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DÜSSELDORF | 2nd – 3rd February, 2017

EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY 4.0

Speakers


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.


Uwe Boegershausen
Uwe Boegershausen

CFO

SLM Solutions

Uwe Bögershausen is CFO of SLM Solutions. He studied at the University of Oldenburg from 1994 to 1999, where he earned a degree in economics (Diplom-Ökonom). From 1999 to 2000 he worked as a consultant at CSC Ploenzke AG, Wiesbaden. Thereafter he worked until 2006 as project manager for Roland Berger Strategy consultant GmbH. In the years from 2006 to 2010 he worked as CFO for aleo Solar AG, Prenzlau. From April 2006 he assisted aleo Solar AG, Prenzlau, in preparing and implementing its initial public offering. From 2010, Uwe Bögershausen was appointed managing director of Derby Cycle Beteiligungs GmbH and became upon its reorganization as a stock corporation CFO of Derby Cycle AG until May 2012.


Robert Boehme
Robert Boehme

CEO

Part-Time Scientists GmbH

Since he was 18 years old, Robert Boehme has been an systems administrator and consultant in information security and storage management, with clients generally in the Federal German government. In mid-2009 he and six partners founded the German Part-Time Scientists team to participate in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. The competition’s goal is to encourage private missions to the moon. Despite strong competition from India, Israel and the USA, the team has made it into the Top 5 and won two of three Milestone Prizes for the development and demonstration of spaceworthy technology. Additionally, in June 2015 the team announced a technology partnership with the AUDI AG.

As team founder, Robert Boehme is also the CEO of the company behind the effort, the PTScientists GmbH, which aims to develop novel technologies to provide small and mid-size businesses simple and cost-effective access to space.


Sara Bonomi
Sara Bonomi

European Marketing Manager

Formlabs

Sara Bonomi is the European Marketing Manager at Formlabs, the company behind the most advanced high resolution desktop 3D printers. She has international hardware experience having worked in the USA and France for high-tech hardware and 3D printing companies. She is co-founder of Girls in Tech Italy, an international social enterprise network that promotes the empowerment of women in technology.


Rinje Brandis
Rinje Brandis

Technical Director

Krause DiMaTec GmbH

2003-2008: Studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Paderborn
2009-2013: PhD in production system planning at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute, Paderborn
2014-today: Operations Manager at Krause-Biagosch
2015-today: Technical Director at Krause DiMaTec


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)


Jeppe Byskov
Jeppe Byskov

Senior Specialist

Danish Technological Institute (DTI)

PhD from Aarhus University; Senior Specialist at DTI. Working with industrial implementation of SLM technology for the past 5 years; Work Package leader on the work "Develop process and supply chain for repair and maintenance in AAT" in the RepAIR project.


Ralf Carlström
Ralf Carlström

General Manager

Höganäs

Ralf Carlström is responsible for Digital Metal AB, representing Höganäs AB 3D printing activities. He earned his Master of Science degree in Metallurgy from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm 1985 and has since then worked at different position for Höganäs AB.


Martin Danzer
Martin Danzer

Associate Professor

National University of Singapore – NUS

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Danzer is Associate Professor for Computer Aided Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore - NUS. He studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University Munich, prior to his industrial application at the IT/Consulting firms Evans&Sutherland and PricewaterhouseCoopers. As team leader at the industrial companies Festo and Volkswagen, he was jointly responsible in re-defining the digital/virtual product development process. After this, he joined the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, Austria. He works as Consulting Certified Engineer and is an active member at VDI and The Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers.


Jeff DeGrange
Jeff DeGrange

Chief Commercial Officer

Impossible Objects

Mr. DeGrange M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University, is Chief Commercial Officer at Impossible Objects, past Stratasys Vice President, Senior technology manager at The Boeing Company. Mr. DeGrange is an advisory board member to Society of Manufacturing Engineers, past chairman of the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at Paderborn University in Germany, former board member for Chicago Museum Science and Industry Fab Lab and launched under Boeing’s Chairman Innovation Initiative several technology spin-out companies.


Patrick Delfs
Patrick Delfs

Research Assistant

Paderborn University – DMRC

Received his master´s degree in nanophysics from University of Bielefeld. Since 2013 scientific coworker at the particle technology group of University of Paderborn. His research is focused on surface quality for polymer laser sintering at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC).


Gerd Denninger
Gerd Denninger

Product Manager Software

EOS GmbH

Gerd Denninger is responsible for the Software Product Management at EOS. Already during his studies of business administration and mechanical engineering (TUM-BWL) in munich, he started working at EOS and became enthusiastic about additive manufacturing. Currently he is focusing on the open software approach of EOS to allow customers optimizing their part quality and machine performance.


