient specific virtual surgery planning and 3D-printed anatomical models, help to improve the care and the treatment plan of patients, while taking their specific individual needs and wishes into consideration. Since its foundation, the lab has been a great asset. Besides maxillofacial surgery, the 3D lab is involved in many other medical disciplines, in our own hospital and beyond.  The integration of the 3D lab in the medical care process has a big impact on the 4 main stages of patient care: diagnostics, planning, treatment and evaluation. The past few years virtual reality and augmented reality evolved as a new and promising techniques. The Radboudumc 3D Lab has performed some early experiments using augmented reality in the operating theatre. This presentation will illustrate clinical examples and will focus on the added value of 3D imaging, 3D printing and augmented reality.


Dr. T. (Thomas) J.J. Maal is associate professor 3D Imaging & 3D Printing and director of the Radboudumc 3D Lab. A 3D Lab was setup in order to facilitate the implementation of technical innovations in 3D imaging and 3D Printing into daily clinical practice. Especially the close cooperation between surgeons and engineers within the 3D Lab lead to fast implementation of new technology in a wide range of clinical applications. During his work he developed a passion for research and clinical work in oral and maxillofacial surgery. At the moment the expertise of the 3D Lab is expanding to other clinical fields (e.g. ENT, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopaedics) and as a result the 3D Lab has achieved a central position in our hospital. Thomas Maal worked on more than 120 SCI publications and presented numerous lectures on national and international podia.                                    

14 March 2018, 10:30 - 11:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Jaap Bulsink MSc

How to apply 3D printing within your company (K3D)

Abstract: Do you want to use 3D printing within you company, but you don't know how or where to start? This presentation will give an overview and practical examples about this topic combined with many surprising and different business cases produced by K3D.


Jaap Bulsink MSc is involved in all 3D print activities within the Kaak Group, world market leader of industrial bakery equipment.  As an engineer he joined Addlab, a shared facilities for metal printing.  Since 2018 he is the CTO of K3D and responsible for the production of 3D metal components for the Kaak Group, external companies and the technical chief of the shared facility for 3D metal printing in the east of the Netherlands. His team printed more than 14.000 metal parts with the MetalFab1 in 2017. Not only test samples, but more than half of them are really installed and used on machines.                                      

14 March 2018, 11:00 - 11:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Coffee & Tea


14 March 2018, 11:30 - 12:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Stefanie Brickwede

We print to drive (Deutsche Bahn)

Abstract: The printing of spare parts renews the mobility industry and maintenance. Current hurdles are being cleared out of the way, because the warehouse of the future is in the cloud. What does this mean for the maintainers? Where do we stand and what remains to be done?


Stefanie Brickwede works for Europes biggest train operating company Deutsche Bahn and manages the project to introduce 3d printing within the corporate structure at the interface between procurement and maintenance. Until now more than 2,500 parts have already been printed of various materials. Passionately she builded up an international network “Mobility goes Additive” for additive manufacturing in mobility and logistics to support other companies to implement 3d printing for series production and to leverage this technology. The network has more than 60 member companies from various branches.                                                                                                         

14 March 2018, 12:00 - 12:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Sarat Babu

Delivering Complexity in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (Betatype)

Abstract: Finding applications that maximise the value of Additive Manufacturing (AM) is the major challenge faced by end users of the technology. Betatype’s vision focuses on using the geometric freedom available in AM at a meso-scale to produce application specific architectured materials which reframe both the fidelity performances that can be engineered but also the way parts need to be designed from concept to manufacturing. Through a range of case-studies, Betatype highlights the challenges throughout the process of working with high complexity in Laser Powder Bed Fusion and the software and process technologies they have developed to solve them.


Sarat Babu is founder of Betatype a company the specailises in enabling additive manufacturing for end users through expertise, architectured materials & SLM process technologies. Sarat has a background in Materials Engineering, Industrial Design and Adaptive Computation. He has extensive academic and commercial expertise in Additive Manufacturing and product development spanning over 8 years                                    

14 March 2018, 12:30 - 12:45 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Q&A and Conclusions


14 March 2018, 12:45 - 14:00 Röntgen Hall Conference Center


During the Networking lunch the finalists of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge will pitch afront of the jury. Afterwards, jury will evaluate and chose 2 winners of the Design Challenge 2018 in both categories (professional and student). During the Additive Wolrd Awards Dinner on March 14 at 18:00, the winners will be announced and they will present their winning designs affront of the Dinner Guests.


