Latest News :

View the confirmed speakers for this year's event


This year's conference will be taking place at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam. 


The conference is now over, but you can view a selection of our photos.


We are pleased to announce the following speakers for this conference.



Jukka Tuomi, Research Director, Aalto University, President of Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association FIRPA

Lic.Tech. Jukka Tuomi, research director at Aalto University, Finland. Mr. Tuomi is president of Finnish Rapid Prototyping Association, FIRPA and representative of Finland in Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations, GARPA. He has written over 50 scientific papers about Additive Manufacturing, 3D Modeling and Product and Production Development. He has been international scientific committee member in over 20 conferenced and he has been presenting in over 50 international conferences and seminars in about 20 different countries worldwide.


 Jules Poukens, Dept. of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Heerlen Stittard Medical

Prof. Dr. Jules Poukens  is currently lecturer and researcher at the Biomed Research Institute of the University Hasselt in Belgium. He is a Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Medical Center Sittard /Heerlen in the Netherlands. He got his M.D. and D.M.D from the Catholic University Leuven in Belgium. He was trained as Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon in Belgium (Leuven) and Germany (Freiburg, Black Forrest).

After his training, he first joined the staff at the University Hospital Maastricht and later on the staff of Medical Center Sittard /Heerlen in the Netherlands. He has participated in several European Community funded projects on medical rapid prototyping and manufacturing and was acting chairman of the Board of Directors of the EU funded project CUSTOM-IMD. He was the leading surgeon that designed and implanted the world’s first 3D printed total mandibular implant and was one of the pioneers in using 3D printed skull implants. He has numerous publications and presentations.

Born and raised in Belgium, Jules searched for his roots and now lives with his wife and two daughters in Dilsen, Belgium near the Dutch and German border. Not only professional but also private, he is regarded as a computer addict.


 Steve Masterson, Chief Operating Officer, KISKA

As COO Steve is responsible for the day to day management of the business and working closely with the rest of the board is responsible for delivering on the business strategy . He is directly responsible for all design supportive functions (Finance, HR, IT, Facilities, Marketing and Sales) and is also responsible for the Research & Strategy department.

20 years of experience within sales, marketing and operations in both account and people management roles. The scope of his experience spans both strategic and tactical management. He has covered such diverse areas as strategy development, market evaluations and penetration strategies, key account and people management roles. He has managed new business/market development activity for domestic and international organizations.

Dr Robert Kay, Senior Lecturer, Additive Manufacturing Research Group (AMRG), Loughborough University

Dr. Robert Kay obtained an honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D in Microsystems Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Robert is now a Senior Lecturer in Additive Manufacturing within the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing engineering at Loughborough University, UK. His research interests primarily focuses around using additive manufacturing processes for integrating microsystems technology into a wide range of applications for creating smarter more functional devices. He has also been specifically developing Additive Manufacturing processes for 3D packaging of electronic devices used in harsh environments.

During the course of Robert’s Doctorate studies he developed a novel microfabrication manufacturing process for the production of precision electroformed stencils used mainly for the deposition of interconnects for electronic packaging. He successfully commercialized this research by founding MicroStencil Limited in 2003. Through his supervision of the Company he scaled the product up for commercial production, build a diverse customer base and established a manufacturing partnership license agreement in Asia.

Robert’s achievements to-date include 3 international patents, 40 publications, winner of the Prestigious SMART and SPUR Awards plus 1st prize at the European Semiconductor Conference, Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing Processes (S2K 2011). Robert is a member of the UKs EPSRC Early Career Manufacturing Research Forum a consortium of academic researchers who have targeted opportunities to participate in strategic advisory activities.

Dr. ir. R.J. (René) Houben, Sr. Rapid manufacturing researcher Equipment for Additive Manufacturing, TNO

René Houben, degree in mechanical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, PhD from the University of Twente. Since approximately 10 years working at TNO in Eindhoven. Started at the department of Industrial prototyping which in time has evolved to Equipment for additive manufacturing. Specializing in layer wise production of parts.

One of the promising techniques in this area is ink-jet printing. He is expert in the development of ink jet systems which can print anything but inks; from uv-curing formulations to metals, from metals to ceramics. This in the combined field of layer wise production and the art of ink-jet printing.


Stuart Burns, Technical Director, Rotite

Stuart Burns is an Inventor, Product designer and University Lecturer. Stuart prides himself on his knowledge and experience of Additive Manufacturing technologies. Having studied initially as a Sports Equipment designer, Stuart was always keen to embrace the contemporary technologies associated to model- making, and concept development. Stuart went on to Teach Product Design at a number of universities across the northwest of England, where he was passionate about his approach to teaching today’s 3D technologies.
Stuart then went on to set up two companies, one as a product design consultancy, the other as a Unique Technology Licensing Business - Rotite.

Both companies used 3D Printing and Additive Manufacture as the mainstay of the business. Rotite especially, due to the fact that it’s complex geometries would have been difficult to develop, at speed, with any other technology. This was essential for the timely development of the Patents that surrounded our technology. Stuart has forged excellent partnerships with some of the worlds leading Additive Manufacturing Companies – which have been instrumental in bringing his technology to life.  

