Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing for Business

DTU Winter Academy

DTU Winter Academy

Essentials for Leaders of the Future
How can 3D printing optimize your current production line and spark innovation?

Date: 31 January 2019

Price: DKK 4.900 excl. VAT

Intended Audience
Management and board level executives, as well as strategic decision makers and advisors

Module Description
Provide yourself and your company with the best conditions to successfully identify the potent competitive advantages of Additive Technology.

The module provides insight into Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Business from a strategic point of view, delivering a strong basis for sound and ambitious future management decisions concerning R&D and manufacture by additive means. Learn how to exploit AM for optimizing within process-, supply-, and value chains from pioneers and learn how to apply AM to your own organization.

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Here are some of the questions this module will explore:

  • Why should you look into Additive Manufacture (AM) - Only because of the geometric freedom it offers or also because of process-, supply- and value chain implications?
  • How does AM enable us to shorten development cycles, improve products and trim inventory?
  • What strategic opportunities can set the future stage for improved products, services and processes?
  • When is the right time for an organisation to investigate or implement AM in their business?
  • Which organisational competencies are needed to successfully step onto the AM platform?
  • Will AM have a general impact on the global landscape of business and products?
  • Who already stepped onto  the AM platform and what have they gained?
  • Is their useful tools for identifying AM complementing parts, processes or products?
The module will address the stated questions and provide some insights to inspire you.


Jacob Willer Tryde
Additive Manufacture Specialist and Partner at Alexiou & Tryde Design. He holds a MBA in Management of Technology from the Danish Technological University's Executive School of Business and a MA in Industrial Design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts' School of Design. Jacob has worked professionally with 3D print and rapid prototyping since 2008 and metal Additive Manufacture since 2012.

David Bue PedersenDavid Bue Pedersen, DTU Mechanical Engineering, is a leading national expert in Additive Manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D printing. His focus is on the ongoing improvement of AM as a palette of highly automated and hyper-flexible manufacturing processes for industrial components and as an enabling technology for new process chains. This includes but is not limited to AM platform development, material science, and expert process knowledge. David also focuses on algorithms for 3D geometry handling, development of control software/hardware for additive tools. His novel research areas are: multi-material deposition and quality assurance & geometric verification by computer vision.

Jesper DamvigJesper Damvig is COO and owner of Damvig A/S, which, since 1995, has helped the largest Danish companies to innovate with 3D-printed items. Jesper has many years experience in research and development and has specialized in 3D printing, additive manufacturing, product design, Computer-Aided Design, PTC Creo, and Design for Assembly. He is an entrepreneurship professional and graduated from Technical institute.

Lasse StaalLasse Staal is co-founder and CEO of the Danish 3D-printer manufacturer AddiFab. He combines extensive experience with medical device development and manufacturing, with solid business and IT management skills. Lasse passionately believes in the transformative potential of additive manufacturing. To this end, AddiFab's key focus is to bridge the gap between prototyping and production. Addifab also has a strong dedication to increasing the relevance of additive manufacturing for Danish small and medium-sized companies.

Ronan HadarRonen Hadar is Director and Head of Additive Design & Manufacturing at The LEGO Group. Ronen has worked with Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the past 8 years and has played a vital role in shaping The LEGO Group’s AM strategy. As such he is also pushing the entire AM industry towards a better understanding of real production of consumer goods and parts, as well as what tools and equipment that should be used. Ronan holds a PhD in the use of AM and other hyper-flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing technologies in decentralized and “glocalized” supply chain structures.

Klaus VaarbroeKlaus Vaarbroe has since 2002 been Global Manager of the CAMISHA development (Computer Aided Manufacturing of Individual Shell for Hearing Aids) at Widex. Klaus has many years of experience in 3D production and the processes used in additive manufacturing, product design, and Computer-Aided Design. He is also a mentor at the Danish AM Hub program, AM Inspire. Widex is a family-owned company founded in Denmark in 1956. Today it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hearing aids and the first hearing aid company to implement 3D technology Worldwide with their award-winning patent (European Inventor Award).

Peter BayPeter Bay, CEO J. Krebs & Co, works as a business leader focusing on plastic processing and 3D printing. Peter has a degree in plastics engineering and has worked as a business consultant for, among otheres, McKinsey & Co and Accenture Strategy for the past 17 years.

Saeed D. FarahaniSaeed D. Farahani is head of Additive Design and Manufacturing (ADM) at Danfoss Cooling. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Aalborg University and has 10+ years of experience in ADM within several industrial fields including car manufacturing, software development, medical device design & manufacturing and energy system solutions. At Danfoss, his focus areas are: Implementation of strategy and roadmaps of ADM, Organizing and driving activities towards the adoption of ADM practices, Coaching R&D and engineering teams on ADM, and Implementation of open innovation approach on ADM.

Eva NymarkEva Nymark is a highly experienced attorney-at-law working at the Danish law firm Accura. As part of Accura's IP & Life Science team, Eva is specialized within the legal fields of intellectual property rights, including IP strategy drafting and implementation, IP licensing matters, trademarks, designs, copyright, commercial contracts and trade secret protection. Eva also has substantial experience working as an in-house lawyer, and it was during her time working as an in-house lawyer that she first became acquainted with the many possibilities of Additive Manufacturing (AM), but also the legal challenges that the technology brings. Since then Eva has developed a strong focus on AM and all related areas of law.

TorpRasmus Torp works as an assistant attorney at the Danish law firm Accura where he specializes within intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks and copyright as well as marketing law and regulatory work relating to the life science industry. Rasmus combines his legal education with a strong interest for the more technical fields, which has led to a specific focus on Additive Manufacturing (AM) and the commercial and legal challenges related to the use of this technology.

Practical Info

Incl. teaching material and lunch 

DKK 4.900 excl. VAT

31 January 2019

8:30 - 16:30


DTU Business
Building 421
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Please don't hesitate to contact
Program Director
Ellen Als
(+45) 4525 6137
26 MARTS 2019