Andreas Hartmann is CEO/CTO and co-founder of German postprocessing pioneer Solukon, located in Augsburg. Hartmann, born in 1976, has more than 20 years of experience in the development of AM-systems and peripheral equipment. Before founding Solukon in 2015, Hartmann was responsible for the development and design of 3D printing systems as Head of Engineering of a Bavarian OEM for almost ten years.

Hartmann has been keen to push the Additive Manufacturing industry forward ever since. Introducing the unique Solukon Smart Powder Recuperation technology SPR® revolutionized the postprocessing in metal additive manufacturing. For the first time ever, depowdering, i.e., the removal of powder from laser-melted metal components, can be carried out fully automated in a protected atmosphere.