CONFERENCE FOCUS
The sessions provide key points for understanding how Additive Manufacturing (industrial 3D Printing) could transform the manufacturing industries. As priorities shift to sustainability, speed-to-market, and supply chain resiliency, Additive Manufacturing (AM) has the potential to transform the $14 trillion global manufacturing industry as we know it. The technology could expand design freedom, reduce time to market, bring production closer to demand, and improve industrial sustainability.

DAY 1 | March 28, 2023

09:30 – 09:50

KEYNOTE #1
“ARE YOU DIGITALLY READY? YOUR RECOMMENDED PATH FOR DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION OF SPARE PARTS”
Espen Sivertsen, Founder & CEO, Ivaldi, Norway and USA
Bring your systems, parts and people to readiness for digital distribution to de-risk supply chain and save costs, time and reduce your environmental footprint. Learn how you as an end-user can adopt digital infrastructure and improve your digital readiness for digital inventory and local on-demand manufacturing. Generate business strategy, risk assessment, data capture and briefing tools for every level of your organization.

09:50 – 10:10

KEYNOTE #2
“INDUSTRIAL 3D PRINTING DRIVES A BUS”
Matthias Schmid, Business Development Manager, Daimler Buses, Germany
Using 3D printing, Daimler’s bus division can quickly, flexibly, economically and environmentally responsibly react to urgent customer requirements, and in particular in the case of rarely ordered components or special customer requests. Furthermore, at present Daimler Buses’ “Centre of Competence for 3D Printing” is examining over 300,000 different bus spare parts in detail as to their suitability as 3D printed parts. In the next stage, Daimler Buses wants to continually expand on this, with the overall aim of being able to directly print 3D replacement parts in-house for customers.

09:10 – 10:30

KEYNOTE #3
“HOW INDUSTRIAL AM REINVENTS BUSINESS MODELS IN MANUFACTURING, DESIGN AND DISTRIBUTION”
Hakon Ellekjaer, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Wilhelmsen | Thyssenkrupp, Norway, Singapore & Germany
Wilhelmsen is a global maritime and energy group with the largest maritime network in the world. Through AM On-Demand, WSS is solving the biggest spare part pain points for OEMs and End Users such as long-lead times, poor part performance and obsolete/legacy parts.
Find out how the AM offering is:
• one of the largest printable maritime and offshore spare parts catalogue in the world, with a deep knowledge of certification and performance for on-demand production • a globally integrated delivery supply chain ecosystem that is financially and strategically attractive to manufacturing partners, OEMs and end users
• transacting through a secure digital warehouse and fabricator marketplace.

10:30 – 10:50

“HOW TO CREATE A REVERSED RAILWAY SUPPLY CHAIN© — FROM IN-STOCK TO ON-DEMAND”
Pieter Ruijssenaars, CEO, DiManEx, The Netherlands
Find out how major players in the railway industry are unlocking innovation by building digital inventories of qualified AM spare parts. In this presentation, learn how the railway industry uses 3D part identification tools to analyze existing part inventories for AM applications, evaluate new part designs for 3D printability, and create ‘click-and-print’ digital inventories to produce digital spare parts when and where they’re needed.

10:50 – 11:15

COFFEE BREAK | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION

11:15 – 11:40

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE #1
Moderator to be confirmed
The Industry Showcase is a series of demos, providing the most innovative and promising technology solutions in industrial manufacturing insights.
“VALIDATING THE AM PROCESS IS KEY”
Uwe Brick, CEO, BURMS 3D, Germany
Overview of the professional 3D printing services, in particular relating to 3D data creation and preparation (CAD, scan, conversion, repair).
“ONE-STOP SOLUTION FOR INDUSTRIAL AM”
Kai Wurster, CEO, Department3, Germany
Bringing your parts to the optimum: From Redesigning and Optimization of parts to Integration of AM in your manufacturing process.
“ADDITIVE MECHATRONIC DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES”
Andrea Buccelli, CEO, AMDEngineering, Italy
We design and manufacture high performance mechatronic components and systems with the help of additive techno-logy. Our professional researchers leverage their knowledge to integrate new technologies with traditional ones.

