Position in the organisation: Senior project manager
Biography note: Frits Feenstra MSc Senior project manager at TNO. He has successfully led several international plus MEUR projects, member and coordinator of the European Additive Manufacturing platform (www.AM-Platform.com). RTD partner for the NL Topsector HTSM Printing roadmap team, partner in the Dutch High Tech Top project Printvalley, member of the ISO/TC 261 team on standardisation for Additive Manufacturing, technology broker for AM, 20 years hands on experience in (AM) materials and polymer processing, additive manufacturing/ materials development (ceramics, polymers).
Parallel Workshop Session W2.4 – “Additive Manufacturing in Hybrid Settings towards Higher TRL Level Applications“
Additive Manufacturing (or 3D printing) is currently at the top of the hype cycle. Experts recognize that Additive Manufacturing alone will not deliver advanced products in one go with sufficient surface quality or multi material consistency. Hence advanced manufacturing systems emerge where Additive Manufacturing technologies are used in a smart combination with other advanced technologies such as robots and laser. This enables the full exploitation of the advantages of both technologies to deliver custom-made individualized end products. Some examples will be presented as well as guidance and directions for future (AM based) developments and related products.