Pushing the boundaries of professional 3D printing

Additive Manufacturing Track

Shifting to sustainable manufacturing means making products in a way that is better for the planet, people, and productivity. Together with industry leaders from around the world, we will examine the ways that eyewear, automotive, aerospace, and the many other industries using 3D printing can push the boundaries of what is possible, and do so in a responsible way.
Come to get inspired by AM experts sharing their latest and greatest designs, using the most productive and connected software tools on the market. And leave with a vision on how to make your business sustainable and cost-effective by using the latest 3D printing tools and techniques.



Applications Contributing to the SDGs
We put the spotlight on applications in AM that make substantial contributions to sustainable manufacturing. From on-demand manufacturing as a responsible counterpoint to fast fashion, to enabling lightweight design that ultimately results in fuel savings: this track features impactful applications across industries.
Chains that Change the World
The digitalization of supply chains and the rise of distributed manufacturing networks are only two of the growing proofs that supply chains are changing the world. This track takes a look at some successful examples where supply chains powered by AM are playing a transformative role in establishing sustainable operations.
Processes and Software for People, Planet, and Profit

What role do 3D printing processes and software play in making AM future-proof? These two elements are key in minimizing waste, maximizing productivity, and empowering creative minds, ultimately enabling sustainable AM for the planet, profit, and our people.
Anchoring Commitment to a Better World
Companies across industries have witnessed that additive manufacturing plays a crucial role in anchoring corporate commitment to a better world. Industry leaders from aerospace to eyewear share how their corporate vision for AM shapes their contribution to sustainability.

Materialise reserves the right to make changes to the program

9:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00 Keynote speakers
12:30 Networking lunch with product stage presentations

Keynote AM Session

 Anchoring Commitment to a Better World
14:45 Additive Manufacturing at Lufthansa Technik
Dr. Aenne Köster, Head of Additive Manufacturing Center | Lufthansa Technik AG
 Anchoring Commitment to a Better World
15:05 Managing Supply Chain Risk through Additive Serial Production
Hans-Georg Fritz, Manager – New Technologies | Dürr
 Chains that Change the World

Sustainable Manufacturing for Pharmaceutical Packaging Machines 

Applications Contributing to the SDGs
15:45 Coffee break
16:30 On-Demand Manufacturing for Sustainable Business Operations
 Processes and Software for People, Planet and Profit
16:50 Making Fast Fashion Sustainable: Eyewear Manufacturing with AM
 Applications Contributing to the SDGs
18:00 Evening event
8:00 Registration & Coffee

Workflow Automation for Serial Production with Additive Manufacturing
Lucas Hellemans, Market Manager Software Integration | Materialise

 Processes and Software for People, Planet and Profit
8:50 Sustainability and mass-customization: a comparative study on AM and CNC manufacturing
Sam Solaimani, Associate Professor | Nyenrode Business University & Alireza Parandian, Global Business Strategist – Wearables | Materialise
 Applications Contributing to the SDGs
9:10 TBC
 Anchoring Commitment to a Better World
9:30 Value Engineering through Design for AM
Jurgen Roekens, Design & Engineering and New Business Director | Materialise
 Applications Contributing to the SDGs
9:50 TBC
 Anchoring Commitment to a Better World

Impact of AM on Prosthetics & Orthotics Industry
Manuel Opitz, Co-Founder & COO | Mecuris GmbH

 Applications Contributing to the SDGs
10:30 Coffee break
11:15 The Transformative Power of Co-Creation
Kristel Van den Bergh, Director of Innovation | Materialise
 Applications Contributing to the SDGs
11:35 New Product Introduction Process at Materialise Manufacturing - Software R&D case
Manuel Michiels, Market Innovation Manager | Materialise
 Chains that Change the World
12:05 The Missing Link: The adoption of additive manufacturing by mainstream Product Designers
Jennifer Loy, Professor of Additive Manufacturing | Deakin University
 Anchoring Commitment to a Better World
12:25 Putting your feet in the right place: Custom Footwear
Paul Sysmans, General manager | RS Print
 Applications Contributing to the SDGs
12:45 Networking lunch with product stage presentations

Clear Sky Project: How AM Enables Fuel-Efficient Aircraft Engines

 Applications Contributing to the SDGs

How we will drastically bring down the cost of 3D printing: printers, materials and software
Bart Van Der Schueren, Executive Vice President | Materialise

 Processes and Software for People, Planet and Profit

Metal additive technologies and sustainability
Jason Oliver, President & CEO | GE Additive

 Applications Contributing to the SDGs
15:00 Q&A session
11:35 Closing Session
15:30 Closing Coffee

Join us and create a vision for the future of 3D printing in the next decade and beyond