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.
Prof. Dr. Elmar Bräkling
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.
Dr. Ole Bröker
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.
Direct Sales Manager, 3D Systems GmbH
Frank Cremer finished the business school and commercial graduation. His focus was all time international sales management activities in various companies like Thyssen, EniChem and DSM. Since 1998-today – 3D Systems as Regional Sales Director DACH, Channel Manager, Sales Manager. Between 2015-2016 at Kegelmann Manufacturing GmbH as Managing Director.
Head of Technology, AMEXCI
Since her first encounter with a 3D printer in 2010, Greta has collaborated with designers, received a PhD in AM in 2016, trained hundreds of engineers and helped numerous companies developing AM strategies. Over the years, she has built more 3D printers than she can count, including a food printer in collaboration with MIT. She is now Head of Technology at AMEXCI.
graduate speaker educator, Dorenburg
Having attained a Diploma in Speech Arts and Speech Training at Stuttgart's State University of Performing Arts, Simone has over 20 years experience in training executives, singers and newsreaders how to use their voice effectively and to speak in a convincing and confident manner. She is also a TV documentary narrator.
Dr. Karl-Heinz Dusel
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.
Prof. Dr. Michael Eßig
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.
Prof. Dr. Claus Emmelmann
Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technologies IAPT
The Fraunhofer IAPT is one of the leading institutions in the field of additive production with a research focus on design, process, factory and digitization. The focus is on the industrialization of additive technologies and the associated technology transfer in order to enable completely new and resource-efficient products. With more than 100 employees, the Fraunhofer IAPT develops customized and competitive solutions for the additive future of industry.
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.
Global Head of Business Development, SLM Solutions Group AG
Since May 2015, Ralf Frohwerk is in charge of the Global Business Development Team at SLM Solutions. SLM Solutions, headquartered in Luebeck, Germany, is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology, also commonly referred to as "metal 3D printing". Prior to joining SLM Solutions Ralf Frohwerk spend more than 25 years in the automotive industry.
Dr. Ralph Fuerderer
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.
Dr. Maike Grund
Member of the Board, Bionic Production AG
Dr.-Ing. Grund studied industrial engineering at the TU Kaiserslautern and the TEC de Monterrey in Guadalajara. While working for Bain & Company for nine years, she earned her doctorate at the Institute for Laser and Systems Engineering at the TU Hamburg-Harburg on the implementation of coating additive manufacturing processes.
Managing Director, BASF New Business GmbH
Since January 1, 2016 Volker Hammes is Managing Director of BASF New Business GmbH, Ludwigshafen. He is particularly responsible for Business Build-up of innovative material solutions. Additionally, since September 1, 2017 he is Managing Director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions, Heidelberg. Volker Hammes serves on the Boards of BigRep GmbH, Essentium Inc, and Materialise NV.
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.
Dr. Karsten Heuser
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.
Dr. Horst Hill
Head of Special Materials, Deutsche Edelstahlwerke Specialty Steel GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Horst Hill is responsible for the Special Materials Division of Deutsche Edelstahlwerke since 2017. In this position he takes care for the production of powder metallurgical composite materials, medical alloys and metal powders tailored for the additive manufacturing. In 2012, he got his PhD-degree in the field of materials technology.
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.
Maanging Director, innos - Sperlich GmbH
As Managing Partner of innos-Sperlich GmbH, André Kaufung is motivated and responsible for several associations such as the BMWi Lightweighting Initiative or the OEM network CharIN, as well as other digitalization projects; all with a high level of interaction with additive manufacturing. He connects partner from industry, politics and research to pave the way for innovation.
Dr. Lutz Kloke
Founder, Cellbricks GmbH
Lutz Kloke is the founder of Cellbricks. As part of his PhD at the Technical University of Berlin, he developed the Cellbricks' Bioprinting-technology. The team focuses on the production of cell cultures and tissues using for research applications and regenerative medicine.
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.
Dr. Hans J. Langer
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.
Business Development, LHUM
Marie Langer is 2nd generation of the owner family of EOS GROUP and AM Ventures. She studied psychology, gained several years of experience in leadership positions and since two years she is together with her brother, Uli Langer, in the process of taking over the group of companies.
