Prof. Dr. Frank Brueckner studied automation and control engineering as well as business administration at the Technische Universität Dresden. He finished his PhD about theoretical aspects of laser cladding. Now he leads the business unit of Additive Manufacturing and Printing at the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden. Together with his team working at the Additive Manufacturing Center Dresden (AMCD), he mainly focuses on nozzle-and powder-bed based AM processes, printing technologies as well as data management. In addition, he supervises PhD candidates at the Luleå University of Technology and is lecturer at the Technische Universität Dresden.