Gereon Deppe
Gereon Deppe

Research Assistant

Paderborn University – DMRC

Mr. M. Sc. Gereon Deppe started to work at the "DMRC" in 2013 after his industrial engineering study at the University of Paderborn. Since then he focuses in the field of Additive Manufacturing on a decision support in terms of cost, time and quality. He conducts research in the EU-FP7 Framework project "RepAIR" which targets innovative solutions for aircraft MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) using Additive Manufacturing technologies.


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.


Germán Esteban Muñiz
Germán Esteban Muñiz

Research Programme Officer

DG Research and Innovation

Germán Esteban Muñiz, Senior Chemical Engineer, worked for a decade in water treatment, hydraulic infrastructures and discrete and process manufacturing before joining the European Commission in 2011. He works as Programme Officer at DG Research and Innovation at the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) Directorate. He has managed over €200 million in FP7 EU projects and is an active player in the Horizon 2020 Public-Private Partnerships of Factories of the Future (FoF) and Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE). Under H2020, he works in the KETs at the Industrial Leadership pillar and contributes to the Societal Challenge of Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials under the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP RM). Mr. Esteban is also the EC contact point and responsible for the Additive Manufacturing Platform, which has recently launched its Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) 2013-2020, highlighting priority areas for future development and the roadmap for AM standardization.

Sten Farre
Sten Farre

Senior R&D Engineer

Swerea

Sten Farre has a BSc in Metallurgy from Bergsskolan, the Swedish School of Mining and Metallurgy 1980, and a BBA from University of Linköping 2005. He has been working in a variety of industries with technical development and sales. Since 2011 employed as researcher at Swerea’ s daughter institute Swerea SWECAST focusing on metallic materials, mainly castings, and additive manufacturing. He is part of the strategic program at Swerea called “Swerea 3D3 “as well as the work of establishing a national arena for research within additive manufacturing of metals.


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.


Guido Follert
Guido Follert

Abteilungsleiter Maschinen und Anlagen

Fraunhofer Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik


Werner Gebhart
Werner Gebhart

Sales

Hermle GmbH


Thomas Gradl
Thomas Gradl

Sales

FIT Production


Ronan Hayes
Ronan Hayes

Co-Founder

Reflow

Ronan Hayes is the CMO of Reflow, an open source community based enterprise that transforms gathered plastic in developing economies into quality 3D print filament that is affordable, ethical and sustainable. With a foundation in behavioral economics and strategic brand planning, Ronan joined the reflow team in 2015, driven to harness evolving 3D technology to create better and more equitable societies.


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.


Dr. Jason Jones
Dr. Jason Jones

Co-Founder and CEO

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Dr. Jason Jones, co-founder and CEO of Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, is a pioneer in the combined use of Additive Manufacturing and CNC machining. He has a PhD in 3D printing from the University of Warwick and has led millions of dollars of AM research and authored numerous publications and patents during the last decade.


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.

Oliver Kaczmarzik
Oliver Kaczmarzik

Technical Product Manager

Concept Laser GmbH

Dipl.

Ing. (FH) Oliver Kaczmarzik was born in Berlin in 1977. 2003 he finished his electrical engineering studies at Technische Fachoberschule Berlin and was responsible for the commissioning and construction management for international projects at Applied Materials Alzenau from 2004 until 2006. Afterwards, from 2006 until 2014, Oliver Kaczmarzik functioned as strategic product manager in the purchasing department of IBC SOLAR AG in Bad Staffelstein. Concurrently he graduated as Master of Business Marketing from Freie Universität Berlin and is working as technological product manager for Concept Laser GmbH since 2014.


Güngör Kara
Güngör Kara

Director of Global Application and Consulting

EOS GmbH

Güngör Kara is a skilled expert in the field of industrial 3D Printing, innovation and operational excellence. In his role as Director of Global Application and Consulting he heads the global activities of the application and consulting department at EOS, the worldwide technology and quality leader for powder-based, industrial 3D Printing. His team has deep insights into current technological developments of the Additive Manufacturing technology in multi-national enterprises and innovative start-ups. Before joining EOS, he has studied mechanical engineering in Berlin and has an MBA degree from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management - in Vallendar and the Northwestern University in Chicago. Mr. Kara adds more than 16 years of professional experience as an executive consultant – mostly at A.T. Kearney – in the field of operational excellence, innovation and business development.


Richard Kellett
Richard Kellett

Product Manager Additive Manufacturing

DMG MORI


Daan A.J. Kersten
Daan A.J. Kersten

Co-founder & CEO

Additive Industries b.v.

