In 2018, the 4th edition of the Add+it (Symposium on ADDitive Manufacturing and Innovative Technologies), focused on polymers, will take place on September 27 – 28, 2018, in Steyr, AT.

Symposium venue:

Museum Arbeitswelt
Wehrgrabengasse 7
4400 Steyr

We are happy to welcome experts from ten different countries. All talks will be in English. Register here. 

The final program of the Add+it 2018 is available in pdf-format .

Program is subject to change.


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Thursday, September 27, 2018





11:30 Registration




Opening, welcome & agenda

Prof. Dr. Z. Major, JKU IPPE    I   W. Hauser, Vice Mayor of  Steyr    I    C. Breitschopf, PROFACTOR   




The role of inkjet to enabling high volume Additive Manufacturing

Prof. Neil Hopkinson, Xaar





Massive-scale Production of Polyimide Nanofiber and Its Potential Applications in FRPs

Prof. Zhongfu Zhou Ph.D. D.Phil., School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University





Additive Manufacturing for Bio-Composites: new challenges and opportunities for tissue engineering

Mario Milazzo, PhD, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna


14:30 Networking & exhibition




Parallel Session I

Additive Manufacturing for Medical Applications*

Intersection of Making and Manufacturing in MedTech: 3D printing vs proto-molding
Dr. Iris Prinz, STRATEC Consumables GmbH

Additive Manufacturing for Radiotherapy – Development of a non-invasive Patient Fixation Device
Veronika Miron, Johannes Kepler University

Stereolithography in the medical field. State of the art and future prospects
Dr. Simon Gruber, W2P Engineering

Applications of 3D-Printing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDr. Michael Malek, KUK Linz

Disskussion, World Cafe

*In cooperation with 


Integrated Electronics*

Printed Functional Materials Enable New Applications
Dr. Andreas Willert, Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS


From 2D printed to 3D-printed structural electronics
Wolfgang Mildner, OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), MSWtech


Design Toolchain and Slicing Process for the Integration of Electronics into FDM Printed Objects
Florens Wasserfall, University of Hamburg


Monoscribe-inkjet printed interconnection for thin-film photovoltaics
Martina Harnisch, PhD, Sunplugged

in cooperation mit    




Networking & exhibition





The UK Strategy for AM and 3D Printing

Prof. Phill Dickens, University of Nottingham, Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM)




Industrial Design and Additive Manufacturing: Past Present Future
Brian Steinhobel, Steinhobel Design (Pty) Ltd



Closing of day 1



Dinner at the restaurant „Orangerie“

sponsered by  




Friday, September 28, 2018


08:15 Welcome coffee


Opening, welcome & agenda




Development of multifunctional polymer-based materials for large volume additive manufacturing

Dr. Prof. Ramon Escobar Galindo. Universidad de Cádiz, ,  Materials and Nanotechnology for Innovation





Additive manufacturing of ophthalmic lenses: the way forward for smart eyewear

Leo Oelbrandt, Sr. VP Systems R&D, Luxexcel NV





New Generation of 3D Printing Polymer Materials for Extrusion Based Processes

Dr. Thiago Medeiros Araujo, Lehmann&Voss&Co. KG




Networking & exhibition


11:00 Parallel Session II


Micro/Nano Additive Manufacturing

Predictive simulation tools of additively manufactured composite parts using Digimat
Olivier Lietaer, e-Xstream Engineering

How to beat the resolution limit of light with electron beams – Additive 3D Manufacturing on the Nanoscale
Dr. Heinz Wanzenböck, TU Wien

3D-Nil on optical elements
Michael Haslinger, PROFACTOR

Selective surface smoothening – a nice work around solution for fast nanoscale 3D printing
Prof. Dr. Magnus Kristiansen, Institute of Polymer Nanotechnology, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Additive Manufacturing in Microfluidics
Prof. FH Dr. Jaroslaw Jacak, FH OÖ


Material Development

3D-FLM printing of polymers filled with short and continuous fibers
DI Dr. Andreas Haider, Kompetenzzentrum Holz

3D Printing of robots and luminaires – A glimpse into future possibilities of polyjet printing
Gil Shelef, Stratasys & Leo Schranzhofer, PROFACTOR

Development of a foamable 3D printing ink
Andreas Kreuzer, Johannes Kepler University

Economic advantage of HP-MultiJet Fusion in tool shop production and engine prototyping
Kurt Wildfellner, BRP Rotax
Daniel Plos , Techsoft

From Continuous Fiber Composite 3D-Printing to Video Enhanced Learning Applications
Bernhard Heiden & Hannes Oberlercher, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences





Networking & exhibition





Strategic Management in times of Digitization and Global Shifts

Werner H. Bittner, Umdasch Group Ventures GmbH




High-resolution 3D Printing

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleksandr Ovsianikov, Institute of Materials Science and Technology TU Wien, Additve Manufacturing Technologies




Awarding ceremony of school competition & closing of day 2 & farewell lunch



Here you can download the program of the Add+it 2016.










Feel free to contact us, in case of any questions