Earlier this year, as part of Manufacturing World Japan, organizer Reed Exhibitions Japan launched the first Advanced 3D Printing EXPO. The show attracted 66,000 people, and more than 1,500 exhibitors as part of the wider conference and has now been renewed for a second year.
To be held from 26 through 28 February 2020 near Tokyo, the 2nd Advanced 3D Printing EXPO is now open to bookings from companies seeking insight into Japan’s manufacturing industry.
“The Advanced 3D Printing EXPO is the most revolutionary exhibition among Manufacturing World Japan,” comments Hajime Suzuki, Corporate Officer at Reed Exhibition Japan Ltd. “IDC Japan sales forecasts show that Japan’s interest in 3D printing is growing by the year, and we believe the EXPO is a great opportunity for people to witness this activity firsthand.”
“In 2019 we welcomed 66,049 visitors to Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center for Manufacturing World Japan. In 2020 we will be moving to Makuhari Messe, one of the largest convention centers in Japan, as we expect this number to grow even more.”
3D printing from Japan’s largest trade show organizer
Reed Exhibitions Japan was established in 1986. Two years later, it launched the first Design and Manufacturing Solution EXPO, a predecessor to Manufacturing World Japan.
In addition to this exposition, Reed hosts over 200 other shows each year, becoming Japan’s largest trade show organizer. Each see visitors from leading Japanese corporations including Fuji Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Automobile Toyota, Denso, Nissan, Honda, Aisin AW, Aisin and Medical Olympus.
Growing alongside the nation’s manufacturing industry, Manufacturing World Japan now encompasses seven specialist sectors across different developing fields in engineering and technology:
- Design Engineering and Manufacturing Solutions EXPO (DMS)
- Mechanical Components & Materials Technology EXPO (M-Tech)
- 3D & Virtual Reality EXPO (IVR)
- Factory Facilities & Equipment EXPO (FacTex)
- Aerospace Technology & Components EXPO (AeroTech)
- Industrial AI/IoT EXPO
- And, Advanced 3D Printing EXPO
Manufacturing World Japan is held three times a year, first in Tokyo, then in Nagoya, and lastly in Osaka. At Tokyo Big Sight in February 2019, the show collectively saw visitors from 36 countries around the globe.
Building international renown
The foundations of the Advanced 3D Printing EXPO were laid over 30 years ago with the establishment of DMS. Now, this year, 2019 exhibitors included Stratasys, 3D Systems, GE Additive, XYZ Printing, Roland DG, Formlabs, IGlobal, Hoganas Japan (Showing Digital Metal), Keyence, Datadesign, industrial 3D printer reseller Aichi Sangyo and ALTECH.
So far, for the second Advanced 3D Printing EXPO in 2020, Stratasys, 3D Systems Markforged, XYZ Printing, SHINING 3D and Polymer have all confirmed exhibits, with many more yet to be announced.
The 2nd Advanced 3D Printing EXPO is specifically seeking to attract more international exhibitors to the event in 2020, complementing the show’s international attraction. Full details of the support provided to international visitors can be found in the Reed Exhibitions Japan Brochure.
The 2nd Advanced 3D Printing EXPO will run alongside Manufacturing World Japan from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 February 2020 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture, approximately 30 km East of central Tokyo.
Featured image shows visitors to the first Advanced 3D Printing EXPO in 2019. Photo via Reed Exhibitions Japan