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DÜSSELDORF | Conference: 21st – 22nd Feb, 2018
Exhibition: 20th – 24th Feb, 2018

EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY 4.0

Speakers – Düsseldorf 2017

Dr. Guido Adam
Dr. Guido Adam

CEO

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".

Ulrich Albanus
Ulrich Albanus

Director Global Service & Application

Concept Laser GmbH

Ulrich Albanus (49) joined Concept Laser 4 years ago after working for different global players in Electronics. Leading service departments for more than 20 years, he was responsible for customer satisfaction either for commercial customers or consumers. Within Concept Laser more than 50 technicians and application engineers together with 10 regional service partners in different countries are supporting the global service network.

Ulrich Albanus is speaker of the following session:

Frank Beckmann
Frank Beckmann

Key Account Manager & Projektleitung: Automotive

Prof. Alain Bernard
Prof. Alain Bernard

Professor at IRCCyN

Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Prof. A. Bernard, 57, graduated in 82, PhD in 89, was associate-Professor, from 90 to 96 in Centrale Paris. From Sept. 96 to Oct. 01, he was Professor in CRAN, Nancy I, in the “Integrated Design and Manufacturing” team. Since 0ct. 01, he has been Professor at Centrale Nantes and Dean for Research from 07 to 12. He is researcher in IRCCyN laboratory (UMR CNRS 6597) in the “Systems Engineering –Products-Performances-Perceptions” team. His research topics are KM, PLM, information system modeling, interoperability, enterprise modeling, systems performance assessment, virtual engineering, additive manufacturing. He supervised 30 PhD students. He published more than 250 papers in refereed international journals, books and conferences. He is vice-President of AFPR (French Association on Rapid prototyping and Additive Manufacturing), vice-chairman of WG5.1 of IFIP (Global Product Development for the whole product lifecycle) and member of CIRP Council.

Katharina Berres
Katharina Berres

Head of Marketing & Communications

Katharina is Head of Marketing & Communications of the ACEO® team. It’s kind of a start-up inside Wacker Chemie AG and known for its pioneering technology in 3D printing with silicones. A proven expert in marketing and communication, her career spans more than twelve years in the automotive and chemical industry. Katharina’s passion for technology and new opportunities inspires her audience far beyond the 3D printing community.

Katharina Berres is speaker of the following session:

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.

Information about Dr.-Ing. Steffen Beyer's session will follow soon.

Dr. Matthias Bleckmann
Dr. Matthias Bleckmann

Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut für Werk- und Betriebsstoffe (WIWeB)

Dr. Matthias Bleckmann is speaker of the following session:

Ilko Bosman
Ilko Bosman

Manager Finance & IT

Additive Industries b.v.

Ilko Bosman (1978) was co-owner of Freedom of Freedom of Creation, one of the pioneers in the 3D printing market and acquired by 3D Systems in 2011. He has joined the Additive Industries management team in September 2015, after already have worked on the Additive World Platform since 2013. In his role as Manager Finance & IT, Ilko is responsible for the Additive World Platform supporting the complete 3D metal printing workflow and integrating seamlessly with the MetalFAB1 printing system. He also oversees the finance and administration processes.

Ilko Bosman is speaker of the following session:

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.

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.

Marco Fey is a political scientist who works as a research associate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (Leibniz Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, HSFK) since 2009. His research focuses on arms control, non-proliferation, strategic weapon systems, and emerging technologies.

Peter Gerd Fisch
Peter Gerd Fisch

Diehl BGT Defence GmbH

Peter Gerd Fisch is speaker of the following session:

Filip Geerts
Filip Geerts

Director General

Mr. Geerts is Secretary General of CECIMO since 2008. He is a professional in EU public and regulatory affairs with long-standing and extensive experience in the management of companies, national and EU trade associations. Mr. Geerts was previously Deputy Director for the largest Belgian association for the technological industry, FITCE. He was also public and regulatory affairs manager for IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Secretary General for numerous European trade associations dealing with manufacturing and the engineering sector. A commercial engineer, Mr. Geerts obtained further degrees in EU economic policy, law as well as financial and business management from Insead Fontainebleau and Singapore, London School of Economics, Vlerick, College of Europe, The Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and the Catholic University of Leuven.

