Thomas Bossuyt, Founder and President of MT3D, initially gained metal 3D printing experience through research work at the Catholic University of Leuven (researching a variety of supporting methods to control the thermal stresses resulting from the high welding temperatures of the metal printing process). Having collaborated with the company for his research work, Thomas joined the innovative metal 3D printing company LayerWise which is active in both equipment development and part production. Thomas' focus was on business development and engineering for the Benelux, UK, Germany and selected other European markets. Following the acquisition of LayerWise by the US-based 3D Systems in September 2014, Thomas was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia where he was instrumental in successfully establishing 3D Systems' presence in metal 3D printing in North America. Thomas currently works full-time for MT3D, with the goal of growing the company to a total solution provider for metal 3D printing.