Speakers

Stay tuned for the Global AM Summit 2022 line-up! In the meantime, you may learn more about our GAMS 2021 speakers below.

Main Conference Speakers

Dr Ho Chaw Sing

Managing Director
NAMIC



Alvin Tan

Minister of State
Ministry of Trade and Industry and Culture, Community and Youth

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Prof Alfred Huan

Assistant Chief Executive
Science & Engineering Research Council
A*STAR

Mahendran Reddy

Ecosystem Development, Director
NAMIC


Arno Held

Managing Partner
AM Ventures


Okan Okutgen

General Manager, APAC
Formlabs

Phil Inagaki

Managing Director Xora



Suchitra Narayan

Director – Advanced Manufacturing & Venture Building
SGInnovate

Jonathan Meyer

Chief Product Officer
APWORKS

Dr Henrike Wonneberger

COO and Co-Founder Replique Chemovator by BASF

Stijn De Rijck

Director Training and Consultancy
Materialise

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Paul Guillaumot

Chief Executive Officer
Spare Parts 3D

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Joris Peels

Vice President, Consulting
SmarTech Analysis

Mike Graffeo

Co Founder & CEO
FluidForm

Benny Buller

Chief Executive Officer
Velo 3D

Arthur Huang

Co-Founder & CEO
MINIWIZ

Daniel Dikovsky

Chief Technical Officer
Redefine Meat

Aditya Chandavarkar

Co-Founder
Indian 3D Printing Network

Ian Cronin

Community Curator
World Economic Forum


Ronen Hadar

Senior Director, Head of Additive Design & Manufacturing
The LEGO Group

Frank R. Lorenzen

Chief Executive Officer
Danish AM Hub

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Alvin Tan

Head (Technology Catalyst)
SG Enable

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Michael Petch

Editor-in-Chief
3D Printing Industry

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Liam Marriott

APAC Marketing Program Manager
Formlabs

AM Career Talks Speakers

AlbertSutiono

Albert Sutiono

APAC Technical and Partnerships Director
MolyWorks

LinhanWu
Linhan Wu

Ambassador
Hyperganic

LoxleyGraham

Loxley Graham

Head of Europe & Rest of the World
Alexander Daniels Global

PaulineRuloff

Pauline Ruloff

Director of Operations Hyperganic

RahulKoneru

Rahul Koneru

Additive Process Engineer AddUp Group

Dr Ho Chaw Sing
Managing Director
NAMIC

Dr Ho Chaw Sing is the co-founder Managing Director of NAMIC (National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster), a Singapore government platform initiative to catalyse innovation and scale industrial adoption of digital additive manufacturing technologies. Since its inception in 2015, NAMIC has raised millions in public-private funding to catalyse various AM initiatives across several industry sectors. Before joining the public sector, he spent several years with HP Singapore and Chartered Semiconductor, where he undertook various executive roles in technology and product development, as well as supply chain and business operations.

A technology-for-good advocate, Chaw Sing has participated in numerous forums, including at the World Bank Group, Development Research Centre China, and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He has been active in scouting and nurturing deep tech start-ups and is instrumental in growing the AM start-up ecosystem in Singapore. Chaw Sing co-chairs the Singapore Standards AM Technical Committee and is part of ASTM International AM Centre of Excellence (AM CoE) Steering Committee. An Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS), he lectures Industry 4.0 topics in cyber-physical integration and digital manufacturing. A prolific inventor in his early career, he holds 49 US/international patents. Chaw Sing earned his doctorate (Ph.D) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and has a Bachelor’s (honours) degree in Electrical Engineering with a major in Microelectronics, both from NUS.

Alvin Tan
Minister of State
Ministry of Trade and Industry and Culture, Community and Youth

Alvin Tan was appointed Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Culture,  Community and Youth on 1 September 2020. He was first elected as a Member of  Parliament in July 2020.

Mr Tan has worked in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Before joining the  government as Minister of State, he served as LinkedIn’s Head of Public Policy and Economics for the Asia Pacific, where he and his team helped economies prepare for  the rapidly changing nature of work using analytics and data solutions.

Before LinkedIn, Mr Tan was Head of Public Policy and Trust and Safety at Facebook (as well as Instagram and WhatsApp) where he was responsible for strategic  investments, helping small and medium businesses digitise, authenticity,  cybersecurity and online safety.

Between 2010 to 2015, Mr Tan worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and Singapore. Before that, he worked as a speech writer and on  technology projects at the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General  in New York.

