Rapid.Tech (05 - 07 June 2018)
Erfurt defends its title as the capital of 3D Printing
The 14th edition of Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D continued on its record-breaking trend: 4800 visitors and conference attendees (2016: 4500) came to Erfurt for the specialist conference and trade show between 20 and 22 June 2017. Exhibitor numbers were also up. 207 companies, research institutions, organisations and associations were in attendance, a 20 per cent increase on the total for 2016 and occupying 24 per cent more exhibition space with their stands. Market and technology leaders such as 3D Systems, Concept Laser, Stratasys and Trumpf Laser- und Systemtechnik, as well as renowned research institutions, Start-Ups and networks from 13 countries including Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and the USA attended the event.
But it was not just the numbers that increased; visitors and exhibitors increased in quality, too. “This continued professionalisation of our audience could be seen in both the high-quality and very well-attended conference programme and the attractive stands. Many people we spoke to told us that they had noticed this development. We also saw that additive technologies are making deeper inroads into industry and generating ideas for new or remodelled businesses,” said Chairmen of the Advisory Board Michael Eichmann (Stratasys GmbH) and Professor Gerd Witt (University of Duisburg-Essen) when asked for their first impressions. More...
In 2017 we were happy to welcome representatives of the following companies in Erfurt (among others):
Adam Opel GmbH | adidas | Aesculap AG | Airbus | American Consulate General | Artec 3D | AUDI AG | Autodesk GmbH | Baker Hughes | BASF | Bitkom e.V. | BMW AG | Böhler Uddeholm Deutschland GmbH | Bosch | Carbon | Continental | Swarovski | Daimler AG | Dassault Systemes Deutschland GmbH | Desktop Metal, Inc. | Deutsche Bahn | DHL | Evonik Industries AG | GE Additive | Haute Innovation | HP | Miele | Procter&Gamble | RUAG Space | Siemens AG | Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology | Thyssenkrupp | TÜV | VDMA | Verband 3DDruck e.V. | Volkswagen AG | Xjet3D Ltd