We are just under a month out from what is arguably the most important event on the 3D printing calendar — Euromold. Taking place a little earlier than usual, from 25th to the 28th November in Frankfurt, EuroMold is largely regarded by the 3DP OEMs as the place to reveal the latest industrial grade tech for additive manufacturing. As the year’s have gone by — the global exhibitors and the increasing number of visitors to Euromold have bought in to this tradition and this year looks like it will be no different. I know for a fact Stratasys have a raft of stuff coming, I’d bet my mortgage 3D Systems will want to up the ante on last year and various other 3D printer manufacturers have all intimated that “mum’s the word” until the 3D printing world descends on Frankfurt.
Euromold’s heritage is a rich one with longevity and gravitas, which allows the organizers to call it the “world’s leading trade fair for moldmaking and tooling, design and application development.” The event targets all of the major industrial sectors and allows visitors to source the entire process chain of industrial production — ‘From the idea to the series’ promoting existing trends through the extensive exhibition as well as conferences and forums. By far the show’s most impressive growth has been around the technologies for additive manufacturing and tool-making which now takes up an entire hall of the Messe Frankfurt (Hall 8.0).
According to the organizers, tool-making and additive manufacturing form the core of EuroMold 2014 along with the latest technologies in computer-aided design and materials. Panel discussions and forums will look at the possibilities to consistently align the process chain with new requirements and to sustainably improve cost-benefit relations in a global competitive environment. While the event is geared around providing direction and decision-making guidance in order to constantly optimise manufacturing processes to the benefit of producers and customers, Euromold is also the place to be to catch up on what is new.
And the place you will most likely find everyone that is anyone in the 3D printing industry.