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Pieter Debrauwer is programme manager 3D food printing at Amsystems Center and one of the presenters at High-Tech Systems 2018.

GENERAL INFORMATION Thursday 22 March 2018 Van der Valk Eindhoven Aalsterweg 322 5644 RL Eindhoven The Netherlands Twitter: #HTS18

3D printing of food is a rapidly emerging technology that offers possibilities for creating improved or new food products. Ultimately, this technology can provide fully personalized food products as well as food products that have unique properties. This personalization relates to shape (to create your own unique design), composition (to adapt food composition to your likings, medical needs, containing no allergens, being healthier without comprising taste or with alternative ingredients) or texture (to design and enable textures and structures that cannot be created with conventional methods). In addition to personalization, 3D food printing also provides new possibilities for on-demand local The taste of production of food products in restaurants, food services, food is not only pop-up stores and other locations. Recent developments in 3D food printing have focused determined by mainly on shaping 3D printed foods. The next step is to allow its ingredients, for personalization of recipes. This involves multi-ingredient printing and voxel (3D pixels) printing. Food products are but also by the usually complex multi-ingredient products. The ingredient structure and formulations vary, for instance requiring the food printing the state equipment to process both powders and liquids. The second challenge beyond mere shaping of food is to create texture in 3D printed food products. The taste of food is not only determined by the ingredient composition, but also by the structure and the state in which the ingredients are included in the product. In order to have full control of these properties the printing resolution and printability of the ingredients are critical features to master. Process speed is another challenging topic. For in-shop production and direct sale to customers the printing time of an individual food product should be in the order of minutes maximally. For in-factory production and delivery to customers the volumes of products sold are high and therefore upscaling of the technology is a key aspect, allowing for many products to be made simultaneously. Finally there is the challenge of achieving an acceptable cost per product. The food industry is an extremely cost-sensitive industry. In many cases, functional and/or commercial advantages of 3D printed food may allow for some premium pricing, but even if so, usually it will be a limited premium.

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What’s next for digital and blockchain? Jim Stolze, Aigency

The next step for digitization arises: algorithms. Jim Stolze hosts a masterclass about how artificial intelligence and blockchain technology offer new opportunities for the industry. Data is nothing if you don’t use it the right way. Stolze will show many examples of how artificial intelligence and blockchain can boost the manufacturing industry.


Embedded micro mechatronics: key factors to foster innovation

Yves Perriard, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne The evolution of small mechatronic systems has rapidly advanced in the last ten years. Nowadays, the number of actuators and sensors is increasing fast in a lot of fields. The development of these future systems requires sustained high-level research to allow for miniaturization and increased autonomy by means of smart electronics. Energy saving is also a key issue for our future, which also strongly depends on device efficiency, even for small power consumption. Connections with material science and information technology are the key for innovation in this topic. Existing technologies must be used in an unconventional way to create innovation. Yves Perriard will show some examples of multidisciplinary projects and how to combine some exiting technologies in a smart way. The link with the industry will be highlighted as a common thread in all breakthrough innovations. An electro-active polymer actuator for a blood pump as well as magnetorheological fluids for diabetic shoes will be discussed during this keynote speech.



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Introduction by Maarten Steinbuch, TU Eindhoven 040 Noord


What’s next for digital and blockchain? Jim Stolze, Aigency Break


Eindhoven 1

Eindhoven 2

Chairman: Georgo Angelis, TUE

Chairman: Jesse Scholtes, TUE

Industrial internet of things 11:00


Smart Industry: putting words into actions

Software platform for robots in distribution centres

Timo Roestenberg, Demcon

Heico Sandee, Smart Robotics

Human robot collaboration and operator support in assembly work

Behavioural-full complex system design: domain knowledge beats agility

3D food printing to create texture Pieter Debrauwer, Amsystems Center

Applications and opportunities of additive manufacturing in die bond equipment Patrick Houben & Ralph Huybers, Nexperia