Dan Grigoras
Dan Grigoras

Director of Business Development

3D Hubs

Dan Grigoras is a 3D Printing professional with strong implementation experience in strategy, operations, sales, procurement, process reengineering, and data analytics. Prior to leading the business development team at 3D Hubs, Dan managed the supply chain and extensive network of vendors at Shapeways.

Dan Grigoras is speaker of the following session:

Prof. Dr. Norbert Gronau
Prof. Dr. Norbert Gronau

University of Potsdam

Prof. Dr. Norbert Gronau holds the Chair of Processes and Systems at Potsdam University, Germany and is Scientifc Director of the Potsdam Application Center Industrie 4.0 (ACI).

Michael Grytz
Michael Grytz

Head of New Services

Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH

Michael Grytz is speaker of the following session:

Johannes Gumpinger
Johannes Gumpinger

Advanced Manufacturing Process Engineer

European Space Agency (ESA)

Johannes Gumpinger is speaker of the following session:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Haag
Prof. Dr. Christoph Haag

Professor for Procurement & Value Chain Management

Rhine-Waal University

Christoph Haag is professor for procurement & value chain management at Rhine-Waal University since 2014. He is following up the questions of the digital transformation and how that will change the industries. For his research and teaching, Professor Haag draws back on more than ten years of experience in science, consultancy and industrial practice. He held management positions in R&D, procurement, and controlling, working primarely with companies in the automotive, mechanical engineering, and chemicals industry. As an expert in additive manufacturing, Professor Haag has written several patents in the fields of direct deposition technologies. In 2009 he received a doctoral degree in engineering from the RWTH Aachen.

Raphael Hoffmann
Raphael Hoffmann

Managing Director

Managing Director of H&H Gesellschaft für Engineering und Prototypenbau mbH, Leopoldshöhe – Germany. H&H GmbH was founded 1996, so we can look back to 20 years of Experience as a pioneer of 3D-Printing. In both of its business divisions, H&H Innovation and H&H Smart Products, H&H GmbH offers all the development services required to transform an idea into a series product. We develop and build prototypes and then simulate, test and produce the idea that has taken shape in series volumes. H&H - From north to south - your specialist for additive manufacturing in Hamburg, Leopoldshöhe and Munich.

Raphael Hoffmann is speaker of the following session:

Ulrich Jahnke
Ulrich Jahnke

Research Assistant

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.

Peter Jain
Peter Jain

Managing Director

Managing Director of Arcam and responsible for the markets in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Peter complemented his engineering education with an MBA in General Management and is looking back to 15 years of experience as a Managing Director in medium-sized technology companies. Arcam provides cost-efficient Additive Manufacturing solutions for production of metal components and is an innovative partner for manufacturing in the orthopedic implant and aerospace industries.

Peter Jain is speaker of the following session:

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.
Dr. Christoph Kiener
Dr. Christoph Kiener

Principal Expert Sustainability Lifecycle Engineering

Christoph Kiener, born 1973, works as Principal Key Expert at Siemens Corporate Technology Munich/Berlin since 2014. In his focus area Sustainability Engineering, he carefully analyses the purpose and function of equipment parts, processes and systems, and works on increasing their sustainability by gaining energy efficiency, avoiding resource consumption and reducing emissions. Christoph studied chemistry at Munich TU and got his PhD in Chemical Engineering/Catalysis at Max Planck Institute for Coal Research, Muelheim/Ruhr. After several years in industrial gas business at Linde AG and project development for synthetic biofuels, he joined the energy business of Siemens in 2009.