11:40 – 12:00

“VALUE THE FUTURE, UPGRADE THE PAST”
Joachim Antonissen, CEO, Guaranteed, Belgium
In an industrial environment, large production equipment is often tailor-made. When components break down this results in long lead times. Entire installations need to be completely replaced when components have become obsolete, moulds have been lost or suppliers have gone bankrupt. Guaranteed offers a solution to these problems by repairing and rebuilding large metal parts, using wire & arc additive manufacturing.

12:00 – 12:20

“CLICK & PRINT: THE WORLD’S FIRST PART STREAMING PLATFORM”
Marcus Schindler, CEO, Schubert Additive Solutions, Germany
With the PartBox – the motto of which is “Click & Print” – electronic design data can be retrieved and produced from a “digital warehouse” anywhere in the world, within seconds. Access to this verified and manufacturer-certified print data is made possible by Schubert Additive Solutions – a young spin-off of Crailshem, Germany-based Gerhard Schubert GmbH. With a 3D printer and the connected PartBox, parts such as format, spare, and wear parts can be produced anywhere, by anyone, in any desired batch size. and more than 120,000 in-house 3D printed components.

12:20 – 13:00

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING #1
Moderator to be confirmed
“HOW DUISBURG PORT – THE WORLD’S LARGEST INLAND SHIPPING PORT – ACCELERATES INDUSTRIAL AM”
12.20 – 12.40
“AM HUB FOR THE RHINE-RUHR METROPOLITAN REGION AS INNOVATION ENABLER”
Prof. Dr. Gert Witt, Institut für Produkt Engineering, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
The development of this 3D (Duisburg | Decentral | Digital) AM Hub centers on key technologies for the future strategy ‘Industry 4.0’ and the innovative ability of the manufacturing industries. AM enables the implementation of agile decentralised production, novel business models and is an integral part of the sustainable factory.
12.40 – 13.00
“LINKING THE DUISBURG AND AACHEN INITIATIVE”
Prof. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum, CEO, ACAM (Aachen Center for AM), Germany
The D3 AM Hub in Duisburg will be supported by ACAM, the one-stop-shop for Additive Manufacturing, covering the entire process chain, from design stage through to quality control and focuses on topics such as process chain automation, the development of customized materials, increasing productivity and reducing turnaround times.

13:00 – 14:00

BUSINESS LUNCH | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION

14:00 – 14:20

KEYNOTE #4
“HOW AM IS TRANSFORMING THE DNA OF A TRADITIONAL OEM IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY: A NEW BUSINESS MODEL THROUGH THE DIGITAL INVENTORY”
Luisa Mondora, General Manager, Valland, Italy
Since 2006, Valland has been active in the field of design and production of industrial Oil and Gas valves, custom made according to the customers’ requirements. Since the beginning of Valland, the main area of activity has been non-standard products. For this, Valland has been experimenting with additive manufacturing technologies since 2016 and has introduced the first AM parts.

14:20 – 14:40

“HOW TO EFFICIENTLY REDUCE COSTS AND TIME IN SPARE PARTS PRODUCTION”
Gabor Koppanyi, Head of Marketing and Sales, Sintratec, Switzerland
Important is what customers in industrial additive manufacturing need and how to direct them to the right solutions. With his many years of experience at corporations such as ABB or Rieter, you can learn from his deep understanding of various industries. In this presentation you will get a deeper insight about the potential of SLS and how to efficiently use the potential of SLS in order to reduce costs and time for your spare parts.

14:40 – 15:00

‘LIGHTER, STRONGER AND CHEAPER PARTS IN AEROSPACE’
Fedor Antonov, CEO, Anisoprint, Luxembourg
Introducing the technology that allows manufacturing continuous fiber reinforced plastic parts that can substitute metal ones in aerospace, engineering and many other areas along with cutting costs and increasing productivity.

15:00 – 15:30

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE #2
Moderator to be confirmed
The Industry Showcase is a series of demos, providing the most innovative and promising technology solutions in industrial manufacturing insights.
“PART SELECTION & QUALIFICATION”
Janis Kretz, Supply Chain Manager 3D Printing, Daimler Buses, Germany
Part screening forms the successful foundation for the additive transformation in your company. How to help you to get into an efficient start with AM by comprehensive and practical problem and potential analyses, as well as individual consultation
“POST-PROCESSING”
Florian Pfefferkorn, CEO, LuxYours, Germany
Luxyours provides technology, equipment and services for surface smooth of AM manufactured plastic parts — a breakthrough for the industrial use of 3D printed plastic parts.

