Since 2009 Guido Adam works at the chair for design and drive technology at the University of Paderborn. He received his diploma in mechanical engineering from the University of Paderborn. His emphases were design and product development. Guido Adam works in closed cooperation with the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) of the University of Paderborn. Since 2010 his research is focused on developing design rules that support a proper design for manufacturing for additive manufacturing processes. Guido Adam is vice chairman of the VDI working group FA 105.3 and helps developing the VDI guideline 3406 “Additive manufacturing, rapid manufacturing – Design guidelines basics".
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Dipl.-Ing. André Bergmann
Research Fellow, Manufacturing Technologies
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik IPK
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Dr. Ingo Ederer
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Dipl.-Inform. Michael Eichmann
RTC Rapid Technologies GmbH
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is heading the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University of Technology since the year 2001. With his team of researchers, he is actively pursuing the field of laser additive manufacturing, focusing on innovative design approaches, process development and new AM factory concepts.
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Germán Esteban Muñiz
Research Programme Officer
DG Research and Innovation
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Mr. Matthias Fischer finished his masters program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn with main study in Polymer Engineering in 2013. Since March 2013 he works for the Chair of Polymer Engineering at the University of Paderborn. In Cooperation with the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) the focus of his research is the surface treatment of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) parts. In context with student activities at the DMRC Mr. Fischer is familiar with the FDM process since 2010.
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In his role as the Regional Director – and as a member of the EOS management team - Dietmar Frank since the end of 2007 has the operative responsibility for the Central Europe region. Since 2003 and before assuming this role, he had managerial responsibility as a regional manager. Before joining EOS, Frank assumed a number of sales positions in different European regions with the target of building up and further developing the customer base. He started his professional career at EOS in 1994. Dietmar Frank studied General Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. When writing his thesis at the Clemson University of South Carolina/USA he encountered topics such as Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing for the first time.
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Specialist for Technology and Research
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Dr. rer. nat. habil. Jens Günster
Head of Division
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H&H Gesellschaft für Engineering und Prototypenbau mbH
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Since 2011 Ulrich Jahnke is working as a research assistant at Paderborn University in the area of "Computerapplication and Integration in Design and Planning (C.I.K.)" and at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center. Most of his research activities aim at process analysis and optimization in particular to prevent product piracy due to the use of Additive Manufacturing. In 2017 he co-founded the spin-off "Additive Marking" to offer software-driven marking of AM parts for traceability of industrial applications. His vision is to have every part produced in AM marked!
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Director Foresight Consulting
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Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management IWF
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Dr. Oliver Keßling
Head of Plastic Freeforming
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Dr.-Ing. Eric Klemp
Eric Klemp, born 1966 in Flensburg, studied mechanical engineering at TU Clausthal, did his PhD at Institute of Mechanical Engineering at TU Clausthal. He was project leader at Bosch and Siemens household appliances later product architect at Rational AG and afterwards commercial director of the the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at University of Paderborn. Since 2016 Eric Klemp is COO at the voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH in Düsseldorf.
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Dipl. Ing. (FH) MBA Timm Kragl
CEO and Founder
Timm Kragl, aged 44 years, started his „3D career“ with his graduation from Oldenburg University in 1997, getting familiarized with 3D technologies such as metrology and 3D CAD. Amazed by the opportunities of an integrated 3D approach, he gained his first work experiences with development and documentation of 3D projects in an Engineering Office located in Hamburg for the next 3 years. In a post-grad master program at the ESB Reutlingen in “International Marketing”, which he absolved in 2001, he studied economy and marketing. After graduation he joined the major German Reseller for SolidWorks, an industry standard for 3D CAD, and later became head of sales in South Germany until 2006. Looking for International Sales experiences, he was employed by Faro, a 3D metrology supplier, as the International Distribution Manager for EMEA and in 2008 he joined envisionTEC as a Sales Manager, where he entered the fascinating world of 3D Printing. In beginning of 2009, he made the decision to become his own boss by founding Phanos GmbH, the German Distributor and Service-Partner of envisionTEC for 3D Printer and related technologies.
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Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld
Before joining the consulting business Bernhard worked as scientist at a research institute in the field of metal
forming and as a forging process engineer in the automotive industry followed by positions as plant and project manager.
In 2005 Bernhard joined a British technology consulting firm with focus on the manufacturing and automotive
industry and strong innovation and product development capabilities. Today he is partner at Roland Berger in the Competence Center “Engineered Products and High Tech”. Focus of his activities is again in the field of manufacturing technologies and production performance improvement. Key clients are the manufacturers of
long life cycle products such as energy generation equipment, aero-turbines, tool machines, heavy Diesel engines etc.
