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DÜSSELDORF | 21st – 22nd February, 2018

EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY 4.0

Speakers 2015


Dr. Guido Adam
Dr. Guido Adam

CEO

DMRC - Direct Manufacturing Research Center

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".


Gardenia Alonso
Gardenia Alonso

Professor for International Business Communication

AKAD University


Dr. Olaf Andersen
Dr. Olaf Andersen

Head of Department of Cellular Metallic Materials

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

Master's degree in production engineering and Ph.D. in engineering sciences from Bremen University, Germany. 1991 – 1996: Institute of Materials Science, Bremen, Germany. 1997 – today: Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials, Dresden, Germany. Head of Department of Cellular Metallic Materials since 2013. + 40 publications, + 5 patents.

B.Sc. Daniel Böhnke
B.Sc. Daniel Böhnke

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Labor "Rapid Prototyping"

Hochschule Offenburg


Hans-Ulrich Büse
Hans-Ulrich Büse

Founder

Blue Production GmbH & Co. KG


Mirco Becker
Mirco Becker

Founder/ Guest Professor

informance / Städelschule Architecture Class

Mirco Becker is Guest Professor for Performative Design at the Städelschule, Frankfurt. 2012 he founded informance, a Berlin based design-integration consultancy. In 2014 the exhibition "Digital Bodies", a series 3D printed sculptures by his studio, was shown in Frankfurt. He pursued an interest in digital design and fabrication since 2003 with Zaha Hadid Architects, Forster & Partners, Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects.

Udo Behrendt
Udo Behrendt

Key Account Manager Aerospace

EOS GmbH

Udo started with EOS beginning of 1993, working basically in Europe to enlarge the Additive Manufacturing business. In 2000 he prepared EOS market entrance in the USA and established EOS US business in 2001. 2005 - with coming back to Germany - Udo started as Business Development Manager Aerospace developing the EOS Aviation business worldwide. Key business fields are the civil aircraft market with engine parts production, interior applications and unmanned vehicles. Now he works as Key-Account Manger to enlarge EOS business in the Aviation Industry, based on the results from before.


Andreas Berkau
Andreas Berkau

Managing Director

citim

Born in 1969 in Magdeburg, apprenticeship as toolmaker. Studied production engineering at the University of Magdeburg - Diploma in engineering. He joined the citim GmbH in 1997, since 2001 managing director. Since 2013 also president of citim AM, Inc. in Kennesaw, Georgia. The companies citim and citim AM are leading suppliers in the field of additive manufacturing of metal components.

Dr.-Ing. Steffen Beyer
Dr.-Ing. Steffen Beyer

Head of Materials & Process Technology

Airbus Defense & Space

Currently Steffen Beyer is heading the department “Materials & Process Technology” of Airbus Defence & Space in the business unit Space Systems / Propulsion and Equipment located in Munich and Lampoldshausen. His team is responsible for composites (CMC´s), surface, joining and manufacturing technologies with a main focus on Additive Manufacturing (AM). He received a mechanical engineering degree (1995) from the Technical Highschool of Furtwangen and a PhD degree (2008) from the University of Dresden. In 1995 he joined Airbus (formerly DaimlerChrysler Aerospace) in Munich as development engineer for materials & processes in the area of rocket and airbreathing engines.

Mirko Bromberger
Mirko Bromberger

Marketing Director

Altair Engineering GmbH

2002 Hanze HogeSchool Gronigen B.Eng; 2004 Fachhochschule Furtwangen Dipl.-Wirt.Ing; At Altair since 2004 as Application Engineer, Consultant, Account Manager; Since 2012 Director Marketing Germany (and technology evangelist for the Symbiosis of Additive Manufacturing and Topology optimization)


Dean Ciric
Dean Ciric

Chief Executive Officer

fabmaker


Claudio Dalle Donne
Claudio Dalle Donne

Head of Technical Capability Centre “Metallic Technologies and Surface Engineering”

Airbus Group Innovations

Currently Claudio is heading the Technical Capability Centre “Metallic Technologies and Surface Engineering" of Airbus Group Innovations with labs in Munich, Paris and Filton (UK). His team is developing eco-efficient surface technologies, metallic materials and processes and is supporting Airbus Group business units in manufacturing, testing and failure analysis. He received a mechanical engineering degree (1991) and a PhD degree (1996) from the University of Karlsruhe. From 1991 to 2004 he was scientific officer and group leader in the Institute of Materials Research of the German Aerospace Center DLR in Cologne. In parallel he was teaching at the University of Parma, Italy. In 2004 he joined EADS Corporate Research Center in Munich as Head of the Metallic Structures Dept.