Mr Tan has also served in the Ministry of Defence in diplomacy, research  and counter-terrorism roles, and at Oxfam in Australia. Mr Tan has been an active community leader in Singapore since 2005, serving youth, seniors and vulnerable families in both the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng and Moulmein Cairnhill constituencies. He was also Chair of the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC).

Mr Tan holds a First Class Honours in Economics from the University of Sydney and  a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University. He was awarded the 2008 Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship, and the International and Global Affairs Fellowship from the Belfer Centre of Science and International Affairs at Harvard.

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Prof Alfred Huan
Assistant Chief Executive, Science & Engineering Research Council
A*STAR

Professor Huan is the Assistant Chief Executive, A*STAR (Science & Engineering Research Council), through which he sets and drives the implementation of A*STAR’s strategic plans and initiatives in the Science and Engineering arena. He was most recently Executive Director (ED) of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE).

Prior to his career with A*STAR, Professor Huan had acquired considerable research and academic experience. He first took up a Lecturer position at the Department of Physics, NUS, in 1989 and was eventually appointed as Deputy Head of Department in 2004. In 2005, he left NUS along with some colleagues to start a new school at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS). He began as the Head of the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, and later on, added the portfolio of Associate Chair for Outreach and Admissions.

Professor Huan received his education at the University of Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, working on acoustic interactions in low temperature paramagnetic insulators

Mahendran Reddy
Ecosystem Development, Director
NAMIC

Mahendran Reddy Ecosystem Development, Director,  NAMIC Mahendran Reddy is the Ecosystem Development Director at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) at NTUitive. NAMIC is playing a key role in translating upstream research, commercialising 3D print technology, and accelerating industry adoption in Singapore. Prior to this he was with UCT Additive Manufacturing Center and has also spent a considerable part of his career at the Ministry of Communications and Information, DesignSingapore Council.

Mahendran Reddy is a highly driven professional with 25 years of international professional experience in the creative and manufacturing industries in both the private and public sectors. As a trained architect, he has held key strategic appointments in driving innovation and initiatives in the Singapore civil service, notably the establishment of the National Design Centre in Singapore.

In the private sector with a global MNC, he has driven the adoption of Additive Manufacturing in its fledgling form in South East Asia mainly in the consumer segment of the business. In his current role at NAMIC, he is actively involved in seeding the adoption of Additive Manufacturing in Industries and expanding the AM ecosystem by initiating collaborative research projects between Industry and Institutes of Higher Learning as well as spearheading NAMIC’s flagship Global AM Summit series.

Arno Held
Managing Partner
AM Ventures

Arno Held started AM Ventures together with Johann Oberhofer in 2014. In total, Arno has more than 23 years of experience in industrial laser and manufacturing technologies and spent more than half of this time in the world of industrial 3D printing. Today he is Managing Partner of the fund and specializes on the AM Ventures ecosystem, as well as the firm’s global footprint and organizational growth.

Since founding AM Ventures, Arno has been instrumental in building the AM Ventures team that has scouted more than 2.500 3D printing startups all over the world, conducted more than 30 rounds and built a portfolio of 15+ shareholdings in 6 countries on 3 continents.

Arno holds a diploma degree in industrial engineering and management from the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe (Germany) as well as an international executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Arno completed his studies in Shanghai, China and Cape Town, South Africa.

Okan Okutgen
General Manager, APAC
Formlabs

Okan Okutgen is currently the General Manager of APAC at Formlabs Inc-leading desktop 3D printing company. Okan joined Formlabs in 2017 as Sales Operations and Strategy Lead. He helped scale the geographical expansion of Formlabs. After setting up a new partner program to grow Formlabs with value added resellers, Okan worked on introducing and growing Formlabs in new markets in Latin America and APAC. As Formlabs grew with increasing sales and investments, Okan and his team ensured sales and sales operations scaled and enabled further growth. Okan has also focused commercial operations to ensure each new product of Formlabs was introduced to markets globally. Okan has earned a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Before joining Formlabs Okan has worked as management consultant at Bain & Company to partner with management of leading industrial goods and services companies to improve their operations and unlock more sales growth.

Phil Inagaki
Managing Director
Xora

Phil Inagaki is Managing Director at Xora, an early-stage, deep tech investment platform of Temasek. Most recently, he was an Operating Partner with The Engine, a $500M AUM, early stage deep tech venture fund with ties to MIT. Prior to his investor roles, he held Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Chairman roles at venture-backed start-ups in a variety of deep tech fields, including advanced materials, semiconductors, nanotechnology, micro-electronics, energy, 3D printing, robotics and AI. His longest tenure was as Co-Founder and CEO of Polyera, where he took a novel semiconductor technology from Northwestern University to successful commercialization with fab partners in Asia.

