14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
formnext powered by tct 2017
International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


formnext powered by tct - Short biographies of Speakers

Herr Reik Alexander
Reik Alexander
Technische Universität München, PhD Student, Garching b. München, Deutschland
After attending the officers' training at the German Navy, Alexander Reik studied industrial engineering. He graduated in 2008 with a diploma in foci product development and manufacturing. As a research assistant at the Institute of Product Development, at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), he worked on and managed different research projects in the field of automotive drive train, lean product development, technical knowledge management and energy supply in the e-mobility sector.
Mr. Kwasi Ayarkwa
Kwasi Ayarkwa
Cranfield University, PhD Researcher, Cranfield, Grossbritannien
K.F. Ayarkwa is a PhD researcher in the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK. His main research areas lies in wire + arc additive manufacture process development of aluminium alloys and aluminium matrix composites. He obtained his undergraduate and master's degrees in materials engineering and welding engineering respectively.
Herr Friedrich Bähr
Friedrich Bähr
GSaME, University of Stuttgart, PhD research student, Stuttgart, Deutschland
Friedrich Baehr is PhD student, working on a research project at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering IPA in cooperation with Graduate School of advanced Manufacturing Engineering (GSaME), University of Stuttgart, supervised by Prof. E. Westkämper. He gained a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Jena in 2010 and a Master's degree in technical, innovative Entrepreneurship from University of Barcelona in 2012. Besides several short-term jobs for the automotive industry, Friedrich worked half a year for the car supplier EDAG in Detroit, MI, USA and did his Bachelor thesis project with Daimler in Mannheim, Germany. Since late 2013, he analyses extrusion based additive manufacturing processes using thermoplastic materials.
Professor Richard Bibb
Richard Bibb
Loughborough University, Associate Dean Research, Loughborough, Grossbritannien
Richard graduated from Brunel University with a BSc in Industrial Design in 1995 and moved to the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) to undertake Rapid Prototyping research gaining his PhD in 1999. In 1998, he established the Medical Applications Group at PDR to conduct research into the medical applications of design technologies. He moved to Loughborough University in 2008 and established the Design for Digital Fabrication research group in 2014. His research focuses on design for additive manufacturing and the application of advanced design techniques in medical applications including surgery, prosthetics, orthotics, dental technology and archaeology, and design.
Herr Jannis Breuninger
Jannis Breuninger
Mecuris GmbH, Head of Product Development, München, Deutschland
Jannis Breuninger: Before co-founding Mecuris GmbH as Chief 3D-Design Officer, Jannis Breuninger researched design for additive manufacturing at Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart. He published a book on his findings in generative manufacturing and design with SLS (Springer 2013) and was part of the team that won the German Future Prize 2010 with its Bionic Handling Assistant. His academic background is both in Product Development (M.Sc. at HS Pforzheim) as well as industrial design (Dipl.-Des. at HS Schwäbisch-Gmünd). Jannis focuses on finding smart solutions for the design of prostheses and ortheses, so patients may benefit from a customised, lightweight design, an increased durability and - last but not least - a simply awesome new look.
Mr. Martin Danzer
Martin Danzer
National University of Singapore, Associate Professor, Singapore, Singapur
Martin Danzer is an Associate Professor for Computer Aided Industrial Design at the National University of Singapore. He studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology prior to his industrial application at the IT/Consulting firms Evans & Sutherland and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. 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. He works as Consulting Certified Engineer and is an active member at VDI and The Bavarian Chamber of Civil Engineers.
Mr. Phill Dickens
Phill Dickens
Added Scientific Limited, Director, Nottingham, Grossbritannien
Phill Dickens is a Director of Added Scientific Ltd which is a company providing technical development expertise in the area of Additive Manufacturing. He is also a Professor of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Nottingham. Phill started work in the area of Rapid Prototyping in 1990 and was a pioneering researcher in this field working on processes such as 3D Welding and using copper coated Stereolithography models as electrodes for EDM. He founded the world's leading Additive Manufacturing Research Group in the early 1990's leading various research projects and securing one international patent which is still being used. Phill has led international government missions, published widely, given a number of international keynote speeches. He was the first recipient of the International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award in 2009. He is a member of the Steering Group for the UK National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing.
