As Inside 3D Printing heads to Düsseldorf from February 24-25, the 3D printing expo will carrying some heavy metal in tow. This year, the event will be hosted in tandem with METAV, the international trade fair dedicated to metal processing technologies. While Inside 3D Printing will cover every aspect of the technology, particularly aerospace, automobile, tool manufacturing, and medical technology, the synthesis of the two events will allow for an interchange of the respective expertise offered by both Inside 3D Printing and METAV.
At the event, attendees will be treated to, among other things, wearable technologies, and their connection to the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. Dr. Eric Klemp, Commercial Director of the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) of the Universität Paderborn and program coordinator of the conference says, explains, “The factory of the future will be much more networked than today and additive manufacturing will be an increasingly important method of manufacture. It will facilitate the integration of an unimaginable intelligence even into the smallest of components. Thanks to 3D printing, even ‘smart’ products — from fashionable accessories, to technical tools and aids for the workplace or nursing care — can be created with a degree of individualisation and personalisation never before possible. We are presenting fascinating, technical presentations and application examples.”
Attracting everyone from experts to investors, manufacturers to researchers, the event has been organized for optimal cross-over between the METAV and Inside 3D Printing shows. For that reason, all METAV visitors will be able to attend Inside 3D Printing, including the new “Additive Manufacturing Area” exhibition space. Exhibitors and sponsors can therefore anticipate a larger number of visitors from the metal processing industry.
Dr. Klemp further describes the benefit that even 3D printing experts, already knowledgeable about the industry, will get from the event by saying, “Visitors to Inside 3D Printing are users of additive manufacturing processes, who no longer need an explanation of the basics. Rather, they want to explore both the technical and commercial possibilities that the 3D printing methods have to offer. As the leading technical conference, we are also offering in-depth information on strategies, the latest developments and application of the leading companies and prestigious national and international experts.”
Tickets for the event are available for purchase and, with the code “3DPI”, visitors will be able to receive 15% off of ticket prices.