Lionel T Dean
Lionel T Dean

Founder and Creative Director

FutureFactories

Product Artist Lionel T Dean has been exploring the creative potential of digital manufacturing technology for over a decade and is at the forefront of 3D printing in Art and Design. In 2002 he founded FutureFactories, a studio focused exclusively on 3D printing and computational design methodologies which combine CAD with programming.

Prof. Dr. Olaf Diegel
Prof. Dr. Olaf Diegel

Lund University

Olaf Diegel is professor of product development at Lund University in Sweden, he is heavily involved in all aspects of product development and is widely published in the areas of additive manufacturing and rapid product development. In his consulting practice he develops a wide range of products for companies around the world.

Dr. Florian Drücke
Dr. Florian Drücke

Geschäftsführer

Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.


Marie Ebert
Marie Ebert

Development Engineer

Concept Laser GmbH


Stephan Eelman
Stephan Eelman

Research and Technology Director, Germany

Boeing Research & Technology Europe

Stephan is the Research and Technology Director for Boeing in Germany since early 2010. He is responsible for the coordination and management of R&T related activities supporting Boeing’s different Units to explore and develop new technologies with German suppliers, universities and research institutes. Within this scope, he addresses special attention to the Boeing co-founded Direct Manufacturing Research Center at the University of Paderborn in order to progress the company’s involvements here in Additive Manufacturing.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann

CEO

LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH

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 performing research and development in the field of laser free form manufacturing, ablation and welding as well as design and analysis of laser components and systems for automotive, shipyard, aircraft, tooling and medical industry. After receiving his Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) degree of mechanical engineering sciences at the University of Hannover in 1986 Claus Emmelmann established the department of production technology of the Laser Zentrum Hannover directed by Professor Dr.-Ing. H.K. Tönshoff. 1991 he received his Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree with a thesis about Laser Beam Cutting of Ceramics. Within his following 10 years industrial career he was responsible for expanding the business unit of solid state lasers at the worldwide leading laser manufacturer Rofin Sinar GmbH in Hamburg until 2001. As an author of more than 300 national and international publications Claus Emmelmann lectured for 10 years at the University of Hannover and was working on numerous national and international research projects in the field of laser material processing. At Hamburg University of Technology Claus Emmelmann is lecturing about production, laser, welding and quality technologies for mechanical, maritime systems, industrial engineering and vocational sciences as well as for master students of International Production Management.


Matthias Fischer
Matthias Fischer

Research Assistant

Paderborn University – DMRC

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.


Ralf Gärtner
Ralf Gärtner

Director Tool Shop Plastics

Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG

1993-2000: academic studies at the RWTH Aachen in the field of machine engineering, subject plastics processing. 2000-2005: academic associate at the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at the RWTH Aachen (Ph.D. thesis) 2005-2007: executive assistant to the board, Balda AG, Bad Oeynhausen, International technology transfer, international plant set-up, advanced technologies. 2007-2009: Head of product management, Prettl Adion GmbH, Bad Salzdetfurth, comprehensive responsible in the fields of project management, article development and sales. 2009-today: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, different leading positions, current position: Director Tool Shop Plastics, Blomberg, responsible for the global tool shop network with locations in China, India, Poland and Germany.

Kartik Gada
Kartik Gada

Creator

Uplift Prize

Kartik Gada is a financier and technology executive who is also the creator of the Uplift Prize, a series of innovation prizes designed to reduce poverty by accelerating high-multiplier, scalable technologies such as 3D Printing.

Alexander Hafner
Alexander Hafner

General Manager

MakerBot Europe GmbH

Alexander Hafner is general manager for MakerBot Europe. Prior to that, Hafner lead HAFNER'S BÜRO, which managed and sold MakerBot products for several years and had developed extensive relationships with key MakerBot customers, resellers and events throughout Europe. HAFNER'S BÜRO has also been an authorized Autodesk consulting partner and distributor since 1988.


Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht
Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht

Head of CC Lightweight Design, Materials & Technologies

EDAG Engineering GmbH

Since 2008, Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht has been responsible for the Competence Center for Lightweight Design, Materials and Technologies at EDAG and therefore also for the innovation management in this field. Dr. Hillebrecht joined EDAG as an assistant of the executive board in the year 2000 after studying mechanical engineering and doing a doctorate at the Clausthal University of Technology. He subsequently had various business functions in vehicle development at EDAG. He also represents the subject in renowned networks and work committees, e. g. at Carbon Composite e.V., the Automobilindustrie Leichtbaugipfel, the ATZ Werkstoffe im Automobil. In the past few years, some EDAG contributions received innovation awards, e. g. TOP 100 innovators from medium-sized enterprises (2014), Materialica Award Gold in the CO2 category (2013), Hessen Champion in the area of innovation (2014). EDAG Engineering AG, the world’s leading independent development partner for the automotive industry, develops ready-for-production solutions for the mobility of the future. The responsible development of complete vehicles, derivatives, vehicle bodies, modules and production plants is as much a part of our service portfolio as the construction of models, prototypes and the production of tools and body systems. In 2014, EDAG is expected to achieve a turnover of € 675 million, and employs a worldwide workforce of about 7,900.


Dr. Johannes Homa
Dr. Johannes Homa

Co-founder and CEO

Lithoz GmbH

Dr. Johannes Homa received his master in industrial engineering at the Vienna University of Technology in 2005 and finished his PhD. at the same university in 2008. He is teaching since 2009 at different universities and is co-inventor of three patents. Dr. Homa is the Co-founder and CEO of Lithoz.

Ulrich Jahnke
Ulrich Jahnke

Research Assistant

DMRC - Direct Manufacturing Research Center

Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Jahnke is employed as research associate at the chair „Computer Application and Integration in Design and Planning“ at the University of Paderborn since 2011. Cooperating in the DMRC and in the technology network "it’s OWL“his main research topic is the prevention of product piracy using AM technologies.


Stefan Josupeit
Stefan Josupeit

Scientific Staff Member

DMRC

M.Sc. Stefan Josupeit is scientific staff member at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) and the Particle Technology Group (PVT) at the University of Paderborn, Germany. His topics of research are ageing of polyamide powders and process quality regarding Polymer Laser Sintering, one of the most important Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. He finished the masters program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn in 2013. In context with student working and research activities at the DMRC, Mr. Josupeit is working on Polymer AM technologies since 2010.

Volker Junior
Volker Junior

CEO

phoenix GmbH & Co. KG

Volker Junior began his „3D Printing“ career in 1995 when he started with EOS GmbH in Munich. After 3 years in sales he was appointed product manager for the EOSINT P plastic sintering product line. He held this position for almost 7 years. In 2005 he co-founded Junior & Tacke a consulting firm specialised in all aspects of the integration of 3D Printing Technologies into industry with the focus on end product manufacturing. In 2007 was appointed as one of the 25 most influential people in RP world wide by the tct magazine. In 2009 phoenix GmbH & Co. KG was founded to complement the consulting with engineering services bringing the 3D Printing advantages to live.

Antonius Köster
Antonius Köster

CEO

Antonius Köster GmbH & Co. KG

Antonius Köster founded in1993 his company Antonius Köster GmbH & Co KG – Innovative CAD/CAM Solutions. The team of 3D experts offers Consulting, Services and Solutions from Scan/Design to Parts. The main focus lies on organic shapes that are economically impossible with standard CAD Software.

Dr. Oliver Keßling
Dr. Oliver Keßling

Head of Plastic Freeforming

ARBURG

Studies of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg; doctoral thesis at the Technische Universität München; since Oct. 2010 at ARBURG, iniatially working as project manager and currently as department manager of the new technology ARBURG Plastic Freeforming (AKF)

Dr. André Kieviet
Dr. André Kieviet

Leuphana Universität



Dr. Susanne Klein
Dr. Susanne Klein

Principal Scientist

HP Labs

Susanne Klein holds a Diploma in Physics and a PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Saarland. Since 1995 she has worked and lived in the UK, first as a Royal Society Research Assistant at HH Wills Physics Laboratory at the University of Bristol and then as a member of HP Labs in Bristol. After working on colloids in liquid crystals and colloidal liquid crystals for display applications, her interests have shifted to inorganic materials for 3D printing, especially glass and ceramic materials. She is the principal scientist of a project looking into improving printing speed and quality by novel approaches to 3D printing. This includes the design of new printing procedures and characterization of material properties as a function of printing and post-processing.


