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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.
More than 70 experts from Audi to Zeiss presented the latest AM applications and countless practical examples in nine different forums in the Rapid.Tech 3D 2023 congress program. In 2023 two new forums offered new aspects and insights in AM: Chemistry & Process Technology and Post Processing & Quality Assurance.
In 2023 we welcomed keynote speakers from FERRARI, DIEHL DEFENCE, RINSPEED, SHELL and the ARIANE GROUP.
Welcome to the Additive Manufacturing Hub
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
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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