Dr. David Dietrich
David Dietrich
Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, USA
Mr. Piotr Domeracki
Piotr Domeracki
Magnitude Innovations Ltd, CEO, Wales, Grossbritannien
Piotr Domeracki has focused throughout his entire career on Additive Manufacturing, beginning with his studies at Poznan University of Technology where he obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree while completing an internship at EOS GmbH in Munich, Germany. From there, he first became a project manager and later the department head of the Additive Manufacturing department in FADO, a company which already was an expert in injection molding and subsequently became the market leader in the use of conformal cooling in Additive Manufacturing. Learning by doing, Piotr led a team of engineers in implementing AM into serial production at FADO as well as complex projects involving hybrid construction, manufacturing of inserts and 24-hour insert manufacturing cycles. After gaining production experience, he became CEO and co-founder of Magnitude Innovations Ltd based out of the UK in order to democratize AM knowledge and deliver comprehensive production solutions to industrial partners, primarily in Aerospace, Energy, Motorsport and Tooling partners.
Igor Drstvensek
University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maribor, Slowenien
Herr Uwe Fresenborg
Uwe Fresenborg
Deutsche Bahn Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH, CEO, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
Uwe Fresenborg in his position as CEO of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH represents the interests of Deutsche Bahn AG Group with more than 300,000 employees worldwide. Considered from his side, the one of a user, there is a big interest in having components available quickly. He sees the great potential of additive manufacturing particularly in spare parts management.
After graduating as a mechanical engineer with focus on aerospace technology in Bremen, he gained a lot of experience in the aerospace industry for 22 years, including the topic of 3D printing. As the initiator and chairman of the Mobility goes Additive network his main concern is the promotion of 3D printing in the mobility and logistics sector and, along with strong partners, to establish it as a technology for industrial serial production.
Serafin Garcia Navarro
AIMPLAS, Head of Injection and Design Department, València, Spanien
Herr Gerhard Gleich
Gerhard Gleich
Stephens Europe Limited, Managing Director, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
Gerhard Gleich is a Managing Director of Stephens Europe and Head of Germany. Prior to joining Stephens in 2015, Gerhard was the Head of Industrials at Berenberg Bank, part of investment banking practice of Canaccord Genuity. He started his career at Dresdner Kleinwort and Deutsche Bank, where he held the position of Assistant to the Chairman of the Board, Hilmar Kopper. Gerhard was also a board member of FTE Automotive and gained a Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Augsburg. He has more than twenty years of experience advising mid and large-cap corporate clients as well as private equity investors and family offices on public and private M&A transactions, debt and equity raisings. Gerhard has executed numerous transactions within the industrials sector with a particular focus on engineering, automation, flow control and industrial technology.
Dr. Jana Gulanová
Dr.-Ing. Jana Gulanová
ZF Slovakia, Head of Laboratory, Trnava, Slowenien
Herr Martin Hanisch
Martin Hanisch
Premium AEROTEC, Development Engineer, Augsburg, Deutschland
Martin studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and has worked at Premium AEROTEC GmbH since 2008 as a development engineer. He has gained more than seven years' experience in a stress department for wing structures and since June 2016 he has worked in the department for metal additive design technology.
Dr. Neil Harrison
Dr. Neil Harrison
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Grossbritannien
Dr Neil Harrison's expertise in metal additive manufacturing includes the development and design of alloys and powders optimised for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), and spans both research and practical implementation. Neil?s PhD at the University of Sheffield was on solidification, microstructure and material response of nickel superalloys processed by Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF). He also works in industry, using his knowledge of the behaviours of alloys and materials on LPBF systems to provide technical and consultation services. Neil has published works on microstructure and solidification theory in LPBF, and reduction of microcracking in nickel superalloys.
Herr Matthias Illgner
Matthias Illgner
Fraunhofer IGCV, Research Assistant, Augsburg, Deutschland
Between 2009-2016, Matthias Illgner studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart as well as the University of Linköping, Sweden, with a focus on metal forming, laser applications and additive manufacturing. Since 2016 Matthias has continued to expand his knowledge and professional experience by working within the additive manufacturing and stamping and forming tools department at TRUMPF and also at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV.
