Fieldlab Multi-M3D Network event – March 13

Fieldlab Multi-M3D is organising a network meeting on March 13, 2019,. The Smart Industry Fieldlab Multi-M3D network meeting will take place during ‘RapidPro 2019‘ in the NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven.

Time: 15:00 – 18:00 

Location: Zaal 2, NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven


15:00 – 15:15 Intro Fieldlab Mutli-M3D – Henk Buining (TNO & AMSYSTEMS Center)
15:15 – 15:30 Call for proposals (AMAble) – Henk Buining (TNO & AMSYSTEMS Center)
15:30 – 15:45 Opportunities in innovation programs – Marc de Haas (BOM)
15:45 – 16:00 Multi-Material 3D printing with Photopolymers – Margot Segers (Brightlands Materials Center)
16:00 – 16:15 Ontwerp en realisatie van 3D geprinte spuitgietmatrijzen met interne koelkanalen- Martin Stroetinga (Fontys)
16:15 – 16:30 Printing a better World with Multi Material 3D Jetting – René van der Meer (Océ)
16:30 – 16:45 Additive manufacturing for ceramics: control, process and printed part modeling – Thomas Hafkamp. Andrei Kozhevnikov, Steyn Westbeek (TU/e & AMSYSTEMS Center)
16:45 – 17: 00 Structural Electronics – Hessel Maalderink (TNO – Holst Centre)
17:00 – 18:00 Network & drinking




15:00 – 15:15

Intro Fieldlab Multi-M3D – Henk Buining, TNO & AMSYSTEMS Center

Fieldlab Multi-M3D facilitates innovations in the field of MultiMaterial AM with various instruments at its disposal. Fieldlab brings together policy makers, industrial leaders, SMEs, universities and technology centers, in an inspiring environment.
The EU project AMable supports businesses with ideas for additively manufactured products. Subsidies of up to €40,000 are available to cover own labor costs and subcontracts. Open calls expected soon, see


15:00 – 15:30

Project idea pitches – Henk Buining, TNO & AMSYSTEMS Center

Are you looking for partners or financial backing for a project idea? Then make use of the Fieldlab network to present a short pitch




15:30 – 15:45

Opportunities for regional innovation programs – Marc de Haas, BOM

The Brabant Development Agency (BOM) is s a public company that builds bridges between entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes, and the authorities. We have no commercial interests.  BOM will often supply capital using the funds that we manage and the financial opportunities that arise from our network.


15:45 – 16:00

Multi material 3D Printing with Photopolymers – Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center

Vat photopolymerization, in comparison to other additive manufacturing methods, offers advantages such as a high printing resolution, good surface quality and a high building speed. In spite of these advantages, and all the well-known benefits AM has to offer, it is still not used to its full potential. With important exceptions in the dental and medical fields, vat photopolymerization is still mainly applied for gadgets and prototypes. To make the transition from a production method of prototypes to a production method of functional parts requires the ability to combine multiple materials in one print job. To create new functionality in a product by combining different materials, the range of functional photopolymer resins needs to be increased.

This presentation gives an overview of the work performed on photopolymer resins with added functionality at Brightlands Materials Center and explains our vision on multi material printing with photopolymers.


16:00 – 16:15

Design and realization of 3D printed injection molds with internal cooling channels – Martin Stroetinga, Fontys

The technique applied to print metals such as stainless steel, titanium and aluminum is no longer in its infancy. In recent years, large companies have embraced this technique and perfected it for the high-tech market. Despite the many steps that have yet to be taken in terms of technology, we can safely say that technology need no longer be a limiting factor. The main limiting factor now is the input we provide to these printers. How we implement creative solutions for everyday problems, and the potential role of 3D in that respect.

This story looks at the possible applications of 3D printing and the added value it could create for a particular product. We will also try to identify where the tipping point lies for 3D printing in relation to metal removal techniques. In collaboration with two other companies, Fontys Engineering did a project on the design and realization of injection molds. The project not only revealed the design process and the various aspects that need to be taken into account, but also brought to light the potential advantages of these optimized molds in comparison to current molds.


16:15 – 16:30

Printing a better World with Multi Material 3D Jetting – René van der Meer, Océ

The EFRO subsidized project Multi Material 3D Fieldlab (MM3D Fieldlab) is working on an approach to 3D print artificial colored teeth for dentures and crowns. Currently, all dental 3D printers are mono color. Together with our partners, we are investigating the feasibility of 3D printed realistic dental prostheses combining transparency and color. This would potentially will make a perfect smile available for everyone. Other possible Multi Material 3D applications include BIO medical certified prostheses like facial or skull reconstructions, noses and even eyes. MM3D offers other advantages like less waste and less post processing. It makes it possible to set-up local economies and saves CO2 and transportation costs. It is also valuable for Industry 4.0.

 16:30 – 16:45

Additive manufacturing for ceramics: control, process and printed part modeling – Thomas Hafkamp. Andrei Kozhevnikov, Steyn Westbeek TU/e  HTSC and AMSYSTEMS Center

Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques are increasingly being used to fabricate three-dimensional ceramic parts. One of the industry needs is to increase the printed part size. Vat photopolymerization (stereolithography) has been shown to be a promising process technology to achieve this. One the key challenges is to realize consistent part quality. The talk presents our research efforts to approach this challenge. Specifically, the research investigates the stereo lithography process, the recoating process, equipment feedback control, and the mechanical properties of the printed part.

16:45 – 17:00

Structural Electronics –  Hessel Maalderink, TNO – Holst Centre

Technological developments for processes, materials and design methods have enabled an ever wider application of Additive Manufacturing for small-series production. A relatively new application area is the integration of electronics into printed components, also known as structural electronics. This offers interesting opportunities in such areas as function integration, miniaturization, preservation, product automation and flexibilization. It also offers challenges with regard to design methods, product performance, manufacturability/loss, useful life and recycling. TNO develops the necessary technology and market knowledge together with regional partners.


17:00 – 18:00 

Networking & Drinks