15:30 – 16:00

COFFEE BREAK | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION

16:00 – 17:00

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING #2
Moderator to be confirmed
‘DIGITAL INVENTORIES PAVING THE WAY FOR INDUSTRIAL AM”. HOW TO IDENTIFY WHICH PARTS CAN BE PRODUCED VIA AM’
16.00 – 16.20
“DIGITAL SPARE PARTS AND RAILWAY: NEW METHODS FOR ESTABLISHED INDUSTRIES”
Bas de Jong, COO, 3YOURMIND, Germany
Find out how major players in the railway industry are unlocking innovation by building digital inventories of qualified AM spare parts. In this presentation, learn how the railway industry uses 3D part identification tools to analyze existing part inventories for AM applications, evaluate new part designs for 3D printability, and create ‘click-and-print’ digital inventories to produce digital spare parts when and where they’re needed.
16.20 – 16.40
“GETTING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF NOT ONLY WHAT PARTS CAN BE PRINTED, BUT WHAT PARTS SHOULD BE PRINTED”
Anna D’Alessio, Director of Engineering, Ivaldi, Norway and USA
Based on the Ivaldi Essential, Screening Analysis, an overview of a spare parts inventory’s on-demand manufacturing potential. Instead of screening parts, datasets are screened. Resulting in a final report with findings on the potential for additive, on-demand manufacturing, the relevance of specific parts and recommendations on where to start in order to successfully deploy a digital supply chain for parts.
16.40 – 17.00
“PART SCREENING AND SELECTION IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Speaker to be confirmed
By applying a ‘part screening and selection methodology’ used in more than 50 customer projects across numerous industries, the client identified a total of 2,600 such parts. Of these, 35 metal and polymer components were selected for an initial implementation phase.

17:00 – 17:20

“HOW AN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IMPLEMENTS A DIGITAL INVENTORY STRATEGY”
Speaker to be confirmed

17:20 – 18:30

REFRESHMENT BREAK | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION

DAY 2 | March 29, 2023

09:30 – 09:50

KEYNOTE #5
“THE FACTORY OF THE FUTURE WILL NOT BE A SINGLE, CENTRAL LOCATION”
Speaker to be confirmed
Instead, future manufacturing, enabled by smart technologies like 3D printing, will take place at multiple digital production sites, distributed around the world, closer to customers. But this will only be possible when companies are sure that their design and production data remains secure. We do need solutions that allow industrial manufacturers to secure the flow of digital parts and maintain a competitive advantage. Data security and integrity are imperative for them in their transition from a centralized production model to multiple digital production sites closer to their customers.

09:50 – 10:20

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE #3
Moderator to be confirmed
The Industry Showcase is a series of demos, providing the most innovative and promising technology solutions in industrial manufacturing insights.
“KEY SUCCESS FACTORS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF POLYMER GASKETS FOR HIGH PRESSURE APPLICATION IN OIL & GAS INDUSTRY”
Gianluca Acquistapace, AM Engineer, Valland, Italy
Focus is on developing and innovating parts for the Oil & Gas industry, using both polymeric and metal AM. The goal is to produce end-use parts with 3D printing., such as valves with 3D printed parts inside them. This is an important first step that shows how thanks to AM we can design and print in superpolymer components that go into simplifying the valve.“
“CREATING PARTS THAT ARE STRONGER AND CHEAPER THAN THEIR METAL ANALOGS”
Alexander Kochetkov, Head of R&D, Anisoprint, Luxembourg
In cooperation with the Jacobs University in Bremen, Anisoprint is working on the further development of collaborative projects aimed at improving Anisoprint’s proprietary Continuous Fiber Coextrusion (CFC) technology, that allows to manufacture continuous fiber reinforced plastic parts that can substitute metal ones in aerospace, engineering and many other areas along with cutting costs and increasing productivity.
“SINTRATEC TRUSTS IN ITS OWN TECHNOLOGY”
Gabor Koppanyi, Head of Marketing & Sales, Sintratec, Switzerland
This becomes evident when taking a closer look at the latest machine generation: Over 50 end-use parts in the Sintratec S2 are manufactured additively with our techno-logy. Using the versatile additive manufacturing possibilities, the Sintratec S2 will be the ideal response to special market needs.

