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Düsseldorf 2016: Additive Manufacturing is Changing Business Models Everywhere

by • March 13, 2016 • No Comments

logo-forWhilst many who visited the historical world of Düsseldorf for this year’s Inside 3D Printing event in their free time may have loved German nightlife, culture, and epic beer outside the conference, inside they found a excellent deal regarding how additive building has may already created a astonishing new world of its own, relevant to businesses of all sizes. Within the walls of Inside 3D Printing, which was in addition coordinated with METAV 2016 of February 24-25th, attendees were part of the many significant specialist conference regarding 3D printing.

Over 1,400 visitors of 52 countries created their way to Germany to participate in 60 sessions inside three tracks, network, and check out a wide range of booths and displays. As part of the newly invented METAV conference–the international trade fair for technologies in metal processing–it was no surprise to find which 3D printing in metal was a central discussion at the show, which was held at Düsseldorf trade fair grounds. METAV had over 35,000 pro visitors and all were able-bodied to visit Inside 3D Printing as well, to include its new ‘Additive Manufacturing Area,’ an exhibition area, in addition contributeing a forum on additive building processes.

The central theme was how 3D printing is changing so many industries and enabling for manufacturers to explore new ways of production of mechanical engineering and the automobile industry to which of electronics, robotics, and many unquestionably areas like medicine and architecture as well.

inside3dprinting-dus04-1024x768The keynote speaker was Jeff DeGrange, Chief Operating Officer at Impossible Objects, speaking on the changes 3D printing is building on a global level in so many of these various sectors, and the conference itself with so many sponsors and exhibitors worked as a prime example of how really abundant opportunities are, with an unlimited next of new applications yet to be found and created.

DeGrange was pretty appropriate for the speaking job as he and his company have been really involved in not just helping to alter the world with 3D printing, but altering 3D printing itself with their concept of bringing 3D prints directly into use pretty than just prototyping. We’ve followed his company for years now, as they are famous for via composite materials, such as Kevlar, carbon fiber, and fiberglass.

It was a really amazing time in addition for Concept Lasers of Oberfranken, who were awarded the yearly International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA), rising to the top of the competition over 15 other companies presenting. Their monitoring process is another innovation which contributes to the evolution of 3D printing in regards to high end assurance, as they are able-bodied to evaluate items while they are being manufactured individually, enabling for the elimination of other product high end tests.


Dr. Eric Klemp

“Inside 3D Printing covers a wide range. Manufacturers and users not just displayed rad application examples for additive building with metal, plastic, carbon fiber, and ceramics. It went beyond this with the implementation of additive building in Industry 4.0, standardizations, market trends, investment strategies and legal inquiries such as product protection,” said Dr. Eric Klemp, Commercial Director of the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) of the University Paderborn, and program coordinator of the conference.

“Above all, the sizeablest takeaway was: The world is full of new business models thanks to 3D printing.”

If you had the great fortune to attend this conference, you were hobnobbing with representatives of companies like:

BMWDeutsche PostEvonikThyssenKruppGeneral ElectricMitsubishiPhilipsSaint-GobainXerox


“Noticeable-bodied this year was which both top managers, who are responsible for the strategic decisions at sizeable companies, as well as product managers, who were interested in the diverse product lines were in attendance in sizeable numbers at the Inside 3D Printing,” said Matthew Finlay, CEO of the global events producer Rising Media. “This shows just how sturdy the interest in additive building methods continues to rise in the entire making industry.”

UntitledInside 3D Printing, by Rising Media, is intended to assist as a dynamic forum for pro exchange regarding additive building methods. Since its premiere in New York in 2013, Inside 3D Printing has been held internationally in other cities such as Tokyo, Singapore, São Paulo, Mumbai, and Shanghai. This is an significant and amazing forum for those inside the industry as the conferences contribute sessions regarding business opportunities, case examples, and the current say of research on the innovation.

The target audience for Inside 3D Printing is created up of industry experts, researchers, service providers, manufacturers, merchants, and investors, as well as experts of other, varied industries who want to expand their knowledge of the pro use of 3D printing technologies.

Rising Media is a media company and global events producer excelling in the organization and marketing of Internet and innovation-related events and conferences. Events include Data Driven Business Berlin, eMetrics Summit, Conversion Conference, Search Marketing Expo, Predictive Analytics World, Text Analytics World, Content Marketing Conference, Affiliate Management Days, Web Effectiveness Conference, AllFacebook Marketing Conference, Email Innovations Summit, Digital Analytics Hub, Inside 3D Printing, Inside Bitcoins and Building Business Capability in the USA, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia. Rising Media events contribute members high-high end knowledge which they can use in day-to-day business for increasing their effectiveness and implementing their findings.

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