Finnish Additive Manufacturing Ecosystem (FAME) is innovative industrial ecosystem that brings together key players in the Finnish additive manufacturing field. The ecosystem is funded by the participating companies and Business Finland.
Tero Hämeenaho, Chairman of FAME
Department Manager AMO & Business Development Manager
I have a mechanical engineering, project management and sales background at Etteplan. I have studied manufacturing technologies, participated DFMA and Additive Manufacturing projects. In my current role I’m working also a consultative tasks for our customers in business case creations and value analysis in AM. I’m thrilled to be able to work in a field of AM with the enthusiastic engineers. In my role as a Chairman of The Management board I’m trying to give the best guidance to the excellent FAME team and boost the AM improvements in Finland.
Design Manager, Machinery & Equipment Tampere
AM is close to my heart for creating optimized parts and structures to save weight and energy. As a manager of Machinery & Equipment department my goal is to increase our ability to find better solutions to our customers’ engineering challenges.
Production Development Manager
I currently lead the manufacturing engineering department at Ponsse Plc. We take care together with production workers the optimal production environment to produce Ponsse forest machines. We also work closely with R&D to optimize manufacturability in the early stage of design process. Production facilities, layouts and various machines are also part of our scope.
Salon Metalelektro Oy
I am materials science engineer with solid expertise in material testing of metallic components. Current focus areas consist of failure analysis and material characterization of different parts.
Chief Business Officer, Crimping Machines
We manufacture hydraulic Lillbacka Finn-Power presses for various segments and applications. In addition to traditional manufacturing methods, we utilize 3D printing of the metal and our goal is to combine these into efficient hybrid manufacturing process.
Title Director, Product Engineering
Citec (a Cyient company)
I lead Product Engineering organization, which is developing and delivering Plant equipment, Engine design and Tools and Equipment related projects. Typical scopes are within product updates, product development and delivery projects. I started to boost the awareness of AM opportunities within Citec since 2018 and we have been involved in company and institutional joint projects. A few years back we had a group of designers participating in to additive manufacturing course organized by Polytechnic. Our Product Engineering department is continuously expanding our competences within Design for AM which is interesting for designers as an alternative manufacturing method.
Senior Additive Manufacturing Engineer
I work as a senior additive manufacturing engineer within performance parts in the Valmet service business line. I am responsible for an AM unit and chairperson for the Valmet-wide AM knowledge sharing team.
Experience spans from the hands-on realities of LPBF machinery to collaboration on several R&D topics and wider technology adoption.
Director, Manufacturing Excellence
A passionate technology & transformational leader with significant experience in 4 stroke engine design & manufacturing. Since the very beginning of my carrier, I’ve been engaged in engine technology and innovation, starting as a researcher on the topics of combustion optimization, passing through 4S engine product development, till today that I’m heading Manufacturing Excellence focused to Engineering & Innovation in manufacturing domain at Wärtsilä Sustainable Technology Hub in Vaasa. My motto is love the problem, not solution.
As Managing Director, I’m responsible for building up AMEXCI’s capacity and competencies in Finland and integrating our operations to AMEXCI group activities. Our mission is to futureproof our Nordic industries. AMEXCI, together with its customers, develops a new generation of products where AM acts as an enabler for higher competitiveness and more sustainable production. Furthermore, AMEXCI offers a range of trainings and workshops to build successful business cases. We are member of FAME because AMEXCI believes in co-development, and we want to help Finnish industry to thrive with Additive Manufacturing.
I’m a Technology Director in Patria’s Portfolio-unit. My primary role is to look after land domain emerging technologies and Patria Land related EU /EDA -projects, but also to seek technologies which has future potential in Patria business.
My AM journey started back in 2017 and my main focus was to enhance Patria design and analyses capabilities around AM. I expect FAME to enhance Finland’s and Patria’s AM culture as a hole and still to improve Patria’s engineering competence to swiftly understand when to utilize AM to gain extra performance in our products, one way or another, and when to use conventional methods.