14 March 2018, 14:00 - 14:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Shane Collins

Additive Industries’ route to productivity leadership (Process and Applications Development Center Additive Industries of North America)


Shane Collins is currently the General Manager of Additive Industries of North America, Inc and the Process and Application Development Center in Camarillo, CA.  His duties include responsibility for sales, service and applications development for North America.    Shane is a 17 year veteran of the additive manufacturing industry holding various positions in product management and business development for both 3D printing machine manufacturers and tier 1 AM parts suppliers.  He was formerly the Director of Additive Manufacturing Programs at CalRAM and headed up CalRAM’s laser powder bed fusion operations and material development.   Prior to joining CalRAM he was Managing Director of Directed Manufacturing where he managed Mission Assurance, Operations and Strategy for metal and plastic powder bed fusion additive manufacturing operations.  He has sponsored several metal powder bed fusion standards, is currently working to write guides for Nadcap AM accreditation and is Chair of the ASTM F42 Materials and Process Subcommittee on additive manufacturing. Shane is co-author on publications in the powder bed fusion of 17-4 stainless steel, nickel alloy 625 and nickel alloy 718 and is currently a guest editor for the Additive Manufacturing Journal.  He has a BS from Purdue University Kranert  School of Management.                                                       

14 March 2018, 14:30 - 15:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Dr. Johannes Gumpinger

AM applications in Space: requirements, opportunities and challenges (ESA)

Significant R&D efforts have been made within the last decade to study the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for enhancing the performance of space products. The whole AM industry grew significantly and it became clear that the space sector, typically characterised by low volume production and high performance, does benefit significantly from this technology. State-of-the-art AM has reached a maturity-level, which permits the production of flight hardware. However, R&D activities remain to be important for harvesting the full potential of AM for space. As products reach market potential with high pace, concise end-to-end requirements for accepting these parts for flight are increasingly demanded. Substantial work has been performed within the European Space Agency (ESA) in establishing a methodology to validate AM for space flight hardware. These efforts will contribute to the ECSS standard for AM.
The present work showcases selected R&D AM space applications, summarises opportunities but also the main challenges and presents general requirements for AM space flight hardware. The path towards the potential standardization of AM for Space Applications is explored.

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Dr. Johannes Gumpinger is working in the area of Advanced Manufacturing at the European Space Agency. One of the core areas of his work is to develop solutions how Additive Manufacturing or 3D printing can be applied as a standard manufacturing process for space missions. After his studies of mechanical engineering at TU Wien, he worked in the field of Additive Manufacturing as a researcher and later on as a project manager before taking up his duties at ESA.                                     

14 March 2018, 15:00 - 15:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Dr. Simon Hoeges

Increase metal AM footprint through next generation technology (GKN)

Abstract: Today Metal Additive Manufacturing is well established in some specialised industries and markets e.g. dental, tooling and prototyping. To enable a broader application within the manufacturing industry AM production technology must be enhanced to achieve higher production rates, automation, quality and broader material variety. This presentation shows an automotive approach to identify applications and requirements with a roadmap to serial production.

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Dr. Simon Hoeges joined GKN in 2014 as Manager Additive Manufacturing to introduce this new Technology in GKN. Simon is responsible for R&D work within different AM technologies and coordinates all technical aspects from our Innovation Center in Radevormwald. After finishing his Phd in medical application of Additive Manufacturing, Simon joined BEGO where he was responsible for R&D using Additive Manufacturing to produce dental crowns and bridges in individualised serial production. Simon holds a diploma in physics and a Phd in mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen university.

14 March 2018, 15:30 - 16:00 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Coffee & Tea


14 March 2018, 16:00 - 16:30 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Jos Burger

The potential of FDM in prototyping, functional prototyping and production (Ultimaker)

There is  lot of buzz around the potential of 3D printing in all phases of a product lifecycle. Concept modeling, prototyping, functional prototyping, production of end goods and spare parts; there is a belief and a claim that 3D printing will be disruptive in all these phases of a product lifecycle. Jos Burger will discuss the prospects of FDM printing and he will explain how Ultimaker sees the potential of 3D printing, also in relation to the material strategies of all dominant chemical companies and the needs of their clients in all major industries like automotive, aerospace and consumer goods.


