“3D printing will radically transform the way products for the industry are made."
(Lucas Janssen, CEAD)
“To reach the full potential of Additive Manufacturing you need to look beyond the printing and take into account the full product life-cycle, from design to finished product."
(Stijn Brilman, cards plm solutions)
“For an industry that calls itself disruptive we are post processing parts the same way we did 100 years ago. We find that to be insulting. We will set the industry’s gold standard and challenge other companies that call themselves innovative to change their methods of make."
The 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing Value Chain
The emphasis of the 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing industry has been predominantly on the 3D Printer technology and not on the Value Chain. 3D Printers should be faster, have higher quality, Build larger sizes etc..
However, the design / engineering phase, the choice of materials and the postprocessing phase are equally or even more important. And if one wants to grow towards manufacturing, the integration of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing in the ‘traditional’ factory is essential as well.
Therefore the 3D Printing Event offers you in two days four conferences focused on each step of the value chain, plus one future looking conference:
The 3DDE Conference offers design and engineering professionals the chance to learn and to look at design challenges from different perspectives using 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing.
The roads to success in the 3D printing sector will depend on fine-tuning materials to the needs of each application. This fine-tuning process will involve the type and the quality, strength and costs of materials.
Fast Facts on the Importance of 4D Printing & Meta Materials. Making and utilizing new materials to improve our life is a defining feature of mankind. We moved on from the stone age, to the bronze age, to the age of silicon and plastic. Now we are at the edge of a new episode, where technological breakthroughs allow us to create, investigate and dream of a total new range of structured forms of matter. Two fields emerge strongly: - 4D Printing offers a streamlined path from idea to full functionality. - Mechanical metamaterials are structured materials with mechanical properties defined by their structure rather than their composition.
Who should attend? Any person who is involved in the value chain of creating / manufacturing a product using 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing, from designer to engineer, from researcher to 3D printer manufacturer, from material manufacturer to software developer and from quality control to production. We invite you to visit the website to find out why you should attend the conferences / expo for one day or two days.