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GERMANY | SPRING 2019

EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY 4.0

Speakers – Düsseldorf 2018

Kristian Arntz
Kristian Arntz

Director and Partner

Kristian Arntz studied Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology at the RWTH Aachen University, majoring in Production Technology. He worked as scientist in the Process Technology department at Fraunhofer IPT from 2003 to 2009 and became head of the „Tool and Die Making“ business unit in 2005. Since April 2009, Kristian Arntz has been chief engineer of the department „Laser Material Processing“ at Fraunhofer IPT. He is Technical Director and Associate of the WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie GmbH and Managing Director of the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH.

Frank Beckmann
Frank Beckmann

Key Account Manager & Projektleitung: Automotive

Frank Beckmann is speaker of the following session:

Lars Bognar
Lars Bognar

Manufacturing & Production planning Engineer

Dr. Rinje Brandis
Dr. 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

Information about Dr. Rinje Brandis's session will follow soon.

Daniel Büning
Daniel Büning

Head of Global Strategy

Daniel Büning is Head of Global Strategy at BigRep GmbH. Under the name of NOWlab@BigRep, Jörg Petri and Daniel Büning are responsible for innovation in materials and applied research to develop cross-sector customized applications at the Berlin based tech start-up. Daniel received a Masters Degree in Architecture (with Distinction) from MSA Muenster School of Architecture, and completed a year in the M-Arch Program at PRATT Institute, NY. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute for Media and Design. Since 2012 Daniel is a Ph.D. Fellow at the University of the Arts Berlin, Department for Experimental and Digital Design.

Axel Bürck
Axel Bürck

Business Development Services

Axel Bürck is speaker of the following session:

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

CEO

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is heading the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University of Technology since the year 2001. With his team of researchers, he is actively pursuing the field of laser additive manufacturing, focusing on innovative design approaches, process development and new AM factory concepts.

Steffen Fischer
Steffen Fischer

Mgr. Advanced Manufacturing R2

Steffen Fischer manages the Advanced Manufacturing team at John Deere for Europe located in Mannheim Germany. In this group he oversees advanced manufacturing topics such as additive manufacturing, lightweight materials manufacturing and robotics. He is responsible for developments and connection to research and business partners in the Region within the framework of the “Factory of the Future”. Prior to joining the team he held various positions at John Deere in operations at the Bruchsal Cab factory leading the assembly and quality teams, as well as serving within Manufacturing Engineering. Prior to John Deere Steffen spent 9 years in the thermoset plastic industry. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Science.

Information about Steffen Fischer's session will follow soon.

Sebastian Fluegel
Sebastian Fluegel

Dr. Pia Gausemeier
Dr. Pia Gausemeier

Strategy Production Technology

Dr. Filip Geerts
Dr. 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.

Dietmar Geiser
Dietmar Geiser

Head of Strategy 3D-Printing Materials Additive Manufacturing

Dietmar Geiser received his master’s in business administration from Univer­sity of Mannheim. In 1999, he worked at SCHOTT GLAS as corporate strategy manager and then he became head of business development Asia. Later in 2005, he joined FREUDENBERG as a head of sales & application technology and later as director of Russia. Afterwards Mr. Geiser joined BASF SE in 2008, where he covered several senior functions (marketing, strategy, restructuring, and general mgmt.) for plastics related businesses. Currently, he is responsible for the BASF 3D printing materials strategy & partnering. He enjoys riesling and is a fishing-junky (carp and catfish).

Dr. Martin Holland
Dr. Martin Holland

VP Strategy & Business Development

Andrea Huxol
Andrea Huxol

Scientist

Mrs. Huxol graduated as a Master of Engineering at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University oAS. Before that, she worked for several years as Quality Manager at a polymer processing company. Since 2009 she is working as a scientific and teaching assistant at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University oAS.