Frederick Knoop
Frederick Knoop

Research Assistant

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.

Frederick Knoop is speaker of the following session:

Jonas Kühndel
Jonas Kühndel

PhD Student

MAHLE Industrial Thermal Systems GmbH & Co. KG

Jonas Kuehndel is a Phd Student who works in the in Pre-Development section for Mahle Industrial Thermal Systems in Stuttgart .

His research deals with implementation of additive manufacturing in heat transfer and engine cooling.
The focus lies on developing an new methodology for heat exchanger structures, i.e. fin development.

Jonas Kühndel is speaker of the following session:

Stefan Lammers
Stefan Lammers

Stefan Lammers received his M. Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Paderborn University in 2014 after finishing his master thesis in Qingdao, China. He is currently working as a research assistant at the Chair of Design and Drive Technology in cooperation with the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at Paderborn University. His main research topics are design guidelines for additive manufacturing and the feasibility investigations of AM for permanent magnet synchronous machines.

Stefan Lammers is speaker of the following session:

Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld
Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld

Partner

Roland Berger


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


forming.

Elvira Leon
Elvira Leon

Senior Solution Architect

ATOS

Elvira Leon is Senior Solution Architect in Atos COE Industry 4.0 and also member of Atos Scientific Community, leading the “Additive Manufacturing” team. She joined Atos in 2012 as M&P technical manager in the engineering department. As MSc in Materials Engineering and BSc in Aeronautical Engineering, she has wide experience in manufacturing projects for aerospace, transport and chemical industries.

Elvira Leon is speaker of the following session:

Dr. Andreas Leupold
Dr. Andreas Leupold

Founder

Leupold Legal


For over 20 years, Dr. Andreas Leupold LL.M. has been advising corporate clients from Germany, England, USA and many other countries mainly in the areas of IT law, Technology Law, Media & Entertainment Law, Trademark, Copyright and Competition Law.
Andreas Leupold is a founding member of the industry network “mobility goes additive” of the Deutsche Bahn ((http://mobilitygoesadditive.com/) and member of its advisory board. As a lawyer with a focus on 3D printing and information technology and an experienced litigator with landmark decisions of the courts, he is a regular presenter at 3D-Printing conferences and IT-law conferences. He is the editor and co-author of the Lawyer Manual on IT Law which is currently published by C.H. Beck in its 3rd edition and wrote the first book in Germany on the legal aspects of industrial 3D-Printing for CEO´s published by Franz Vahlen in spring 2016. In December 2016, the German IT weekly Computerwoche published his latest article entitled “Who owns the data in the internet of things?”
(http://www.computerwoche.de/a/wem-gehoeren-die-daten-im-internet-of-things,3328337).
Dr. Andreas Leupold LL.M. was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in Germany” in the fields of Information Technology and Media Law (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Most recently he received the Global Law Experts award in the category ”3D-Printing Law Firm of the Year in Germany 2016” and the Corporate International Global Award "3D Printing Sector Law Firm of the Year in Germany 2017."


Florens Lichte
Florens Lichte

Head of Additive Manufacturing

Deutsche Bahn AG, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH

Florens Lichte is managing the implementation of Additive Manufacturing into operations at Deutsche Bahn AG. Having obtained his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, Florens joined the maintenance division for railway vehicles, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH. After exploring first application fields in maintenance business, he is now leading the Additive Manufacturing project team across the group. With over six years in metal working and construction, Florens also has a strong affection for traditional manufacturing.

Olivier Lietaer
Olivier Lietaer

Business Development Engineer for Additive Manufacturing

e-Xstream

Olivier Lietaer joined e-Xstream in August as Additive Manufacturing Business Development Engineer. In this role, Olivier his main objective is to to accelerate new materials development, simulate the printing process and predict the final part performance. Prior to joining e-Xstream, Olivier served as R&D Engineering Team Leader at Safran Aero Boosters.

