Dr. Bram Neirinck

Currently, Bram Neirinck is the manager for Sintered Applications at Schaeffler-Aerosint, a company he started working for when it was still the up-and-coming startup Aerosint. Bram received the degrees of industrial engineer, specialization in industrial chemistry, in 1998 and civil engineer in chemical engineering in 2002, both from KULeuven. During this trajectory, he specialized in polymer and surface chemistry. In 2010 he obtained his Ph.D. at KULeuven, in the department of Materials Engineering, while working on a process he invented to form porous materials via colloidal processing of ceramics and metal powders. After this introduction to powder metallurgy he focused more on biomedical materials during his post-doc. 

In 2015, he moved from academia to the R&D group of 3D Systems in Leuven. There, he was involved in the development of the 3D Systems DMP metal printer range and the optimization of laser powder bed fusion processes. During this period, he also became an active member of the ASTM F42 commission, with a focus on powder handling and safety. In 2018 he joined Aerosint where he is responsible for the development of Sinter based processes and applications as well as the regulatory compliance of the developed machines.