040 Zuid


Design for 3D

Goodbye traditional industry, hello Smart Industry

Exoskeleton Project March aims to give back full mobility to paraplegics

Surprising business for 3D

Artificial intelligence: condition monitoring at scale

Navigation of a semi-autonomous aquadrone

How to integrate smart maintenance in your organization

Eindhoven 3

Jaap Bulsink, Kaak

Lennart Schut, TU Delft

Computational design optimization for additive manufacturing

Rob Hendrikx, Nobleo Technology

Measurement automation with cobots

Martijn Miedema, Thermo Fisher


Jeroen Jonkers, NTS

Eindhoven 2

Simon Jagers, Semiotic Labs


Optimizing designs for 3D metal printing

Eindhoven 1

Theo de Vries, Viro


Herman Bruyninckx, KU Leuven Lunch

Industrial internet of things


Design for 3D

Chairman: Sjef van Gastel, Fontys

Jalte Norder, Vanderlande




Future of robotics within logistics, technology push and market pull

Gu van Rhijn, TNO


Eindhoven 3

Getting 3D printing ready for high mix and high volume

Stefan Rink, Shapeways 11:30

040 Zuid

Theo Drijfhout, Gibas & Jos Willemsen, Polymount Break

040 Noord

Matthijs Langelaar, TU Delft

The power of (re)design for additive manufacturing Dries Vandecruys, Materialise

040 Zuid

Introduction by Elena Lomonova, TU Eindhoven 040 Noord

Embedded micro mechatronics: key factors to foster innovation Yves Perriard, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)



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Eindhoven 1


Getting 3D printing ready for high mix and high volume

Stefan Rink, Shapeways The last decade additive manufacturing has seen a lot of breakthrough developments, making that it has firmly earned its place as a mature production technology. However,

with this success, the current limitations also become more and more apparent. 3D printers nowadays are workstations, some cheap, some really expensive, but always requiring a lot from their operators. An operating model that is difficult to scale. If 3D printing is to seriously challenge mass production, additive manufacturing has to evolve to the next level. What are the current blockers to go from 3D printing workshops to fully automated N=1 production lines? 11:30 - 12:00

Smart Industry: putting words into actions

Timo Roestenberg, Demcon There are many Smart Industry scans and even more Smart Industry consultants. In many cases the process ends with the making of plans. Putting them into action is difficult. A Smart Industry solution often doesn’t fit in with the traditional investment

by management as well as company-wide. Demcon, together with partners ESPS, Z-Tech and Symbol, realized a new, smart production line at Fresenius Kabi, a producer of blood transfusion disposables. 12:00 - 12:30

Human-robot collaboration and operator support in assembly work

Gu van Rhijn, TNO Horse is a running project within the H2020 research programme. It addresses the collaboration of humans, robots, autonomous guided vehicles and machinery to realize industrial tasks in an efficient, safe and healthy manner. This talk explains the development and test of a use case in manual assembly: an example of humanrobot collaboration assisted by an operator support system based on augmented reality. The system has been tested in a lab setting together with two operators from industrial company Thomas Regout International. This year the system will be validated in the Thomas Regout factory. 14:00 - 14:30

Goodbye traditional industry, hello Smart Industry

Theo de Vries, Viro Smart Industry seems to be everywhere around us. The general feeling surrounding Smart Industry is that data, software and network technology will play a decisive role in production environments. But how does that work out in practice? And why is Smart Industry so attractive? Questions that will be addressed in this talk on the basis of a case that Viro recently completed successfully together with IMS: the development of a production line for medical devices. The realized production line illustrates that customer-specific software is often central to the development or adaptation of production systems. That’s why the talk will also discuss what you can do to effectively deliver highquality customer-specific software. 14:30 - 15:00

Artificial intelligence: condition monitoring at scale

KPIs such as return on investment. Few companies truly have a Smart Industry vision that’s both drafted and supported

Simon Jagers, Semiotic Labs Performance contracts, pay-per-use models and servitization increasingly influence how manufacturers and asset owners work together. Essentially, they align the interests of both parties and ensure that uptime not service fees - determine the value of assets for asset owners and manufacturers. These trends are enabled and amplified by

new technologies in the fields of sensors, artificial intelligence and computing. Simon Jagers will discuss how an international oil & gas corporation leverages smart sensors and machine learning in a very practical manner to increase operational reliability, and how this is starting to change their relationship with suppliers. 15:00 - 15:30

