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 standardization. I’ve been coming to Erfurt for seven years, and I’ve always found it incredibly useful.
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 in 3D-printing.
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.
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.
Rapid.Tech 3D 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.
Rapid.Tech 2021 was again successful for our company! If we also miss the personal counterpart, the digital implementation with virtual exhibition stands, networking and video chat functions has made it possible to contact new interested parties. The presentations were at the usual high level and offered deep insights into the use of additive manufacturing. We are already looking forward to Rapid.Tech 2022, then again in Erfurt!
We were very satisfied. There was a wide audience from all areas and we were able to get to know some potential new customers. The size of the fair is very well chosen. It is clear, so that a "family atmosphere" is created, which is very representative of the AM industry.
Our trade fair appearance in Erfurt 2019 was a complete success. As we already know from previous years, the combination of exhibition and specialist lectures is an unbeatable means for a heterogeneous visitor image. We used both the specialist lectures and the exhibitor evening as a networking opportunity. Due to the size of Rapid.Tech 3D, it is always possible to use the day of the fair for network discussions.
Conference + Exhibition + Networking
17 to 19 May 2022
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Rapid.Tech 3D is an important information event in the field of additive manufacturing processes. The status and progress of rapid prototyping up to the implementation of end products with the help of additive manufacturing as well as the entry of the technology into series production are examined.
The Rapid.Tech 3D is organized by Messe Erfurt GmbH.