Kristian Arntz studied mechanical engineering and materials technology at the Technical University RWTH Aachen majoring in production technology. In his PhD thesis he developed a process model for “Multi axis hard milling of tempered high speed steel”. He worked as scientist in the Process Technology Department at the Fraunhofer IPT from 2003 to 2009, concentrating on HSC-, micro- and hard milling technology for tool and die making.
In 2005 he became head of the business unit "tool and die making" offering research and consulting for companies in that area which today is one of the most recognized institutions for mold and die making research in Europe. Since April 2009, Mr. Arntz has been chief engineer of the department "laser machining" at the Fraunhofer IPT which develops and qualifies efficient manufacturing processes to use laser beam technologies in industrial value chains.
He is Technical Director and Associate of the WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie, founded in 2010. This company offers consulting, services and education for tool and die making.
Since 2015 Dr. Arntz is Managing Director of the ACAM Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing GmbH. ACAM offers Research and Development, Services and further education all around Additive Manufacturing in an industrial partner network.