Phil holds an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University magna cum laude and 12 US patents.

Suchitra Narayan
Director – Advanced Manufacturing & Venture Building
SGInnovate

Suchi has almost 20 years of experience in venture building, product development, business strategy and corporate partnerships across global markets, with a strong focus in Australia and Asia. In her current capacity as Director – Advanced Manufacturing & Venture Building , Suchi acts as a lead to new projects, provides business-building guidance in areas such as business planning, commercial strategy and scaling growth to new and ‘built-from-scratch’ Deep Tech startups.

Prior to SGInnovate, she was Vice President, Sales and Service at Gartner, where she was providing strategic advisory to APAC leaders on go-to-market, business development as well as commercial strategies in Asia. An engineer by training, she has a particular interest in Robotics, Health-tech and Artificial Intelligence. She is also passionate about supporting more women in pursuing an education and career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Jonathan Meyer
Chief Product Officer
APWORKS

Jon Meyer started his career at Airbus in 2005 and discovered Additive Manufacturing early on, thanks to the pioneering work being done at Airbus on the application of the technology. Following on from working on the A350XWB programme he moved into Research & Technology in 2009 and led the development of applications of Metal Powder Bed Fusion technologies, including the development of the Scalmalloy® material, and the proprietary Hyperjoint technology.

In 2017 he became the Technology Roadmap Owner for Additive Manufacturing across the whole of Airbus, with responsibility for defining the AM technology strategy at group level.

At the end of 2018 he joined APWORKS as Chief Product Officer, responsible for product strategy and implementation. APWORKS is a spin-off of Airbus, with a mission to apply the AM technologies & Intellectual Property developed by Airbus across a broader industrial scope including Motorsport, Automotive, and Robotics, in addition to the traditional Aerospace, Defence & Space segments.

Henrike Wonnerberger
COO and Co-Founder
Replique Chemovator by BASF

After her graduation in Business Chemistry and her PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the University of Mainz, Henrike has gained various professional experiences at BASF over the past 10 years. Starting as a lab team lead in Organic Electronics Research, she subsequently was part of the core team building BASF’s subsidiary trinamiX GmbH – her first intrapreneurial start-up experience followed by a position in business model innovation at the digitalization department of BASF. Henrike is now one of the co-founders and COO of Replique – a venture of BASF’s incubator Chemovator GmbH.

Stijn De Rijck
Director Training and Consultancy
Materialise

After completing his master in product design in Antwerp and Barcelona, Stijn continued his studies with an extra year of environmental sciences. When he started to work in a design team for large installations in environmental technology, he combined his passion for innovation with the principles of sustainability.

In 2006 Stijn joined the Manufacturing team of Materialise. While many companies were only using AM as a prototype technology, he started to explore with companies in very different industries how AM can bring them more strategic business value. In 2014 Stijn joined the Software team of Materialise, where he focused on understanding the needs of companies that want to manage and control the entire digital manufacturing workflow.

Today, Stijn is part of the Materialise Mindware team, where he uses his passion for innovation and his  15 years of experience with AM applications to guide companies through their AM journey.

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Paul Guillaumot
Chief Executive Officer
Spare Parts 3D

Spare Parts 3D is a French startup, with presence in Asia and in Europe, created by Paul Guillaumot in 2015. It provides an additive manufacturing (AM) software solution to identify, scan and 3D print spare parts. The company has 11 employees and has equity capital of € 4.5m, with a turnover of € 400k. The majority of the team has a technical background, with a management team coming from top engineering and business schools.

Spare Parts 3D specializes in the digitization of spare parts inventories for 3D printing via a qualified production network in over 25 countries. The constitution of digitized spare parts inventories enables customers, equipment manufacturers and large industrial groups, to solve their stock management and supply chain issues, thanks to our software which matches the best fitting AM supplier to print a given part with a given technology.

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Joris Peels
Vice President, Consulting
SmarTech Analysis

Joris Peels is the Vice President of Consulting for SmarTech Analysis, which delivers industry analysis, data and market forecasts for the 3D printing/additive manufacturing industry. He also provides multinationals and startups with strategic advice and does technical due diligence for investors in the 3D Printing space.

