10 February 2022


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On February 8th the fourth meeting of the 3D Printing Cluster took place. We were very pleased by the large attendance of 30 people for our first live event in a long time. The meeting was hosted by Siemens Digital Industries Software at the Brainport Industries Campus.

The meeting was all about “Could 3D be a viable option for your company both technically and business wise? Marcus Kremers, chairman of the 3D Printing Cluster and CTO Airborne, kicked-off with a short introduction which was followed by four presentations:

  • “Design for AM” by the host of the meeting Olivier Diegerick, Portfolio Developer Additive Manufacturing Software Siemens Digital Industries Software
  • “(R-)evolution towards series production”by Daniël Hoogstraate, accountmanager Materialise NL en Rico Engelman, Business Development Manager Materialise
  • “Living up to the promise of AM: Repair possibilities and LCA-benefits” by Onno Ponfoort, practice Leader 3D Printing Berenschot and Joachim Antonissen, CEO Guaranteed B.V.
  • “Metal Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace industry: Use cases and examples” by Presentation by Harry Kleijnen, Senior Business Development Manager Additive Industries

After these interesting presentation the meeting continued with a guided tour to the K3D-AddFAB.

The meeting ended with a discussion. Some conclusions:

  • The opinion was shared that we lacked a good view on how OEM’s look at trends.
  • We need this view in order to determine the respond.
  • The market challenges are demanding and stimulate to find solutions collectively.
  • The MoU between NAG and Airbus and Embraer act as effective vehicles to connect the current and future OEM demands to collective Dutch solutions also in AM.
  • It was agreed to organize another session to focus on future needs within aerospace and to determine possible focus areas fitting the Dutch ecosystem.