Senior Vice President
I am technology responsible of EOS business unit EOS Metal Materials.
VP Product & Proposal
I’m currently leading pallet automation business at Fastems. My background is from production and have been working several management and development positions. Our passion is in manufacturing and automating of it in a way that we could provide customers annually 8760 hours – hours of the year. We see that AM will be one of key technologies which will transform manufacturing in next coming years especially when integrated with automation.
Director, Manufacturing Development
I work with different development projects mainly inside Andritz Finnish manufacturing. 3D printing is one part of my job. My task is to support the implementation of 3D within Andritz.
Head of R&D
I am Head of R&D in Raute Corporation. One of my areas of responsibility is to monitor new tools and technologies that could improve our capabilities and competitiveness as a machine and technology supplier to the plywood industry. Raute already uses AM technology, but as you can see, AM technologies develop quickly and to stay up to date we joined the FAME ecosystem as a founding member.
I am responsible of R&D at VILPE Oy. We are a traditional injection molding factory which produces and sells its own products. We are curious on bringing more 3D printed solutions to our products and manufacturing methods.
Manager, Engineering Analysis
I work as a Manager, Engineering Analysis in Valmet Flow Control. I’ve been involved in LPBF metal 3D-printing since 2017 in various R&D projects. Projects have been related to design improvements in valves, design for AM and topology optimization.
Lillbacka Powerco Oy
I am 25 years young mechanical Engineer, who works at Lillbacka Powerco as an Additive Manufacturing Engineer. At Lillbacka I run the day-to-day production of metal AM parts. Before my studies in Mechanical Engineering, I worked as a CNC machinist, so I am pretty much a hands-on kind of person, who loves technical things and different kinds of production methods.
My work includes designing the mechanical parts of the systems that are mostly related to robotics. Due to varying customer needs each case is quite unique with tailored solutions.
Salon Metalelektro Oy
Senior Structural Analyst, Technical Analysis
I have been working at Elomatic since November 2018 as a Senior Structural Analyst, Technical Analysis. Elomatic purchased FS Dynamics Finland, where I worked since March 2011 as a Senior Engineer, Structural Dynamics. The main topics have been structural static and dynamic analyses of metals and partly also composite structures. Before moving to consultancy services, I worked at Patria as a stress and verification engineer (1998-2011). The main projects were related to space programs and aircraft parts verification by analysis. I made my Tech.Lic. degree about the laminated composites in 2014. Since my graduation to MSc in 1991 at Tampere University of Technology, I worked as a teaching assistant in Applied Mechanics until 1998
Specialist, Additive Manufacturing
Sales and managing of AM related projects in customer interface. I am one of the founders of Etteplan’s AMO team and lead trainer in AM trainings provided. Co-development of Etteplan’s AM actions to being the best performing design-for-additive-manufacturing machine.
R&D team leader
I’m responsible for Nastola R&D team managing, invention, patent and IPR operations.
People Lead, Technology (R&D)
EOS Electro Optical Systems Finland Oy
I am currently People Lead of EOS oy Technology Vertical team, which is responsible for technology development of EOS metal materials, processes and solutions. I have 26 years work experience in EOS AM manufacturing systems, processes, metal materials and powders. I have knowhow and experience on product development, laser powder bed fusion, metallurgy, metals post processing (heat treatments), project management, statistical methods, leadership and management. My educational background is MSc in Materials Engineering & Science (Metals) from Tampere University of Technology.
Manufacturing Engineer, Production Development
I am currently a Manufacturing Engineer at Ponsse Plc. Main responsibilities are cabin assembly and wiring harness production development. First touch in 3D printing back in 2015, since then hardcore enthusiast and AM specialist at Ponsse.
I am currently working as AM Specialist at AMEXCI Oy in Tampere. I am responsible for the production facility with metal L-PBF. I have studied in Aalto University and previously worked with metal AM on tool manufacturing.