Andrea Huxol is speaker of the following session:

Ulrich Jahnke
Ulrich Jahnke

Research Assistant

Since 2011 Ulrich Jahnke is working as a research assistant at Paderborn University in the area of "Computerapplication and Integration in Design and Planning (C.I.K.)" and at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center. Most of his research activities aim at process analysis and optimization in particular to prevent product piracy due to the use of Additive Manufacturing. In 2017 he co-founded the spin-off "Additive Marking" to offer software-driven marking of AM parts for traceability of industrial applications. His vision is to have every part produced in AM marked!

Martijn Joris
Martijn Joris

Co-founder and CEO

Martijn is co-founder and CEO of Twikit, founded in 2012. Twikit provides 3D customization solutions for digital manufacturing, enabling brands to offer personalized and made-on-demand products to their customers. The team works on the intersect of product design and software development. Working in the 3D printing sector since 2007, Martijn is a firm believer in this new way of product making. 

Martijn Joris is speaker of the following session:

Volker Junior
Volker Junior

President

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.

Volker Junior is speaker of the following session:

Joachim Kasemann
Joachim Kasemann

Geschäftsleitung Vertrieb & Prokurist

Harry Kleijnen
Harry Kleijnen

Manager Process & Application Development

Harry Kleijnen drives the new applications development at Additive Industries. He translates Additive Industries customer’s industrial additive manufacturing requirements ranging from new materials to new applications and processes into new functionality of the MetalFAB1 system and integrated Additive World software platform.

In his former position at Philips Healthcare he was since 2006 responsible for the development of the powder bed laser fusion process for 3D printing of pure Tungsten material. This was combined with setting-up a large volume manufacturing facility covering the full additive manufacturing workflow for industrial series production of Tungsten products in a medical regulated environment.

Dr.-Ing. Eric Klemp
Dr.-Ing. Eric Klemp

COO

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.

Raphael Koch
Raphael Koch

Additive Manufacturing Research Engineer

Prof. Carolin Körner
Prof. Carolin Körner

Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften

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

Partner

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.

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, Privacy, 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. In October 2017, his second book on 3D Printing that features over thirty authors from leading companies such as Airbus, voestalpine, the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) and others has been published. He is also 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 2017, 3Dprintingindustry.com published his thoughts on the future of 3D printing and  his article for TCT magazine went online (https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/future-3d-printing-dr-andreas-leupold-leupold-legal-125833/ and https://www.tctmagazine.com/blogs/guest-column/the-industrialisation-of-3d-printing-protect-data/. Dr. Andreas Leupold LL.M. was re-elected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in Germany” 2018  in the fields of Information Technology, Copyright and Media Law. Most recently he received the Global Law Experts award in the category ”3D-Printing Law Firm of the Year in Germany 2017” and the Corporate International Global Award "3D Printing Sector Law Firm of the Year in Germany 2017.


Dr. Andreas Leupold is speaker of the following session:

Andreas Liebisch
Andreas Liebisch

Applikationsingenieur Additive Manufacturing

Andreas Liebisch ist derzeit für die Marktentwicklung und den Sales Support im Bereich Additive
Manufacturing bei Trumpf in Ditzingen tätig. Im Frühjahr 2017 ist er als Applikationsingenieur in
das Unternehmen eingestiegen. Seine additiven Kenntnisse hat er seit 2015 ausgeweitet und sich
vor seinem Eintritt bei Trumpf vor allem mit der Materialqualifizierung von metallischen Werkstoffen
für die Laser Metal Fusion Technologie beschäftigt.

Studiert hat Liebisch Maschinenbau und Produktentwicklung an der Hochschule für Technik und
Wirtschaft in Aalen. 

