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

EXPERIENCE INDUSTRY 4.0

Speakers – Düsseldorf 2018

Ralf Anderhofstadt
Ralf Anderhofstadt

Head of Project CSP 3D-Druck Daimler Buses

Ralf Anderhofstadt is speaker of the following session:

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:

Stefanie Brickwede
Stefanie Brickwede

Projektleiterin Konzernprojekt 3D Druck / Geschäftsführerin internationales 3D Druck Netzwerk "Mobility goes Additive"

Stefanie works for Deutsche Bahn and manages the project to introduce 3d printing within the corporate structure at the interface between procurement and maintenance. Until now more than 2,500 parts have already been printed of various materials. Passionately she builded up an international network “Mobility goes Additive” for additive manufacturing in mobility and logistics to support other companies to implement 3d printing for series production and to leverage this technology. The network has more than 55 member companies from various branches.

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.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is speaker of the following session:

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.

Steffen Fischer is speaker of the following session:

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.

René Gurka
René Gurka

CEO

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

Head of CC Lightweight Design, Materials & Technologies

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

Information about Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht's session will follow soon.

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:

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. 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.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld is speaker of the following sessions:

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:

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

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

GEFERTEC

  • 2008 completing studies of materials science at the TU Berlin
  • Research assistant Fraunhofer Institute for Polymer Materials and Composite PYCO in Teltow
  • Research assistant Department of Joining and Coating Technology at of the TU Berlin, since March 2013 – group leader
  • Founder and Managing Director of GEFERTEC GmbH
Sharon Rothschild
Sharon Rothschild

Product Manager

Sharon Rothschild, Product Manager at Massivit 3D printing (www.massivit3d.com) is a printing industry veteran, that for many years has been dealing with practical questions of developing new markets and applications, starting from the early days of digital printing.

New production means drive new possibilities. How can 3D technology impact your business, production, supply chain and creativity? Ms. Rothschild will share her insights and learnings. Ms. Rothschild combines a vast academic perspective of consumption with practical proposals for dealing with a changing world.

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:

Dr. Amit Singh
Dr. Amit Singh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Amit Singh is working as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department and Adjunct Faculty at Materials Research Centre MNIT Jaipur. He is actively involved in 3D printing research such as 3D Printed Prosthetics, rapid tooling, proethteics.

Dr. Amit Singh 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:

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.

Eric Wycisk
Eric Wycisk

Founder and Managing Partner

Dissertation on “Fatigue properties of laser additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V”

2009-2015 Team Leader and Key Account Manager “AM in Aviation and Light Weight Design” at Laser Zentrum Nord

2015-2016 CTO of Bionic Production: Implementation of a qualified additive manufacturing for regulated industries

Since 2017 Founder and Managing Partner at Ampower: Consultancy for industrial Additive Manufacturing

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.