DEKRA Industrial Oy
I work as the technical manager of DEKRA Industrial Oy’s metal laboratories. I’m responsible of the maintenance and development of laboratories and their technical functions, e.g. maintenance of the quality system related to accreditation. I have 3D printing related experience about destructive testing of 3D printed parts and their material characteristics, which DEKRA’s laboratories have been performing for several years.
Patria Aviation Oy
I work at Patria’s Aeronautical Engineering & Avionics department in various aviation related design projects performing and coordinating mechanical design tasks. I am also responsible for building up the additive manufacturing design, certification and manufacturing capabilities. I perform AM-tasks together with other AM-team members.
I’m responsible for management and development of sales and customer service funcions at 3D Formtech.
Innovation Expert (Additive Manufacturing)
I work as an Innovation Expert (Additive Manufacturing) in Manufacturing Excellence in Wärtsilä, leading our WHAM (Wärtsilä Hub for Additive Manufacturing) tribe, and as the Chairman of the Advisory Board in FAME. I believe that only by doing we can show the different stakeholders why and how Additive can be utilized for creating better.
Additive Manufacturing Manager
ANDRITZ Savonlinna Works Oy
I’m working as an Additive Manufacturing Manager at ANDRITZ Savonlinna Works Oy focusing on large scale AM with WAAM technology. My interest towards AM arose while studying at LUT University, which led me to this role through Thesis Worker and Development Engineer vacancies.
Senior Design Engineer
Citec Oy Ab
I am mechanical engineer specialized to 3D-machine- and device design. Experience from marine engine design (mainly fuel-, exhaust gas- and charge air system including calculation, modelling and drafting). Extensive knowledge from Siemens CAD- and PLM software.
RAND Finland is a product development software reseller and expert and an official partner of Dassault Systemes. The company’s software makes it possible to design, simulate, manage and test products in a modern way – on the cloud or on premise. RAND Finland’s product portfolio includes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, CATIA, ENOVIA as well as SIMULIA software Abaqus, PowerFLOW, Simpack and CST Studio Suite.
Maker3D is a Finnish company that designs and manufactures 3D print products. It offers high-quality 3D printing services at fast delivery times. Maker3D finishes and customizes the prints according to customer’s wishes.It supplies 3D-printed products even on the day of ordering.
Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies. The company is putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.
Carl Zeiss Oy
ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is constantly advancing the world of optics and related fields with its solutions.
SelectAM provides an efficient cloud-based software solution to streamline the identification of parts for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, supporting the user in finding business cases from large part inventories and to assess parts in the AM production workflow.
Apricon has been a partner of TRUMPF Laser – a market and technology leader in machine tools and lasers for industrial manufacturing – in Finland and Baltic countries for over 20 years.
3DStep serves Finnish and European industries with innovative 3D printing services in production, training and design.
Evomax Oy is a company that supplies solutions that increase productivity in the machine tool, injection molding and automation industry. Evomax offers CNC machine tools, metal 3D printing, injection molding machines, accessories and automation.
The +450 Huldians navigate smoothly between the physical and digital worlds, and offer unique combination of software and product design expertise. The company values, humane and bold, are guiding their way of working. For us AM is one of the ultimate edges to make the world a better place.
The company is a manufacturer and supplier of laboratory analytical instruments.
MiniFactory is an industrial 3D printer manufacturer driven by passion for high-performance polymer 3D printing and the best results for industrial grade 3D printed parts.
Mitutoyo established 1934, is the leading manufacturer of precision measuring equipment, offering a huge range of products from calipers to CMM. We believe in building strong customer relationships are the fundamentals that keep us at the forefront of measurement technology. Precision is our profession.
Metlab Oy is an accredited material testing and research laboratory serving both in Finland and internationally.
Vossi Group Oy is a smart production partner for metal workshops.