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Do you believe that the best way to learn and make a decision is by mingling and sharing with other practitioners?  Do you believe that listening to others’ experiences, best practices, challenges, and application developments can help you in your business/project? Then, you've probably come to the right place.


Additve Talks is a series of conversations that aims to deliver 3D Printing/AM insights in a different way. Launched by 3D ADEPT Media, each conversation gathers additive manufacturing players as well as users or potential users from key verticals around specific topics.  The ultimate goal? Learn insights that matter from industry insiders to build your path in the AM industry.


What are the implications of AM for the energy industry?

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Next Additive Talks - 11/08/2021 - 03.30 PM - 04.30 PM (CET)

Our approach is pretty simple: stay tuned, share your expertise and keep networking.

The Additive-Talks Day will take place in Central European Time.

Day 01 full schedule

6 May 2021

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Piegert

Sebastian Piegert is leading the Additive Manufacturing Technology and Materials Development function within the Additive Manufacturing organization of Siemens Energy Generation out of the gas turbine plant in Berlin since 2014. He is also acting as the technology field lead for additive manufacturing for entire Siemens Energy. He started his career within Siemens as development engineer for joining and repair processes for hot gas paths components of large gas turbines in 2008. Mr Piegert studied mechanical engineering at the technical university of Braunschweig (Germany). In order to deepen his expertise in high temperature materials and their applications, he subsequently conducted a doctorate at the Institute of Materials of the Technical University Braunschweig exploring „Modern high temperature brazing processes for turbine blade and vane repair“.

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Piegert

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Piegert

Department Lead Additive Manufacturing for Large Rotating Equipment (Berlin) in Generation Division, Siemens Gas & Power GmbH & Co. KG

Steve Nardone

An international expert in metallic materials for power plants, Steve specializes in additive manufacturing (3D printing). He works with operators, assisting in materials assessment as part of root cause analysis, as well as remaining life assessment and creep damage evaluation. He also has extensive experience in quality assurance and technical audits associated with strategic spare part manufacture. Steve currently manages multidisciplinary projects focusing on the full range of materials used in the energy sector, such as integrating new manufacturing processes, including 3D printing, in industrial environments.

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Steve Nardone

Lab Manager Advanced Materials Technologies at ENGIE Laborelec

John Oakey

John Oakey is board member at ETN Global. He also works as a Professor of Energy Technology, at Cranfield University (UK). As AM is increasingly used across several industries including the energy industry, the gas turbine technology community quickly becomes aware of its potential. As ETN aims to provide key insights and valuable information that will help its community move forward, ETN has divided its work and collaboration with its companies members into 5 key areas of interest: Air Filtration, Exhaust Systems, Hydrogen, Micro Gas Turbine and obviously Additive Manufacturing. It goes without saying that at some point, all groups can benefit from the expertise brought by others. As the board member of ETN Global and a professor of Energy Technology, Oakey is uniquely positioned to bring key insights into the ins-and-outs of the energy industry and why AM can be an interesting production candidate for energy companies.

Professor John Oakey

John Oakey

Professor of Energy Technology, at Cranfield University (UK)

Day 02 full schedule

10 June 2021

Dr. Elena Lopez

Dr. Elena Lopez studied chemical engineering at the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. She finished her PhD thesis about the topic of plasmachemical etching of silicon solar wafers at the Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany. After focusing on CVD technologies, she moved to Printing and Additive Manufacturing technologies in 2014. She is Head of Department for Additive Manufacturing at Fraunhofer IWS. Furthermore she leads a big AM consortium named Agent-3D with more than 100 companies involved.


Dr. Elena Lopez

Division Manager Additive Manufacturing at Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS)

Alexander Pluke

Alexander Pluke is the co-founder and CEO of Additive Flow, a company that is on a mission to intelligently progress the capabilities of design and optimisation for additive manufacturing and beyond.


Alexander Pluke

co-founder and CEO of Additive Flow

Day 03 full schedule

7 July 2021

Dr. Ruchi Pathak Kaul

A maxillofacial surgeon with 14+ years of clinical and research experience and special interest in Medical 3D Printing and alike Technologies which can help reimagine healthcare. State President of Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) in Science & Technology, for Haryana, India. Founder of Reconstructive Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd. for development of Technologies in Surgery. Speaker on various reputed platforms like TCT @ FormNext, TCT@3Sixty, Women in 3D Printing, ISTAC (Indian Society of Trauma & Acute Care), IDA (Indian Dental Association), Trinity Media & Communications etc. Host a Podcast show called Surgeons in 3D Printing where you can hear various experts across the globe talking about their understanding and journey of Medical 3D Printing and alike technologies. Volunteering activities include propagating careers in STEM by mentoring & promoting Women Empowerment & Child Education.


Dr. Ruchi Pathak Kaul

Maxillofacial Surgeon & Researcher

Nicolas Bouduban

Nicolas Bouduban worked for more than 16 years in the medical industry, most of the time for DePuy Synthes in Switzerland as well as in the USA where he was responsible for several larger projects to develop medical devices. In 2016, Nicolas became the Head of Marketing and Sales at 41medical AG. Nicolas holds a bachelor degree in Micro and Medical Technology from the Berne University of Applied Science, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Berne, a CAS in Doing Business in Asia from the EPFL as well as an Executive MBA in Management of Technology with Specialization in Medtech & Biotech also from the EPFL. Since 2019, Nicolas Bouduban is the CEO of the Swiss m4m Center, a technology transfer center dedicated to the MedTech industry. The mission of the Swiss m4m Center is to facilitate the adoption of additive manufacturing by providing services withing an ISO 13485: 2016 certified environment.


Nicolas Bouduban

CEO of the Swiss m4m Center

Dr. Yi Sun

Dr. Yi Sun worked in the field of computer assisted surgery planning since 2007. Currently, He is the head of 3D surgical planning lab in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, UZ Leuven. His main professional interest is to integrate 3D technologies in the clinical workflow to develop new medical treatment methods and to carry out clinical research. This involves computer assisted surgical planning, 3D design and 3D printing of surgical template, patient specific implant and image-guided surgery. During his Ph.D research, he was the first to implement computer assisted navigation system in orthognathic surgery clinically. In 2015, he worked together with department of ophthalmology to develop one of the first 3D printed ocular prosthesis. Until now he has successfully completed hundreds of complex reconstructive cases using 3D technology, which improved the surgical accuracy and reduced the surgical time. He published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his research interests are 1) Reconstruct large defects in cranio-maxillofacial region; 2) design bio-mimic scaffold for bone regeneration

Dr. Yi Sun

Dr. Yi Sun

Head of 3D surgical planning lab in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, UZ Leuven
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Topics discussed during the previous Additive Talks sessions

Panel Discussion 1 Digitalisation And Distributed Manufacturing: How Important Are They For Additive Manufacturing?
Panel Discussion 2 How To Increase Process Productivity For Replacement Parts? Examples From An Aerospace Or Automotive Company
Panel Discussion 3 Costs & Considerations For Investing Into An AM System
Panel Discussion 4 The Relationship Between Sustainability & AM
Panel Discussion 5 What are the implications of AM for the energy industry?
Panel Discussion 6 How to optimize multi-functional parts with Additive Manufacturing?
Panel Discussion 7 Insights into the use of Additive Manufacturing for medical devices

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