Focusing on this client group Bernhard analyzed the status and growth potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for metal structures and summarized the results in several studies, e.g. “Additive Manufacturing – next generation”. Bernhard and his team have supported various clients in developing their overall AM Strategy, their detailed AM Industrialization Strategy and in analyzing M&A and market opportunities. Further he is a production specialist for the topics Digitalization and Industrie 4.0, which are very closely linked to AM.
He graduated at the RWTH Aachen in production technology and prepared his Dr.-Ing. thesis in the field of metal
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Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Christian Lindemann has studied industrial engineering at the University of Paderborn with a focus on strategic production and innovation management. Afterwards he joined the chair for "Computer Application and Integration in Design and Planning" as scientific staff from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch. Since 2010 he is strongly involved in the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at the University of Paderborn. One of his main research topics is the cost structure of Additive Manufacturing during the product lifecycle with the aim to increase the number of part candidates for the AM technology. Mr. Lindemann finished his phd thesis with the topic „Cost-Efficient Design and Planning for Additive Manufacturing“ in 2017. During his research he has participated in industry and EU-FP7 Framework projects as well as in projects of the European Space Agency (ESA). He is active in many AM networks and AM standardization activities. Following his time as scientific statt at the DMRC he was Research & Exploitation Manager before becoming the Managing Director of the DMRC. He is active in the fields of education in additive manufacturing in industry seminars and at the University of Paderborn.
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Dr. Conor MacCormack
Co-founder & CEO
Mcor Technologies Ltd
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Boeing Research & Technology
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Director Additive Manufacturing
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CEO & Founder
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Dr. Andreas Neef
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Prokurist und Verkaufsleiter
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Dr.-Ing. Jens Pottebaum
Paderborn University, Heinz Nixdorf Institut
Dr.-Ing. Jens Pottebaum, is senior researcher at the University of Paderborn, Germany, in the department for Mechanical Engineering (research groups C.I.K. and ‘Product Creation’) and the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC). Currently he is project manager in the collaborative research project RepAIR which is funded by the European Commission in its 7th Framework Programme (theme ‚Transport'). RepAIR targets innovative solutions for aircraft MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Jens Pottebaum studied mechanical engineering and computer science at the University of Paderborn. In 2011 he received the doctor's degree for his research on the ‚Optimisation of application oriented learning by knowledge identification'. His research deals with the application and applicability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for civil protection and mechanical engineering. More specifically, he focuses on multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to solve challenges in technology enhanced learning.
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CIPRES Technology Systems
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Dr. Markus Rechlin
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DMRC / FAM
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Stefan Ritt, after earning his engineering degree in technical physics from the University of Applied Science in Lübeck, Germany, started his career in RP/AM in 1985 when running a prototype lab in the R&D arm of a Dutch-German coffee and vending machine company. After that, he held positions in QA for a Danish group and product management for mid-sized US-German company.. In 1998, Stefan took on international sales and marketing of RP tooling products for a UK/German joint venture. In this capacity, he was successful in international markets with the development and support of the transition of RPT and metal AM equipment into production equipment. Stefan now works for SLM Solutions where he continues his efforts to grow the metal AM market internationally. In 2011, he was the appointed as the European liaison officer for AMUG, the global user group for Additive manufacturing. With more than 16 years of direct global work experience in the AM field Stefan is one of the known senior promoters and supporter of the industry on the international stage.
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Portfolio Project Manager at Research & Technology Center
Studies of environmental engineering in Berlin at the Technical University; Investigations about the basics of procedural recuperation of metals from waste water; in charge of Additive Manufacturing (starting with Rapid Prototyping) since 2000; developing AM technologies, processes and materials especially Stereolithography with ceramics; Laser Melting of metals. Corporate Tasks: Coordination of AM research project; development of strategic concepts 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"
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Dr.-Ing. Jahn T. Sehrt
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Senior Manager of Metals Fabrication Processes
Boeing Research & Technology
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Prof. Frédéric Thiesse
Professor of Information Systems Engineering
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Franz-Josef Villmer is a professor of Product Development, Innovation Management and Rapid Technologies at the OWL University of Applied Sciences in Lemgo, Germany. After studying Mechanical Engineering and obtaining his doctorate at Clausthal University of Technology, he served for many years in multi-national management positions and different industries, e.g. in mechanical and plant engineering, vehicle and service machinery manufacturing and the first tier vehicle supplier industry.
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Joseph Weilhammer, studied mechanical engineering at Technische Universität München, Germany, where he did his diploma thesis about post-processing methods for DMLS tools and parts for EOS GmbH. In 1996 he joined EOS and worked there in the development department for Metal-Laser-Sintering. Then he changed to Application department and in 2007 he became Product Manager for the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) technology. He has more than 18 years of experience in the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing industry.
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Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 31 years ago. Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 260 organizations in 26 countries, as well as to 180 companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 150 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the U.S. White House and has appeared on many television and radio news programs. He is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 23 consecutive years.
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