The speakers


This Design for Additive Manufacturing masterclass organised by Additive Industries as part of the Additive World initiative, aims to offer an overview of all aspects of Design for Additive Manufacturing: drivers, design rules, dedicated designs, material selection and results. If you are you involved in industrial design, engineering, manufacturing of parts or related fields, this Masterclass will allow you to get a pragmatic overview of opportunities, challenges, applications and tools related to Design for Additive Manufacturing and will inspire designers and engineers to use the freedom this technology has to offer. At the end of the day experiences can be exchanged during networking drinks.        

Registration and more information

This Additive World masterclass is an event organized during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. On October 26, 2017, experienced industrial experts, Institutes and designers will share their designs, applications, products and business cases with you during this Masterclass.

 In order to participate on the 4th edition of the Masterclass: Design for Additive Manufacturing, please register through the Registration Page.


26 October 2017, 09:30 - 10:00 Innovation Powerhouse

Registration & Coffee

26 October 2017, 10:00 - 10:15 Innovation Powerhouse 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.

26 October 2017, 10:15 - 10:45 Innovation Powerhouse Robin Huizing

Design for Additive Manufacturing Crash Course

Abstract: Everything you need to know to start Designing for Additive Manufacturing. During this Masterclass we will cover the following topics; Size, density, orientation, surface, details and materials.


Robin Huizing works as an Additive Manufacturing Designer at Additive Industries, specialised in Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM). In this role he trains leading companies in demanding markets such as automotive, aerospace, medical and food industry. He is the owner of an independent design studio for 11+ years and experienced with SLM, SLS, MJP, DLP, SLA and FDM. In his previous job as a 3D Printing Engineer at Shapeways he prepared, 3d printed and post-processed 10.000+ parts.

26 October 2017, 10:45 - 11:15 Innovation Powerhouse Cassidy Silbernagel

How to (re)design your parts for Additive Manufacturing

Abstract: Additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing is a new and exciting way to make parts. However, traditional manufacturing rules do not always apply when designing for AM. Both beginners and professionals can benefit from understanding how to make this technology work for them. Here you will learn the four ways you can design or redesign your parts for AM in order to maximize their potential.


Cassidy Silbernagel Cassidy is a Canadian PhD student entering his third of the PhD. He has worked for several years prior to his PhD in mechanical engineering design including developing electric motors for motorcycles and generators for wind turbines. He is researching how additive manufacturing can be used to help create electric motors. He has also won the student category of the Additive World design challenge for the past two years.

26 October 2017, 11:15 - 11:45 Innovation Powerhouse

Coffee break

26 October 2017, 11:45 - 12:15 Innovation Powerhouse Daniel Merget

Working towards a digital material

Abstract: Additive manufacturing enables and requires engineers to use lightweight construction techniques to harness the potentials of additive manufacturing. Topology optimization and lattice structures are already each being widely used in AM. The research on fusing these techniques could lead to a completely new class of materials, enabling engineers to tailor “Digital Materials” for their specific needs.


Daniel Merget has an over five years of experience in design for additive manufacturing and all aspects of Selective Laser Melting as a student worker in the the Chair for Laser Technology of RWTH Aachen University. After studing mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University - obtained B.Sc. in mechanical engineering in 2016. Recently joined RWTH University – Digital Additive Production as a research assistant in the field of design for additive manufacturing.

26 October 2017, 12:15 - 12:30 Innovation Powerhouse

Wrap-up and Q&A morning session

26 October 2017, 12:30 - 13:30


26 October 2017, 13:30 - 14:00 Innovation Powerhouse Ulf Lindhe

Realising competitive separation through design for additive

Abstract: Additive manufacturing for production is growing rapidly. Niche products in the medical and healthcare market have been in serial production with additive for over 10 years and aerospace companies are investing heavily to make additive a viable production method. Most other industries are evaluating how additive manufacturing will change their markets and transform their production.
The key to unleashing the power of additive manufacturing is to transform design, engineering, production and distribution for the future of making things. This presentation will provide a framework for how to realise competitive separation and disrupt conventional economy of scale to build viable business through digital and additive manufacturing. It will also provide a sneak peek for how Autodesk is focused on transforming digital manufacturing and to provide the power to make anything by using the cloud, generative design and holistic innovation platforms combining design, make and use in one tool.


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.

26 October 2017, 14:00 - 14:30 Innovation Powerhouse Marek Korda

Development of AM Components for Laser Systems in the Defence Industry

Abstract: An overview of the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in advanced electro-optic sensors systems at Leonardo is presented. Two devices are described: a novel solid state laser and a laser energy monitor chassis both manufactured by AM in Ti-6Al-4V alloy. These examples demonstrate the use of AM in precision mounting and alignment, the integration of AM metal parts with precision optics, reduced component count and certification of AM components for production. Leonardo has been developing AM production techniques for a wide range of defence equipment with emphasis on streamlining production, reducing labour intensive alignment and tooling, and rapid redevelopment to meet changing and diverse customer specifications. Nevertheless, as a reliable process, AM presents challenges in developing a certifiable design-to-print engineering methodology.


Marek Korda Since obtaining his Masters from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in 2013 Marek has worked within the Applied Research Group at Leonardo, looking at the application of Additive Manufacturing to Laser, Electro Optic and Radar based products. To date his work has focussed on Metal based Additive Manufacturing, contributing to internal design and quality assurance documentation. Most recently Marek has developed an Additive Manufacturing based Novel Laser design, which combines multiple parts from a traditional laser design into a single optical bed based part. He also co-founded the Leonardo Innovation Hub, a Makerspace style workshop which was formed to aid in the education and adoption of new and advancing technology. Currently Marek is developing the second generation Novel Laser design whilst also working within the Leonardo team for the UK Dragonfire Capability Demonstrator

26 October 2017, 14:30 - 15:00 Innovation Powerhouse

Coffee break

26 October 2017, 15:00 - 15:45 Innovation Powerhouse Dr. Ana Brandão

Challenges within end‐To‐end Additive Manufacturing for Space Applications

Abstract: Space materials and processes constantly face challenges, like the requirement of low mass, small production series, small geometries, demanding material procurement, and others, with the continuous, undoubted need of high reliability. Hence, suitable manufacturing processes are limited. However, Additive Manufacturing can address the majority of the above challenges. Today, the technology is applied to a variety of materials, including metals, polymers, composites, and ceramics, and the dimensions range from a few micrometers to meters. Significant gains in performances are achieved, with an environmentally friendly process, where resources are used more carefully in terms of raw material consumption and waste material.
The advantages are well known, and expectations are high, however, for space use, manufacturing processes need to be controlled along an appropriate end-to-end process. Different activities are developed within ESA along the end-to-end process, tackling aspects from design to qualification. The main objective of the presented work is to highlight challenges which need to be mastered when using Additive Manufacturing for space applications.


Dr. Ana Brandão is working as a Materials Engineer at the European Space Agency. One of the core areas of her work is to develop fundamental knowledge on the materials and the process of Additive Manufacturing, and its application for space missions. After her studies at University of Aveiro, in Portugal, she worked as a researcher in different institutes focused on the study of ceramic materials, before joining ESA in 2015.

26 October 2017, 15:45 - 16:00 Innovation Powerhouse

Wrap-up and Q&A afternoon session

26 October 2017, 16:00 - 16:15 Innovation Powerhouse

Launch of the 4th edition of the Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge

26 October 2017, 16:15 - 18:00 Strijp-T & Strijp-S

Highlights visit at Dutch Design Week

26 October 2017, 18:00 - 19:00 Ketelhuis, Strijp-S

Networking drinks at Ketelhuis


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