Christoph Klahn studied aircraft systems engineering at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). For his Master’s thesis, he performed a topology optimisation on an aircraft bracket to demonstrate the potential of additive manufacturing for Airbus. After his degree, he worked at Airbus on the final assembly lines for A400M and A380, and in A350XWB manufacturing engineering before embarking on his PhD in laser additive-manufactured, gas-permeable materials for industrial applications at TUHH. Christoph has been head of design for the additive manufacturing group at ETH Product Development Group pd|z and at Inspire AG since 2013. The goal of his work is to transfer knowledge of these new manufacturing processes to Swiss industry.