Jos Burger has been CEO of Ultimaker since May 2014. Under his leadership Ultimaker has grown to become a market-leader; creating powerful, professional and accessible desktop 3D printing solutions. His strong believe in FDM 3D printing technology drives him to continuously develop Ultimaker to achieve the companies mission to accelerate the worlds transition to local digital manufacturing. Sold in more than 100 countries and with over 300 employees worldwide, Jos is confident that Ultimaker will further expand it's leading position, playing a key role in making professional 3D printing accessible.

14 March 2018, 16:30 - 17:00 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus Christoph Hansen

Additive Manufacturing in Formula 1 (Sauber Motorsport AG)

The performance density in Formula 1 is extremely high. Fractions of a second mean the difference between victory or defeat. State-of-the-art materials are researched, developed and processes around the clock, 7 days a week. This is the only way we can put in the required workload, keep up with technological developments and even set our own trends. The Sauber Motorsport AG, therefore, relies on additive manufacturing in aerodynamic development and on the race track. In order to be able to guarantee maximum output and minimum delivery times, the entire additive manufacturing area, including pre- and post-processing, is operated in 24/7 mode. Our own claim to quality is primarily driven by reproducible results in the wind tunnel. By optimizing all primary and accompanying processes, not only can we ensure a consistently high quality, but also a very high degree of flexibility. This benefits the internal and external business alike.

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Christoph Hansen From 2007 Christoph Hansen had different positions within Sauber Motorsport AG: Aero-designer, Project Manager Wind Tunnel, Chief Wind Tunnel Production and starting from 2018, Christoph is heading the Additive Manufacturing department in Hinwil, Switzerland. He is now in charge of all the Additive Manufacturing activities within Sauber Motorsport AG, such as production of the 3D metal components in series for wind tunnel tests, functional components for the F1 race cars and also delivery to third parties.”                                                                                                             

14 March 2018, 17:00 - 17:15 Auditorium, Conference Center High Tech Campus

Q&A, Conclusions and Plenary Closing


14 March 2018, 17:15 - 18:30 Röntgen Hall Conference Center

Additive World Networking Drinks


14 March 2018, 18:30 - 21:00 Restaurant Executive Lounge Conference Center

Additive World Awards Dinner

On March 14, our festive Awards Dinner took place in the Executive Lounge at the Conference Center High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. During the Additive World Awards Dinner the winners of the Design Challenge 2018 were announced and they presented their winning designs in front of the whole dinner audience. 

15 March 2018, NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven

Additive World Conference Day 2: Inside Additive Industries

15 March 2018, 09:00 - 09:30 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven

Registration & Coffee

15 March 2018, 09:30 - 10:00 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven Daan A.J. Kersten MSc, MBA

Inside Additive Industries by Daan A.J. Kersten MSc MBA, 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.

15 March 2018, 10:00 - 10:30 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven Dr. Phil Carroll

From Pizza to Powder: the use of Machine Learning to control powders and realize the potential of new business models by Dr. Phil Carroll,LPW Technology

 Re-use of powder in AM has a large positive effect on cost effectiveness of AM.  The powder evolves during re-use and the characteristics of powder change through the use in the machine and the process of sieving and blending.  One significant change in characteristics through the re-use process is the oxygen content in the powder.  The thickness of the oxide layer increases with thermal cycling and exposure to oxygen in the atmosphere.  The change in thickness in oxide layer affects the process parameters of the machine and the final mechanical properties of the end product.  Powder has a greater propensity to absorb the laser energy and as a result the process parameters can be tweaked to optimise the build.  An increase in oxygen content in the final part affects resistance to High Cycle Fatigue at elevated temperature. LPW has developed a technique to correlate image analysis of metal powder to oxygen content of the powder.  The image can be captured at point of use and analysed using edge computing technology to determine the oxygen content of the powder.  Machine learning algorithms use colour data from the powder image to determine the oxide layer thickness and infer powder oxygen content information.  From this data adaptive parameters can be developed for the AM machine to accommodate the change in the powder.  Powder supply chain business models can also be modified to allow powder to be purchased and certified at the point of use.  Further data analysis of the image can be done offline to analyse trends and optimise the process. This information helps reduce the barriers to the adoption of AM by both lowering the operating costs and making these costs more predictable.