Lars Klingbeil MdB
Lars Klingbeil MdB

Mitglied des SPD-Fraktionsvorstands


Peter Koppa
Peter Koppa

Research Assistant

Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC)

Kaspar Szymanski left the Search Quality team in 2013, where he has been the driving force behind global web spam tackling initiatives since 2006, as well as the public face spearheading Google webmaster outreach and communication efforts in EMEA. Kaspar is best known in the industry for his public speaking and publishing on behalf of Google. He knows everything about applying the disavow links tool and reconsideration requests. Currently Kaspar offers as a founding member of SearchBrothers.com SEO consulting and recovery services to site owners who experienced site issues because of Google Webmaster Guideline violations.

Thomas Lück
Thomas Lück

cirp GmbH


Andy Langfeld
Andy Langfeld

EMEA VP of Finance and Sales Operations

Stratasys

In his current position, Andy Langfeld is managing the EMEA Finance & Operations for Stratasys 3D Printing systems since early 2014. Prior to the merge of Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Objet Ltd., Andy was holding the position as the Field Operations Manager EMEA at Objet GmbH which he joined in 2009. He previously held positions in pre-sales coordination and regional sales management. Andy graduated from Freiburg University with an M.A. in Economics and Linguistics.


Jurgen Laudus
Jurgen Laudus

Director, Additive Manufacturing Services Business Unit

Materialise

Jurgen Laudus heads the Additive Manufacturing Services business unit of Materialise. After graduating with a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 2001, Jurgen began his career in Additive Manufacturing (AM) with Materialise. Over the years, he has held several production and sales management positions within the company, playing an active role in the creation of one of the largest and most complete AM production facilities in the world. Currently, as a Materialise Director, Jurgen is passionate about sharing his expertise; he strongly believes that every design engineer can create better products if additive manufacturing is part of their toolbox.

Friedemann Lell
Friedemann Lell

Sauer GmbH LASERTEC


Jörg Lenz
Jörg Lenz

Collaborative Projects Coordinator

EOS GmbH

As a mechanical engineer from the RWTH Aachen, Joerg started his career at EOS GmbH, Munich, in February 1993. After some years as application engineer he assumed responsibility for the international technical service organisation including the management of the application department. In January 2000, he was appointed product manager for the EOS sand laser-sintering product line and all data processing software. 2004 Joerg assumed responsibility for the development of e-Manufacturing process chains based on plastic laser-sintering technology as the technology manager for EOSINT P. During this time he also analyzed new technological approaches for the additive manufacturing (AM) of plastic materials.

Today Joerg is the company’s Collaborative Projects Coordinator, managing all EOS activity related to funded projects and collaborations. This includes membership in various project boards as well as consulting in working groups developing the future of AM within Germany and Europe. In addition, he represents the company in national and international standardization bodies, such as VDI, DIN and the ASTM F42 committee. Since 2011 he chairs the ISO committee 261 on AM.

Meanwhile Joerg has more than 21 years of AM experience at his disposal at the world leading manufacturer of laser-sintering systems.


Christian-Friedrich Lindemann
Christian-Friedrich Lindemann

Research Exploitation Manager

DMRC - Direct Manufacturing Research Center

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. Furthermore he investigates existing methods for product design and the applicability for the Additive Manufacturing technologies. During his research he has participated in industry and EU-FP7 Framework projects as well as in projects of the European Space Agency (ESA).


Dr. Conor MacCormack
Dr. Conor MacCormack

Co-founder & CEO

Mcor Technologies Ltd

Dr. MacCormack was formerly site manager for a 5th Framework European project with Airbus, principal investigator with SPS Technologies, and holds a PhD in mechanical engineering. Previously, Dr. MacCormack consulted for Boston Scientific, ABS Pumps, Aisle Master, Mantis Cranes, Tanco Autowrap, Keenan Systems and Dromone Engineering.