Industrial entrepreneurship has stolen Daan’s heart at young age. Master degrees in both mechanical engineering and business administration have created a solid basis for his professional career and multiple ventures. In 2012 Daan founded, together with Jonas Wintermans, Additive Industries, a high tech equipment company industrialising 3D printing for functional parts in various metals. 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.


Rob Kleijnen
Rob Kleijnen

PhD Student Additive Manufacturing

Inspire AG, icams

After his graduation from TU Eindhoven as chemical engineer with specialization in polymers and composites, Rob Kleijnen started his PhD work at Inspire AG in 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Konrad Wegener at the ETH Zürich. His focus lies on the behavior and development of new materials for SLS.


Andreas Kleinfeld
Andreas Kleinfeld

Technischer Vertrieb

Hasenauer & Hesser GmbH


Dr. Eric Klemp
Dr. Eric Klemp

COO

voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center GmbH

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.


Dr. Ulli Klenk
Dr. Ulli Klenk

General Manager

Siemens AG


Frederick Knoop
Frederick Knoop

Research Assistant

DMRC - Direct Manufacturing Research Center

Mr. Frederick Knoop finished his master’s studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Paderborn University with main study in Polymer Engineering in 2014. Since May 2014 he is employed as research assistant at the chair of Polymer Engineering (KTP – Kunststofftechnik Paderborn) at the Paderborn University. In cooperation with the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC), Mr. Knoop’s research focus is on Fused DepositionModeling (FDM). The focus here is on the study of various process parameters on the mechanical and geometrical properties of FDM parts.


Dipl. Ing. (FH) MBA Timm Kragl
Dipl. Ing. (FH) MBA Timm Kragl

CEO and Founder

Phanos

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.


Greg Lee
Greg Lee

VP Product Development

30 years of hardware and software experience including 15 years at Microsoft in the Hardware group including program management, testing, localization, and support.


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).


Klaus Müller
Klaus Müller

Senior Advisor

Laserzentrum Nord

Klaus Mueller has about 28 years of experience as a senior executive in multibillion dollar aerospace firms and actively managing several multimillion projects during his tenure.

To date Klaus Mueller is CCO of Bionic Production GmbH and CEO of KMue Consult, a boutique consultancy for Additive Manufacturing printing advise, M&A activities ans strategy and market analysis. He is cooperating as Senior adivisory for ICF International and the Laserzentrum Nord, the leading Additive Manufacturing institute in Germany.

He was Senior Vice President Corporate Development at MTU Aero Engines, where he developed the strategy and headed all M&A activities of the corporate group. In his role, he was also responsible for business development in China and the Market Intelligence Group. For nearly 6 years he steered the long-term vision of MTU and developed the group to its excellent position of leadership in the aero engine market. During this assignment MTU grew from €2,5b to €3,7b revenue and signed agreements for many new programs of the next generation of jet engines with estimated sales of more than €50b during their program life.

Prior to joining MTU, he headed the Market Intelligence Group at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) in Hamburg, Germany. Klaus also served in the Business Development, Marketing, and Strategy functions. During his 20 years with LHT, Klaus led vital projects throughout a period where LHT sales increased from €1,5b to €3,9b. Klaus is an expert in both the OEM and MRO sectors of aerospace, and has deep functional expertise in marketing,strategy, technology and innovations. He serves on the advisory boards of Aviation Week Conferences and the Abu Dhabi Aviation Summit.
Klaus holds a Master of Business and Mechanical Engineering from TU Darmstadt. He is married and lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Erik Marquardt
Dr. Erik Marquardt

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.

Dr. Erik Marquardt studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and did his doctorate on optical measurement techniques. After 15 years in industry, mainly with machine vision companies, he joined VDI – The Association of German Engineers. He works with expert’s committees on optical technologies and additive manufacturing. He is co-author and organizer of “Handlungsfelder Additive Fertigungsverfahren”, a brochure on action items for additive manufacturing, which will be published in spring 2016.


Martin Neff
Martin Neff

Team Manager Technology Consulting

ARBURG

Martin Neff started with ARBURG in 1996. After several years in the project department he joined the international support group as technical consultant and worked also several year in the US as Engineering Manager and Tech Center Manager. Back in Germany he joined the freeformer team in 2013.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Neitzert
Prof. Dr. Thomas Neitzert

Director

Auckland University of Technology

Prof. Thomas Neitzert started his career as an academic at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, before joining Mercedes-Benz AG. After immigrating to New Zealand he was Engineering Manager of Fisher & Paykel Appliances. Currently he is with Auckland University of Technology as the director of its Engineering Research Institute.


Patrik Ohldin
Patrik Ohldin

Area Sales Manager

Arcam AB

Born 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Master’s Degree in 1989 (Industrial Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden). Held various sales positions within the electrical power engineering industry (e.g. at ABB and General Electric), before joining Arcam in 2004. Responsible for Sales & Marketing in Central and Western Europe.


