The impact of additive manufacturing on product sustainability


Tuesday 3 November 2020  |  11:00 AM – 12:10 PM (CET)

Understanding the sustainability performance of products, processes and technologies is a cornerstone of implementing more sustainable solutions.

Additive manufacturing is a powerful enabler of circular economy, thanks to the contribution to the reduction of waste, to the boost in reparations and re-manufacturing activities, as well as to its impact on companies’ innovation and business models.
The advantages and challenges of adopting AM technologies on industrial product sustainability are still not clear across the industry. This webinar provided some examples and insights of the impact of additive manufacturing on sustainability.

Please find below the list of the speakers and their presentations:

Find the main takeaways from the event here.



Discover the profiles of our high-level speakers here!

Stewart Lane

Corporate Manager | Renishaw PLC

Chairman of the Additive Manufacturing Committee, CECIMO

Stewart joined Renishaw plc in 2000 and has held a number of positions in the company, including General Manager of Renishaw’s UK and Ireland sales subsidiary and the Group’s Corporate Business Development Manager. He is currently the Sales Director of Renishaw’s French subsidiary based in Paris and is also a non-executive director of the UK’s Manufacturing Technology Association. During this time he was instrumental in establishing Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing customer solution centres and setting up strategic alliances with other Additive Manufacturing and in Paris companies. Since 2018, Stewart has been Chairman of the Additive Manufacturing Committee at CECIMO.


Harry Kleijnen

Senior Key Account Manager Additive Industries

Before joining Additive Industries in 2015, Harry Kleijnen is involved in metal additive manufacturing since 2006. He started with the development of 3D printing process of pure Tungsten parts and expanded this into a large volume manufacturing facility for producing medical certified parts for medical imaging equipment like CT-scanners. In his role as Senior Key Account Manager he is responsible for managing collaboration projects with Additive Industries’ strategic customers focussing on, productivity increase, material, new technology and application development. Harry Kleijnen studied Electronic Engineering followed by Business Administration education.

Jakob M. Jørgensen 

Head of Technology | COBOD International

As a co-founder of COBOD International, Jakob has been an integral part of the development process of 3DCP in Denmark since 2015 as well as part of the team responsible for printing the first house in EU in 2017. As Head of Technology Jakob is working to ensure that the COBOD 3DCP technology ise used effectively and responsibly on sites around the world, and to ensure that learnings from previous projects are being transitioned into new technology and process development.

Alessio Lorusso

CEO & Founder | Roboze

Included in the Forbes 2018 ranking among the 30 most promising European managers under 30 in the “industry” category, entrepreneur and visionary in the Additive Manufacturing.
He is a determined and ambitious professional.  At only 17 years of age he built the first “beltless” 3D printer dedicated to SMEs all over the world and founded Roboze in 2013.  His experiences have allowed him to create and implement Roboze’s mission as well as lead the development of the company’s overall strategy. Today Roboze is an Italo-American reality with Headquarters in EMEA and USA.
He maintains constant awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, and new industry developments.
His idea is to build high-tech 3D printing solutions aimed at promoting the acceleration of Industry 4.0 offering super-polymers to produce finished parts and replacement of metals On Demand and Just in Time.

Valeria Tirelli

CEO | Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing

Valeria Tirelli is CEO of Aidro Hydraulics & 3D Printing, an Italian SME that is excelling for the introduction of additive manufacturing in hydraulics. She manages with enthusiasm the enterprise founded by her father almost 40 years ago, which is specialized in the design and production of mechanical components, such as valves, hydraulic manifolds and fluid power systems. A few years ago, she was amazed by the potentiality of metal additive manufacturing, and decided to invest in this technology, creating a dedicated department in her company, alongside the traditional manufacturing. 

Valeria is promoting the adoption of AM in various industries, participating also in international groups for the definition of guidelines and standard in the Oil & Gas and Energy applications. 

She brings to the attention of the public not only the technical benefits of using AM but also the great advantages in the field of sustainability and carbon footprint reduction.

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