Dr. Lorenzo Moroni
Dr. Lorenzo Moroni

Associate Professor

Department of Complex Tissue Regeneration Maastricht University The Netherlands

Dr. Lorenzo Moroni studied Biomedical Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and Nanoscale Sciences at Chalmers Technical University, Sweden. In 2001, he visited the lab of Professor Luke Lee at University of California Berkley, where he worked on microfabrication technologies for tissue engineering applications. He received his Ph.D. cum laude in 2006 at University of Twente on 3D scaffolds for cartilage and osteochondral regeneration, for which he was awarded the European doctorate award in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB). In 2007, he worked at Johns Hopkins University as a post-doctoral fellow in the Elisseeff lab, focusing on hydrogels and stem cells. In 2008, he was appointed the R&D director of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank of Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy, where he investigated the use of stem cells from alternative sources for cell banking, and the development of novel bioactive scaffolds for bone and cartilage regeneration. From 2009 till 2014, he joined again the University of Twente, where he worked as an assistant professor till 2013 and as an associate professor thereafter in the Tissue Regeneration department within the MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine. Since 2014, he holds an associate professor position at the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine of Maastricht University, for which he also acts as a member of the board of directors. His research group interests aim at developing new biofabrication technologies to generate libraries of 3D scaffolds able to control cell fate. Since 2012, he is a board member of the Young Scientist Forum of the ESB and co-chairman of the “Biofabrication" thematic group within the Tisssue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society. In 2013, he was elected in the editorial board of the journal “Biofabrication". He is also a co-founder of the biotech company Screvo B.V., which is committed to the production of animal implantable 3D high through-put screening systems. In 2014, he received the prestigious Jean Leray award for outstanding young principal investigators from the ESB.

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf

Group Leader of the high-performance materials research group

Institute of Materials Engineering at TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf currently is group leader of the high-performance materials research group at the Institute of Materials Engineering at TU Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany. His group is focusing on metallic functionally graded materials processed by additive manufacturing techniques employing selective laser melting and selective electron beam melting. Based on thorough analyses of process-microstructure-mechanical property relationships his group addresses process design as well as fatigue issues. In 2010 Dr. Niendorf obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Paderborn. In his thesis he focused on fatigue of ultrafine-grained steels. He is further active in the fields of high-manganese steels showing twinning and transformation induced plasticity as well as high-temperature and shape-memory alloys.

Alexander Oster
Alexander Oster

netfabb GmbH


Dr.-Ing. A. Pelz
Dr.-Ing. A. Pelz

Founder

m4p – metals4printing

Dr.-Ing. A. Pelz has studied mechanical engineering at the University of Magdeburg. From 2004 until 2014 he was working as development engineer and head of the R&D department in the business of developing metallic materials (wires & powders) for cladding, hardfacing and thermal spraying. Within this time he analyzed the metal atomizing process in detail what was part of its PhD thesis. Now, with the foundation of “m4p – metals4printing” Dr. Pelz wants to bring his energy and knowledge into the additive manufacturing community in order to take part in the future development of this amazing technology.

Dr.-Ing. Jens Pottebaum
Dr.-Ing. Jens Pottebaum

Senior Researcher

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.


Stefan Ritt
Stefan Ritt

VP-Head of global marketing and communications

SLM Solutions GmbH

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.


Albert  Rundel
Albert Rundel

RENISHAW GmbH


Jörg Sander
Jörg Sander

Airborne Equipment (Mechanical Design)

Airbus Defence & Space


Dr. Manfred Schmid
Dr. Manfred Schmid

Head of the R&D-group for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Inspire AG

M. Schmid studied chemistry and focused on polymer technology in his career. After different working periods in R&D on polyamides, biopolymers and polymer analytics he is now head of the R&D-group for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) of Inspire AG, irpd. Inspire is the Swiss competence center for production technology and acts as a transfer institute between academia and industry.

Dr. Gunnar Schulze
Dr. Gunnar Schulze

Founder and CTO

trinckle 3D GmbH

Gunnar Schulze studierte und promovierte im Fach Physik an den Universitäten Tübingen, Brighton sowie der Freien Universität Berlin. Seit 2012 ist er hauptberuflich als Gründer und CTO des Start-Ups "trinckle 3D" tätig, einem der führenden Online-3D-Druckdienste in Deutschland.

Dr. Dieter Schwarze
Dr. Dieter Schwarze

Head Additive Processes

SLM Solutions GmbH

Dr. Dieter Schwarze began already in 1989 to work on R&D and the commercialisation of additive manufacturing and he is co-founder of the Selective Laser Melting technology. In 2008 he joined SLM Solutions GmbH in Lübeck as scientific coordinator and head additive processes. Dr. Dieter Schwarze studied physics at the University of Paderborn.


Prof. Wei-nien  Su
Prof. Wei-nien Su

Assistant Professor

Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology at National Taiwan University of Science and Te

Research Activity His research activity includes: 2011-2014 Full time Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, NTUST; 2013 Jointly appointed Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Patents, NTUST; 2010-2011 Project-based Assistant Professor, NTUST; 2008-2009 Post-doctoral researcher, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST). Wei-nien is a founding member of the Additive Manufacturing Association of Taiwan.

