Tuesday, 5 June 2018

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Opening Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D
10:00 - 12:00

10:00 – Aerosint

10:15 – Amendate


10:45 – Cellbricks GmbH

11:00 – J. Krieger UG

11:15 – Kumovis GmbH

11:30 – Prosper3D LTD

11:45 – Vorm Vrij

Finalists Pitch
Host: Harry Flint | GBN Systems GmbH

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:20

The complete AM ecosystem is looking for business cases in terms of final products. The answer will be found in product customization: Limitless product configuration, allowing for the customer-specific adaptation of any product - whether mechanical, ergonomic, or aesthetic. AM prepares the ground for this vision, but one question remains: Where does the customer-specific product model come from?

Manual design efforts drive costs to a level which is unacceptable for any business case. Automated design processes are required for scalability. If you even want to integrate your customers directly in the designing process, web-based configurators provide the chance for intuitive product customization without required CAD knowledge.

Best practices can be seen in many industries: from eyewear and prosthetics to industrial settings in robotics and tooling.

trinckle’s software client PROTIQ offers additively produced copper inductors on their website. Customers are enabled to configure the specific model versions – exactly matching the individual demands. Six basic geometries and more than 20 parameters allow full flexibility while the functioning of the configured version is ensured. No more manual design efforts and no offline interaction is needed before order and production.

Dr. Ole Bröcker | Trinckle 3D GmbH

Head of Business Development - trinckle 3D GmbH

Dr. Ole Bröker is responsible for Marketing and Business Development at trinckle. He studied Business Administration in Münster and Lund, Sweden. From 2010 to 2014 he did his PhD in Industrial Marketing at the Marketing Center Münster.

Since 2014 he works for trinckle and is concentrated on the market roll-out of trinckle’s business software solutions and the identification of innovative AM business models.

13:20 - 13:40

3D printing changed modern thinking about product development. But the most advanced technology, selective laser sintering, was reserved only for the largest companies. It was due to the very high price of the printers. We decided to change it and bring SLS to the broad range of users. In 2014 Sinterit introduced Lisa, the most affordable 3D printer operating in this technology. It's compact shapes, and optimal build volume has several advantages. One of them is a relatively low cost of production. Sometimes you need to produce something small, without the need of using to much printing powder. Not to mention an extended amount of time to heat the bigger machines and cool them down afterward. SLS printing takes hours or even days, with a desktop-sized device it consumes much less time. We will present it based on the experience and applications with Lisa1 by our customers.

On the other hand, we noticed a group of clients, which still needed the smaller printer but with extended features. We got a lot of questions about the new materials or at least the possibility to open our printer to the third party powders. That led us to introduce Lisa 2. More advanced SLS 3D printer, slightly bigger and open to new materials. First deliveries will start this autumn.

Konrad Glowacki | Sinterit Sp. z.o.o.

Konrad G?owacki - co-founder of Sinterit Sp. z o.o. company. He worked on the development of Sinterit Lisa 3D printer operating in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology; he also coordinated and conducted the process of its market implementation.

Earlier he worked for nearly 4 years as a software engineer at Google where he developed software in various programming languages. He also gained extensive experience as a project manager in a start-up called Sprezentuj.pl.

13:40 - 14:00

During the height of the 3D printing hype-cycle, brands and agencies scrambled for

ideas to ride the wave and gain headlines. But as the technology moves from "trend“

to real application, how can brands use 3D printing and digital fabrication to

effectively connect with their audience?

Modla has worked with brands and agencies from Nike, Converse, Reebok, M&C

Saatchi, ASOS and more, to use 3D printing and digital fabrication as a creative

medium to communicate a brand's core identity. From installations to bespoke gifts

and limited edition products, the technology provides a new, cost effective,

innovative way for marketers to engage with their customers and build communities.

Join Modla founders, Jon Fidler and Rich Goddard, as they discuss how to apply

creative design to 3D printing and digital fabrication for the world's leading consumer


Jon Fidler & Rich Goddard | Modla
14:00 - 14:20

PEEK (Polyether ether ketone) is an exceptionally strong, biocompatible, chemically

resistant thermoplastic. This makes it ideal it ideal for use in biological implants, as well

as many other applications. PEEK implants are currently produced through CNC,

injection molding, and SLS due to the material's high melting point (343C). These

processes are expensive due to PEEK's high material cost. 3D printing using PEEK will

vastly decrease cost while allowing personalization of each implant to each patient.

Additive manufacturing using high performance polymers like PEEK and ULTEM has

enormous potential in multiple industries. Lighter aircraft parts made from high

performance polymers will mean lower fuel consumption and emissions – two pressing

challenges in commercial aviation. In ground transportation, on demand production of

spare parts will reduce down time and inventory costs.

Additive manufacturing with PEEK presents substantial challenges. PEEK's high melting

point, tendency to shrink, and semi-crystalline nature demand rigorous thermal control.

The presentation discusses these challenges and PEEK’s enormous potential in additive


Tobias Stittgen | ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH
14:20 - 14:40

Automatisierte Stützstrukturen – Kosten senken im Metall-3D-Druck

Tim Domagala | Materialise
14:20 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:20

Insights into the newest developments and overview about the different offerings of BASF 3D Printing Solutions from Plastic and Metal Filaments, Plastic Powders to Photopolymers and Services.

András Marton | BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH
15:20 - 15:40

Hybrid Production -  Transforming Traditional Manufacturing with 3D Printing

Digital fabrication is changing the way goods are developed and made. We are talking about a fast, flexible, and agile global way of manufacturing similar to how we develop software. Where will this change take us in the future and How will we produce objects 50 years from now? Which role will 3D printing play? Will it be more change and transformation or a new kind of manufacturing disrupting the old one?

One side to look at is product development: 3D printing can accelerate the traditional prototyping process of objects that don’t exist yet, before they are mass-manufactured. But we can also look about the manufacturing process itself: 3D printing can be used for small badge manufacturing and mass customized goods.

Juliette Combe | Formlabs GmbH

Career: Background in mechanical engineering, previously worked in scientific collaborations at GE than conducted research on nano-3D printing. 

Current employment: Business development professional developing engineering verticals through specific focus on mass customization and manufacturing. This includes driving enterprise sales for technical markets, providing resources to sales channels and engaging marketing actions with key customers.



15:40 - 16:00


Setaki Foteini | The New Raw
16:00 - 16:20

How to integrate AM into a 73 year old company.

Pierre Lohrber | Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH

Since the opening in 2015 Pierre Lohrber is in managing position of the Competence Center Berlin of Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG. It is the Berlin office of the manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components. As the Division Manager eiCap he is also leading the business unit capacitors since 2012.

Between 1992 and 2011 he worked in various positions at OTIS, the world market leader for elevators and escalators.

Among other various study programs he graduated as economist from university Fachhochschule für Oekonomie und Management and with an MBA from the Pfeiffer University Charlotte, NC.

16:20 - 17:00
Winners honor for the Start-Up Award 2018
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