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Dr. Phil Carroll has a PhD in Metallurgy from The University of Sheffield, and founded LPW Technology Ltd, the market leader in the development, processing and supply of high quality metal powders and end to end solutions for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry, in 2007.  Passionate about metal powders and their central importance throughout the AM process, Phil is an advocate of focusing on AM applications from the perspective of the powder.  He has overseen the development of LPW’s highly-respected applications and R&D team, creating AM metal powder hardware and software systems to control risk in critical manufacturing processes. Phil has demonstrated what an enterprising individual can accomplish in business, achieving significant sustainable growth and financial performance through a culture of quality, innovation and operational efficiency.  His vision and ambition have led LPW to establish a global presence, design and develop a purpose-built AM metal powder manufacturing facility and win numerous awards including the Queen’s Award for Export 2016 and the European Business Awards Ruban d’Honneur for Import/Export 2017.                                    

15 March 2018, 10:30 - 11:00 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven Mark H.E. Vaes MSc

World’s first integrated metal 3D printed part removal by Mark H.E.Vaes MSc, Additive Industries

Abstract: The engineering team of Additive Industries has succeeded to integrate both product removal and build plate resurfacing in one module that can be integrated in their MetalFAB1 platform as an option. This Product Removal Module allows MetalFAB1 users to keep the build plates in the machine and reduces the need for post processing outside of the 3D metal printing system.


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.

15 March 2018, 11:00 - 11:30 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven

Coffee & Tea


15 March 2018, 12:00 - 12:30 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven Mark J. Cola

In-situ Process Monitoring for Series Production of Titanium Parts by Mark Cola, Sigma Labs

Today the time and cost associated with validation of the manufacturing process for aerospace quality components can be on the order of 15 years and $200MM.  The “make and break” qualification approach is too costly.  For metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) to transition to production there is a need for a rapid process qualification of metal AM components that achieves part specific performance and affordability goals.  In this presentation, an In-Process Quality Assurance™ (IPQA®)-based approach is proposed that demonstrates that in-situ probabilistic sensing and routine data-capture capabilities can be transferred to the manufacturing environment to reduce qualification costs.
Experiments were performed to characterize an aerospace titanium alloy using a state-of-the-art, Directed Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS®) AM system and non-contact, in-situ sensors.  Quantitative, digital In-Process Quality Metric™ (IPQM®s) aka, Quality Signature™ data, and Thermal Energy Density™ (TED™) images were generated from optical and thermal sensor data collected at 50,000 samples per second channel and correlated with process conditions selected to stress the process.  Worst-case conditions were selected that challenged the process to discover how post-process quality metrics and in-process quality metrics™ changed as process input variables were varied.  These process capability studies were used to define acceptable in-situ, digital Quality Signature™s that were correlated to post-process testing results (part density) and used to define an alloy-specific AM process map.
These studies demonstrated that it is possible to use in-situ monitoring to rapidly qualify engineering alloys using an AM process map made using quantitative, digital IPQM® data or Quality Signature™s coupled with conventional, post-process testing results, for example part density.  Such alloy-specific AM process maps allow process engineers to develop confidence in an IPQA®-based approach to process qualification using in-situ Quality Signature™s and traditional statistical process control techniques.

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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.

15 March 2018, 11:30 - 12:00 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven

Scale4Series, a fully integrated turnkey facility for metal Additive manufacturing by Norbert Gober, SMS Group


15 March 2018, 12:30 - 12:45 Additive Industries, Leidingstraat 27, 5617 AJ Eindhoven

Q&A, , Conclusions & Plenary Closing


15 March 2018, 12:45 - 14:30 NatLab, Kastanjelaan 500, 5616 LZ Eindhoven

Networking Lunch & ‘Live’ demonstration of the MetalFAB1


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