“‘Start with the end in mind’ – Design for Supply Chain – an integral approach to develop smart products” – Presented by Marc Schrijvers, Philips Industry Consulting

Freedom of design is perhaps the most important benefit of 3D printing or additive manufacturing. Where traditional supply chains evolve to supply networks the link between initial design and final supply gets more complex. Design for Supply Chain offers a solution to unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing. This structured step-by-step methodology addresses supply… [read more]

“FABulous funding opportunities for startups and SMEs” – Presented by Lies Boghaert, iMinds

FABulous, part of the European FIWARE Acceleration Program, provides (equity free) funding and business support to startups and SMEs active in the 3D printing and Digital Fabrication domain. The program just launched its third and last Open Call, which is now open for innovative business ideas related to 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication. Selected projects… [read more]

3D Printing of Metal Vacuum Seals

3D printing has been on the rise for some time now. Anything from plastic jewellery and car bodywork to biomaterial tissue and organs can now be printed, with industry experts continually learning about how to optimise materials, machinery, processes and procedures. Share this via

Mark Rahusen, EDS-Innovation, will speak about EDS-Innovation, 3D Casting at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference

Mark Rahusen, Managing Director, EDS-Innovation, will speak about EDS-Innovation, 3D Casting at the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference, which will take place on 24 May 2016 at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. He will detail on how to use additive manufacturing in combination of current production techniques. About Mark Rahusen Share this via

“Lowering the barrier: design & engineering for everyone” – Presented by Ruud van den Muijzenberg, Shapeways

3D designing currently still is a time consuming process which often requires complex and expensive software. We realized most people don’t have the knowledge of, or don’t have the access to these tools. How can you enable those consumers to make unique products that fit better in their lives than mass manufacturing can deliver? About… [read more]

“Generative design for additive manufacturing” – Presented by Mathijs de Schipper, TNO

Designing smart structures and utilizing the full potential of additive manufacturing requires a new design approach. Using algorithms complex structures can be generated with for example varying thickness resulting a range of material hardness. I will show you my approach towards designing an insole with multiple material properties using Grasshopper. Working with new materials sometimes… [read more]

“Topological optimization: findings from practice” – Presented by Simon Vermeir, Sirris

Additive manufacturing is more and more used to produce functional end-parts. However, success is no guarantee because during the production-technology-switch to AM, the design is not always adapted. However this is crucial to gain from the AM-benefits. A new approach of product design made its entry. Topological optimization is an inspiring way to achieve lightweight… [read more]

“Connected Adaptive Production – From design to final parts” – Presented by Kristian Arntz, ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing becomes an industrial technology nowadays. What started as a rapid prototyping technology then became a media and hobby manufacturers hype finally approaches the factories of the world. While processes, material availability and productivity are getting adult, a crucial lack remains unsolved: realizing integrated IT infrastructures in order to bring together conventional and additive… [read more]