Senior Vice President, Schaeffler AG
Mr. Arnet studied Mechanical Engineering at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. His first contact to Additive Manufacturing was in the 90's when he worked as a research assistant at the LFT. He applies these technologies now for almost 20 years within the Schaeffler Group. He is responsible for the company's network of tool and prototype centers.
Group Leader Additive Manufacturing, Fraunhofer IFAM
Claus Aumund-Kopp started working for Fraunhofer IFAM in 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience in product development and material processes – especially in AM.
Presently, he is responsible for the development of new processes and materials for Laser Beam Melting and Binder Jetting as well as for analyses of powder behaviour and quality for those processes.
Head of Additive Manufacturing, University of Bayreuth - Institute of Environmental Production Engineering
Mr. Christian Bay studied Energy Science and Technology at the University of Kempten and the University of Bayreuth. In 2016 he founded the department "Additive Manufacturing" at the Chair of Environmentally Friendly Production Technology. In 2017 he was appointed to the academic council for the strategic further development of the topic of additive manufacturing at the University of Bayreuth.
Research Engineer Additive Manufacturing, Ford Werke GmbH
Lars Bognar studied mechanical engineering at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences, majoring in design engineering. Since 2016 Lars Bognar is part of the team "Advanced Materials & Processes" of the division "Research & Advanced Engineering" in Aachen and is responsible for the division Plastics Applications of Additive Manufacturing. He has held this position full-time since 2018 after moving permanently to the Research & Advanced Engineering division.
Professor of Procurement and Logistics, Koblenz University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Elmar Bräkling has been teaching and conducting research at the HS Koblenz for more than 9 years in procurement and logistics. He focuses on Industry 4.0 and digitization. He draws on more than 10 years of industrial management experience mainly in the automotive industry. He was most recently head of the International Procurement Services / Consulting & Engineering division at Daimler AG. Today, Professor Bräkling is also managing partner of PIP - Power in Procurement GmbH and Of-Counsel of the international patent law firm Schneiders & Behrendt.
Head of Additive Manufacturing, Deutsche Bahn AG & Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
Stefanie Brickwede is passionately responsible for the introduction of 3D printing at Deutsche Bahn AG and is building up an international, neutral network "Mobility goes Additive". The graduate economist started her career in the mobility sector in 1998 and held various project management and leadership positions.
Head of Business Development, trinckle 3D GmbH
Dr. Ole Bröker is responsible for marketing and business development at trinckle. He studied business administration in Germany and Sweden, received his PhD in B2B Marketing at the University of Münster before joining the young trinckle team in 2014.
Senior Manager, MTU Aero Engines AG
Dr. Karl-Heinz Dusel is heading the Additive Manufacturing Technology group at MTU Aero Engines.
Educated at the Technical University of Munich he obtained his PhD from the University of Stuttgart. After two years at Daimler Research & Technology he joined MTU in 2000.
Technical Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
Arvid Eirich has been a member of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) Group since 2013 and has participated in various innovation projects. Since DB took its first steps towards 3D printing, he has been a member of the corporate project "3D Printing at DB". In this project he co-built the international network "Mobility goes Additive" and took over the technical direction.
Full Professor for Purchasing and Supply Management, Bundeswehr University Munich
Prof. Dr. Michael Essig holds the Chair for Purchasing and Supply Management at Bundeswehr University Munich and is Co-Director of the Research Center for Law and Management of Public Procurement as well as the Competence Network Performance Based Logistics.
Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technologies IAPT
As author of more than 400 national and international publications, Prof. Emmelmann founded the LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH in 2009 as a spin-off from the TUHH and has been its managing director ever since. Together with his team of scientists, he conducts research and development in laser cutting, laser joining and 3D laser printing technology.
Chairman of the Management Board, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH
Uwe Fresenborg studied mechanical engineering (aeronautical engineering). After 22 years of professional experience in the aviation industry in the fields of R&D and program management, Uwe Fresenborg joined DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH in 2011 and became CEO.
CTO, Wabtec Corporation
Ralph Fuerderer is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Wabtec Corporation. He has global responsibility for Product Development and Innovation. He received his PhD from the WHU Koblenz and the Graduate School of Business/University of Chicago in 1998.
Vice President Production Pilot Plant, BMW Group
Maximilian Hauk is responsible for the production of prototypes for BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce. This includes the responsibility for the Additive Manufacturing Campus of the BMW Group.
He graduated from the Technical University of Munich in Mechanical Engineering and collected over 18 years of management in manufacturing experience in Germany, England and China.
VP of Additive Manufacturing Digital Factory, Siemens AG
Dr. Heuser has been working for almost 20 years in various management positions within Siemens such as Corporate Technology, OSRAM, Energy Technology and now as VP for Additive Manufacturing within the framework of a competence center at Siemens. Dr. Heuser holds a Dr. rer. nat. in Physics from the University of Augsburg and a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Management from ESMT.