10:20 – 11:00

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING #3
Moderator to be confirmed
10.20 – 10.40
“TRUST IN IP, TRUST IN QUALITY AND TRUST IN TRANSACTIONS IS IMPERATIVE”
Herman van Bolhuis, CEO, AMbrace, The Netherlands
To move to just-in-time, secure and qualified industrial-grade digital manufacturing, you do need maximum security and multilevel data encryption. AMbrace transfers production files directly into digital production machines, with zero human access. The Ambrace secure AM data management solution is incorporated in an industrial ERP/PLM application currently being used by hundreds of international manufacturers in the automotive, aviation and machining industries.
10.40 – 11.00
“INTEGRATION OF PLM/ERP INTO AM ENGINEERING SUPPLY CHAINS”
Dr. Markus Sachers, Business Development, Prostep, Germany
Disruptive processes like on-demand spare parts manufacturing based on AM technology are increasingly becoming reality. They require suitable IT technologies and applications to fully use the potentials of 3D printers and systems and to fulfil data security and IP protection requirements of worldwide collaboration networks. Additionally, the seamless integration in existing, modern ERP/PLM systems is mandatory to get maximum benefits from these processes. The presentation shows industry-proven solutions for ERP/PLM integration and distributed engineering.

11:00 – 11:30

COFFEE BREAK | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION

11:30 – 12:30

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING #4
“AM SUPPLY CHAIN FOR INLAND PORTS”
Moderator: Tjibbe Veenstra, Chairman, SDAM Alliance, Europe
As development partner of Innovative Supply Chains by AM, the SDAM Alliance introduces the Pilot ‘AM Supply Chain for Inland Ports’ — an actively managed business ecosystem where industry players should go further and collaborate to advance the technology, identify new applications, and enable users to fully exploit its advantages. In cooperation with the University of Duisburg/Essen this Pilot will be supported by the newly-to-be-built D3 AM Hub in Duisburg Port.
Participants of the SDAM Alliance can actively provide
11.40 – 12.10
“AS WORLD’S LARGEST INLAND PORT, DUISBURG PORT HAS THE IDEAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO HOST THE FIRST AM PORT FACILITY”
Johannes Franke, CEO, startport (Innovation Platform of Duisburg Port), Germany
99 Percent of the world’s trade moves through 190 inland ports and 645 seaports. Duisburg Port is the world’s largest inland port and is the leading logistics hub in Central Europe with 20,000 ships and 25,000 trains processed per year. Additive and secure on-demand manufacturing is a unique opportunity for Duisburg Port and solves many of the supply chain challenges for inland pots as logistics operators. The ability to securely print and deliver spare parts for ships, trains and the harbour infrastructure on demand results in a number of inland ports across the world.
12.10 – 12.30
“WHAT IMPACT WILL THIS PROJECT HAVE ON THE 200+ INLAND PORTS IN EUROPE?”
Three representatives of inland ports will be part of this panel – to be confirmed
All inland ports have the same harbour infrastructure: equipment to handle goods, logistics equipment, trains and ships. One of the most important EU guidelines is that ports should anticipate developments, especially around sustainability. The ability to securely print and deliver spare parts for ships, trains and the harbour infrastructure on demand is such a development for inland ports across the world.

12:30 – 13:30

BUSINESS LUNCH | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION

13:30 – 13:50

“ON-DEMAND SPARE PARTS PLATFORMS SOLVE THE PAINS OF SPARE PARTS MANAGEMENT”
Speaker to be confirmed
Hundreds of specialised large and medium-sized manufacturers of machines and equipment in Europe alone have millions of euros worth of spare parts in physical warehouses to guarantee business continuity for their clients. Most spare parts are never used. What if these manufacturers can use an on-demand spare parare parts platform.