Smart maintenance: an expected journey into data and the organization

Martijn Miedema, Thermo Fisher Scientific At Thermo Fisher Scientific the journey to using data from its electron microscopes for smart maintenance began years ago with some small steps. Electron microscopes are designed as highly innovative, cuttingedge systems, but not as an IoT device, nor was the data logging designed in the way needed, nor was the organization ready to act on device data. Part of the journey started from within the service department, learning to formulate requirements for data needs, understanding what information is in the data and what it takes to translate data into actions. While this was growing bottom-up, there was also a growing understanding in the business of shifting market needs, together with a focus towards more industrial markets. When these two streams met, things really took off.

Eindhoven 2

TRACK COBOTICS 11:00 - 11:30

Future of robotics within logistics, technology push and market pull

Jalte Norder, Vanderlande There is a rapid change going on in the logistics industry. The ever growing middle class is willing to fly more, buy more online and have higher demands than ever before with respect to quality, lead time and information management. Technology

developments in areas like robotics, machine learning, machine vision, mechatronics and human interaction will have a great impact, but are unknown to the consumers. Why are these developments happening right now and why will they be successful? Which developments are required in order to build the next-generation warehouses, parcel hubs and airports? This talk takes you on a tour from the why to the what to the how regarding the transition that is just beginning to happen within logistics. 11:30 - 12:00

Software platform for robots in distribution centres

Heico Sandee, Smart Robotics Following up on the Vanderlande presentation on the challenges for robotics in logistics, this talk focusses on the technological solutions to address them. One of the challenges is the large variety in products that a robot needs to handle. This poses tough requirements on the vision to recognize the products, but also on the grippers to grasp the products. State-of-theart components are barely sufficient, and smart computer algorithms in combination with human-robot collaboration need to close the loop to realize a viable solution. Due to the complexity, it’s infeasible to develop a dedicated system for a single task only, and we need to rely on a platform

to exponentially scale to a large variety of applications. 12:00 - 12:30

Behavioural-full complex system design: domain knowledge beats agility

Herman Bruyninckx, KU Leuven In a decade when system developers are overwhelmed by Agile, Scrum, continuous integration and other buzzwords, Herman Bruyninckx makes a case for letting domain knowledge drive the development process. His talk uses concrete examples of formal models of robotics, more in particular its discrete and continuous control and perception, with the five-six fundamental design patterns behind system composition. Supporting human developers to make better systems is just an intermediate one, since eventually robots must be able to find each other, discover each other’s capabilities, and engage in temporary collaborations themselves. These longterm goals give surprisingly different design drivers, but they also lead to interesting short-term benefits. 14:00 - 14:30

Exoskeleton Project March aims to give back full mobility to paraplegics

Lennart Schut, TU Delft Giving back full mobility to people with a spinal cord injury to fully participate in daily activities: that’s what Project March is about. In this advanced project, initiated and carried out by students of the TU Delft, a new team commits to the development of the ultimate exoskeleton every year. This motoric harness, developed with the

newest techniques and robotics, enables people with a spinal cord injury to stand up and walk again. Maybe in the future even much more. In this talk more insight will be given into the work and design process of the exoskeleton, shedding a light on several technical aspects. 14:30 - 15:00

Navigation of a semi-autonomous aquadrone

Rob Hendrikx, Nobleo Technology Autonomous systems that can take over dangerous, monotonous or strenuous jobs are coming and they’re coming to stay. They promise a relief to society and present a formidable challenge to engineers and engineering companies. This talk gives insight into architecture, design choices and realization of (a family) of autonomous vehicles as developed by Nobleo Technology. What standards are there to choose from, how to get the best out of open source community, and how to manage reliability. 15:00 - 15:30

Measurement automation with cobots

Theo Drijfhout, Gibas, and Jos Willemsen, Polymount Polymount International is a producer of self-adhesive printing sleeves for the flexographic industry. These sleeves need

to be very accurate and stable. For more than ten years the thickness of the surfaces, called Twinlock, was measured manually with an accuracy of one hundredth of a millimetre. With the wish to optimize the measuring process, to store and increase the reliability of data, and to create a fully automated measuring system, an engineering opportunity was born. Gibas was consulted for how to manage and to automate the total measuring process including logging the data. Since the implementation in 2017 at Polymount all main components have run flawlessly.

