3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM) brings a host of benefits that traditional methods of manufacture (or prototyping) simply cannot. The technology involves the creation of a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model. This object can be almost any shape and size. AMShow-Europe 2016 will explore these possibilities and more
Additive manufacturing /3D printing allows for the creation of complex structures – which involve levels of complexity that simply could not be produced physically in any other way – with maximum design freedom. Its processes also allow for mass customisation — the ability to personalize products according to individual needs and requirements. Even within the same build chamber, the nature of 3D printing means that numerous products can be manufactured at the same time according to the end-users requirements at no additional process cost.
Additive manufacturing can be used to save money, save time, and break design barriers in the manufacturing process. Significant advances have opened doors to newer designs; cleaner, lighter, and safer products; shorter lead times; and lower costs, while accelerating time to market.
The future is at AMShow Europe
In 2016, Additive manufacturing is continuing its rapid expansion, with key industries investing significantly in research and development projects, hardware, and expertise. This activity continues to advance solutions and applications for various print technologies for prototyping, tooling, and most importantly, final part manufacturing.
Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016, taking place June 28-30 at RAI Amsterdam, is the pan-European business show for additive manufacturing /3D printing, and will present the latest technologies, from full additive manufacturing /3D printing systems and software, to scanning and imaging equipment, finishing options, and material innovations.
See all the latest technologies from the world’s leading suppliers, from design and prototyping through to manufacturing (focusing on healthcare, aerospace and automotive applications).
Exhibitors include BigRep, EnvisionTEC, Formlabs, Höganäs, SLM, Smit Röntgen (Philips), Ultimaker, Trumpf, UL and many more.
From 3D printing for prototyping to additive manufacturing
In addition to new product launches and live demonstrations, the show will include a conference program delivering information on the latest trends and technologies, alongside practical case studies, for additive manufacturing/3D printing in the healthcare, aerospace and automotive industries.
The conference program on June 28 will include sessions relevant to the healthcare market, while June 29 will address the aerospace market and June 30 feature presentations for visitors with an interest in the automotive market.
Across the three days of Additive Manufacturing Europe, UL will also present separate one-day workshops, specially adapted for the show: fundamentals of additive manufacturing designs, on June 28; design strategies for additive manufacturing, on June 29; and managing quality and safety in additive manufacturing, on June 30.
Further, a product stage directly on the show floor will see companies in the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry discuss their products and technologies, with case studies and the opportunity for show attendees to ask questions from the audience.
It’s the entire advanced design and manufacturing ecosystem in one place.
For full details and prices of expo only tickets and conference passes, and to register, visit www.amshow-europe.com. An early registration rate is available until June 10.