Bram Knaapen

3D Printing at Signify

Most of the content on this website are my side-projects or older student products. I’ve started working on 3D printing at Philips Research in 2012 and co-founded the 3D printing venture in 2017. We’ve been in stealth-mode since. As more of our products are shipped to customers, and more public articles are released I now get to share a bit more of what I’ve been up to for the last 8 or so years. It’s been quite the journey :).

In 2017 we founded a corporate venture within Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). We offer bespoke and (mass) customised lighting products at high volume. My current role includes to design our digital manufacturing technologies and digital platforms to further scale our business and be able to expand and improve our offers to our customers.

I might write a bit more on some of the details of the journey later if I can.

Below a few snippets to give you an idea of what we do.

Philips MyCreation

Philips MyCreation is an online-service enabling people to design and order their own customised lighting fixture. We 3D-print it on-demand and deliver it to their homes. This has been my major focus in 2019.

I wrote about this earlier: Philips MyCreation (page)
Philips MyCreation website

Tailored Lighting Creations

Tailored Lighting Creations

We also offer our 3D printed lighting fixtures to our business customers. Our Tailored Lighting Creations website details out it further. Some snippets below.

We offer a wide range of different customisable lighting products; all 3D printed. Functional downlights, projectors as well as more decorative pendants.
Example of a configurator for a decorative product
As well as customisable downlight


Below a few of the media items that may be interesting to checkout