Mike Graffeo
Co Founder & CEO
FluidForm

In over 20 years in the life sciences, Mike has brought four novel products through the FDA that have generated over $20 billion in sales in both startup and growth organizations. Throughout his career, he has worked on the forefront of medical technologies, translating highly complex products and clinical data into successful businesses, both in the US and around the world. Mike holds a BS in Engineering Physics and an M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, as well as an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School.

Benny Buller
Chief Executive Officer
Velo 3D

Benny Buller is VELO3D’s founder and has served as VELO3D’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of VELO3D’s board of directors since June 2014. From April 2012 to June 2014, Mr. Buller was an investor at Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Buller worked at Applied Materials, a semiconductor company, Solyndra, Inc., an energy company, and First Solar, a solar company, where he founded the device physics team. Mr. Buller holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Applied Physics from Jerusalem University. He also holds an M.Sc. in Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Arthur Huang
Co-Founder & CEO
MINIWIZ

Arthur is a structural engineer, architect, and leader in circular economy innovaJon with MINIWIZ, a trash material technology company he started in 2005. The mission of MINIWIZ is to UPCYCLE decades of single-use environmental “polluJon” into sustainable smart building “soluJon” of the future.

Arthur’s MINIWIZ team leapfrogs existing technology / empowers circular economy for all communities. MW technology platform captures the value of single-use plastic, metal, glass through decentralized waste transformation machines to convert industrial and household wastes into sustainable building materials, building modules, specialty fabrics, designer furniture/fixtures. After 2 decades of innovation focusing on impactful upcycling technologies powered by a multi-national/multidisciplinary team, MINIWIZ is now offering its modular infrastructure as an ESG specialty contractor to the global market to make circular concept into physical reality. MW’s upcycled experimental products already implemented in over 300,000 sqm of commercial retail, hotels and offices across major international cities.

Under Arthur’s leadership, MINIWIZ has received numerous internaJonal invenJon patents in manufacturing processes / mechanical assemblies to enable circular consumpJon. Arthur was recognized by various internaJonal insJtuJons including the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer Award, Obama’s Emerging Leader, the Financial Times’ Earth Award, and The Wall Street Journal’s Asian InnovaJon Award. Arthur has been a NaJonal Geographic Emerging Explorer since 2016 and the World Economic Forum recognized him as the Runner up for The Circular Leadership Award 2019 Davos. In February 2019, the World Economic Forum named MINIWIZ as one of the top 11 companies leading the way to a circular economy.

Daniel Dikovsky
hief Technical Officer
Redefine Meat

Daniel Dikovsky joined Redefine Meat in 2019 as Head of Innovation and Technology, following his time at the world’s largest 3D printing company, Stratasys. Utilizing over a decade-long experience in 3D printing, his position sees him lead a team of scientists, to change the way we make our meat through an entirely new and innovative technological approach. At his previous role at Stratasys, for 11 years Daniel led the development of full color, multi-material 3D printing, composite materials, and digital anatomy printing, which mimics the biomechanics of human anatomies for various medical applications. Alongside other leading researchers, Daniel has worked on an array of breakthrough projects, including 4D printing and pioneering multi-material 3D printing within fashion. To date, he has authored more than 35 patents in the field of 3D printing. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry. His Ph.D. research in the Biomedical Engineering department at Technion university focused on developing materials and methods for tissue engineering using hybrid 3D scaffolds.

Aditya Chandavarkar
Co-Founder
Indian 3D Printing Network

Aditya Chandavarkar is an established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology, training and consulting. He is the Co-founder of the Indian 3D Printing Network based in Mumbai, an organisation working on spreading awareness about Additive Manufacturing and providing avenues for business networking and knowledge sharing in the APAC, Middleeast and Africa regions. His new venture – Additive Academy – aims to provide cutting edge and comprehensive Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Training in partnership with global partners The Barnes Global Advisors, ASTM CoE and Purdue University.

Ian Cronin
Community Curator
World Economic Forum

Ian is an expert at leveraging technology to advance strategy and achieve results. As Community Curator for the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains, he manages the Forum’s efforts to build pre-competitive collaborations that advance the implementation of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to optimize organizational and regional competitiveness, while maximizing positive impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ronen Hadar
Senior Director, Head of Additive Design & Manufacturing
The LEGO Group

Ronen Hadar is Senior Director and head of Additive Design & Manufacturing in The LEGO Group. Ronen has been working with Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies for the past 10 years, driving the agenda at The LEGO Group. He holds a PhD in Product Design and Innovation which brought him first to AM through Product and Supply Chain opportunities. He has also completed both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering, Innovation & Business, at the University of Southern Denmark. Previously, Ronen founded and co-owned DCore – a startup producing software for Automated Guided Vehicles (AVGs).