13:50 – 14:10

“INNOVATION OF MATERIALS”
Speaker to be confirmed
The ongoing development and innovation of materials for Additive Manufacturing will be introduced divided over two main areas:

  •  industrial printing processes in which high-performance materials enable new functions (AM parts with components such as batteries, solar cells, sensors, circuit boards as well as OLEDs)
  • the future of natural materials accelerating the sustainability of AM. Innovative bio-based materials such as biobased waste materials, especially biodegradable materials.

14:10 – 14:55

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING #5
“HOW DIGITAL SPARE PARTS DRIVE SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY”
Moderator to be confirmed
14.10 – 14.25
“METAL SCRAP AS A NEW FEED STOCK SOLUTION FOR THE METAL AM INDUSTRY”
Matteo Vanazzi, CEO & Co-Founder, f3nice, Italy
Circular Economy Ecosystem for Metal Additive Manufacturing: from decommissioned Oil & Gas metal scrap to feedstock to print new components, and relevant CO2 savings.
14.25 – 14.40
“HOW TO MANUFACTURE PRECISE AND RELIABLE OPTIMAL COMPOSITE PARTS THAT ARE STRONGER AND LIGHTER THAN THEIR METAL OR NON-OPTIMAL COUNTERPARTS”
Mikhail Golubev, Chief Design Engineer & Co-founder, Anisoprint, Luxembourg
Mikhail will explain a more advanced extrusion system that enables the deposition of fiber reinforcements in a lattice-like structure, further and significantly reducing the use – and thus the cost – of the fiber materials without compromising part strength. Thus producing optimal composite parts that are stronger and lighter than their metal or non-optimal counterparts.
14.40 – 14.55
“AM IN THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL”
Alex Giorgini, R&D Engineer and Hydrogen Specialist, Valland, Italy
Climate action is at the heart of the European Green Deal. AM materials for the Hydrogen Value chain: opportunities and challenges for OEMs to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

14:55 – 15:25

COFFEE BREAK | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION

14:10 – 14:55

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING #6
‘COLLECTING STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF SUSTAINABLE DATA END-TO-END IN AM SUPPLY CHAINS’
Moderator to be confirmed
15.25 – 15.40
“METHOD FOR CALCULATING CO2 EMISSIONS FOR AM SPARE PARTS – CRADLE TO GRAVE”
Espen Sivertsen, CEO & Founder, Ivaldi, Norway and USA
The aim of this Joint Industry Project with multiple owner/operators (Ivaldi, Sintef, Wilhelmsen, Kongsberg) and the Research Council of Norway is developing a framework to deliver sustainably manufactured spare parts for the marine sector. The outcome should be 1) Transparent and easy to calculate footprints, 2) a lifecycle analysis database of AM case studies, 3) algorithms to predict CO2 impact prior to order and 4) best practice guides for reduction of AM footprint.
15.40 – 15.55
“ACCESS TO COMPLETE LIFECYCLE PRODUCT DATA”
Stefan Larsson, CEO & Founder, whatt.io, Sweden
Whatt.io is a cloud platform that enables a connection between the physical product and lifecycle product data from cradle to grave. NFC enabled parts using additive manufacturing connect the actual individual part to the whatt.io cloud platform, returning information about: manufacturing, material, maintenance, assembly, recycling, spare parts and ownership.
15.55 – 16.10
“USING PLM TO GATHER AND TRANSFER ALL RELEVANT SUSTAINABILITY DATA”
Dr. Mario Leber, Principal Consultant, Prostep, Germany
The mail goal of the project is to build a methodical approach to systematic decision support regarding sustainability when developing a physical product. Including all relevant sustainability data in all production phases, the development of an information- and data-model based on existing standards (e.g. ISO10303 (STEP)) and also based on the PLM (Product Life Management) concept combined with blockchain technology.

16:10 – 16:40

INDUSTRY SHOWCASE #4
Moderator to be confirmed
The Industry Showcase is a series of demos, providing the most innovative and promising technology solutions in industrial manufacturing insights.
Three companies or organisations will be selected to present their compelling case.

16:40 – 17:15

CLOSING REFRESHMENT BREAK | NETWORKING AT THE EXHIBITION