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Below you can see the partners of the previous edition. More information about the following edition will follow soon.


Cecimo is the European Association representing the common interests of the Machine Tool Industries globally and at EU level. We bring together 15 National Associations of machine tool builders, which represent approximately 1300 industrial enterprises in Europe (EU + EFTA + Turkey), over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO covers 98% of total Machine Tool production in Europe and about 36% worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of more than €24 billion in 2016. Approximately 75% of CECIMO production is shipped abroad, whereas around half of it is exported outside Europe. CECIMO assumes a key role in determining the strategic direction of the European machine tool industry and promotes the development of the sector in the fields of economy, technology and science.

Speaker partners

Materialise Our open and flexible platforms enable players in industries such as healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise has combined the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. Ultimately, we empower our customers to transition towards a digital manufacturing process and to launch innovations that have the potential to forever change the faces of their industries. And that’s what keeps us pioneering. That’s why we continue to encourage, inspire, and co-create for a better and healthier world.


Sirris. Sirris : Together, we turn innovation into success.
How to make your product, factory and business futureproof? The 150 experts of Sirris, the collective centre of the technology industry, help each year about 1,300 companies to make the right technological choices and to realise their innovation projects successfully. Our people combined with our exclusive, high-tech infrastructure on different sites over the country and our extensive network of (inter)national partners give us a unique position in industrial technological innovation in Belgium.

CEAD B.V. CEAD is a technology supplier on the frontier of composite additive manufacturing. The Continuous Fibre Additive Manufacturing, or CFAM in short, is unique and enables the rapid production of large composite parts such as moulds, facade cladding elements and exterior panels for trains and boats. CEAD is your partner for implementing this new technology in your production process, offering both custom solutions as well as standardized machines.

cards plm solutions

cards plm solutions We help you produce it
We are not just any consultancy firm. Call us a partner, for the machinery industry and high-tech suppliers. We think along for the long term on strategic, tactical and operational level. Removing barriers so that you can focus on what is most important: the road from creative idea to successful product.

Simplifying complex processes is our skill. For 20 years we been doing this to make customer innovations possible. You won’t get a one size fits all approach, we challenge you to get the maximum result from your process, together.
We ensure a seamless transition from assessment to implementation and operation. cards plm solutions is the biggest partner of Siemens Software Benelux, with the premium status of Platinum Smart Expert Partner.


DSM At DSM, we have one clear goal: unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing, enabling sustainable production and improving people’s living.

Drawing on decades of experience in 3D printing technologies, performance materials and deep application expertise, DSM helps manufacturers change the way they design and manufacture products. More on

Flanders Make Flanders Make is the Strategic Research Centre for the manufacturing industry in Belgium. Flanders Make conducts technological research into mechatronics, product development methods and production technologies. Its mission is to stimulate open innovation through research excellence. As Flanders Make brings together companies and research institutions, it helps realizing concrete product and production innovations in the vehicle industry, in machines and in production environments.

TU Delft Delft University of Technology (Dutch: Technische Universiteit Delft) also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, located in Delft, Netherlands.

It counts as one of the best universities for engineering and technology worldwide, typically seen within the top 20.

It is repeatedly considered the best university of technology in the Netherlands.

The French Institute for Transport, IFSTTAR. IFSTTAR is a major player in the European research on the city and the territories, transportation and civil engineering.

The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks, born on January 1st 2011, from the merger of INRETS and LCPC, is a Public Institution of a Scientific and Technical Nature, under the joint supervision of the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition, and the Ministry of Education, Higher Education , Research and Innovation.

Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). AMT is a vertically integrated technology development and manufacturing company. We manufacture automated Industry 4.0 hardware solutions enabling the industrialisation of 3D Printing.

3D Printing lies at the heart of the Industry 4.0 manufacturing revolution. Currently 3D Printing consists as a series of unconnected digital manufacturing processes with significant manual intervention. The manual processes and the lack of automation add significant cost and slow down production rates, thereby eroding many of the benefits of the technology. This unconnected approach is slowing down the uptake of industrial 3D Printing and preventing the expected displacement of traditional manufacturing.

AMT’s technology is developed at the intersection of material science, chemistry, hardware engineering, robotics and machine learning. Our current focus is on the post processing of 3D Printed parts for high volume end use applications from aerospace to footwear.


