Keynote Speaker

Klas Boivie

SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing AS, Norway

Klas Boivie – Keynote Speaker @Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference DDMC

»Enabling the conditions for industrial breakthrough: Building an intellectual infrastructure for AM in Europe«


Klas Boivie started his career in additive manufacturing (AM) in 1997, and in 2004, he defended his Ph.D. thesis on this topic. From 2007 until present, Klas has been employed by SINTEF in Trondheim, Norway, acting as the principal researcher in AM technologies. Over the years, he has been active in multiple research projects covering various aspects of this technology, from new process development to industrial applications and road mapping. A sabbatical year at Sandvik's AM Center addressed the challenges associated with the introduction of AM from an industrial perspective. With respect to the ongoing development and emerging industrial needs, research activities have increasingly been directed at integration of AM as a practical process in the industrial manufacturing system, including development of international standards through ISO/TC261 and ASTM F42 technical committees.