Olivier holds a PhD in Applied Mechanics from the Université Catholique in Louvain.
Christian-Friedrich Lindemann
Christian-Friedrich Lindemann

Research Exploitation Manager

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).

Christoph Lindner
Christoph Lindner

Enterprise Sales Manager 3D printing

HP Deutschland GmbH

Christoph Lindner is speaker of the following session:

Johannes Lohn
Johannes Lohn

Manager Additive Manufacturing Technology

Since 2013 Johannes Lohn is a PhD scholarship holder of the "Phoenix Contact Stiftung" and works as a scientific staff member at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at the University of Paderborn, Germany. His topic of research is Laser Sintering. He focuses on process and material (PA6) development. He finished the masters program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn in 2013.

Johannes Lohn is speaker of the following session:

Klaus Müller
Klaus Müller

Senior Advisor and CCO

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.

Klaus Müller is speaker of the following session:

Nick Pearce
Nick Pearce

Director

Alexander Daniels Global

Nick is a founding Director of Alexander Daniels Global, a leading talent consultancy focused on supporting the additive manufacturing industry. An recruitment entrepreneur with over ten years experience in international recruitment, Nick is an accomplished speaker and thought leader on talent.

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.

Ingrid Prestien
Ingrid Prestien

Managing Partner

CIPRES Technology Systems

2006 Ingrid Prestien took the management of the areas of series production by additive manufacturing and the "e-coloring" at CIPRES, which she founded with Carlos Prestien in 2004. CIPRES is considered a pioneer of the dyeing process of plastic laser sintering parts and is now the leading provider in this field. Meanwhile, the focus of CIPRES is in the development of the dyeing technology. Mrs. Prestien has developed a broad range of experience in over 20 years in Sales and Marketing Area, part of them at EOS, the leading manufacturer of laser sintering systems in Germany and at EPP Electronic Production Partners GmbH in Munich.

Ingrid Prestien is speaker of the following session:

Dr. Paula Queipo
Dr. Paula Queipo

Director of External Relations

PRODINTEC

Dr. Paula Queipo is the Director of the External Relations Department at PRODINTEC Technology center dealing with project management, communication, networking and technology transfer activities. After studying chemistry, she obtained her doctorate in Materials Science and Technology in 2003. She has extended her R&D skills in several European entities in Finland, UK, and Spain. She belongs to the Management Boards of the EU technology platforms AM-Platform and NANOfutures and she currently coordinates the strategic H2020 Projects on Additive Manufacturing, FoFAM And AM-Motion.

Dr. Paula Queipo is speaker of the following session:

Juan Miguel Ramirez
Juan Miguel Ramirez

Head of ADG Additive Manufacturing

Alexander Daniels Global

Juan Miguel is a passionate, entrepreneurial, technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Alexander Daniels Global. After working in a number of start up companies in Spain, Juan Miguel moved to the UK and helped launch a new division for renewable technology recruitment. It is during this time working for Alexander Daniels in the UK, that Juan Miguel’s interest in technology and specifically additive manufacturing, led to a research project to investigate the scope to launch a recruitment business exclusively supporting the additive manufacturing industry. Juan Miguel successfully led and launched Alexander Daniels Global alongside Nick Pearce and has been instrumental in building the companies global network of clients and candidates.

Juan Miguel Ramirez is speaker of the following session:

Thomas Reiher
Thomas Reiher

Research Assistant

Mr. Thomas Reiher studied mechanical engineering at Paderborn University and has received his Master Degree in 2013. Since then he works as a scientific staff at the chair for Computer Application in Design and Planning in cooperation with the DMRC. He worked in the research projects “NewStructure - Direct Manufacturing of Space Hardware for NGP” and “RepAIR - Future RepAIR and Maintenance for Aerospace Industry”. There he gained deep knowledge in the optimization of products for Additive Manufacturing. In this process he developed a new approach to re-design parts with a novel, yet successful combination of different software solutions bridging the gap of the software’s focus on traditional design and the necessity of new functions to realize an Additive Manufacturing design to fully exploit the technology’s potential. Further fields of activities are the development and application of the part selection methodology and the project management as well as writing an own software program for part optimization. On an educational level he supports the lecture technical drawing at the Paderborn University. 