Managing Director, Arcam CAD to Metal GmbH, a GE Additive company
Many years of experience in sales in the tool industry, automotive industry, special machine design and technical experience with machine tools. Two years of experience with powder bed systems in the AM industry and currently working as Managing Director for Arcam Arcam Cad to Metal GmbH, a GE Additive company.
Byron Kennedy is co-founder and CEO of SPEE3D, a high-speed 3D metal printing company based in Melbourne, Australia. He leads the business strategy and vision, brings extensive manufacturing industry experience and understands the challenges facing manufacturers. Byron has a passion for developing and marketing new technologies.
Director Technology Innovation, adidas AG
Marco Kormann studied mechanical engineering and has been with adidas AG for 11 years. He is responsible for technology innovation, especially 3D printing and its implementation at the design, product and manufacturing levels. adidas is one of the first companies worldwide to produce and sell products using 3D printing on an industrial scale.
CEO, 3yourmind GmbH
Aleksander Ciszek is CEO and co-founder of 3YOURMIND, a company that develops software for industrial 3D printing. He works directly with leading European and US companies to integrate smart manufacturing processes. He has grown the company to five locations around the world. Aleksander was selected as part of the “2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe” list.
CSO, Bionic Production AG
Lars Langhans has 17 years of professional experience as an engineer and in leading positions in the aerospace, mechanical engineering and automotive industries. Since 2017, he has been responsible for sales at Bionic Production AG as CSO.
CEO & Chairman, EOS Group
As CEO & Chairman of the EOS GROUP, Dr Hans J. Langer is responsible for the group's strategic orientation. It stands for an extensive network of partners and participations and supports promising start-ups. The core of the EOS GROUP is EOS GmbH, founded by Dr Langer in 1989, the world's leading technology provider in industrial 3D printing.
Lawyer, Leupold Legal
Dr. Andreas Leupold is founding member and advisory board member of the 3D printing network Mobility goes Additive and member of the expert committee Additive Manufacturing convened by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology. In addition to providing legal advice to international companies, Dr. Andreas Leupold holds in-house workshops on legal issues relating to additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things, data protection and data rights in the digital supply chain. Dr. Andreas Leupold is listed in the Handelsblatt list of "Best Lawyers in Germany" and by Best Lawyers in the lawyer list for the legal areas of IT law, media law and litigation in Germany.
Senior Director Additive Manufacturing, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
After studying material sciences at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg Mr. Merklein joined Schaeffler in July 1999 and held various positions with respect to materials and processes. He coordinated the build-up of the AM FabShop in Herzogenaurach and is leading the AM department since May 2018 with the aim to integrate AM into the Schaeffler production System.
Head of Market Segment New 3D Technologies, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
Over the past 25 years, she had many responsibilities in the Application Department, and has been in charge of laser sintering powder development for more than 14 years. She also tracks new technologies in additive manufacturing and explores suitable materials for them. In her function as head of the Department of Strategic Innovation Projects, she investigated areas such as nano particles in polymers and the interactions between modified polymers and lasers.
Projectleader for Additive Manufacturing, Rolf Lenk Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH
Matthias Otte has been working for Rolf Lenk Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH in Ahrensburg since October 2016. Today, he works as a project manager and deals intensively with topics along the value-added chain of "3D printing".
Innovation Manager Emerging Technologies & Concepts, Airbus Operations GmbH
Peter Pirklbauer joined Airbus in 2012 as Manager of Emerging Technologies and Concepts, the future of travel. His mission is to pick up and develop disruptive technologies, processes and business models for future product and service generations in international aircraft construction.
Market Development 3D Printing Materials, Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG
Marcus Rechberger worked as a scientist in the Fraunhofer Society for 12 years. In 2007 he founded his own spin-off, which was transferred into Lehmann&Voss&Co. in 2012. Marcus Rechberger is responsible for global market development of materials for powder fusion processes. His projects are focusing on industrial AM mass production.
Product owner, grow GmbH Bosch Group
Nach Studium der Physik und Promotion in der Physikalischen Chemie der Uni Würzburg startete ich im Jahr 2000 bei der Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart.
Nach diversen Aufgaben und Funktionen übernahm ich in 2015 die Leitung des neuen Wachstumsbereichs industrielle additive Kunststofffertigung, ab 2018 als Startup in der grow Plattform GmbH der Bosch Gruppe.
Head of Department, Fraunhofer IGCV
Georg Schlick is responsible for the topics "direct metallic additive manufacturing" and "quality and technical cleanliness" at the Fraunhofer IGCV in Augsburg. In the field of additive manufacturing, the IGCV deals with multi-material processing, special alloys, functional integration, powder characterization and technology strategy consulting.
Managing Partner, Ampower GmbH & Co. KG
Matthias Schmidt-Lehr can look back on more than 10 years of industry experience and has been involved in industrial additive manufacturing since 2013. In his capacity as founder and partner of Ampower, he focuses on the development of business models and market strategies for suppliers and service providers.