Invited Speakers

  • Alain Bernard

    École Centrale de Nantes, France

    Prof. Alain Bernard, 60, graduated in 82, PhD in 89, was associate-Professor, from 90 to 96 in Centrale Paris. In 96, he got a Full Professor position in University Nancy I, in the “Integrated Design and Manufacturing” team, and moved to Centrale Nantes in 01 where he was Dean for Research (07-12). He is researcher in Digital Sciences Laboratory (LS2N-UMR CNRS 6004) in the “Systems Engineering” (IS3P) team. Recent research topics are KBE applied to computer-aided decision making systems for additive manufacturing. He is Vice-President of the French Additive Manufacturing Association (AFPR), CIRP Fellow and Member of the French National Academy of Technologies.

  • Bruno Romero

    HP Inc.

    Bruno Romero is the Iberia 3D Printing Applications Engineer of HP’s 3D Printing Jet Fusion Business. This position includes supporting Spain and Portugal sales team and transferring HP’s 3D Printing knowledge to partners and customers. Main team is based in Barcelona, Spain. Bruno joined HP in 2017 in the 3D Printing Sales organization and Applications Development team. In this position he is connected to Business Development, Sales, Marketing and R&D teams but also to the WW Applications Development team.

  • Carlos Mougueira

    TRUMPF, Portugal

    Carlos has been employee at TRUMPF Portugal since 2015 as a sales engineer responsible for Laser Division in Aerospace, Automotive and Metalworking sectors. He graduated in Mechatronic Engineering from Universidade de Évora and has gained experience in Laser Technology and Systems in Portuguese and Spanish industries during more than 10 years.

  • Eujin Pei

    Brunel University, UK

    Dr. Eujin Pei is the Director for Postgraduate Research and Programme Director for the BSc Product Design and BSc Product Design Engineering programmes at Brunel University London. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Technological Product Designer (CTPD) with the Institution of Engineering Designers. He is the Convenor of the International Organization for Standardization ISO/TC261/WG4 committee that is responsible for Data Transfer and Design Standards for Additive Manufacturing; and Chair for the British Standards Institute BSI/AMT/008 for Additive Manufacturing. His research interest centres on Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing and 4D Printing.

  • Igor Drstvensek

    University of Maribor, Slovenia

    Prof. Dr. Igor Drstvensek is lecturer at University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, where he is lecturing Production technologies and Maintenance. His research work in last 15 years is dedicated to Additive Manufacturing and especially to Medical Applications of Additive Manufacturing. He is the Head of the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor. In 2006 he has initiated the first implant production by use of layered technologies in Slovenia and in last 10 years conducted 30 projects of cranial and maxilofacial implant production that ended with successful implantation of 27 PMMA and 3 Ti64 implants, owning several patent applications.

  • Inma Vazquez

    Stratasys

    Inma Vazquez is Channel Manager France and Iberia. She is one of the European women with more experience in additive manufacturing. 11 years in 3DSystems, 2 in HP division 3Dprinting and 4 in Stratasys as Sales Manager. Speak 6 languages Expert in introducing new products in several European markets focusing applications to improve manufacturing processes in various industries.

  • Jaume Homs

    HP Inc.

    Jaume Homs is the Iberia Channel and Sales Manager of HP’s 3D Multi Jet Fusion Business. This position includes Spanish and Portugal responsibility of channel recruitment, management and sales of HP´s 3D Printing Multi Jet Fusion line of solutions. Main team is based in Barcelona, Spain. Jaume joined HP in 2002 in the R&D organization as a software engineer and project manager. Since then he has held different positions in R&D, Marketing, Sales and Business Management.

  • Joana Medina

    Stratasys

    Joana Mayeur De Medina is a Chemical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in technical sales and key account management. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Joana has moved to France in 2001 and has built a successful career growing businesses at different levels for companies such as ExxonMobil, Xerox, Canon, Experian and HP. In 2016, Joana has embraced the challenge of building up the 3D printing business for HP in France. Since 2018 at Stratasys, she is the Strategic Account Manager for France and Iberia, working actively with the main industries to develop and implement additive manufacturing solutions that will transform the Industry.

  • Marc Dimter

    TRUMPF, Germany

    Marc Dimter has been an employee at TRUMPF as an industrial tooling manager for additive manufacturing. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart and specialised in laser material processing and machine tools. Since 1997 he has gained experience in the application of Laser Technology and Additive Manufacturing, and since 2004, has specialized on conformal cooling of mold inserts.

  • Omar Fergani

    Siemens, Germany

    Dr. Fergani is a strategic software technology manager at Siemens digital industries software. His main focus is to deliver cutting edge software technology to industrialize additive manufacturing (AM). Some of his topics of interest are print first time right processes, the closed loop solution to achieve the autonomous machines as well as the smart factory. Previously, he oversaw developing the first AM process simulation to complete Siemens digital twin offering. He is a holder of a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and a double master’s degree in manufacturing and materials from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He selected as one of the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer and previously selected as 30 under 30, future leaders of manufacturing by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

  • Paulo Bártolo

    University of Manchester, UK

    Paulo Bártolo is Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Head of the Manufacturing Group at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester. He is the University’s Industry 4.0 Academic Lead, team leader of the Industry 4.0 societal challenge at Digital Futures and sits on the Management Board of the EPSRC & MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine. He is Professor at the Advanced Manufacturing Group at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, at Nanyang University, and member of CIAUD (at University of Lisbon). He is a Fellow of CIRP, advisor of the Brazilian Institute of Biofabrication and several UK and International Funding Agencies and received a commendation and pubic recognition from the Portuguese Government. He is the Founding Editor of Virtual and Physical Prototyping Journal and Editor-in-Chief of Biomanufacturing Reviews.

  • Terry Wohlers

    Wohlers Associates, Inc.

    Terry Wohlers is president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 32 years ago. He has authored more than 421 books, articles, and technical papers on product development and manufacturing and has given 155 keynote presentations on five continents. In 2004, Wohlers received an Honorary Doctoral Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, South Africa. In 2005, he became a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

    In 2016, he became an adjunct professor at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. For 24 years, Wohlers has been a principal author of the Wohlers Report, an annual worldwide publication focused on additive manufacturing and 3D printing.

  • Ulric Ljungblad

    Freemelt AB

    Dr. Ulric Ljungblad is CEO and co-founder of Freemelt. After his PhD at University of Gothenburg he worked for 10 years in the semiconductor industry. From 2006 he has been working in additive manufacturing focusing on systems development and innovation. He holds more than 20 patents. He co-founded Freemelt in 2017 aiming to launch an open source electron beam AM system to promote much faster devolvement of processing parameters for new metal materials. He worked as R&D manager at Freemelt during the development of the Freemelt ONE system that was launched in 2018 and he became the CEO of Freemelt in 2019.