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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 - 10/06/2021 - 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

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 02 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)
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Conversations during the previous Additive Talks

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?

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