About Us


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We guide you and provide our expertise all along the AM value chain in order to make AM a succes for your business


We are independent experts and are open to cooperate with everyone: material suppliers, system suppliers, service providers, OEM's, end users,...


Let's get you EXPERTIS3D!

  • Driven, passionate to achieve results
  • Direct, to the point
  • Do ! Lets get things done
  • Discrete and honest
  • Dynamic

Your business will greatly benefit from years of hands-on experience with thousands of AM projects and in-depth knowledge of all technologies (LS, SL, FDM, SLM, Polyjet,...) and together we maximize your value of 3D printing. We will tell it like it is, provide a clear and realistic picture. We know what is possible with the technology and what not. You have direct contact with a specialist, get results fast at the most competitive rates.

About me


A passionate and driven engineer/manager, with a unique ability to find root causes and creative solutions. I always look for ways how to do something smarter and better.


My experience with 3D printing started 15 years ago, performing my master thesis on Selective Laser Melting with renowned Prof. J.-P. Kruth. For the last 7 years I worked for Materialise as Production Manager and Process Engineering Manager. I made sure the 35% growth rate year after year was achieved in a lean way, increasing the quality, decreasing the costs, and expanding the portfolio. By managing thousands of AM projects and a lot of hands-on experience with the technology I gained a unique expertise that I now want to share with the industry in order to let 3D printing flourish!

Raf Verheyen



3D Printing Expert (15 years of experience) and passionate about technology. My mission is to increase the applications of AM by pushing boundaries.

Expertise and experience

Process engineering manager, Materialise NV

  • Managing process engineering team for 3D printing production facilities
  • Investigating and introducing new machines, technologies, materials and processes
  • Leading continuous improvements and lean manufacturing projects
  • Responsible for automation of production lines


Production manager, Materialise NV

  • Responsible for data preparation, production, and finishing of 3D printed parts
  • Technology owner and principle contact for large projects
  • Consistent growth of 35% every year, while improving efficiency (+40% after 4 years)
  • Budget (+- 10M€) and planning responsibility. Negotiated contracts with suppliers and service providers


Consultant, IPCOS NV, full time employed at Royal Dutch Shell

  • Consultant for Shell, deploying real-time monitoring and control systems for oil and gas operations
  • Coordinator integration testing of new applications
  • Coaching and training for real-time monitoring and control systems
  • Business workflow and standard operating procedures consultancy and development
  • Extensive experience in upstream processes, metering, data acquisition, artificial lift, physical modeling


Research Project manager, Catholic University of Leuven

  • Coordinator role for European research project, involving 11 industrial partners and investigating advanced production techniques (electrical discharge machining) of state-of-the art ceramics
  • Teaching MSc students about production techniques and metrology
  • Extensive experience in metrology, design of experiments/statistics


Master in Mechanical Engineering (MSc), Catholic University Leuven (K.U.Leuven)

  • Master Thesis: Selective Laser Melting of steel powders
  • Fundamental and applied research of layer-by-layer laser manufacturing of fully dense steel parts.
  • Acquired knowledge: high-power lasers, rapid prototyping techniques and hardware, and microscopic, surface, and stress analysis



  • 6 sigma green belt
  • 5S - Lean manufacturing - GD
  • Internal ISO9001 auditor



Customer First – Eager and fast to learn – Analytically very strong

Creative – Passionate/driven - Team-player

“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” – Problem solver



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Karlstrasse 64

52080 Aachen, DE

Tel: +49 (0)177 1363801


EXPERTIS3D offers independent expertise for 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing based on years of experience.


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