EPFL. Located in Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva, EPFL is one of Europe’s most famous science and technology institutions.

EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university. It welcomes students, professors and collaborators of more than 120 nationalities. EPFL has both a Swiss and international vocation and focuses on three missions: teaching, research and innovation.

EPFL collaborates with an important network of partners, including other universities and colleges, secondary schools and gymnasiums, industry and the economy, political circles and the general public, with the aim of having a real impact on society.

Berenschot. Berenschot is an independent, thoroughly Dutch management consulting firm with an international orientation. Since 1962, the firm has had an office in Brussels, Europe’s capital.

We are also a member of the E-I Consulting Group, a European network of leading independent consultancy firms. As a company, we have led various projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Suriname. Berenschot has also offices in Africa and in the Caribbean.

HirtenbergerHirtenberger Engineered Surfaces . Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces offers smart production processes for electrochemical surface finishing with special focus on the post-treatment of 3D printed metal parts.

Without any mechanical process steps, the Hirtisation® process is capable of removing partially melted particles and support structures as well as levelling and polishing the surface.

Additive Industries b.v. Additive Industries is accelerating industrial additive manufacturing of high quality, functional, metal parts by offering a modular, end-to-end laser powder bed fusion system, MetalFAB1 system, and seamlessly integrated information platform, Additive World Platform, to high end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for series production of additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment.

Brightlands Materials Center. Brightlands Materials Center is an international R&D center in the field of polymeric materials with the aim to develop innovative and sustainable materials solutions meeting tomorrow’s societal challenges. Its three major R&D programs are driven by application challenges and focus on Lightweight Automotive, Sustainable Buildings and Additive Manufacturing. Brightlands Materials Center is an initiative of the Province of Limburg and TNO, the Netherlands Organization for applied scientific research (, and is located at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, The Netherlands.

voestalpine Additive manufacturing Center GmbH. voestalpine is a global technology leader. The vAMC offers a the full suite of production techniques and services throughout the value chain, supporting and driving innovation and development based on lengthy experience around materials and processing. Starting from the metal powder production and enhancement, to design and manufacturing and including post-processing. We offer the end-to-end solution to be your trusted and reliable business partner.

National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC). The National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (NCAM) is here to accelerate the uptake of Additive Manufacturing (AM) by developing the technology and systems required to address the key challenges within the AM value chain.

As part of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), we’re also proud to be home to The European Space Agency (ESA) AM Benchmarking Centre (AMBC).

Eindhoven University of Technology. Eindhoven University of Technology is a research-driven university of international standing, where excellent research and excellent education go hand in hand.

We focus on a balanced approach towards education, research and valorization of knowledge in the areas of engineering science and technology.

dye mansion

DyeMansion GmbH DyeMansion is a Munich, Germany-based company offering finishing systems that turn 3D-printed raw parts into high-value products.




Design8 Design8 bv in the Netherlands is distributor for Design and Visualization Software with over 15 years of experience in 3D CAD on Mac and PC.

@ Design8, we support our end users and dealers with the end user in mind.

Because our dealers have end users, and these users have end users.

Brabant Province. Noord-Brabant (English: North Brabant) is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country.

The Province of Noord-Brabant represents the administrative layer between the national government and the local municipalities.

The provincial administration takes initiatives on an economic, social and cultural level and coordinates actions.

University of Amsterdam, Institute of Physics. Our research lab focuses on the understanding of the physics of soft structured active materials.

The goal is to develop the physics of Machine Materials, i.e. artificial materials which combine microstructure and out-of-equilibrium processes to interact with their environment in a programmable fashion. We are located at the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam.

Aalen University Center for Optical Technologies

Optic research center of Aalen University.



 Keio University SFC 

One of the oldest private university in Japan.



viscotec ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH 
ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH manufactures systems required for conveying, dosing, applying, filling and emptying fluids with medium to high-viscosities. The headquarter is in Toeging a. Inn (Germany). Furthermore, ViscoTec has subsidiaries in the USA, China, Singapore and India, and employs worldwide about 200 people. With numerous sales partners all over the world the international distribution network is completed. Next to technically sophisticated solutions to the most complicated application, ViscoTec is the single point of contact to deliver all components for a complete system: starting from getting the fluid to the dispenser; to preparing (e.g. degassing); to finally dose the material in the desired way.

grenpacGreen PAC
Green PAC is an open innovation centre for (green) plastics, fibres and composites. We initiate and facilitate ‘business-driven’ knowledge development. Within Green PAC applied research is done, knowledge is developed and (accelerated) innovations are realised by a unique joint venture between universities of applied sciences, universities and companies in the plastics industry. By making use of the various facilities that Green PAC offers, the business community is being allowed to develop and carry out innovative projects under favourable conditions. In addition, Green PAC is focusing on education in North East Netherlands in order to strengthen the innovative power surrounding plastics technology.