Business Development Manager, Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH
Diplom Information Systems Engineer. Starting with founding my first own company, over working for the IT Strategy of Siemens, through family owned businesses, I have always put my focus on digital transformation and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Andreas Leupold
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.
Application Consulting Additive Manufacturing, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
Bastian Leutenecker-Twelsiek has been responsible for consulting in the AM division of TRUMPF since 2017. He expanded his expertise during his dissertation at ETH Zurich. The title of his thesis is "Additive Manufacturing in industrial series production: component identification and design". Every day he deals with the topic Design for AM.
Head of Business Development - EMEA, Formlabs GmbH
Business development professional with 17 years experience from driving growth in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing. With a passion for building business from technical innovations, he has worked in companies such as Arcam, FIT, Netfabb, Autodesk and Formlabs.
Dr. Philipp Loosen
Head of 3D Printing, Henkel
Global Head 3D Printign at Henkel / before various positions in Strategy & Business Developement at Henkel / before Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group with focus on Strategy for Industrial Goods, Manufacturing and Production
Dr. Cora Lüders-Theuerkauf
Project Manager and Expert for 3D printing in medicine, German Heart Center Berlin
After studying biology at various universities in Germany and the USA, Mrs. Lüders-Theuerkauf received her doctorate at the Heinrich-Pette-Institute in Hamburg. Since 2001 she has been working group and project leader at the German Heart Center Berlin with a focus on 3D printing and cell culture.
After his studies at the Technical University of Clausthal, Dr. Mehmert received his doctorate in numerical welding simulation. He has more than 10 years of experience in engineering analysis services, especially in the aerospace industry. Since 2015 he is Product Manager for Additive Manufacturing at Simufact.
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.
Dr. Reinhard Nöbauer
Mitglied des Vorstands, voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Reinhard Nöbauer is a member of the Management Board of voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH, the lead company of the High Performance Metals Division in the voestalpine Group. The division is the global market leader in tool steel and focuses on technologically highly specialized product segments such as additive manufacturing.
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.
Deputy Director General, DG RTD of the European Commission
Before joining DG RTD she worked in different senior management positions in DG TRADE since 2006. From 2011 to 2018 she was Director for Trade Strategy, Analysis and Market Access in DG TRADE. Previously (from 2007 to 2011) she was Director for WTO, legal matters and food-related sectors in DG TRADE, covering also covered OECD issues, export credits and export controls of dual use goods. After joining the Commission at the beginning of 2006, she held the post of Principal Adviser in DG TRADE for the first year.
Dr. Marcus Rechberger
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
After studying physics and obtaining his doctorate in physical chemistry at the University of Würzburg, Mr. Roman joined Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart in 2000. After various tasks and functions, he took over the management of the new growth area industrial additive plastics production in 2015, which will be a start-up in the grow Plattform GmbH of the Bosch Group from 2018.
Dr. Georg Schlick
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.
Group leader in the field of standardization and managing director of DIN Standards Committee for Materials Technology, DIN e.V.
For 10 years, Volker Seibicke has been responsible for the standardization of several specialist areas at DIN as group leader. In 2016 he took over and expanded the work in the field of additive manufacturing. His main focus is the consolidation of all additive manufacturing activities on a national level with the aim of representing German interests in the best possible way on an international level.
Managing Director, ÖBB Technische Services GmbH
Since 2015, Andreas Zwerger has headed the operational divisions of ÖBB Technische Services, a subsidiary of Austrian Federal Railways. Before joining ÖBB, Andreas Zwerger worked as managing director and board member at Wittur and for Bombardier Transportation Austria Gmbh, Österreichische Raumfahrt & Systemtechnik GmbH and Siemens Transportation Systems.
Manager Sales, voxeljet AG
Matthias Steinbusch (born 1988) is Manager Sales EMEA and responsible for the sales of the printing systems as well as the management of the Sales Team EMEA. He joined voxeljet AG as Customer Service in 2013. In 2014, he moved to operative system sales. In 2017, Matthias Steinbusch assumed responsibility for strategic sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle
Managing Director - Insitute for Supply Chain Management, Universität St. Gallen
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle is Managing Director at the Institute of SCM (University of St. Gallen) as well as Study Director of the executive education program “Diploma of Advanced Studies in SCM”. Prof. Stölzle is an appointed member of the scientific advisory board of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure of the Federal Republic of Germany.