Frau Marie Jurisch
Dipl.-Ing. Marie Jurisch
Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden, Research Assistant, Dresden, Deutschland
Marie Jurisch has a diploma in mechanical engineering from TU Dresden and has been working as a research assistant at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) since 2011, working in the field of electron beam melting. She currently doing a PhD on the topic of powder metallurgy of titanium and titanium alloys by 3D screen printing.
Frau Stefana Karevska
Stefana Karevska
Ernst & Young GmbH, Manager, Mannheim, Deutschland
Stefana Karevska is a manager at EY and is one of their key SMRs on additive manufacturing. She brings over 7 years of consulting experience in the area of manufacturing and operational excellence. For the past two years, the focus of her work surrounded additive manufacturing and its impact on manufacturing companies. She provides information on new technology developments to many businesses and improves their AM positioning strategy. Furthermore, Stefana helps many corporations to identify the areas of AM application and quantifies the impact of AM on the supply chains and business models. She is a co-author of EY's Global 3D printing Report 2016, entitled, "How will 3D printing make your company the strongest link in the value chain". "If 3D Printing has changed the industries tomorrow, how your organization can get ready today?" is another EY Paper that has benefited from Stefana's knowledge and her co-writing involvement.
Mr. Michael Kenworthy
Michael Kenworthy
Honeywell Aerospace, Chief Engineer, Phoenix, USA
Michael serves as the primary technical focal point for additive manufacturing (AM) technology within Honeywell. He provides technical leadership in development and support of AM roadmaps and product implementation and works across business units to identify part candidates and lead, train and mentor teams to develop, certify and incorporate AM parts into production delivered end-items.
Mr. Saeed Khademzadeh
Saeed Khademzadeh
University of Padova, Researcher, Rovigo RO, Italien
Saeed Khademzadeh is a researcher and PhD student of mechanical engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. He also received a Ph.D. degree in metallurgy engineering from Tehran Polytechnic. He has been active in the area of metal micro additive manufacturing, and advanced materials characterization, for 5 years. During this period of time, he developed micro direct metal deposition process as a precision additive manufacturing method at precision manufacturing laboratory of University of Padova. He focused in particular on microstructural evolution and porosity measurements in additive manufactured micro parts. He has also published a number scientific papers in international journals and conferences in this field.
Herr Frederik Klöckner
Frederik Klöckner
KEX Knowledge Exchange AG, Technology Manager, Aachen, Deutschland
Frederik Klöckner studied physics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany. After graduating from the University of Bonn, he worked in the field of innovation management, in the Institute of Applied Medical Engineering, at the RWTH Aachen University. Since 2015, Frederik Klöckner is an employee of the KEX Knowledge Exchange AG. As Technology Manger, and the Head of the Additive Manufacturing Department, he is responsible for managing consortium studies.
Herr Frederik Kotz
Dipl.-Ing. Frederik Kotz
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Phd Student, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Deutschland
Dipl.-Ing. Frederik Kotz studied mechanical engineering at the Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT). He is currently a member of the Neptun Lab of Dr. Bastian Rapp at the Institute for Microstrucutre Technology (IMT) at the KIT. His Phd thesis focuses on new materials for additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping. His work has been published in high impact journals like Nature and Advance Materials.
Herr Martin Kurz
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin Kurz
Balluff GmbH, Industry Manager, Neuhausen auf den Fildern, Deutschland
Martin Kurz is Industry Manager for the metalworking industry at Balluff GmbH in Neuhausen/Filder Germany. Balluff is innovative supplier for industrial automation. Martin's industry management activities are in machine tool as well as in additive manufacturing. Before this, his activities at Balluff were in product management of sensors for object detection and in development of sensors for continuous position feedback. He started his engineering activities in development of laser machines at company Dietech GmbH, Kirchheim/Teck and special machines for process engineering at Gero GmbH, Neuhausen (Enzkreis). Martin has degrees of Business and Engineering of AKAD Lahr and Precision Engineering of FHTE Esslingen.
