The Key to Minimizing Investment Risk with Additive Manufacturing 

by Bart Van der Schueren, Materialise CTO 

Bart Van der Schueren, Materialise’s Chief Technology Officer, highlights where businesses need to focus in order to safeguard their investments in product development. 

As businesses face rising financial pressures, cuts in new development can be expected across industries. Quick wins on cost cuts are tempting: but they come at a strategic cost, argues Bart Van der Schueren. A smart use of AM, as detailed by the advisory service of Materialise Mindware, can shed new light on product development and market introduction of new products without the need for capital expenditure commitments. By using AM right, capex can be postponed until there is a clear view on market acceptance of an in-development product, resulting in a hugely valuable de-risking exercise for the capex.

Bart Van der Schueren, Materialise CTO 


Tune in to this free webinar to discover how Materialise Mindware can help you develop your own business roadmap for AM. 

  • Discover the key questions you need to ask yourself in developing your business’s AM strategy 

  • Understand the role of AM in de-risking capital expenditure on new product development 

  • Explore the Mindware methodology for unlocking business success with AM 

About the speaker 

Bart Van der Schueren

Bart Van der Schueren

Bart Van der Schueren has served as an Executive Vice President of Materialise since January 2011 and as Chief Technology Officer since 2016. Joining Materialise in 1995, he established the earliest research activities for the company and ran the 3D printing service bureau. Over the years his dedication and expertise has grown the service division, today Materialise Manufacturing, from a regional player to one of the most prominent additive manufacturing facilities in Europe. Bart van der Schueren holds a PhD in Selective Laser Metal Sintering as well as a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the KU Leuven. 

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