Andreas Liebisch is speaker of the following session:

Dr. Christian-Friedrich Lindemann
Dr. Christian-Friedrich Lindemann

Managing Director

Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Christian Lindemann has studied industrial engineering at the University of Paderborn with a focus on strategic production and innovation management. Afterwards he joined the chair for "Computer Application and Integration in Design and Planning" as scientific staff from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Koch. Since 2010 he is strongly involved in the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at the University of Paderborn. One of his main research topics is the cost structure of Additive Manufacturing during the product lifecycle with the aim to increase the number of part candidates for the AM technology. Mr. Lindemann finished his phd thesis with the topic „Cost-Efficient Design and Planning for Additive Manufacturing“ in 2017. During his research he has participated in industry and EU-FP7 Framework projects as well as in projects of the European Space Agency (ESA). He is active in many AM networks and AM standardization activities. Following his time as scientific statt at the DMRC he was Research & Exploitation Manager before becoming the Managing Director of the DMRC. He is active in the fields of education in additive manufacturing in industry seminars and at the University of Paderborn.

Johannes Lohn
Johannes Lohn

Manager Additive Manufacturing Technology

Since 2017 Johannes Lohn is responsible for R&D at the PROTIQ GmbH - A Phoenix Contact Company. PROTIQ is a 3D printing service provider and web marketplace where users can upload and configure 3D models. 

From 2013 until 2017 Mr. Lohn was a PhD scholarship holder of the "Phoenix Contact Stiftung" and worked as a scientific staff member at the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) at the University of Paderborn, Germany. During this time an experimental laser sintering system was built up to process new materials like PA6. 

In 2013 he finished the masters program in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn. 


Johannes Lohn is speaker of the following session:

Patrick Mehmert
Patrick Mehmert

Product Manager Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Patrick Mehmert studied Techomathematics at the Technical University of Clausthal. He made his Ph.D. at the Institute for Welding and Machining about the numerical simulation of welding processes.

In his professional career he worked for over a decade in the field of simulation engineering services mainly for aerospace. He had several positions like project leader, team leader, plant manager and department director.

Since 2015 he is Product Manager Additive Manufacturing at simufact engineering GmbH in Hamburg.

Len Pannett
Len Pannett

Managing Partner

Len is an operational Strategy consultant, with over 24 years' experience in engineering and consultancy. He specialised in the implementation of operational strategy. Furthermore he is an author of several articles on 3D printing's impact on the supply chain, and visiting speaker at leading Business Schools.

Len holds a MBA and B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from University of Southampton, and B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics from University of Durham

Len Pannett is speaker of the following session:

Prof. Vasily Ploshikhin
Prof. Vasily Ploshikhin

Airbus chair for Integrated Simulation and Engineering of Materials and Processes

Professor Vasily Ploshikhin is a head of Airbus endowed Chair for Simulation and Engi-neering of Materials and Processes at University of Bremen (Germany) and chief executive officer of AMSIS GmbH, a start up in the field of numerical simulation of additive manufacturing. In his former position Mr. Ploshikhin was the head of department for Metallic Materials at the R&D company NMB GmbH in Bayreuth (Germany).

Prof. Vasily Ploshikhin is speaker of the following sessions:

Prof. Thierry Rayna
Prof. Thierry Rayna

Professor of Innovation Management

Thierry Rayna, PhD, is a Professor of Innovation Management at the École Polytechnique (France) and fellow of CRG-i3 (Management Research Centre, Innovation Interdisciplinary Institute, CNRS). Beforehand, he spent ten years in the UK, where he held positions at Imperial College London, the London School of Economics, UCL, and the University of Cambridge. His research investigates the consequences of technological change and digitisation—in particular 3D printing—on strategies, business models and innovation ecosystems. He has served as an advisor for national and international organisations, as well as for industry leaders in the manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and internet sectors. He also mentors start-ups.

Dr. Phil Reeves
Dr. Phil Reeves

Vice President

Dr Phil Reeves is the Vice President of Consulting within Stratasys and leads the companies consulting activities. Phil has worked in the field of Additive Manufacturing & 3D printing for over 20-years, having gained a PhD in the subject from Nottingham University in the mid 1990’s. Since this time, Phil has worked in a number of AM/3DP related roles including R&D, business development and corporate strategy. In 2003 Phil founded leading AM/3DP consulting firm Econolyst Ltd, which was acquired by Stratasys in 2015.

