Hybrid Additive Manufacturing with Polymers

05 Jun 2018 08:30 - 17:00
Zebrastraat Gent Belgium


The new technology for customer-specific and innovative plastic and textile production

Additive Manufacturing, better known as 3D Printing, is one of the most important technological evolutions of the moment. It is steadily becoming a well-accepted production technology in addition to conventional techniques.

This international symposium will focus on polymer-based additive manufacturing technologies and their applications in customer-specific and innovative plastic and textile products.

Methods to combine Additive Manufacturing with conventional processes, such as FDM printing on textiles or plastic products, will be at the centre of the symposium's scope!


5’ for questions is included in every lecture

8h30 Registration and welcome coffee
9h00 Introduction (Centexbel, BE)
9h10 Keynote lecture: Phil Coates (Bradford, UK)
An insight in filament based 3D Printing progress
9h50 Willem Van De Steene (UGent, BE)
Continuous Fibre Additive Manufacturing of Single-Layer Thermoplastic Composites
10h15 Ludwig Cardon (UGent, BE)
The influence of melt flow index on the characterization of extrusion based 3D printed materials
10h40 Coffee Break
11h00 Michael Korger (FTB, DE)
Approaches of using 3D printing in custom-fit production of textiles choosing suitable material combinations and digital data generation models
11h25 Sarah Lysann Göbel (STFI, DE)
3D printing thermoplastics for functionalisation of textiles
11h50 Sofie Huysman (Centexbel, BE)
Applications and process integration of 3D Printing on textiles and plastics
12h15 Kris Binon (Flam3D, BE)
Adding Value by Adding Layers: 3D-printing Value Chain Opportunities
12h40 Lunch break
13h30 Keynote lecture: Johannes Hoerber (NeoTech, DE)
3D Printed Electronics via AM
14h10 Solange Humblet (Sirris, BE)
3D Aerosol Jet Printing
14h35 Frank Siegel (STFI, DE)
Hybrid digital manufactured UHF-RFID antenna for textile applications
15h00 Coffee Break
15h20 Sven De Troy (Sirris, BE)
FDM-printing in a production environment using a robot
15h45 Accelerate³ consortium (BE, NL)
Accelerate³: an interregional approach for 3D Printing
16h10 Julie Leroy (Agoria, BE)
Additive Manufacturing: Market and Business Opportunities
16h35 closing remarks
16h45 networking drink

Deadlines for submission

  • Submission of presentations: May 1, 2018
  • Submission of poster proposistion (A4 format): May 15, 2018

Registration fees

Early bird discount of 10% for registrations made before March 31, 2018

Basic registration fee:

300 euro

Reduced fees for:

  • Centexbel and Sirris members and sponsors: 270 euro
  • Conference speakers: 150 euro

Centexbel member conference speakers

  • free of charge


  • conference attendance: cost recovery rates (please contact Ann De Grijse for more details)

The registration fee covers attendance of the conference sessions, the conference proceedings, coffee breaks and lunch.
VAT not included in prices. Payment upon reception of invoice.

Promote your products/services

Additive Manufacturing offers a multitude of opportunities to the textile and plastic converting industries and to the providers of new products and services. Therefore this international symposium offers an excellent opportunity to showcase your 3D solutions to a select group of interested industrials !

The symposium organisation offers two promotion packages:

€ 300 promotion package

Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the congress website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all congress-related publications

€ 800 promotion package

Promotion stand
Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the congress website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all congress-related publications



The conference participants will visit the promotion stands during the coffee and lunch breaks

  • the stands may be installed on June 5, 2018 from 7.30 am onwards
  • table on demand

Symposium Office

Ann De Grijse | Centexbel
e-mail: adg [at] centexbel [dot] be
phone : +32 9 243 82 20

Symposium Language

The official language is English.



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