Florian Pfefferkorn
Florian Pfefferkorn

Product Manager Polymer

EOS GmbH

Florian Pfefferkorn studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied science in Munich. After two years in quality management for Ariane 5 boosters production he joined EOS GmbH in 2001 and developed further on customer applications with plastic laser-sintering.
In 2003 he became the head of the Product Support group and in 2005 Product Manager for all EOS products related to plastic laser-sintering.
He’s an active expert at the ISO TC 261 for Additive Manufacturing and convening the ISO TC 261 Working Group 2 for materials and processes.


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.


Thomas Reiher
Thomas Reiher

Research Assistant

Paderborn University – DMRC

Mr. Thomas Reiher is employed as research associate at the chair „Computer Application and Integration in Design and Planning” at the University of Paderborn since 2013. In cooperation with the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) the focus of his research is the product optimization among others with FE-based topology optimization.


Dr. Dominik Rietzel
Dr. Dominik Rietzel

Project Manager

BMW Group

Dominik Rietzel graduated in chemical engineering at the Technische Universität in Munich (TUM) with a focus on materials and their mechanical behavior. Subsequently he continued his academic career in Erlangen-Nuremberg as scientific assistant at the Institute of Polymer Technology (LKT), were he obtained his doctoral degree with a thesis about the material behavior and process analysis for laser sintering of thermoplastic materials. Due to his work he is deputy chairman of the workgroup Polymers of the German VDI-Committee „Rapid Prototyping“ and intensively involved in the application of the multi-disciplinary research project SFB 814 “Additive Manufacturing”.

His career in the automotive field started at MAN Truck & Bus GmbH were his final position was head of quality assurance in the cabin paint shop. In 2013 he changed to the Rapid Technology Center of BMW Group. Here he is currently responsible for predevelopment projects in the field of additive manufacturing with polymers.


Martin Schäfer
Martin Schäfer

Portfolio Project Manager at Research & Technology Center

Siemens

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"


Frank Schaeflein
Frank Schaeflein

Senior Sales Support Application Engineer

Stratasys GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Frank Schaeflein has joined Stratasys 1996 and is championing the use of additive technologies beyond rapid prototyping. His experience extends to the very beginning of RP when he joined Spectra-Physics (a major shareholder and sales partner of 3D Systems) in late 1988 and transitioning to 3D Systems Europe in 1991. Mr. Schaeflein holds an engineering degree from the University of applied sciences in Darmstadt, focusing on production and automation.


Peter Schneider
Peter Schneider

Lithoz GmbH

Peter Schneider made his Bachelor degree in technical chemistry on the TU Vienna in 2011 which was followed by a Masters degree in chemical technologies and analytics in 2013.

Since 2013 Peter Schneider is working with the Lithoz GmbH in Vienna as a project manager in the field of material and application development. In this position he mostly focuses on the realization of customer specific development projects.


Maximilian Schniedenharn
Maximilian Schniedenharn

Fraunhofer ILT

Maximilian Schniedenharn received his diploma in mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University in 2012. Since early 2013 he is working as a research scientist at the Rapid Manufacturing group of the Fraunhofer ILT where he focused on the robustness and improvement of the selective laser melting process.

Frank Schoenmaker
Frank Schoenmaker

Co-Founder

Frank & Frens

Frank graduated in 2010 from Technical University of Delft, Industrial Design Engineering and still finds himself on the edge between design and engineering. Figuring out why products are the way they are and maximizing the full potential of a product proposition. During the years at Frank & Frens he worked on the realization of several market-ready mass customized products, such as the Exo-L, Roger Bacon glasses and several ortheses.


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.


André Seidel
André Seidel

Investment manager

NORD Holding

André Seidel is investment manager at NORD Holding. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the Lund University in Sweden, which builds upon his bachelor studies in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. André has worked in M&A transaction for Ernst & Young and has also founded start-up companies. Today, he is in search of interesting companies that can accelerate their growth with additional capital.


Christian Seidel
Christian Seidel

Fraunhofer IWU - Projektgruppe RMV Augsburg


Alexander Taube
Alexander Taube

Research Assistant

Paderborn University – DMRC


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.


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

CEO

vdlconsult



Andreas Wolf
Andreas Wolf

robomotion GmbH

Andreas Wolf founded together with Steffen Mayer robomotion GmbH in 2003 as a Robot integration company. 2005 they delivered the first Packaging line with 4 Robots to Unilever, 2006 Mr. Wolf did the first development project for grippers 3D printed for robots. 2009 robomotion installed the first laser sintered gripper in the 3shift production of Unilever. Mr. Wolf is active in research, business development, recruiting and marketing at robomotion.