Tobias Röhrich
Tobias Röhrich

CEO

Tobias Röhrich schloss im Jahr 2008 sein Studium der Werkstoffwissenschaften an der TU Berlin und arbeitete anschließend als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Fraunhofer PYCO. Seit Ende 2009 war er in gleicher Position am Fachgebiet Füge- und Beschichtungstechnik (FBT) am Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Fabrikbetrieb der TU Berlin beschäftigt, seit März 2013 als Gruppenleiter.  Als einer der Gründer ist Herr Röhrich seit 2015 Geschäftsführer der GEFERTEC GmbH.

Jörg Sander
Jörg Sander

Expert for AM for Electronic Equipment

Hensoldt Sensors GmbH

Jörg Sander 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 sessions:

Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum is moderator of the following sessions:

Prof. Dr. Johannes Schleifenbaum is leader of the following workshops:

    Matthias Schmidt-Lehr
    Matthias Schmidt-Lehr

    Since 2014 Matthias Schmidt-Lehr managed several implementation projects in Additive Manufacturing with focus on part screening, business case development, AM design optimization and production in both metal and plastic materials. In his former positions at Laser Zentrum Nord and Bionic Production AG, Matthias gathered extensive experience in industrial applications and implementation of Additive Manufacturing in plastic and metal.

    Matthias Schmidt-Lehr is speaker of the following session:

    Georg Uhl
    Georg Uhl

    Staff Engineer Advanced Manufacturing Region 2

    Deere & Company

    Georg Uhl studierte Maschinenbau an der Universität Siegen und kam 1984 als Dipl.Ing. zum John Deere Werk Mannheim. Seitdem bekleidete er verschiedene Positionen mit wachsender Verantwortung im Bereich Manufacturing Engineering und war sieben Jahre lang Leiter der Getriebegehäuse-Fertigung. In 2004 übernahm er die Implementierung des John Deere Produktionssystems in Mannheim sowie anschließend in allen europäischen John Deere Werken und Werken in USA, Indien und China.

    In seiner heutigen Position unterstützt er das Advanced Manufacturing Team für Europa am John Deere Standort in Mannheim. Das Team beschäftigt sich dort mit Themen wie Leichtbau, Robotics und vor allem Additive Manufacturing im Umfeld der „Fabrik der Zukunft“.


    Georg Uhl is speaker of the following session:

    Rein van der Mast
    Rein van der Mast

    Revelator AM Design Paradigm

    Van der Mast, a Dutch industrial design engineer, who started using 3DP in '96, is today the AM expert of Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Before that he was manager Design & Engineering at Additive Industries. In 2013 he released the first additively manufactured, titanium fountain pen in the word.

    Rein van der Mast is speaker of the following session:

    Hans van Toor
    Hans van Toor

    Digital Manufacturing Consultant

    Borges

    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. Since may 2017, Hans has left Berenschot to found WE; a network supporting applied research in digital technologies using agile innovation methods.


    Hans van Toor 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.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Villmer is speaker of the following session:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Villmer is moderator of the following sessions:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franz-Josef Villmer is leader of the following workshops:

      Dr.-Ing. Eric Wycisk
      Dr.-Ing. Eric Wycisk

      Founder and Managing Partner

      Eric Wycisk is co-founder and managing partner at Ampower GmbH & Co. KG, a consultancy for Additive Manufacturing. Ampower focuses on implementation and qualification of Additive Manufacturing for industrial applications, specializing on medical and aviation regulatory environments. In former affiliations as Chief Technical Officer and Key Account Manager he was responsible for the implementation and qualification of an additive serial production. Managing multiple projects concerning topology optimization and light weight design, process development and optimization as well as industrial implementation, Eric Wycisk has a deep understanding of the whole AM process chain for industrial applications. The research in his PhD thesis focused on fatigue properties of laser beam melted Ti-6Al-4V.

      Dr.-Ing. Eric Wycisk is speaker of the following session:

      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.