Roland Spiegelhalder is a Product Manager AM within the TRUMPF Group responsible for the metal powder bed and metal deposition product lines. He has over seven years of experience in powder bed fusion AM technology. As an R&D Engineer at TRUMPF, he has been awarded a patent for metal additive manufacturing scan strategies, with several other patents pending. His education includes BS and MS in Aeronautics and Rocket Science, which he earned at the University of Stuttgart Germany, respectively. During his studies, he achieved setting up a world altitude record for amateur rockets with his student group HyEnD. His master thesis examined metal AM structural components, which he completed in coordination with the car manufacturer PORSCHE.