Mr. Norbert Kácer
Norbert Kácer
ZF Slovakia, Development Passenger Car Clutch Systems, Trnava, Slowenien
Norbert Kácer studied at the Czech Technical University in Prague and then went on to graduate at the Slovak University of Technology in January 2015. In July 2015, Norbert pursued the role of Technical Project Coordinator Application Development at ZF Slovakia, a.s. before moving over to role of DMF Designer at ZF Friedrichshafen, located in Schweinfurt. One of Norbert?s achievements was the Implementation of a clutch system for PORSCHE and VW into series production.
Herr Dr. Bernhard Langefeld
Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Langefeld
Roland Berger GmbH, Partner of Roland Berger, Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
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 power generation equipment, aero-turbines, aerospace and defense components, tool machines, heavy Diesel engines etc.
Focusing on this client group Bernhard and his team regularly analyze technical innovations and market trends for Additive Manufacturing (AM). The results have been summarized in several studies, e.g. "Additive Manufacturing - next generation", conference presentations and publications.
Throughout the last years the team supported various clients in developing their overall AM Strategy as well as their detailed AM Industrialization Strategy and in analyzing M&A and market opportunities. Further Bernhard is a production specialist for the topics of 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. Sebastien Lani
Dr. Sebastien Lani
CSEM Centre Suisse d´Electronique et de Microtechnique SA, Neuchâtel, Schweiz
Sébastien Lani received a BS degree and MS degree respectively in 2002 and 2004 in Chemical engineering from University Paris VI, France. He received a PhD in physics in 2007 from the university Paris XI on "MEMS wafer level packaging". After 2 post doc experiences in micro and nano systems fabrication and characterization, respectively at CNRS (France) and EPFL (Switzerland), he joined CSEM as a R&D engineer to develop optical microsystems. He is now project manager in the field of microsystem and additive manufacturing technologies. Since 2017 he is responsible at CSEM of the advanced manufacturing research activity. He is author or co-author of 11 patents and 20 peer reviewed publications.
Herr Matthias Leidescher
Matthias Leidescher
Premium AEROTEC GmbH, Augsburg, Deutschland
Matthias studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. He has been a design engineer since 2004 for aircraft structures and has been development engineer at Premium AEROTEC GmbH since 2008. He gathered more than 12 years' experience in the field of aircraft fuselage structures and since June 2016 he has been working in the department for metal additive design technology.
Mr. Simon Leigh
Simon Leigh
University of Warwick, Associate Professor, Coventry, Grossbritannien
Simon Leigh received his MSci in Chemistry and his PhD in Micro- and Nano-structuring of Surfaces from the University of Birmingham. He joined the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick in 2009. Since joining Warwick, his work has been focused on developing innovative materials, machines and devices based around the technology of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. He leads the Digital and Material Technologies Laboratory within the School of Engineering and is a theme champion for Adaptive and Functional Materials through the Warwick Materials GRP. His research interests include Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, Advanced and Functional Materials, Micro and Nano-fabrication, Surface Science, Lithography, Electron Beam Lithography and Surface Chemistry. Dr Leigh is also an Associate Editor for the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science.
Herr Maximilian Ley
Maximilian Ley
TU Kaiserslautern, Research Assistant, Kaiserslautern, Deutschland
Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Ley is employed at the University of Kaiserslautern as a research assistant at the Chair of Design in Mechanical Engineering (KIMA) since March 2015. At the institute research on AM is a main topic for several years, now. Mr Ley is particularly interested in the topics of process chains and design rules for additive manufacturing. Amongst other things, he participated in a research project in which a previously conventionally manufactured chassis component was adapted to additive manufacturing under the background of spare parts supply. Based on the results of this project, he now investigates how the developed approach for additive spare parts supply can be used/modified for other specific engineering tasks.
Mr. Farzad Liravi
M.Sc. Farzad Liravi
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Kanada
Farzad Liravi is a PhD candidate of Mechanical Engineering working at Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory in the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. His research interests lie in the area of biomedical manufacturing, 3D printing of prosthetic implants with heterogeneous properties, finite element modelling, process development and optimization, and statistical modeling.
