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Flanders Make is going to hack Belgium, are you?

With an increasing shift towards digital fabrication methods (amongst others 3Dprinting/Additive Manufacturing), the concept of factories is shifting from large organisations to more distributed manufacturing units located closer to the end-consumer. This trend creates new opportunities for more customised products (series of 1) and more complex products (complexity is free in 3dprint/AM). 

  • What are the challenges for cities to cater to these smaller manufacturing units?
  • How does the role of design change with increasingly customisable products?
  • With increased distributed manufacturing, what new business models will emerge?
  • Will everybody own their own manufacturing facilities or will the sharing economy play here? Are we looking at Professional FabLabesque organisations?
  • How can manufacturing closer to the consumer lead to a closer loop for circular products?


  • Dirk Torfs - Flanders Make
  • Ann Peeters - FabLabXL
  • Justin Lalieux - Industrial Designer
  • Jochem Raskin - Albertio (ex Tenco)


Date: 4-5-6 May

Place: Tour & Taxis Brussels

Registration on the official website:

04/05/2017 - 07:30 to 06/05/2017 - 22:00
Tour & Taxis Brussels, Avenue du Port 86C, 1000 Brussels