Fabian Riß
Fabian Riß

Production Technology Materials & Processes

Airbus Safran Launchers GmbH

Fabian Riß is speaker of the following session:

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.

Stefan Ritt is speaker of the following session:

Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum
Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum

Digital Additive Production

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.Ing Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum is Professor for Digital Additive Production at RWTH Aachen University. Besides this he leads the competence area “Additive Manufacturing and Functional Layers” at Fraunhofer ILT.

With more than 150 employees, this institutes focus on developing additive production process chains and making them available to the industry. These include the development of machines, the planning of AM factories, the development of design and data tools for additive manufacturing, as well as comprehensive consulting services ranging from component consulting all the way to business case assessment for the manufacturing industry. In addition, the researchers in the competence area develop additional laser processes and systems for surface treatment, such as thin film processing, heat treatment and polishing, etc.
Before his appointment at RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer ILT Mr. Schleifenbaum held several senior management positions and gained international experience with Air Liquide and the Phoenix Contact Group.

Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum is speaker of the following session:

Daniel Schneider
Daniel Schneider

AIRBUS APWORKS GmbH

Information about Daniel Schneider's session will follow soon.

Jan Sehrt
Jan Sehrt

Senior Lecturer

University of Duisburg-Essen

Jan T. Sehrt graduated in mechanical engineering in 2005 at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Parts of his studies Sehrt completed abroad in Tipton (UK), Manchester (UK) and Berkeley (USA). In 2010 Sehrt received his PhD on the topic of laser beam Powder Bed Fusion of metals. Since the beginning in 2005, Dr. Sehrt is head of the Rapid Technology Center (RTC) Duisburg, which concentrates all Additive Manufacturing activities at the institute. His over 13 years of experience in the field of Additive Manufacturing technologies Sehrt also implements into standardization work such as the VDI Technical Committee Additive Manufacturing (FA105), or as a German expert in other standardization committees for Additive Manufacturing such as ISO/TC 261 AM and NA 145-04-01 AA (DIN). Sehrt also serves as Session Editor for the journal “Progress in Additive Manufacturing” of Springer-Verlag GmbH. In 2014 Sehrt founded his own engineering office.

Jan Sehrt is speaker of the following session:

Con Sheahan
Con Sheahan

Dr. Con Sheahan is a Senior Lecturer of Enterprise Performance Modelling at the Enterprise Research Centre, School of Engineering, University of Limerick, Ireland. He has co-ordinated five EU collaborative research projects (FP6,FP7,EURASMUS+, H2020) including industrial and academic partners from across Europe. He is also Principal Investigator for projects funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland in the domain of enterprise visualisation and performance. He has a PhD in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Optimisation, a B.Eng. in Production Engineering and an MBA. He has also worked in the aerospace industry for a decade in both Ireland and the USA. His research is focused on the domain of market and manufacturing models and for entire enterprise performance enhancement.

Holger Speckmann
Holger Speckmann

CEO

As an Engineer in Mechanical and Material Science Holger Speckmann worked from 1989 until 2014 for AIRBUS in the field of Structures, Materials, Processes and NDE (Non-Destructive Engineering).

There he worked 10 years for Service, 10 years on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and 5 years on NDT for manufacturing and let several German and European Research Projects.