Mr. Geoffrey Lumay
Geoffrey Lumay
University of Liege, Associante Professor, Liege, Belgien
Geoffroy Lumay is associate professor (Soft Matter Physics chair) at University of Liege in Belgium. He has presented a PhD thesis regarding behaviour of vibrated granular materials in 2007. This fundamental study was the starting point of a series of research projects in the field of Soft Matter Physics at the intersection between fundamental sciences and industrial applications. Currently, he is leading research projects in collaboration with pharmaceutical, chemical and metallurgical industries. He is teaching both basic and advanced physics to students in engineering, agronomy and pharmaceutical sciences. He co-founded the company GranuTools developing, producing and commercializing a range of laboratory instruments dedicated to powder characterization. He has published 48 papers in the peer-reviewed journals with a total of 565 citations during a period of 10 years.
Herr Philipp Manger
Philipp Manger
University of Applied Sciences Jena, Jena, Deutschland
Philipp Manger is a Precision Engineering student with focus on AM, new design tools and lattice structures, at the University of Applied Sciences Jena. He is also a technical consultant at skatedeluxe OHG. Before joining university, he was Mechanical Design Engineer for OEM automotive companies: ThyssenKrupp Presta AG and Preh GmbH.
Dr.-Ing. Erik Marquardt
VDI e.V., Düsseldorf, Deutschland
Dr. Erik Marquardt studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He completed his doctorate there in the field of optical measurement system. He worked for 15 years in the industry, mainly with machine vision companies, before he joined the Association of German Engineers (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, VDI) in 2012. He now works with technical expert committees to develop VDI standards on optical measurement systems and additive manufacturing.
Dr. Sini Metsä-Kortelainen
Dr. Sini Metsä-Kortelainen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Project Manager, Espoo, Finnland
Dr Sini Metsä-Kortelainen works as a Senior scientist at Advanced Manufacturing Technologies team of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD. She has 14 years of scientific experience. She has worked as a researcher and manager in projects from the fields of modification of bio-based materials and development of 3D printing materials and technologies. She has experience to work with many kinds of 3D printable materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and food for wide variety of applications from machine and processing industry to food and medical use. Metsä-Kortelainen is currently the project manager of Digital Spare Parts project at VTT.
Dr. James Moultrie
Dr. James Moultrie
University of Cambridge, Senior Lecturer in Design Management, Cambridge, Grossbritannien
Dr James Moultrie is a Senior Lecturer in Design Management in the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Before joining academia, James worked in industry as project manager, senior engineer and product manager. He was responsible for the development of lenses for the movie industry, for which he was awarded a 'Scientific and Technical Academy Award' and an Emmy in 2000. James is also a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (IMechE). He is well known for his research investigating the 'value of design', including the 'Design Scoreboard' project which developed an original comparison of national design capabilities and membership of a European project which established protocols for measuring the economic value of design. He is passionate about design for manufacture and assembly and regularly works with companies to improve design for assembly. He is currently the PI for an EPSRC funded project exploring 'Design for Additive Manufacturing'.
Mr. Tom Mueller
Tom Mueller
Mueller Additive Manufacturing Solutions, President, Milwaukee, USA
Tom is the founder and president of Mueller Additive Manufacturing Solutions, a consulting company focusing on metal casting applications of additive manufacturing. He has been involved in 3D printing applications for more than 25 years. He led the first beta site for stereolithography at Baxter Healthcare in the late 80s. He then went on to found two 3D printing service companies. One of those companies, Express Pattern, was sold to 3D Systems. He served as Director of Business Development focusing on metal casting applications for 3D Systems and later for Voxeljet as Director of Metal Casting applications. He currently is a consultant on metal casting applications of additive manufacturing. Tom has published more than 50 technical papers and journal articles related to 3D printing applications. He holds BSME and MSME degrees from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Mr. Luuk Nollet
Luuk Nollet
Berenschot Groep B.V. & University of Twente, AM Department, Utrecht, Niederlande
Luuk Nollet is a 24 years old Master's student from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The double Master's program, which he currently studies, combines Industrial Design Engineering and Business Administration which matches his creative mind-set with his technical approach to business. Alongside his studies, and for the past 3 years, Luuk has been working for FabLab Enschede, a digital rapid prototyping workspace. His job involves helping people to turn their ideas into reality and has led to his first contact with 3D printing. He is currently graduating with his Master's degree in Business Administration on the topic of the adoption of metal Additive Manufacturing in collaboration with Berenschot Group B.V. in Utrecht.
