Industrializing AM and merging the worlds of additive manufacturing and machining – Presented by Stijn Brilman, cards plm solutions

Stijn Brilman, cards plm solutions, will speak at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.

Getting rid of the bin of broken dreams! How do we deliver high quality and accurate metal products? Unfortunately, people often forget that AM is more than the printer and controlling the printing process. In order to realize the full potential of additive manufacturing, companies must employ a robust process that integrates design, engineering, manufacturing planning and production operations.

In this presentation we provide the insights of an end-to-end workflow where AM and machining are combined.


What drives you?

As the energy and material consumption of our species is increasing by the day we need smart and sustainable solutions which use less energy and material. Enabling additive manufacturing on an industrial scale is essential for producing lightweight products using less material, on demand and on location which saves tremendous amounts of energy during the full production life-cycle.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

To learn more about solving the problems and challenges which customers are facing in their current AM software workflow and the crucial solutions which are needed to make this technology successful.

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

End to end software solutions from design to finished product. In the long-term AI and IOT which can close the loop between data gathered during production and design and simulation tools which can be used to optimize future designs before they are printed.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Shorten the design & engineering time by reducing the amount of manual labor and rework which is often needed due to the trial and error. This enables the users to benefit from AM technology instead of coping with the current limitations.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Changing software for workflow optimization can be challenging for the user in the short term but will greatly improve the productivity in the long run.

“Special Quote”

“To reach the full potential of Additive Manufacturing you need to look beyond the printing and take into account the full product life-cycle, from design to finished product.”

About Stijn Brilman

Working as 3D Printing Engineer, Application specialist 3D printing, Account Manager and Additive Manufacturing Pre-Sales Consultant I have seen from different perspectives what Additive Manufacturing can and can’t do. With this experience I am currently supporting several customers to release the full potential of Additive Manufacturing.

About 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.

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

This event is organised by Jakajima. For a complete list of upcoming conferences and events, we invite you to visit

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