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Rapid.Tech (10. - 11. June 2015)

Cover picture: Cooling element, citim GmbH

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With three top events, Messe Erfurt covers the 3D-printing megatrend in its full spectrum. With the specialist trade fair and user conference for additive manufacturing, Rapid.Tech, as well as Germany’s first professional consumer trade fair for this hot topic, FabCon 3.D, Erfurt is the only centre that both addresses the industrial use of additive manufacturing and also targets private and semi-professional and prospective users of 3D printing.

With the Rapid.Area mobile trade-fair platform, Messe Erfurt is transferring its expertise in the field of additive manufacturing to the central marketplaces for the industry, such as Moulding Expo Stuttgart in May 2015.

The dual trade fairs for additive manufacturing and 3D printing will be held jointly on June 10/11, 2015. Exhibitors and visitors alike have been calling for Rapid.Tech and FabCon 3.D to be held in parallel so that they can reach both industry experts and researchers and the ever growing private and semi-professional 3D-printing community. This May, around 3,500 visitors from 20 countries came to Erfurt to learn about the latest developments, trends and applications. There were plenty of opportunities for this, with not only 131 exhibitors, but also 60 talks by renowned presenters from academia, research and industry.


As part of Moulding Expo Stuttgart (May 5–8, 2015), the International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Mould Making, Messe Erfurt is using the mobile trade-fair platform Rapid.Area to organise the entire Additive Manufacturing area, and in so doing is taking care of the entire marketing process for the joint stand – from construction work and catering to press and PR work. In addition, there will be a programme of lectures for industry professionals, with specific topics relating to model, tool and mould making.


The specialist trade fair and user conference for additive manufacturing, Rapid.Tech, is devoted to the industrial use of 3D printing, for example in the machine-tool and automotive industries, aerospace engineering and dentistry and medical technology. With participants from over 15 countries, this combined convention and trade show has consistently been one of the most important European information events on additive technologies for the past 11 years.

FabCon 3.D

As Germany’s first professional trade fair in this field, FabCon 3.D opens up the world of 3D printing for commercial and private users. On the exhibitor side, the event focuses on providers of products and services for semi-professional users, including manufacturers of 3D printers, suppliers of filament and 3D scanners, and 3D-printing service providers. The event is aimed at professionally interested end users, architects, fashion designers, artists, model builders, restorers, inventors and the education sector.