Tradition meets innovation

Rapid.Tech 3D 2021: Event to focus on its core brand as a user-oriented specialist conference with an accompanying exhibition

Rapid.Tech 3D, which was scheduled to take place at the beginning of May in Erfurt, will be postponed to 22 and 23 June 2021 and held as a conference event with an accompanying exhibition. The decision to postpone was made jointly by Messe Erfurt and the advisory board. The current infection rate and its expected continuation are making it difficult to prepare properly for the event. Taking this into account, Messe Erfurt has decided to focus on maintaining the exceptional calibre of the specialist conference and the accompanying exhibition, and to postpone the event until the early summer.

Attendees will be able to either visit the Rapid.Tech 3D specialist conference in person at the venue in the Messe Erfurt Congress Center or follow it via the online stream. The theme for Rapid.Tech 3D 2021 will be sustainability. Interested exhibitors will also have the opportunity to present their products, developments and services at the accompanying exhibition in the Congress Center.


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Thoughts on Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D 2019:

  • Ulli KlenkPrincipal Key Expert, Siemens Gas and Power

    The world’s leading trade fair for additive manufacturing takes place in Erfurt, and covers a range of specialist topics as well as key cross-cutting issues such as training, law and standardisation. I’ve been coming to Erfurt for seven years ,and I’ve always found it incredibly useful.

  • Martina SturmMarketing, Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces GmbH, Hirtenberg/Austria

    We heard about the Erfurt exhibition at another event, so we decided to come along in 2019 and present our achievements in post-processing for 3D-printed metal parts. It was a decision that paid off. Lots of interested people visited our stand and learned more about the benefits of our patented Hirtisation technology, which removes sintered-on particles and support structures, and smooths surfaces. It’s suitable for all metals and alloys commonly used n 3D-printing.

  • Dr.-Ing. Arwed KilianHead of Sales Additive Manufacturing Germany, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

    We’ve noticed increased demand for additive technologies in tool- and mould-making. So this year we geared our exhibition presence to this topic. This year we are also unveiling new exhibits, printed using the powder bed process and powder deposition welding, the two mainstays of 3D metal printing at Trumpf. In addition to helping us cultivate relationships with our customers and partners, Erfurt always gives us the opportunity to compare notes with representatives from universities and research institutes, which traditionally have a strong presence here.

  • Prof. Dr. Bastian RappCEO Glassomer GmbH

    The process we developed for manufacturing a 3D-printable pure quartz glass, which can also be printed on in 3D, impressed the Start-Up Awards jury, and we won first prize. We are absolutely delighted. Erfurt is one of the most important platforms for 3D printing. All the leading companies in the field have a presence here. It has given us great publicity for our young company, which is only just a year old.

  • Frank CremerDirect Sales Manager, 3D Systems

    The 16th Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D was a hit yet again with an appealing exhibition and high-calibre specialist forums. Germany’s longest-standing trade fair in this field has become an institution, never afraid to pick up on the latest trends and run with them. Lateral thinking will continue to be the key to future events and to giving visitors an insight into the wide variety of cost-effective additive manufacturing solutions out there.