Background of presenters and topics for the AMMA 2020

Christoph Klein, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH (GER)
«Potential and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing in Naval Shipbuilding»
Christoph Klein is Project Manager Additive Manufacturing at Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. He studied International Sales and Procurement Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences, Kiel. From 2003 to 2013, he was strategic procurement manager at Rheinmetall Landsysteme, and later on at Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems. Here he also qualified as a Value Engineer for project optimization and as such he came in contact with Additive Manufacturing in Naval Shipbuilding. Since 2019, Christoph Klein has been Project Manager Additive Manufacturing at Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.
Jannis Kranz, Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH (GER)
«Potential and Challenges of Additive Manufacturing in Naval Shipbuilding»
Jannis Kranz studied product development and did his Phd on Design Guidelines and Methods for Additive Manufacturing at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). After working several years in the additive manufacturing industry with a focus on engineering for Additive Manufacturing, he joined Thyssenkrupp AG in 2018. After leading the engineering team at the TechCenter Additive Manufacturing startup at Thyssenkrupp AG, he entered Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH as an Expert for Additive Manufacturing and Design.
Jim Shipley, Quintus (SWE)
«Recent Developments in Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) Technologies»
Business Development Manager for Quintus Technologies, a speciality high pressure equipment manufacturer working with HIP and High Pressure Heat Treatment. Jim’s main focus area is post processing of Additively Manufactured (AM) components to achieve guaranteed industrial robustness and repeatability. British citizen who moved to Sweden in 1991, now with dual nationality. Long history in the Swedish metals industry having previously worked with Sandvik Materials Technology for over 27 years. Graduated from University of Nottingham UK, with a BSc in Physics.
Samu Rautio, Naval Academy Navy Combat Centre (FIN)
«Implementation of Additive Manufacturing in Finnish Defence Forces for legacy spare parts
Lieutenant Commander Samu Rautio is a Research Scientist in the Finnish Navy. He is writing his dissertation on Additive Manufacturing (AM) in military logistics. His research focuses on implementing AM in military logistics, AM capability to ensure security of supply, and evaluating the conditions for deploying AM. He has studied physics at the University of Kuopio in Finland and the University of Vienna in Austria. He graduated with a Master´s degree in military sciences in 2004. He has also completed the Senior Staff Officer training and the Advanced Technical Studies at the National Defence University of Finland. He has participated in several national and international research projects during the past 15 years.
Jan S. Akmal, Aalto University (FIN)
«Implementation of Additive Manufacturing in Finnish Defence Forces for legacy spare parts
Doctoral Candidate and Research Scientist Jan S. Akmal is pursuing his D.Sc. in Technology at Aalto University. His scientific research focuses on implementation of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) with emphasis on decision-making for AM, design for AM, embedding for AM, and metrology for AM. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering with distinction from Aalto University in 2017. He has an international background as he has acquired education from four different countries around the globe and has gained experience from international R&D projects at Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and the Finnish Defence Forces.”
Bendik Sagsveen, the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) (NOR)
«AM timeline at FFI»
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at NTNU. Has been working at FFI – PTV (Product Development Test and Verification), both as a researcher, and recently as Research manager. Experience from mechanical development and design in a variety of projects related to both land, sea air and space domain. Lead in the mechanical design of the Rimfax instrument for the NASA 2020 Mission. Involved in several European Defence Agency (EDA) projects, focusing on composite materials, related to ballistic- and blast protection.
Svein Hjelmtveit, Fieldmade AS (NOR)
«Fieldmade Digitally Inventory»
Svein Hjelmtveit is the CTO of Additive Manufacturing in Fieldmade, developing cutting-edge solutions to deploy AM machinery and deploying expeditionary capabilities challenging environmental conditions. He has long experience in manufacturing, both from industry and academia. From building prototypes for the aerospace/defense sector to managing research labs at the Norwegian Uni. of Science and Technology. He has worked with industrial additive manufacturing for the last decade, working extensively with process development in LPBF and DED, design for AM and industry implementation.
Howard K. Marotto, II, Business Development Manager, Phillips Corporation and Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve (USA)
«Additive Manufacturing in the US DoD and NATO:  Past, Present and Future»
Howard “Howie” Marotto, is currently the Business Development Manager for Phillips Corporation and focused on expanding the Additive Manufacturing portfolio for the Federal Government.  He is also a Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves, and the Deputy Commander of the 4th Marine Logistics Group with approximately 8,000 Marines in over 30 states.  Prior to these roles, he was the Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Lead for the Marine Corps and the Deputy Director of Headquarters, Marine Corps, Installation and Logistics Next Generation Logistics (NexLog) team.  Before that, he attended the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, graduating in June 2015 with a Masters in National Resource Strategy and commanded Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49 (MALS-49).  During his career as a Marine, he has deployed in support of operations in Albania, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lyle Levine, NIST (USA)
«Supporting the simulation community with benchmark measurements for additive manufacturing of metals»
Dr. Lyle Levine is a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, where he leads most of NIST’s materials research in additive manufacturing (AM) of metals. Dr. Levine also founded and leads AM-Bench, an international organization that provides AM benchmark measurements for the AM community. With active participation from more than 80 organizations around the world AM-Bench is the world’s leading provider for AM benchmark data.  Dr. Levine also leads the experimental validation effort for the AM application, ExaAM, for the Exascale Computing Project.  ExaAM is a collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and NIST.  Dr. Levine received his B.S. in physics from Caltech and his Ph.D. in physics from Washington University in St. Louis.  He is an adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering at both Northwestern University and the University of Southern California.
Romain André, 3DS (NOR)
«Cognitive Augmented Design for Lightweight Engineering»
Romain André, Technical Sales Director at Dassault Systèmes, based in Oslo, Norway, supporting innovative projects from his customers & partners from UK, Benelux and the Nordics. Passionate by breakthrough technologies, he has spent more than 15 years at Dassault Systèmes guiding companies in the world to take the path of the Digital Transformation to imagine the future; to digitize Sustainable Business. Lightweight Engineering is a top trend in the industry focused on the challenge how to minimize part weight, maximize stiffness, reduce cost and optimize material usage.

Additive Manufacturing opens the door to new product shapes & functions capabilities, the engineers must push past conventional ways of working to think outside the box, innovating one concept at a time is no longer a sustainable method. Let’s have a closer look the various technics that will help in finding the right balance in reducing weight, cost and material usage and maintaining or increasing strength, stability and safety, addressing both additive and conventional manufacturing processes.