“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.
Does your airplane contain 3D printed parts? If you fly in a plane in the next few years, you are statistically likely to be flying in one that contains 3D-printed parts. The Aerospace industry is a great example of utilization of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing (AM).
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.