Dr. Katharina Eissing is a quantum physicist and CTO & Co-Founder of 1000 Kelvin GmbH. She obtained her Ph.D at RWTH in Aachen and her Masters in theoretical physics at LMU in Munich. She previously worked as a senior research scientist at Siemens Corporate Technology in Berlin where she developed novel approaches and methods to build efficient digital twin technologies. After, she joined ETH university in Zurich as a Chief Engineer in charge of setting up a research group of Prof. Bambach focusing on the application of ML to advanced manufacturing. She has authored multiple research publications and holds multiple inventions.


SJ Jones is a Technical Sales Engineer at Velo3D and describes themselves as one of the original “Velo-vangelists”. In their role, SJ is focused on developing the next generation of additive manufacturing (AM) designs and carries a passion for making metal additive parts that push the boundaries of laser powder bed fusion. Experienced in a wide array of disciplines, SJ’s specialties include print simulation, support design, FEA, topology optimization, light weighting, lattice work, and texturing. Prior to joining Velo3D, SJ was an additive manufacturing engineer at Aerojet Rocketdyne and Siemens Energy.


Marcel Strobel has been responsible for quality and product management in manufacturing and trading companies for more than 25 years. Most recently, he was CEO of a manufacturing company in the USA and a management consultant. He conducted feasibility studies for the use of additive manufacturing for electronics manufacturers and thus recognized the limitations of the available technologies and the need for the printhead technology developed by Quantica, leading him to join the company. In his role at Quantica, he works closely with their various customers including those in the dental industry.


JT Stone is the VP Business Development at MicroTek Finishing, LLC. He graduated from Morehead State University in 2012. Since then he has spent the last 10 years as an expert in the MMP Technology (MicroMachiningProcess) related to many different industries including Aerospace, Additive Manufacturing, and Medical.


Dr. Chao Ma is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. He received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University in 2010, M.S. degree from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2012, and Ph.D. degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 2015, all in Mechanical Engineering. He was a senior mechanical engineer at Cymer (an ASML company) from 2015 to 2016. He joined the faculty of Texas A&M University in 2016. His expertise covers additive manufacturing, laser manufacturing, and metal matrix nanocomposites. He has published 70 peer-reviewed papers in these areas. His research, teaching, and service have been recognized by multiple awards, such as the NSF CAREER Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the Outstanding Paper Award at the International Conference on MicroManufacturing, the Best Paper Award of Manufacturing Division at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, and the ASME Best Organizer of Symposium and Session Award.


Jon Walker is a Government Relations and Key Account Manager at EOS North America. In his 7 years at EOS, Jon’s growth within the organization has allowed him to support major automotive OEMs integrate additive manufacturing into their supply chain, collaborate with service providers supporting a variety of industries, and enable top brands in sporting goods as they integrate 3D printed Digital Foam™ into their product portfolio. In his current role, Jon is focused on strengthening the relationships between EOS and noncommercial organizations like government organizations and universities.

Prior to working at EOS, Jon managed sales activity in the Midwest at GF Machining Solutions, where he focused on increasing quality and reduce processing time for customer parts focusing on the mold and die industry. He began his career working for Mazak Corporation as a direct salesman before elevating to a management position where customers depended on his knowledge in manufacturing automation and serial production.


Based in North America, Mike Schorr, DyeMansion’s Director of Application Consulting of North America, has a long history in 3D-printing and manufacturing through working in various industries – from automotive, aerospace & defense, to consumer goods. Key learnings and studies have helped shaped his knowledge around material development, printing strategies and hacks, and how the right post-processing can enable an application to take off. He knows the needs and high standards of these industries along with what it takes to turn a napkin sketch into a high-volume application.


John McEleney, an entrepreneur and industry luminary, has spent his career transforming businesses, driving corporate strategy, and forecasting what’s next in product development and manufacturing. McEleney has more than 30 years of experience in mechanical design and software. He is a co-founder of Onshape and now the corporate strategy advisor at Onshape, a PTC business.