Hybrid Additive Manufacturing with Polymers

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!


  • 8h30: Registration and welcome coffee
  • 9h: 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
  • 11h: 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
  • 15h: 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

Registration fees

  • 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
  • Students: 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.



5 juni 2018



Zebrastraat 32

9000 Gent, België

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300 - 800 euro

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