Eindhoven 3

TRACK DESIGN FOR 3D 11:00 - 11:30

14:30 - 15:00

Optimizing designs or 3D metal printing

Jeroen Jonkers, NTS It’s challenging to develop highly optimized components for 3D metal printing. In addition to process knowledge and 3D modelling skills, simulation-driven design will become an increasingly important design tool as well. This talk shares experiences with topology optimization concerning a case study of a monolithic four DoF alignment mechanism. Although topology optimization delivers an optimized result, in many cases refinements need to be done in order to improve manufacturability. This case study shows examples of how to use the ‘freedom of design’ in order to increase functionality as well. 11:30 - 12:00

3D food printing to create texture

Pieter Debrauwer, Amsystems Center In food one of the key aspects is the taste sensation. With 3D food printing not only the shape can be controlled, but also the

structure at smaller dimensions can be created. This provides the opportunity to create textures. In order to achieve this, the process needs to be controlled at every level and the effect of structures, strength and porosity need to be understood and manipulated. AMSystems Center has been investigating the possibilities with different technologies to create textures and the obstacles to tackle in creating 3D printed food objects. 12:00 - 12:30

Applications and opportunities of additive manufacturing in die bond equipment

Patrick Houben and Ralph Huybers, Nexperia Nexperia is a global leader in discretes, logic and MOSFET devices. Itec is the department that enables the production of these devices with state-of-the-art die bonding

Computational design optimization for additive manufacturing

equipment. Itec has been investigating what additive manufacturing can add to the production of the die bond equipment. In this talk two examples are shown where additive manufacturing is implemented successfully: a metal bond head (pipet) used for picking and placing dies, and a plastic ring light with a complex shape to enable the right illumination on a process position in the machine. Next to these examples Nexperia’s future roadmap in additive manufacturing will be shown. 14:00 - 14:30

Surprising business for 3D

Jaap Bulsink, Kaak Want to use 3D printing within your company, but don’t know how or where to start? This talk will give an overview and practical examples about this topic combined with many surprising and different business cases produced by Kaak

3D. This developer of industrial bakery equipment is the only Dutch owner of two Metalfab1 printers from Additive Industries. Last year Kaak printed more than 14 thousand metal parts. Not only test samples, but more than half of them are really installed and used on machines.

Matthijs Langelaar, TU Delft To fully exploit the opportunities for additive manufacturing, a strong demand has emerged for dedicated computational design techniques that are able to incorporate important aspects of the AM process in an early design stage. The approach drawing most interest is topology optimization (TO), which offers an enormous design freedom that matches well with the characteristics of AM processes. However, conventional TO is not well suited for AM applications, and designs it produces typically require redesign or extensive and costly support material addition to obtain printable geometries. In this talk, Matthijs Langelaar will present the recent progress in the development of TO techniques specifically for AM, with a focus on powder-bed-based metal printing. 15:00 - 15:30

The power of (re)design for additive manufacturing

Dries Vandecruys, Materialise Making the most of additive manufacturing means taking a new approach to design. Materialise believes that design optimization is a constant and crucial process. It’s particularly important when a part goes from traditional manufacturing techniques to 3D printing, where the same restrictions simply do not apply. In the presented case of a suction gripper, the Materialise Design & Engineering team took the design through multiple stages of evolution until it had a 3D printed part that cost less than one third of the original, was nearly a quarter of the original weight and needed no assembly.

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AMSYSTEMS Center is a joint innovation center for additive manufacturing which focuses predominantly on the development of production equipment for smart, personalized and multi-functional products. The center is founded by TNO and High Tech Systems Center of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e HTSC). TNO and TU/e HTSC have years of experience in additive manufacturing at their disposal and are making the step towards the next generation of integrated production systems. The center undertakes fundamental and applied research programs to arrive at innovations that ultimately make it to the marketplace via the affiliated companies or spin-offs that are created. At AMSYSTEMS Center experts and scientists are working, who understand the emerging 3D-printing industry needs. Visit the website for more information on AMSYSTEMS Center.

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