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The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing 2019 in Berlin, 10-11 April

The IDTechEx Show! presents 3D Printing 2019 in Berlin, which offers the opportunity for key innovators and end users across several verticals to share their insights and expertise in the leading edge of additive manufacturing. IDTechEx forecasts the total market value of 3D printers, materials and services will be $22 billion by 2028. External Link
The two-day conference track commences with keynote speakers to include Dr Bryony Core at IDTechEx, whose unparalleled market insights into 3D Printing will empower businesses to fully leverage this exciting technology as the market evolves over the next 10 years. Computational design industry stalwarts, Dassault Systèmes will demonstrate how their 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a digital thread from design to production, specifically addressing concerns common to metal 3D printing. Ultimaker, experts in prosumer and professional thermoplastic extrusion will demonstrate the production possibilities with their range of printers. Market leading additive manufacturing software developer and service bureau, Materialise, continue to make their mark on the technology as a whole through continued development of bespoke solutions for a wide range of industry applications, printers and materials.
3D printing of electronics has emerged as a discrete section of the overall 3D printing market, but the range of technologies available to facilitate this application are already considerably diverse. From printing prototype circuit boards for educational purposes with significantly lower lead times, to high volume production of 3D printed conformal antennae, the practical applications of this exciting new technology are myriad. Presentations from market leaders such as Botfactory, Nano Dimension, 3DCeram, Neotech, KU Leuven/Universiteit Hasselt in this session will highlight the future applications that are in the pipeline.
Metal additive manufacturing will see rapid growth over the next ten years; the latest trends and innovations are covered in a session dedicated to this technology. Start-up Z3DLab will provide insight into their new titanium powders especially suited for medical applications. Cytosurge AG will present their FluidFM printer, capable of printing metals with submicron resolution. Finally, the University of Greenwich will present on addressing powder handling challenges for additive manufacturing.
3D Printing is expected to disrupt transportation significantly. The much-discussed start-up BigRep will showcase their innovative technology which can be used to speed up polymer printing for automotive applications. Auto Fabrica will discuss their custom motorbike, 3D printed on Markforged printers with carbon fibre reinforced polymer filament. 3D printing solutions company, trinckle, will discuss how they overcome the bottleneck in design automation with their automotive additive manufacturing applications. Apium Technology join us to talk about material extrusion of high performance polymers and metal filled filaments.
3D Printing of composites is perceived as a crucial future iteration for many forms of 3D Printing and for the first time the IDTechEx Show! Europe is hosting a session dedicated to this class of materials. The enhanced functionality achieved with the use of an additive has already seen some significant projects including a fully 3D Printed car and parts being prepared for space flight. This session includes talks given from many of the companies pioneering this technology including Brightlands, ANISOPRINT, SGL Carbon, Fiberneering, and CRP.
There are many disruptions anticipated in the medical sector as a result of the adoption of 3D printing. Some of the companies showcasing their latest innovations include DiHeSys (Digital Printing - The Key To Personalized Medicine), Nanoscribe (Recent Biomedical Applications Of 3D Microprinting), Sinterit (How Desktop SLS Can Be Used In Hospitals), and Kumovis (3D Printing Of High Performance Plastics For Medical Applications Using FLM)
3D printing with plastics has the most diverse customer base of any printing process, ranging from hobbyists, to prosumers and industrial end users, and the 3D Printing conference reflects this diversity. Attendees can look forward to talks from disruptive companies such as ViscoTec, Elkem, Mass Portal and PrintSYSt.
To hear all these talks and more, register online at: External Link

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

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