He is an expert in most NDE technologies with a certified level 2 & 3 in Ultrasonic, Eddy Current & X-Ray.
Since January 2014 he is heading the newly founded TESTIA GmbH, a full Service Provider for Non-Destructive Testing and Testing with more than 50 employees, as CEO as part of the TESTIA Holding (an Airbus Company).
He is the Co-Founder of the SHM-AISC (Structural Health Monitoring - Aerospace Industry Steering
Committee) and CAWG (Commercial Aviation Working Group) which includes Boeing,
Embraer, Bombardier, FAA, EASA, US-Air Force, NASA, etc.) which is today the
SHM group in SAE.
Holger Speckmann is a member of the ATA (Air-Transport-Association) group for ´NDT.
Moritz Stolpe
Moritz Stolpe

Project Leader

Heraeus

Moritz Stolpe is project leader in the Additive Manufacturing group of Heraeus. Having received his diploma in Material Science and Engineering, Moritz worked as a research scientist at the Chair of Metallic Materials at Saarland University. In 2016 Moritz joined the 3D-Printing group of Heraeus where he explores and develops new materials and processing techniques for Additive Manufacturing.

Moritz Stolpe is speaker of the following session:

Jens Telgkamp
Jens Telgkamp

Research Leader on Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing

AIRBUS

Jens Telgkamp is speaker of the following session:

Hans van Toor
Hans van Toor

Digital Manufacturing Consultant

Berenschot

When Hans van Toor (1987) first learned about Additive Manufacturing (AM) in 2006 he was taken by its potential. After initial research he founded two companies focused on design for AM and software development for mass customization. In 2013, Hans joined Airbus Group Innovations to do research on utilizing process monitoring for process certification. After finalizing his thesis – at Fokker Aerostructures on using Artificial Intelligence to support design for AM – he joined Berenschot. With over 15 years of experience in the field of Additive Manufacturing, Berenschot provides management consultancy services for global industry leaders in AM.

Fried Vancraen
Fried Vancraen

CEO

Wilfried (Fried) Vancraen, MSc, MBA, born in 1961 in Duffel, Belgium, began his career in 1985 after receiving a Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. Working as a Research Engineer and Consultant at the Research Institute of the Belgian Metalworking Industry, Fried discovered 3D Printing. Passionate about this new technology and firm in his belief that it could help create a better and healthier world, he founded Materialise in July 1990. Fried holds several patents related to the technical and medical applications of 3D Printing and remains committed to using the technology to make positive changes in people’s lives. In recent years, Fried has been awarded the RTAM/SME Industry Achievement Award, the highest honor in the 3D Printing industry, has been selected as the most influential person in Additive Manufacturing by industry professionals and TCT Magazine, and has been listed one of the 5 leading players in his sector by the Financial Times. He is also the recipient of a 2013 Visionaries! award from the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

Fried Vancraen is speaker of the following session:

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

Professor for Product Development, Innovation Management and Rapid Technologies

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.

Vincent Wanhu Yang
Vincent Wanhu Yang

Product Manager – Inspector

Materialise GmbH

Vincent, Wanhu Yang, graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering from University of Southampton and worked in AM research before joining Materialise. He has been working at Materialise, leading provider of 3D printing software and services, for more than 3 years. Previously Mr Yang served as OEM Consultant for Asia and Technical Team Manager for Greater China. Currently, he is Product Manager at the Innovations Group of the Software Department, crafting the future of Materialise’s promising control software: Materialise Inspector.

Vincent Wanhu Yang is speaker of the following session:

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.

Nikolai Zaepernick
Nikolai Zaepernick

Senior Vice President Central Europe

Nikolai Zaepernick is responsible for the business in Central Europe at EOS – the world market leader for industrial 3D printing. He joined EOS early 2011. Before he worked for Siemens in various operational functions for more than ten years, most recently as head of strategy for the Division ‘Drive Technologies’. During his time at Siemens he also managed business in the ‘Motion Control Solutions’ and ‘Automotive Plant Engineering’ area. The watch industry has been the starting point in his professional life, working for Cartier in Switzerland.
Nikolai is a mechanical engineer and holds a MBA degree.