Dutch minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp, visited Shapeways Eindhoven today. This was his first official visit after the installation of our new government and he had made it clear to his team that he wanted to visit a 3D printing company. Since we gave a presentation at the ministry and received a delagation of their top management last year, we were at the top of their list for the new minister to see.
Kamp said: “A few years ago my son told me to look into 3D printing. I’m glad that I’ve now had the chance so see this with my own eyes as a minister.”
He was astonished to see the quality and material variety we offer, and found the Strandbeest incredible.