Scope of the symposium

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

9h00 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


11h00 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

15h00 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

Promote your products/services

Additive Manufacturing offers a multitude of opportunities to the textile and plastic converting industries and to the providers of new products and services. Therefore this international symposium offers an excellent opportunity to showcase your 3D solutions to a select group of interested industrials !

The symposium organisation offers two promotion packages:

€ 300 promotion package

Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the congress website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all congress-related publications

€ 800 promotion package

Promotion stand
Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the congress website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all congress-related publications



The conference participants will visit the promotion stands during the coffee and lunch breaks

  • the stands may be installed on June 5, 2018 from 7.30 am onwards
  • table on demand

Contact Ann De Grijse

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


  • 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.

Recognized training centre

Centexbel is recognized by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship (VLAIO) - kmo-portefeuille - # DV.O101549 and Walloon authorities - chèques technologiques.

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Your subscription is only valid after reception of our electronic confirmation.
You will receive an invoice including 21% VAT.
Annulments have to be made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the session. Annulments that are made at a later time are not reimbursed. Anyway, participants have the right to be replaced at all times and at no extra charges. In that case it sufices to forward the name of the substitute.

If you desire any changes to be made to the invoice based on the data you will provide us below, an administrative cost of € 15 will be charged automatically for the new invoice.


Symposium Office

Ann De Grijse | Centexbel | | +32 9 243 82 20

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