Media partners

inside composites

Inside Composites. Inside Composites ( delivers unique news content, comment and analysis, and features on new products, processes and technologies for the composites industry.

The site was launched in 2016 to chart progress and growth in this dynamic sector.

End-use applications for composite materials vary widely, and at Inside Composites we seek to get the balance right in bringing you industry-wide news as it is unfolding.

3D Adept. 3D Adept is a Communication Company dedicated to the additive manufacturing industry (

3D Adept Media provides the latest trends and analysis in the 3D printing industry in English & French. Our media include an online media and a bimonthly magazine, 3D Adept Mag. All issues of 3D Adept Mag are available to download free of charge and are distributed free of charge in events where we are a media partner.

Our mission is to help any company develop its services and activities in the 3D printing industry.

Technologische Ontwikkeling. Technologische Ontwikkeling is the corresponding website for all technologically related publications of MediaPlanet.

Mediaplanet creates useful content that educates our audience and positions our clients as solution providers.


exporthub ExportHub. ExportHub is an international B2B marketplace brand formed by a group of B2b & Internet marketing experts, who have spent their lifetime in pursuit of technology projects. People at ExportHub have prior internet marketing experience and are thorough with industry related knowledge.
Combining our strong B2B experience, technology expertise and profound knowledge of current industry trends, ExportHub offers innovative solutions to your business problems.
Unlike other B2B’s, ExportHub offers guaranteed result oriented services that differentiate us from the other B2B & Internet marketing industry. Over the last decade, ways to do business has changed multi-folds. To unleash your maximum business potential, we offer high-tech B2B and full-scale digital services.

Lighting inspiration. The global lighting industry is going through a significant disruption. New, most digital technologies, are taking over the way we design, manufacture, control and experience light. As a spin-off, lot’s of new products and news items are released daily across many different channels. Our intention is NOT to provide you with as many as possible lighting news. Our aim is to carefully pick the best selection from new technology innovation and product inspiration in order to enable Lighting Professionals to do a successive job and to empower innovation. Topics such as ‘planar lighting‘, the ‘International Year of Light 2015‘ and ‘smart lighting‘ has our special interest. 3D Printing Lighting. Thanks to our partial involvement in the 3D printing revolution, this specific topic has our special interest and we are happy to share the latest trends and insights onto this disruptive technology.

In case you are interested, there’s another blog / news site available with more in-depth articles, interviews and inspiration from some of our lighting friends at 

Metal AM. A group for anyone with an interest in metal Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing technology. Including discussion on various processes such as Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Laser Cusing, Electron Beam melting (EBM), Laser Metal Deposition, Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS), etc.

Also a group to discuss design issues, materials and properties of metal AM components. The posting of news from the metal side of the AM industry along with links to useful articles and websites is actively encouraged, however please keep post non-commercial and avoid self promotion!

Manufacturing Tomorrow. is an Online Trade Magazine featuring Products, Companies, News, Articles and Events for the Advanced Manufacturing, Factory Automation & 3D Printing industries. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization, our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can share information and report on itself.

Made-in-Europe. Made-in-Europe is a 3D Printing technologies magazine. More information on is the online career portal for engineering students, graduates and professionals, providing a unique layout of engineering related jobs, study programs, news and other career specific information and services.



3DMedNet3DMedNet. 3DMedNet is a community site that unites the diverse 3D printing in medicine community, seeking to educate and inspire to help this exciting field move forward at an even faster rate.

On 3DMedNet, you can find expert opinion and insight, and exclusive peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as the latest news and advances. Every application for 3D printing in medicine and healthcare is covered, including 3D printed pharmaceuticals, prosthetics, implants, medical devices and bioprinted tissue as well as resources for conducting 3D printing yourself. 3DMedNet members have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with industry leaders and academic experts as well as publish their own articles without the wait.