Press tour Rapid.Tech and FabCon 3.D 2016



Georg Maier, Secretary of State at the Thuringian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society
Dr Helmut Zeyn, Siemens Industry Software GmbH, keynote speaker at Rapid.Tech 2016
Wieland Kniffka, CEO of Messe Erfurt GmbH

Your contact:
Thomas Tenzler, Director of Marketing and Communications

Meeting place:  
Trade Fair Information Point, cash desk area

Calling points:

Special exhibition – 3D Printing in the preservation of historical monuments, Glass corridor
With: Thomas Meurers (Ring Grafischer Fachhändler), Sheldon Nazaré (3DION)
3D Printing is being used in a variety of areas within the field of monument preservation: from the planning and preparation phases of individual restoration projects, to reproducing sculptures and parts of facades and repairing works of art from and within monuments. As part of an exclusive special exhibition, Messe Erfurt and 3DION will explain the challenges, implementation and aims of this kind of monument preservation based on the practical example of the St. Michael portal at Cologne Cathedral.

Stratasys GmbH, Hall 2, Stand 2-115
With: Wolfgang Kochan (General Manager), Lisa Widmann-Gmähle (Marketing Manager, GSC)
Stratasys has been at the forefront of 3D Printing innovation for more than 25 years. It drives the innovations of the future through its work in the fields of aerospace, automotive engineering and education. Over the years, the company has worked with a variety of leading manufacturers and pioneering designers, producers, thinkers and makers. As a proud innovation partner, Stratasys provides the optimum combination of technology, comprehensive sector expertise and incredibly flexible implementation options to meet its customers’ wide-ranging needs.

KEYENCE Deutschland GmbH, Hall 2, Stand 2-416
With: Ms Wolfert (Corporate Marketing Development)
KEYENCE has experienced constant growth since it was founded in 1974, and is today an innovative, world-leading company in the development and manufacture of factory automation and quality control systems. Its range of products covers everything from code readers and laser marking, image processing and measurement systems to microscopes, sensors and anti-static devices. At Rapid.Tech and FabCon 3.D, KEYENCE will be presenting high-resolution 3D printers from its AGILISTA-3000 series.

3D Pioneers Challenge – Finalist Exhibition, Hall 2, Stand 2-617
With: Christoph Völcker (Organiser of the 3D Pioneers Challenge)
The international design competition for Additive Manufacturing processes aims to attract participants from the worlds of design, architecture, automotive, fashion and medicine who are breaking new ground with 3D Printing and picking up on the latest trends and ideas – hence its slogan: “pushing boundaries”. See the entries submitted by the 29 finalists from around the globe.

Food Printing - Print2Taste, Hall 2, Stand 2-720
With: Sebastian Janik (Chief Developer)
3D Food Printing is one of the latest trends in the field of Additive Manufacturing. The technology is currently making inroads into the food and catering industries, with an increasing number of start-ups, and some larger companies, venturing into the world of “freshly printed” cuisine. Our special “3D Food Printing” event explores the latest developments in the field. The winner of last year’s Start-Up Award, Print2Taste, will be presenting this up-and-coming technology.

igus GmbH, Hall 2, Stand 2-712
With: Alexander Mühlens (Head of Product Management, Drive Technology)
igus ® GmbH is an international manufacturer of energy chain systems and lubricant-free plastic bearings, and will be presenting the world’s first tribo filament for 3D printers at this year’s fair. The iglidur® tribo filaments are suitable for all 3D printers with a heated print bed and configurable temperatures.

Aachen University of Applied Sciences FabBus, Hall 2, Stand 2-925
With: Laura Thurn (Spokesperson for Project FabBus)
The FabBus is an Aachen University of Applied Sciences project which aims to promote 3D printing technology in schools and businesses. This year, it will be presenting a new course at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences entitled “Application Engineering for Additive Manufacturing / Rapid Technologies”, which was developed by Prof. Seul (Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences), Prof. Witt (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Prof. Gebhardt (Aachen University of Applied Sciences).

Thomas Tenzler
Director of Marketing and Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)173 389 89 53

Isabell Schöpe
Marketing and Communications
Tel.: +49 (0)173 389 89 76