2015, the atmosphere at Rapid.Tech, FabCon 3.D and Erfurter Printcocktail was more international than ever before. Together, the three trade fairs hosted 3,971 (2014: 3,500) trade visitors from 15 different countries, as well as exhibitors from nine countries and 80 speakers from eight countries.
Around 40% of the trade visitors had travelled over 300 kilometres to attend. Of the German visitors, the largest numbers came from the states of Thuringia (28%), Bavaria (20%) and North-Rhine Westphalia (10%). Trade visitors from 14 different industries were in attendance, around 75% of whom were decision-makers in their companies. The high scientific quality of the conference programme was demonstrated by the fact that 40% of the trade visitors worked in research and development.
>> Impressions of Rapid.Tech & FabCon 3.D 2015
“Rapid.Tech is increasingly establishing itself as an important international trade fair for industrial 3D printing. The visitors we meet here are always well-informed and have a good understanding of the benefits of additive manufacturing. Industrial clients often approach us at Rapid.Tech with specific enquiries or applications, and we can work together with them to develop a targeted solution.”, states Dietmar Frank, Regional Director Central Europe of EOS GmbH and member of the advisory board.
Danish 3D printer manufacturer Blueprinter showed off the only device in the world to feature SHS (selective heat sintering) technology. “Rapid.Tech is the ideal place for us to launch our product. The event draws in a wide range of visitors, which allows us to reach both potential industrial users and important contacts within the fields of design, architecture and construction,” explained Lene Jensen, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Blueprinter.