BART VAN DER SCHUEREN
Executive Vice President of Materialise
A New Industrial Revolution? The Potential behind 3D Printing: 14/11 – 16:30 – 17:30
Bart Van der Schueren obtained a master degree in mechanical engineering at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) Belgium in 1990. After his graduation he joined the University as a liaison for the newly founded Materialise and established the basic research activities for the company. Bart then went on to obtain a PhD in metal selective laser sintering. In 1995, he joined Materialise and ran their service bureau. Over the years, his dedication and expertise has grown the service bureau from a regional player to one of the most prominent additive manufacturing facilities in European. In 2011, Bart became an Executive Vice President of Materialise mainly focusing on production, engineering services and software development.
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) since 1990. In addition to having the largest single-site capacity of AM equipment in Europe, Materialise also enjoys a stellar reputation as a provider of innovative software solutions. They have used their experience and expertise to create a better and healthier world through their involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, and by providing bio-medical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations. Materialise has developed unique solutions that make a world of difference for its many customers with their prototyping, production, and medical needs. These customers range from large companies in the automotive, consumer electronics, and consumables sectors; to famous hospitals, research institutes, and clinicians; to individual consumers interested in bringing their own unique creations to life through i.materialise or who want to purchase a celebrated .MGX design.