Herr Manuel Opitz
Manuel Opitz
Mecuris GmbH, CEO, München, Deutschland
Manuel Opitz: Before co-founding Mecuris GmbH as a CEO, Manuel Opitz worked as an IP broker for medical patents, in innovation transfer & marketing at the leading supplier for SLS powder and as a technology scout in China. He has a dual academic background in both industrial engineering (M.Sc. at RWTH Aachen and Trinity College Dublin) as well as business administration (postgrad MBA at Collège des Ingénieurs, Paris). Manuel takes a key interest in analysing the process chains at CPOs and hospitals to identify areas, where it makes sense to use digital means like medical image processing or additive manufacturing to improve patient comfort and compliance as well as the user experience of the medical practitioner.
Mr. Nilay Parikh
Nilay Parikh
Danfoss, Ames, USA
Nilay Parikh works in the position of PGP - Additive Manufacturing with Danfoss, where he is in-charge of setting up the internal Danfoss Additive Design and Manufacturing Competency Centers in Europe, US and Asia. Currently based out of the Danfoss HQ in Nordborg, Denmark, his task is to first set up the AM Center there which will serve as a pilot project for all the other Danfoss AM Centers around the world.

Having attained Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, Nilay has worked as Project Facilitator and Consultant with a premier Additive Manufacturing service provider in the Southern California area before joining Danfoss. As a Masters student, Nilay had the chance to work on researching the prospects of 4D printing in the CRAFT (Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies Lab) at USC.
Mr. Luis Pascoa
Luis Pascoa
Volkswagen, Pilot Plant manager, Q. ta do Anjo, Portugal
Luís Páscoa is Pilot Plant Manager at Volkswagen Autoeuropa in Portugal. He has over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and specializes in launching new products and lean production, with a strong focus on innovation. He is also responsible for the product launch of the new SUV from Volkswagen T-ROC. Luís has been at the forefront of technological advancements in the industry, introducing 3D printing in the plant workflow in 2014. The Portuguese facility has yearly output levels of 100,000 cars and currently employs 4000 people.
Mr. Nick Pearce
Nick Pearce
Alexander Daniels Global, Director, Birmingham, Grossbritannien
Nick Pearce is a Founder and Director of Alexander Daniels Global. The company's stated vision is 'to enable the industrial revolution in additive manufacturing through talent' and to work with the leading innovators, developers and adopters of AM Technology, Materials and Software. Alexander Daniels Global aims to identify, engage and recruit the talented professionals to achieve the company's strategic objectives. Nick, who founded the business after reading a story about the application of additive manufacturing in facial reconstruction, is passionate about the technology and wants to play a part in its evolution.
Mr. Ernst Poppe
Ernst Poppe
DuPont, New business Development Manager, Grand Saconnex, Schweiz
Ernst Poppe joined DuPont, Germany in 1988 after his engineering studies at the RWTH Aachen University with specialisation in plastic processing (IKV). He has gained over 12 years industry experience while fulfilling various technical roles across Europe. These include Regional Marketing Manager for Liquid Crystalline Polymers, Market Segment Leader for Industrial Food Processing, a Global Segment Leader for Medical Devices and Pharma and 7 years as a Technical Manager Europe. He has been in the role of New Business Development Manager since 2015.
Mr. Allan Rogalsky
Dr. Allan Rogalsky
University of Waterloo, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Waterloo, Kanada
Allan Rogalsky, together in collaboration with RioTinto, is currently studying low cost iron and steel powders for additive manufacturing. Prior to this, Allan focused on researching the stiffness and processability of hybrid hydrogels for biomedical applications. He believes that his work, in this multidisciplinary area, gives him a unique skill set to address the varied challenges associated with metal powder printing in the world of additive manufacturing.
Dr. Raphael Salapete
Dr.-Ing. Raphael Salapete
Airbus Safran Launchers, VERNON, Frankreich
Raphael Salapete has an engineer diploma from the French ENSAM School in 2004 as well as PhD thesis in mechanics in 2007 at Ecole des Mines ParisTech. From 2007 to 2016 he has worked for Snecma (Safran Group), first as an material and processes engineer, then as a team manager to finally being responsible for developing ALM processes from 2013. Since 2016 he has been the project leader for Airbus Safran Launchers company, with a focus on Additive Layer Manufacturing R&T activities.
