Additive manufacturing is booming — everyday it's getting cheaper, more accessible, and further embedded into the advanced design and manufacturing field. This year we're putting a spotlight on 3D printing's effect on the future, with a focus on materials, prototyping, and the finished product. Whether you're looking for new insights that can advance existing projects or to understand the latest developments, you can explore 3D printing breakthroughs at supplier booths, expert presentations, dedicated speed networking sessions, and special showcases.
3D Printing Suppliers
Get face-to-face with additive manufacturing masterminds showcasing their solutions at the dedicated 3D Printing Zone on the expo floor. You'll meet pioneering 3D printing companies at the forefront of innovation — including Stratasys, 3D Systems, Protolabs, Cimquest, Formlabs — while gaining crucial knowledge on a trend literally reshaping how we manufacture.
3D Printing Innovation Summit
The two-day 3D Printing Innovation Summit delivers the in-depth education you need to fully understand and apply the latest developments. Top experts in the field will share insights on how to select materials, cost-effectively 3D print designs, and overcome challenges in end-use production, plus share tips on lightweighting and troubleshooting common issues.
Build a Prosthetic Hand
Follow instructions with fellow attendees as you collaborate in small teams to build a fully functional 3D-printed prosthetic hand for charity. All hands are customized to specific recipients and will be donated to children in need through the e-NABLE movement.
See the First 3D-Printed Car
Check out the world's first 3D-printed electric vehicle – The Strati –courtesy of Local Motors. Producing it took just 44 hours of additive manufacturing, 10 hours of subtractive milling, and assembly of less than 50 parts.
Hear From a 3DP Pro
Stop by Center Stage for industry insights from John Jaddou, co-founder of Addeation, as he presents "Solve for X: Bending the Innovation Pipeline with 3D Printing and Customer Analytics for Breakthrough Products."
Sit In On Speed Networking
Connect over fast-paced, focused discussions to get inspired, swap ideas, and learn from engineers and executives. Join a speedy session specifically on 3D printing, or choose from packaging automation and medtech.
Win a VR Headset!
Scour the show floor for clues in a scavenger hunt to reveal the name of our 3D printed cobot. But be quick on the trail! The first 100 scavenging sleuths each day with the correct answer will win a VR Cardboard headset.