Adding value through additive manufacturing – Presented by Tom Peeters, RS Print powered by Materialise

Adding value through additive manufacturing – Presented by Tom Peeters, RS Print powered by Materialise

Success in sports depends on talent, exercise, a little luck and a lot of persistence. It’s about finding the right people and the right tools to achieve your goals. In the hands of the right experts, additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – can provide athletes with the best possible customized equipment based on objective data to improve their efficiency, stay injury free and enhance their performance.

What drives you?
Absorbing and sharing knowledge to create purposeful services for a better world.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Good shoes, great insoles and a Victorinox multitool

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Community driven circular industries, short supply chains, sharing platforms

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
The ultimate think global, act local: globally shared knowledge on local situations.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Lack of education and lack of access to technology.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
The presentation will show how 3D printing, a technology that is still regarded as a prototyping or aerospace technology by many people, finds it way into personalized consumer goods.

About Tom Peeters
Born in 1981, father of 3 boys. The master degree in political science and the degree in Sports Management may seem a bit odd, but they reflect two big passions: sports and societal questions. Joined RS Print powered by Materialise, the joint venture Materialise and rs scan International, in its pioneering stage early 2015 with a 7 year backbone of event and project management at sports marketing company Golazo Sports. Built the Phits brand around the custom 3D print foot orthotics that RS Print provides and brought it to market.

About RS Print powered by Materialise
By combining Materialise’s expertise in 3D Printing and design automation with rs scan’s leading dynamic measurement footscan solutions, RS Print creates the world’s first dynamic 3D printed insoles, customized to support the every move of an individual.

These custom orthotics are on the market under the name of Phits Insoles in more than 20 countries, serving over nearly 200 Phits Experts and helping thousands of people in their everyday activities.

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