Even more interactive and international

Preparations are underway for the 19th edition of Rapid.Tech 3D from 9 to 11 May 2023 – big-name exhibitors have already registered

Preparations are in full swing for the 19th Rapid.Tech 3D trade fair, to be held from 9 to 11 May 2023 at Messe Erfurt. At the beginning of October 2022, 20 exhibitors had already booked their place at one of Germany's most important trade events for the additive manufacturing (AM) sector. Among them are international companies such as Arburg, Farsoon, FIT, Stratasys, Toolcraft and Trumpf. In addition to established suppliers and users of industrial 3D printing technology and services, Rapid.Tech 3D will again provide a platform for start-ups and innovative university projects in 2023. To this end, Messe Erfurt is offering special exhibition areas and is once again providing compact stands for the big, all-inclusive display in the Additive Area.

Discount for early registration until 15 December 2022

Acting quickly pays off for both large and small companies and institutions. A discount is available for anyone registering by 15 December 2022. For further information and to download submission forms, please go to: https://www.rapidtech-3d.com/exhibitors/registration-prices/

Key element of Rapid.Tech 3D to feature new topics and streamlined structure

The AM specialist conference will be at the heart of Rapid.Tech 3D once again in 2023. The advisory board and trade fair team have further streamlined its structure and tailored it to provide an even better fit for users’ needs. The new trade forums on Plant Engineering and Process Technology as well as Post-Processing and Quality Assurance will address precisely those topics that are currently of most concern to users of additive technologies: ensuring reliable end-to-end AM process chains. The trade forums on Software & Processes, Design, and New Applications in AM will also share key insights. Industry-specific AM innovations will again be on the agenda in the Medical Technology, Mobility and Aviation trade forums. The latest findings from AM research will be presented at the AM Science forum. Potential speakers are invited to submit their presentation topics by 31 December 2022. For further information and to download submission forms, please go to: https://www.rapidtech-3d.com/specialist-congress/call-for-papers/

Exhibitors and other interested parties can also enhance the specialist conference’s lecture programme in the Congress Center and the 3D Printing Conference in the exhibition hall by sharing a user-oriented, practical contribution in the field of AM. For further information, please see the following link: https://www.rapidtech-3d.com/exhibitors/register-a-talk/

Small but focused dialogue format puts discussion front and centre

The aim is to make the specialist conference and exhibition even more interactive and international. “In order to promote interaction between AM developers and AM users at various levels, we are working with the advisory board to develop a format that puts discussion front and centre. Discussion groups with a maximum of a dozen participants will be set up to talk about various AM topics, for example on standards and regulations, selecting materials or promising applications in toolmaking. Based on this approach, participants can expand their knowledge in a targeted way and use it to enhance their work. This will advance additive manufacturing as a whole,” says Michael Kynast, CEO of Messe Erfurt.

When it comes to the further strategic focus of Rapid.Tech 3D, the topic of internationalisation is also right at the top of the agenda. Messe Erfurt is already speaking with potential partners to this end. “We think the Asian region presents good opportunities and are establishing relevant contacts here,” says Michael Kynast.

Rapid.Tech 3D already welcomed numerous international guests in 2022. The trade visitors, numbering over 2,500 in all, came to Erfurt from 18 countries. They learned about new products and services in additive manufacturing from 97 exhibitors from eleven countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland. Visitors were delighted with the conference programme, which featured ground-breaking keynote addresses and trade forums offering in-depth presentations. Delegate numbers were higher in comparison to the last in-person conference in 2019.