M. Sc. Stefan de Groot, born in 1987, completed an apprenticeship as industrial clerk at the Symrise GmbH & Co. KG after he finished grammar school in 2006. Since he worked as account manager and business support in the sales department after his apprenticeship for two years, he started studying industrial engineering at the University of Paderborn in October 2010. After five years, he finished his studies as Master of Science and started working for the Direct Manufacturing Research Center in November 2015. The DMRC is an institute for additive manufacturing of the University of Paderborn, where Stefan de Groot was responsible for the laboratories and worked on scientific projects. Since August 2016, he is working at the Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, including the transition to the PROTIQ GmbH as independent subsidiary in December 2016, and acts there as project and technology manager for additive manufacturing.