Towards a guideline for quality assured 3D Printed spare parts – Presented by Onno Ponfoort, Berenschot

Onno Ponfoort, Berenschot, will speak at AM Integrated Factory Conference, on April 17, 2019, during 3D Printing Event in The Netherlands.

Many industrial sectors require quality assurance and certification for parts to be used. Additive manufacturing holds the promise to allow customization of the design of parts, to meet case specific demands. But certification of each individual part is a time consuming and costly operation. This is an entrance hurdle for many ‘standards controlled’ industries.

In this presentation you will learn how to overcome these hurdles, and create a quality controlled and economic value chain set up. Based on the results of a Joint Innovation Program in the Oil & Gas Industry.

The Joint Innovation Program is managed by DNV-GL and Berenschot. The guideline for that industry, for the use of PBF and WAAM technologies, will be issued early June 2019 by DNV-GL.

A model for assessing the bottom line impact of using Additive Manufacturing versus conventional manufacturing will accompany that guideline. You will get a sneak preview.


What drives you?

Additive manufacturing holds many promises. But technical opportunities alone will not ensure investments. How can we create awareness for the business potential of AM to speed up the market uptake?

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

To get inspired and see possibilities to even use AM in industries that are highly regulated.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Digital technologies

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Better quality, lower costs, less polution, shifts in labour markets

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Vision and access to capital

“Special Quote”

“Have you had your shot of inspiration today?”

About Onno Ponfoort

Drs. Onno A. Ponfoort (56) is a consultant at Berenschot. For the past 15 years primarily involved in 3D printing (additive manufacturing), looking at the business side of making use of this technology. Over the past years he has facilitated the set-up of new ventures for 3D Printing services and development centres, consulted multinational organisations and public economic development authorities with their investment in 3D printing, and participated in many international development projects to further the use of 3D printing in industry.settings. In 2014 he published “Successful Business Models for 3D Printing”, the first comprehensive guide to creating business with 3D printing.

About 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.

About 3D Printing Event

On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product.The event will include five dedicated conferences and an exhibition.

  • April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
  • April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference
    – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools,
    Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology
    Optimization, Blockchain & more
  • April 17 – 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference – topics: All actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer – issues, solutions & future trends.
  • April 17 – AM Integrated Factory Conference
    – topics: Hybrid manufacturing, Implementation of AM systems as part of
    an end-to-end production workflow, Implementation of AM systems in the
    ‘traditional’ production processes
  • April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference
    – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials,
    Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
  • April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.

For more information about the event and registration, we invite you to visit

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