Mr Richard Janssen, Business Development
Brightlands Materials Center
Dr Wijnand Germs, Project Manager
Speaker Biography (Wijnand Germs)
Wijnand Germs works as the program manager 3D Printed Structural Electronics at the department Equipment for Additive Manufacturing at TNO. He has a PhD degree in Applied Physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology, and worked as a process engineer in the aluminum industry, before joining TNO as a research scientist, where he worked mostly on multimaterial 3D printing. Since April 2016 he fully spends his time on project management.
Company Profile (Brightlands Materials Center)
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The heart of Brightlands Materials Center is an evolving ecosystem where scientific excellence, innovative applications and societal challenges come together.
Brightlands Materials Center offers a meeting place at Brightlands Chemelot Campus and close collaboration with a global network of leading companies along the value chain and renowned universities and institutes.
The themes of research address major societal challenges such as sustainable energy, mobility, and health & well-being. Three shared research programs are currently running:
• Lightweight Automotive
• Sustainable Buildings
• Additive Manufacturing
Managing directors of Brightlands Materials Center are Marnix van Gurp and Peter Wolfs. For more information about Brightlands Materials Center, please visit the company website.
Company Profile (AMSYSTEMS Center)
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The AMSYSTEMS Center is a joint innovation center (TNO and TU/e High Tech Systems Center) to develop the next generation additive manufacturing production equipment for smart, personalized and multi-functional products.
Additive manufacturing (AM) concerns methods whereby products are produced layer by layer, such as 3D-printing. The center targets high-tech, free form electronics, 3D printed food and pharma applications with spin-off to other markets that require personalized, customized, on-demand manufacturing.
The AMSYSTEMS Center focuses on development of new multi-material/multi-technology concepts for additive manufacturing and the integration of these technologies in mass-customization production chains, making it an integral part of a 'next generation industry' approach. The center stimulates the co-creation of ecosystems around new AM equipment concepts, organized in shared research innovation programs. Next generation AM equipment challenges are addressed, creating benefit for companies along the value chain.