Our 20th edition:
14 – 16 May 2024

The place to be for exchanging AM expert knowledge: Rapid.Tech 3D!

Rapid.Tech 3D

We offer additive technologies a broad stage.

Nothing beats LIVE!
With us you will experience the multifaceted world of additive manufacturing.

The Rapid.Tech 3D is the future-oriented pioneering event of the AM scene at Erfurt Trade Fair and the 20th edition will take place from 14 to 16 May 2024. The event offers a successful triad of specialist congress, exhibition and networking opportunities for the AM industry.

In addition to being a broad information platform, Rapid.Tech 3D is also a creative meeting place for start-ups as well as for experts and industry giants of additive manufacturing. The trade exhibition for all aspects of the additive process chain complements the high-class and strongly user-oriented congress with suitable opportunities for networking and exchange, e.g. at various evening events or on the lecture stage of the 3D Printing Conference.

The AM science and research community also finds its place with us since many years. The CALL FOR PAPERS is now available for the Forum AM Science. Starting in 2024, two new top-class publication partners (Springer Nature Progress in Additive Manufacturing and RTe Journal) have been acquired.

Submit your scientific paper for Rapid.Tech 3D 2024 now!


Welcome to the Additive Manufacturing Hub

Submissions for the Forum AM Science are open!
Secure congress tickets at the low Ultra Early Bird price until 31 DEC 2023.
Benefit from our Early Bird prices until 15 Dec 2023!
What do I need to pay for a booth at Rapid.Tech 3D? Calculate here!
Start-up? Education? Table top? Several special stand packages at fixed prices are available!
Get the PLUS in attention with one of our six exclusive sponsoring packages.
You have an innovative AM use case to present? Let's hear about it!
Have a look at the winners and contributions of the 2023 design competition.
Celebrate 20 years of Rapid.Tech 3D with us in the beautiful Kaisersaal right in the historic city center.
Our event is based on concentrated AM expertise.
Our partner event: India's biggest trade show on AM 1/2 December 2023 - meet us at the German Pavilion!

Rapid.Tech 3D

14 to 16 May 2024

International Hub for Additive Manufacturing:
Conference + Exhibition + Networking

Rapid.Tech 3D is one of the most important information events in the field of generative manufacturing processes. The status and progress of rapid prototyping through to the implementation of end products with the help of additive manufacturing and the introduction of technology into series production are examined.

Your contact for questions and suggestions:

Manuela Braune |  +49 (0)361 400-1730
Valentina Kern |  +49 (0)361 400-1620


Trade fair Erfurt, Germany

The 19th Rapid.Tech 3D demonstrated firm anchoring
of additive manufacturing in the industry

Additive manufacturing (AM) has gained a firm foothold in the industry. 3D printing islands are increasingly becoming end-to-end integrated solutions that encompass all links in the value chain from design to final product and make an important contribution to resilient and sustainable supply chains. The dynamics in the development and application of new materials, methods and processes were conspicuously reflected in the lectures, discussions and presentations at the 19th Rapid.Tech 3D from May 9-11, 2023 in Erfurt, Germany. The approximately 2,700 visitors from Germany and abroad praised the once again high quality of the trade congress and trade exhibition.

Increased cooperation with national and international partners

At its 19th edition, Rapid.Tech 3D also highlighted key directions for its future development. This includes even stronger cooperation with partners and multipliers at national and international level. For example, the Additive Manufacturing Working Group within VDMA e. V. will become the conceptual sponsor of Rapid.Tech 3D from 2024. The VDMA's Executive Board and AM Working Group, as well as the management of Messe Erfurt, held extensive talks on the fringes of this year's event to shape the cooperation. The AM working group will be intensively involved in the content of the congress and the trade exhibition. Already this year, the VDMA has been involved with a format on the topic of education. Together with the Building 3D network, the AM working group organized a panel discussion on the criteria for successful education and training in additive manufacturing.

Knowledge exchange is also an aspect of the cooperation with the Indian partner AMTech Expo, India's largest business networking platform for additive manufacturing technology. As an overarching goal of the multi-year collaboration agreed in Erfurt, both sides formulated to jointly advance the AM ecosystems of both countries. Mutual support as partner events is intended to promote competence and technology transfer between the AM communities of India and Germany.

The next Rapid.Tech 3D will take place from May 14 to 16, 2024. It will then be the 20th event.

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Current press releases

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Rapid.Tech 3D joins the German Pavilion at the Indian trade fair AMTech Expo

With the presentation, both organizers set another milestone of their cooperation, which started in May 2023

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AM experts in mechanical engineering make a strong addition to the Rapid.Tech 3D advisory board

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