Faddtory Managing Director
Olivier Jay has an engineering degree from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France (1998) and has more than 20-year of experience in Additive Manufacturing and product development. He was DTI’s AM head section for 10 years and was also in charge of the development of DTI´s AM international activities mostly in Europe. He founded FADDTORY in 2017 in Belgium to serve the industry and he makes consulting on the complete chain, from the strategic area, the implementation of technology to the optimisation and production.
Olivier focuses on product design for AM and the production needs for the industry. He always grants importance to product specifications rather than focusing on the limitations of the machines. Developing new materials or implementing them into the machines have been some of his success. He also focuses on research and on educating the industry. He has held conferences and also gives Masterclasses courses on AM in Europe.
Through his work on the development of high end and complex products for the industry, his work has spanned from design for manufacturing to virtual reality as well as reverse engineering, during the last 20 years. He is always developing new and advanced products. He was the Project leader of the Compolight project under the FP7 MNP programs, and has held similar positions on many Danish projects in the field of AM, such as the Danish F-Mat project about functional materials with lattice structures or as WP leader in FP7 Nanomaster project about 3D printing with graphene.