John Jones, Materials Business Manager EMEA, Stratasys

Graham Bennett, Director, CRDM Ltd


Has a Bachelors degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Laser Physics. After working in industry and education, Graham established the Centre for Rapid design and Manufacture (CRDM) in 1995. From its humble beginnings, CRDM, base in High Wycombe in the United Kingdom, now employs more than 50 staff and is one of the largest ALM delivery bureaux in the UK. CRDM supplies a wide range of ALM services to industry including prototype parts, production parts and the manufacture of injection mould tooling. Graham’s particular interest at the present time is the adaptation of ALM technologies for production applications.

William J. Cass, Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP

William J. Cass holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law.  He has tried cases in state and federal courts since 1988.  He has been Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Litigation Department for the last ten years. 

Mr. Cass combines his extensive trial experience with his engineering education to present technically complex matters to judges and juries.  Mr. Cass has litigated and tried cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and products liability throughout the country.

Olivier Jay, Director, Danish Technological Institute

Product development, industry consultant, project leader and speaker, Olivier Jay is the head of the section of Additive Layer Manufacturing activities in the Danish Technological Institute. For the past 15 years, Olivier has focused on the product design for rapid manufacturing and prototyping.

President of the Danish RPT association, member of the GARPA community, Olivier has focused on the research and to educate industry. He has been given conferences in most of Europe, and he is making courses on RM to the Danish industry and Engineering school.
He is Project leader of the Compolight project under the FP7 MNP programs and from 2 Danish Projects on RM and menber of the management board of the European RM working group under the MANUFUTURE platform. He is also project leader for the Danish F-Mat project about functional materials.

Developing high end product for the industry, he has been working in the area from design for manufacturing to virtual reality or reverse engineering.

Dr Dan Toon, Design and Innovation Consultant, PA Consulting Group

Dan is a consultant in the Design & Innovation Group at PA Consulting and has a research background in Additive Manufacturing, Human Performance and Design. He is an advocate of research-led design and has experience working on a range of projects; designing and developing consumer products, fast moving consumer goods and medical devices. Dan understands the importance of combining the sciences with the creative disciplines and has a track record of translating front-end research/strategy into commercial solutions.

Neil Hopkinson, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Sheffield

Neil Hopkinson is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at The University of Sheffield.  His main area of research is into Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) and he is head of the University's Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM) Group. Neil published the first work proposing the use of this family of technologies as a serious manufacturing process based on underpinning economic analyses.  The commercial opportunities in Additive Manufacturing have driven his subsequent research resulting in the development of new processes and materials.

Dr. Eujin Pei, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University

Dr Eujin Pei is a Senior Lecturer in Product and Furniture Design at De Montfort University, leading undergraduate and postgraduate modules at the School of Design and supervises PhD candidates. His research centres on Additive Manufacture, New Product Development and Inclusive Design. Eujin worked as a research fellow at leading institutions including Loughborough University, Brunel University, University of Southampton (Winchester School of Art) and was invited as a Visiting Scientist at Vaal University of Technology. His professional design consultancy work includes those for Motorola, Inc., LM Ericsson, and Rentokil Initial and professional memberships include Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), member of the Design Research Society (DRS), and co-founder of the InclusiveSIG group. Eujin is also a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Assembly Automation, and a reviewer for the International Journal of Design and the Rapid Prototyping Journal. For the Rapid Prototyping Conference, Dr Pei will discuss aspects of teaching Additive Manufacturing with case studies.

Maurits Westerik, Member of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Groups, Bird & Bird

Maurits is a member of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Groups of Bird & Bird in the Netherlands. He specialises in intellectual property, especially in technology-related IP and life sciences-related patent cases. Maurits studied law at the University of Leiden and is a graduate of the international program of the Institute for Political Sciences (SciencePo) in Paris. He has been an IP/IT lawyer in Amsterdam since 2004, before joining Bird & Bird in 2007. Maurits is an active speaker on IP strategy and also teaches IP law as a lecturer at the Universities of Leiden and Delft.

Dr. Martin Geiger, Consultant, Coachulting

Martin worked over 5 years as a science employee in mechanical engineering at Fraunhofer IPA in different national and international R&D projects on the thematic Rapid Product Development. In 1995, he worked out a world wide study to the state of the art in former time to the world wide situation on Rapid Prototyping in a side job at the United Nations Development Organization (UNIDO).

In 1997, he changed to the Research and Technology DaimlerChrysler AG, was member in a promotion group for knowledge management and worked on the optimisation of RP and RM processes for the development of cars and vans. Between 1999 and 2001 he coordinated the introduction of digital examinations and Virtual Reality applications in the center vehicle construction of DaimlerChrysler AG in Sindelfingen.

In Mai 2001, he founded Coachulting and consults companies in product development with focus on Rapid Technologies. A main activity is the coordination of networks of excellence, where leading experts in product development of large companies exchange knowledge and experience to product development technologies.

Gold Sponsor


Register Now
Individual place(s) @ EUR 995.00 + VAT @ 21% EUR 1203.95
Upcoming events and relevant publications