Philippe Reinders Folmer, General Manager Benelux at Renishaw, presents at the 3D Design & Engineering Conference: “Additive Manufacturing, a game changer in industry”.
A lot is being written about 3D printing, but mostly about desktop printers to make plastic objects. Prices are dropping to interesting levels, software is getting easier to use and every month a FabLab is being opened somewhere in the country. But if we look closer at 3D printing, and separate ‘home applied’ from industrial applications, then we will see an interesting development going on in the background of this 3D-hype: the industrial application of 3D metalprinting – Additive Manufacturing.
“3D printing is being called the 3rd industrial revolution, is that so? And if so, what do you see of it in daily life?”
About Philippe Reinders Folmer
Philippe Reinders Folmer is General Manager Benelux for Renishaw since February 2001. He has been active in technical and commercial roles since his graduation at the Eindhoven University of Technology in Industrial Engineering & Management Science in 1987.
About Renishaw Benelux BV
Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. We develop innovative products that significantly advance our customers’ operational performance – from improving manufacturing efficiencies and raising product quality, to maximising research capabilities and improving the efficacy of medical procedures. Our products are used for applications in machine tool automation, co-ordinate measurement, additive manufacturing, gauging, Raman spectroscopy, machine calibration, position feedback, CAD/CAM dentistry, shape memory alloys, large scale surveying, stereotactic neurosurgery, and medical diagnostics.
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