Brainport Industries Koninklijke Metaalunie Mikrocentrum Nevat
  • Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion op Hannover Messe 2018

    Van 23 t/m 27 april 2018 vindt de Hannover Messe plaats. Voor de vijfde keer zullen de organisaties, Brainport Industries, Koninklijke Metaalunie, Mikrocentrum en Nevat de handen ineen slaan om Hal 4 oranje te kleuren.

Hannover Messe
Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion

23 t/m 27 april 2018  
Deutsche Messe, Hannover

 ! Notice: For some parts on the program registration is required.

10:00 - 10:30


Opportunities from Additive Manufacturing for high-tech products and equipment 
Sjef van Gastel, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Compared to conventional (=subtractive) manufacturing technology, additive manufacturing (AM) can bring multiple advantages, such as: freedom of shape, topology optimization, customized products, integration of parts, variable part density, … In practice  however these opportunities are largely unknown and therefore not often used. One of the reasons for this is that AM requires a different approach than conventional manufacturing technology, while most design engineers are educated in a traditional way. Additional  education in the field of AM is a must. This presentation will show you a number of successful examples of redesigned parts for AM for your inspiration. 

               Sjef van Gastel
10:30 - 11:00

Lightweight and bionic design with Laser Metal Fusion technology
Ing. Lenn Hoek van Dijke, TRUMPF Netherlands B.V.     

Laser Metal Fusion is an Additive Manufacturing technology that enables new ways of design and engineering. The lecture tries to give the viewers a short introduction in LMF technology, the added value of the technology, one or two use cases on lightweight construction and bionic design but also some practical tips and tricks for putting Lightweight construction by LMF in practice.

         Lenn Hoek van Dijke 2

11:00 - 11:30



Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Ing. Arno Gramsma MsC, AddFab BV

As Additive Manufacturing is gaining momentum.  It is a very promising new thechnology, but also has its challenges to be a competitive technology towards the future. This Lecture will handle some topics that currently are relevant. 

Arno Gramsma
11:30 - 12:00


Optimierung einer additiv gefertigten Leichtbau-Plattform für einen selbstbalancierenden Elektroroller
Jan Grasmannsdorf, Altair Engineering | Manuel Ramsaier, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

Referenten der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten und von Altair zeigen die Entwicklung und Optimierung einer additiv gefertigten Plattform für einen selbstbalancierenden Elektroroller. Die Plattformstruktur integriert mehrere Funktionen und Bauteile, wie die Motoren, die Batterie und die Kabelführungen. Mit automatisiert erstellten digitalen Modellen und Optimierungssimulation als Gestaltungswerkzeug konnte die Entwicklung und Herstellung eines Prototyps von vier Wochen auf vier Tage verkürzt werden.

Der Elektroroller basiert auf Ergebnissen des Forschungsprojekts „Digitaler Produktlebenszyklus“ der Hochschulen Weingarten und der Universität Stuttgart.

Lightweight Optimization of an Additively Manufactured Platform for a Self Balancing Scooter
Jan Grasmannsdorf, Altair Engineering | Manuel Ramsaier, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

The presentation has a focus on the development of an additively manufactured platform for a self-balancing scooter. The platform integrates several functions and parts, like battery and motor housing, gears and cable wirings. All structures were included in an optimized compact lightweight structure, based on automated digital models and optimization simulations. Production of the self-balancing scooter prototype was reduced from four weeks to four days with additive technologies, equating to time-savings of 85%.

The presentation is based on a research project “Digitaler Produktlebenszyklus” of the “Zentrum für angewandte Forschung” in Weingarten and Stuttgart / Germany



Jan Grasmannsdorf

Manuel Ramsaier 


15:30 - 16:30

Guided Tour
    Guided tour Festo in hall 15:
15:30 gather at the  Holland Lounge D44
15:30 welcome with coffee / tea
16:00 guided tour Festo stand with e.g. 'Factory of the future'
16:30 end of the program
registration required

Festo logo    
17:00 - 19:00

Hall 4
Stand D44

Invitation - Meet the Dutch! 

On the occasion of King’s Day 2018, the government and exhibitors from the Netherlands have the honour and pleasure to invite their international partners at the Hannover Messe to celebrate the birthday of King Willem-Alexander, the national day of the Netherlands. This will be a great opportunity to meet key decision makers and meet & greet with companies and knowledge institutions from the Netherlands.

We kindly invite you to join our reception on Thursday, April 26th, from 17:00 hrs. until 19:00 hrs. in Hall 4, Stand D44.

Herr Dr. Volker Müller (Honorary Consul of the Netherlands in Hannover) will propose a toast on the health of His Majesty. Thereafter the Golden Tulip will be awarded by Marc Siemering (Senior Vice-President of the Hannover Messe) for the best exhibitor in Hall 4, the Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion.

Please feel free to join us!

         Uitnodiging 2018 final Kings Day