Frank R. Lorenzen
Chief Executive Officer
Danish AM Hub

Frank Rosengreen Lorenzen is the CEO of Danish AM Hub – the focal point for Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Denmark. For 13 years Frank has been working with innovation, technology and strategy for both Danish and international companies and authorities. Today focus is on AM and how to strengthen Danish business competitiveness by promoting the use of AM and 3D printing with business models that induce growth, innovation and especially create a sustainable production system and solutions.

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Alvin Tan
Head (Technology Catalyst)
SG Enable

Alvin brings his strength in technology foresight to the Assistive Technology (AT) domain, and seeks to infuse a fresh perspective on the acceptance and use of AT in Singapore. He strongly believes in the potential of technology for social good, and aims to realise this potential through his role as a Technology Catalyst. Through technology, he seeks to empower persons with disabilities by enhancing their capabilities in technology use, and help persons with disabilities be more engaged with society.

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Michael Petch
Editor-in-Chief
3D Printing Industry

Michael is the 3D Printing Industry Editor-in-chief. With almost a decade reporting and researching 3DP, Michael runs the leading website for news about additive manufacturing. He is a regular keynote speaker and moderator at technology conferences. As a former investment analyst focused on emerging technology, Michael is interested in both the science and economic implications of additive manufacturing.

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Liam Marriott
APAC Marketing Program Manager

Formlabs

Liam Marriott APAC Marketing Program Manager at Formlabs Inc-leading desktop 3D printing company, Liam joined Formlabs in 2019 to help scale their APAC expansion. Specifically focusing on developing the regional partner program, opening new market opportunities with a network of value added resellers, research centers, industry collaborations and universities.

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Albert Sutiono
APAC Technical and Partnerships Director
MolyWorks

Albert Sutiono is the technical and partnership director at MolyWorks Materials. He is currently in charge of managing the business and operation of the Singapore entity. Prior to MolyWorks, he was heading the technology and enterprise development office at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), responsible for driving AM industrialization strategy, initiating key programmes, and managing start-up portfolio companies and ecosystem. He is an engineer by training, having assumed various roles as technical program manager, product engineer, and process engineer at HP and Global Foundries. He obtained his MBA degree specializing in Circular Economy, Innovation, and Enterprise from the University of Bradford and a Microelectronics engineering degree from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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Linhan Wu
Ambassador
Hyperganic

Linhan is Ambassador at Hyperganic Group, a company that is shifting the paradigm of how we design physical objects using a combination of A.I. and computer algorithms.
As a multi-disciplinary communicator, he champions the mass adoption of the company’s software platform for Algorithmic Engineering and Digital Manufacturing.
Having worked in the innovation ecosystem before his pivot into the additive manufacturing field, Linhan is passionate about cross-border acceleration, corporate innovation and deeptech venture building. Prior to that, he co-founded an educational technology social enterprise that empowers underprivileged students through a curated and effective online learning platform.
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Loxley Graham
Head of Europe & Rest of the World
Alexander Daniels Global

Loxley Graham is a specialist recruiter with over a decade of experience sourcing talent for international organisations. Since 2015, Loxley has focused on identifying talent for the world of additive manufacturing working with the industries leading companies to achieve this. Loxley specialises in finding talent for commercial and engineering positions and prides himself on helping people to make the right decision for their career.

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Pauline Ruloff
Director of Operations
Hyperganic

Pauline is Director of Operations at Hyperganic Group, a company that is shifting the paradigm of how we design physical objects using a combination of A.I. and computer algorithms.
She oversees all operational aspects of the company strategy and manages its development projects.
Prior to her pivot into additive manufacturing, Pauline worked 8 years in the healthcare industry where she led a cross-functional division of 140 staff in a world-wide operating healthcare company.
Pauline holds a master’s degree with distinction in Business Administration from the Queensland University of Technology. She specializes in the areas of leadership, strategy and change management.  
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Rahul Koneru
Additive Process Engineer
AddUp Group

Rahul is an additive process engineer with Addup Group, specialising in metal Directed Energy Deposition at the BeAM Solutions Centre in Singapore. His core work includes enabling metal AM solutions for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to AddUp, he has had experience with a wide range of AM processes and industry sectors as an engineer with NAMIC NTU hub for translating AM research into industry applications over a period of five years, and equipment engineering experience in the semiconductor manufacturing sector.