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Rapid.Tech 3D is one of the most important events in the field of Additive Manufacturing.

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Rapid.Tech 3D is one of the most important events in the field of Additive Manufacturing. It has been providing information about the status and development of Rapid Prototyping,  the direct production of end products by using Additive Manufacturing as well as the way into series production.

Moreover, Rapid.Tech 3D offers developers, researchers, constructing engineers and users the possibility to exchange innovative ideas. Qualified and informative lectures combined with expert discussions between visitor and exhibitor affords the participants a successful package.

Since 2013 Rapid.Tech has been accompanied by FabCon 3.D. FabCon 3.D is a meeting place not only for creative Start-Ups but also for experts and market leaders of the 3D Printing scene. The 3D Printing Conference has quickly emerged as international forum alongside a high class exhibition.

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.

Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D

Combining practice and theory easily

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