Mr. Luis Ignacio Suárez Rios
Luis Ignacio Suárez Rios
Fundación PRODINTEC, Project Manager, Gijón Asturias, Spanien
Luis Suárez Ríos is Industrial Engineer with intensification in Manufacturing Process Engineering, by the University of Oviedo (2011). He has collaborated with the research group of this department in the development of advanced techniques for characterization of surfaces associated with specific manufacturing techniques. In 2012, he joined the team of Fundación Prodintec as researcher in advanced manufacturing technologies, focusing his professional development on Additive Manufacturing for plastic and metallic materials, as well as multi-material Micro Manufacturing technologies. His experience involves research works in manufacturing-related congresses, contributions in informational and scientific articles, as well as presentations and lectures of various kinds. In addition, Luis Suárez actively participates in multiple R&D projects in national and international domains, focused on Additive Manufacturing, coordinating technical work in the framework of these.
Herr Thomas Töppel
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Töppel
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, Group Manager, Dresden, Deutschland
Thomas Töppel studied mechanical engineering and management at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences from 2003 to 2007. He started his professional career with one of the German automotive suppliers. He was responsible for production engineering and innovation management. In 2009, he has joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU. Thomas works within the department "Additive Manufacturing Technologies" and is responsible for the acquisition, planning and execution of research projects, especially in the field of metal additive manufacturing. Since 2017, Thomas is Group Manager for Process Technology. His field of expertise is technology research to improve and further develop Laser Beam Melting (LBM) as the major metal additive manufacturing technology. He also specialises in applied research with focus on the medical field.
Christoph van den Eertwegh
Siemens AG Mobility Customer Services, Head of Business Support, Erlangen, Deutschland
Frau Ina Vrancken
Ina Vrancken
3M Deutschland GmbH, Business Development Manager, Neuss, Deutschland
Ina Vrancken obtained a Dipl. Ing. in Chemistry from Hochschule Niederrhein and started working for 3M Germany, Neuss in 1998. During her career at 3M Germany, she assumed various positions ranging from European Marketing, Business Development to Brand and Product Management. She currently works as a Market Segment Manager and responsibilities include leading the innovative 3M Up-Cycling Sustainability Project, 3D printing with PTFE, and looking after various business and marketing activities across Europe and globally.
Mr. Terry T. Wohlers
M.Sc. Terry T. Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Principal Consultant and President, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 30 years ago. He has provided consulting assistance to more than 260 organizations in 26 countries, as well as to 180 companies in the investment community. Wohlers has authored 400+ books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 145 keynote presentations on five continents. He has twice served as a featured speaker at manufacturing related events held at the U.S. White House and has appeared on many television and radio news programs. Wohlers is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide for 22 consecutive years.
Mr. Jan Wolff
Jan Wolff
VU Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Amsterdam, Niederlande
Jan Wolff studied dentistry at the University of Marburg and Hannover Germany. He received A German doctoral degree "Dr.med.dent" in dentistry in 1997. After his doctorate he spent one year at the Department of Periodontology Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He then pursued a specialisation in oral surgery at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany and graduated as a specialist in oral surgery. From 2001-2002 he worked at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. From 2003 to 2009 Jan Wolff was self-employed and worked in his own private clinic in Hamburg, Germany. In 2009, he moved to his native country Finland and worked at the University of Tampere, Finland as a senior researcher and senior surgeon. In 2013, he moved to the Netherlands and has ever since been working as an assistant Professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery VUmc University Hospital Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he heads the 3D Innovation lab. In 2016 Jan Wolff received a PhD degree in medicine from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Frau Dr. Fee Zentis
Dr. Fee Zentis
3M Deutschland GmbH, Technical project responsible, Neuss, Deutschland
Dr.-Ing. Fee Zentis works for Dyneon GmbH, a 3M Company and one of the leading global manufacturers of Fluoropolymers, since 2013. Her responsibilities, in the field of Application Engineering and Product Development, include PTFE and TFM TM Modified PTFE. Fee Zentis is currently focusing on 3D printing technologies for PTFE at the Dyneon GmbH headquarter in Burgkirchen, Germany.