Tradition meets innovation

Rapid.Tech 3D: After a pure digital event in 2021, a face-to-face event is planned again for 2022

Due to the development of the corona pandemic and the infection situation, the advisory board of Rapid.Tech 3D and Messe Erfurt GmbH decided to hold the 17th edition of the traditional AM event on 22 and 23 June 2021 purely digitally.

The guests of the online event experienced an attractive, user-oriented specialist programme that presented AM solutions under the guiding principle of sustainability in nine industry- and technology-specific forums. In addition, 25 exhibitors presented themselves in a virtual expo and there were various networking offers.

For the 18th edition of the Rapid.Tech 3D - 17 to 19 May 2022 - the organizers are again planning a face-to-face event in Erfurt.

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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.