Maribor, Slovenia, December 9 and 10, 2020
International Conference on Additive Technologies
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Invited lectures 2014

Willie Van Straaten
!nventec, South Africa
Exploring Additive Manufacturing through the lens of Value Innovation

There are major forces reverberating through our world today - impacting individuals, companies and industries alike, including those involved in additive manufacturing. The key questions to be addressed are:


Olaf Diegel
Faculty of Engineering Lund University, Sweden
3D Printing: Bridging the Creative Gap?

In the near future 3D printing will have a marked effect on how we order, design, and manufacture products. They will have a major Impact not just on products, but on our society, and how we live and do business. 


William J. Cass
Cantor Colburn LLP, USA
Additive Manufacturing and Intellectual Property

Understanding the challenges concerning the intellectual property (IP) rights associated with additive manufacturing is key to the development and use of this technology.


Andy Christensen
3D Systems, Vice President of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices (USA)
Personalized Surgery and the Future of Medical Applications for 3D Printing

Andy Christensen has been active in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry since the early 1990’s.  From 2000 to 2014 he was the President and Owner of Medical Modeling Inc., a world-leading medical device AM service bureau based in Golden, Colorado.  


Jules Poukens
University Hasselt and Leuven, Belgium
Need a New Skull or Mandible? 3D Print It!

Patients in the cranio-maxillofacial clinic often present with serious, complex, and potentially life- threatening or life-limiting medical conditions (e.g. tumor, trauma, aggressive osteomyelitis). Available treatments may not always give satisfactory results for patients and doctors.


Ian Campbell
Loughborough University (UK)
Facilitating Consumer Involvement in Design

This paper reports investigations into the potential for consumers to actively design their own desired products and thereafter to endorse them for manufacture. This idea emerged in anticipation of the rapid growth of low-cost fabrication technology, particularly 3D Printing.


Dietmar Drummer
Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen Nürenberg, Institute of Polymer Technology, Germany
Perception and reality of additive polymer processing

With almost unlimited freedom of design, additive manufacturing technologies open up new perspectives to achieve individual solutions. These types of manufacturing techniques barely set any limits to the spirit of innovation. Due to this fact additive manufacturing techniques follow the trend towards customized products and will allow for serial production in the future.


Deon de Beer
Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office, North West University, South Africa
Using AM to Revitalise Age Old Industries, Following a Sectoral Approach
Following some of Michael Porter’s theses, Deon will discuss how age old industries can be turned around, using a fresh and innovative approach, using CAD, CAM, Reverse Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Tooling. Some aspects of regional innovation and regional economic development, as a further tier of beneficiation, will also be discussed.

Johannes Homa
Lithoz GmbH, Austria
Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing – Additive Manufacturing of High-Performance Ceramics

In the field of ceramic processing there is a strong need for the introduction of Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques. Tools for powder injection molding (PIM) are very expensive and Rolex Explorer Replica require significant lead times which severely restrict the suitability of PIM for the production of small scale series or customized products; however, no adequate prototyping technology existed so far.


Radovan Hudak
CEIT Biomedical Engineering Ltd & Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Additive Manufacturing, Verification and Implantation of Custom Titanium Implants

The presentation will focus on three selected case studies of designing, manufacturing and application of custom implants. They include two cranial implants and one large maxillofacial implant. The implants were designed while minimising their weights and applying porous titanium structures.


Tomaž Tomažič
TH Murska Sobota, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Personalized Shoulder Endoprosthetic (PSE) for Defective Glenoids
A defective glenoid with pore bone stock is the most challenging problem in the shoulder endoprosthetic (EP). For these severe cases mostly a bone graft for restoration of glenoid shape and implant position in the functional plane is needed.

Other lectures

S. Polydoras, C. Provatidis, T. Vasilopoulos, E. Theodorou, G. Theodorou, V. Mitsopoulou
Marius Sachs, Jochen Schmidt, Stephanie Fanselow and Karl-Ernst Wirth
Lars-Erik Rännar & M.D. Åke Hamberg
Miquel Domingo-Espin
Holger Freyer