Since 2016 Philip is responsible for business development for the healthcare markets at SLM Solutions. The company with HQ in Germany and US offices in Michigan is a leading provider of closed-loop, multi-laser metal additive manufacturing equipment. Philip works with customers globally to build selective laser melting programs for the qualified production of various medical devices.
His first experience with additive manufacturing goes back to 1999-2009 when Philip worked for the university of Leuven and for a market-leading spinoff company, in consecutive expatriate positions. He worked with various surgeons, hospitals and medical device manufacturers on CT/MRI image-based treatment planning systems and AM surgical guides for oral implantology, maxillofacial surgery and orthopaedic knee surgery.
Philip has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a postgraduate degree in biomedical engineering from KU Leuven (Belgium), where he learned about additive manufacturing and its potential for a wide range of medical applications commonly used today. He is currently based in Leuven (Belgium) and has 15 years experience in additive manufacturing.