In 2008, Peter Schleiss founded the company Schleiss RPTech Ltd. The managing director and owner of the company started his career as a toolmaker and was active for many years in tooling. By this time, he graduated in mechanical engineering and started in 2001 in the additive manufacturing. Besides operative tasks in the part making (i.e. the responsibility for the systems availability), he was also active in research. Among other tasks he assisted the development of new powders and was responsible for the introduction of them onto the machinery. He designed new production processes and optimised both existing and new ones. In the name of his employer at this time, he could fill in some new patents. Peter Schleiss also educated his professional skills in laser and scanner technologies. He became an international specialist in rapid product development for both the industry and academic institutions.