Owning a 3D printer is only the beginning of the process – what is most important is the process knowledge. Next to this, what else do we need for ramping-up to larger volumes? The answer to this question is not as obvious as you would expect. Complexity of processes, varying cycle times and traceability makes lean manufacturing within the 3D printing process industry environment a true challenge. The journey from a prototype phase to large volume production brings lots of learning opportunities and experiences to share. By remaining focused on innovative product and process development, we are determined to develop this novel technology further and to redefine the future of design.
About Peter Hoogerhuis
Manager Operations experienced in manufacturing complex products in a process industry environment. Currently driving operations and business development for Philips Healthcare for a wide variety of additively manufactured pure tungsten components such as X-ray collimators. Specializes in where technology, process and people meet.
As one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, Philips is dedicated to delivering innovation that matters to our customers and the patients they serve.
Through the Smit Röntgen brand, Philips offers 3D printed tungsten solutions to customers worldwide. We specialize in medical applications but are also increasingly developing parts for industrial use.