European Sales Manager, SPEE3D
Thorsten Stroh is European Sales Manager at SPEE3D, a high-speed 3D metal printing company based in Melbourne, Australia. He worked in farious companies in Sales and started his career at Robert Bosch GmbH.
Innovation Manager, voestalpine Edelstahl Deutschland GmbH
Alexander Taube works as Innovation Manager at vaED GmbH since mid-2018. His core tasks are identification and implementation of new technologies, products and processes according to the company strategy. As a research assistant at the DMRC, he has focused on material characterization of additive manufactured components.
Dr. Jens Telgkamp
Head of Additive Manufacturing Research & Technology, Airbus Operations
After Mr. Telgkamp received his doctorate in the field of continuum mechanics / solid state mechanics, he worked for Airbus in several areas since 2001. From 2013 he was Head of Research of the technology product Additive Manufacturing and in 2016 Head of the organization "Additive Manufacturing Research & Technology".
CEO, Aidro hydraulics & 3D printing
Valeria Tirelli is the Chief Executive Officer of Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing, an Italian company that specialises in implementing additive manufacturing in hydraulic applications. She manages the enterprise, founded by her father thirty-six years ago. Valeria’s knowledge of fluid power products and 3D printing is transforming the business and moving it towards industry 4.0.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis
Professorship for Supply Chain und Operations Management, Berlin School of Economics and Law
Prof. Dr. Alexander Tsipoulanidis is an expert in Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM), Lean Management / Operational Excellence, Digital Transformation and Material Flow, Factory Planning and Factory Operations. Before his academic activities as a professor, he worked in various senior positions at ABB, DaimlerChrysler and Bombardier Transportation.
Dr. Bart Van Der Schueren
Bart joined Materialise in 1995, having obtained a PhD in Metal Selective Laser Sintering. Over the years, his dedication has overseen the growth of Materialise’s service bureau into one of Europe’s most prominent Additive Manufacturing facilities. Today, as Chief Technology Officer, Bart focuses on defining and executing the technogy road map of Materialise.
Teamleader 3D Printing, Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG
He has been a creative thought leader and consultant in 3D printing for 20 years. In 2015 he launched the international competition "3D Pioneers Challenge" and has been responsible for the "Innovation Lab - AM" at Würth Elektronik eiSos since 2018. With his networked creative view on innovations he leads Würth Elektronik eiSos into the future of 3D-printed electronics.
VP Head of Plant Varel / Bremen, Premium AEROTEC GmbH Gerd Weber was appointed Head of Plant Premium AEROTEC´s Werk Varel / Bremen in 2013. Meanwhile he is responsible for all activities in the field of additive manufacturing within the organization. He joined the Airbus Group in 2003 and held numerous management positions in Engineering & Manufacturing.
Business Development Manager DACH, Ultimaker B.V.
Additive manufacturing addicted – in the industry since 2011. 3D Systems attracted Lisa Widmann 2010, while she was working for one of the top SolidWorks resellers in Germany. Lisa decided to switch from software to hardware. Since then she has worked for two of the pioneers of the industry - Stratasys and 3D Systems.
Vice President Global Innovation, Schenker AG
Erik Wirsing has been with DB Schenker in various positions for more than 19 years and, in addition to various IT divisions, has also headed the Innovation Division for Schenker Deutschland AG since 2011. Since 2016 he has been responsible for the Innovation Division at DB Schenker Global and in this capacity reports to the CDO of Schenker AG as Vice President Global Innovation.
CEO, APWORKS GmbH
Joachim Zettler is the Managing Director of APWORKS, a 100 % subsidiary of Premium AEROTEC focusing on Additive Manufacturing. He became the founding CEO when APWORKS was initiated in 2013. Since the launch of the company he established the market activities in various industries such as automotive, robotics, mechanical engineering, medical technology and aerospace.