Mark Trageser
Mark Trageser

President and Founder

Kram-Co. Inc.

With 20+ years inventing, and designing toys Mark spent many working at major corporations, like Mattel and Fisher Price where he worked with emerging numeric manufacturing of all types. He now runs kraM-Co., an inventing and consulting shop that specializes in playing with 3D printing and emerging technologies. He has experienced how transformative new technology can be for business on corporate and start-up levels; over night quality, speed, artistry, complexity, all explode while cost, materials needed, labor hours, all erode. Using 3D printing, Arduino programming and other emerging tech he is winning awards and works to help reinvent the toy industry – visit his booth to see some of his newest creations. Through his involvement with students and makerspaces he has seen how the 3D printing revolution is inspiring people, of all ages, to personal greatness through innovation, community, craftsmanship and hard work.

Freyja Vandenboom
Freyja Vandenboom

Researcher Law and ICT

Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT ICRI/CIR


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Villmer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Villmer

Professor for Product Development, Innovation Management and Rapid Technologies

Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences

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.


Leo Volkov
Leo Volkov

CBDO

Artec 3D

Leonid is CBDO of Artec 3D, a global market leader in 3D scanners and developer of innovative 3D solutions and products, including the world’s only automatic post processing 3D body scanning booth. Leonid previously spearheaded business development for SKB Kontur, Russia's 4th largest software company, and drove its annual revenue from $5M up to $100M within 6 years. Since 2010, he is also active as an early stage venture investor, business angel and venture partner for several VC firms. Leonid’s vision for Artec is make 3D professional technology universally accessible by providing automated, scalable solutions and easy integration.


Jürgen K. von der Lippe
Jürgen K. von der Lippe

CEO

vdlconsult


Andreas Wegner
Andreas Wegner

Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnik, Universität Duisburg-Essen

I am Co-founder and CEO of the AM Polymer Research UG which deals with the distribution and development of Additive Manufacturing powder materials as well as with engineering services in field of AM. Additionally, I am working as Post-Doc at the chair for manufacturing technology at the University of Duisburg-Essen and working there in the field of laser sintering. Furthermore, I am the chairmen of the VDI committee FA105.1 Additive Manufacturing – Plastics.


Cornelius Wendel
Cornelius Wendel

Public Affairs advisor and founder

POLICYNAVIGATION

Cornelius Wendel is a Public Affairs advisor and founder of POLICYNAVIGATION, a Berlin based Public Affairs Company for digital issues. Before founding his company in 2013, he was a partner with Bohnen Kallmorgen und Partner, a Public Affairs consultancy at Berlin. Prior to that he worked as managing director of a foreign trade association with responsibility for government and public relations, dealing with world trade issues such as fair-trade/-production, transportation, customs and sustainability. Before it Cornelius held different positions as a policy advisor in both the German and Berlin parliament in the areas of media, economic, cultural and transportation policy. He has studied history and economics at the universities of Bonn, Passau, and Heidelberg. He advises corporations and business associations on political and social changes/challenges through the digital transformation and helps to understand the regulatory approach on digital issues in Germany. He holds workshops in cooperation with the DIWecon (consultancy of DIW Berlin – German Institute for Economic Research) on both political and economic issues of the digital transformation. He organizes tailor-made curated delegation visits for both politicians and companies to digitals hotspots as San Francisco/Silicon Valley, New York, Tel Aviv etc. Clients are from digital businesses, media, telecommunications, health and trade. Cornelius is a founding member of the “German Startups Association" and member of the advisory board of “Gründermagnet", an association of start-up founders at universities in Germany.

Allen Wilson
Allen Wilson

Materials & Processes engineer

Boeing

Allen is a Materials & Processes engineer at Boeing in the Research & Technology organization. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the Materials Science & Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. From there, he worked at the Naval Research Laboratory working in the Physical Metallurgy Branch before coming to Boeing. He currently serves as Materials & Processes Chief Engineer for the Boeing Satellite Division.

Terry Wohlers
Terry Wohlers

Principal Consultant and President

Wohlers Associates, Inc.

Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 30 years ago. Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 250 organizations in 25 countries, as well as to 175+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 140 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the White House. He has appeared on any television and radio news programs and is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed
industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 22 consecutive years.


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