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Inside 3D Printing will be taking place next on February 24 and 25 at the Düsseldorf trade fair grounds together with the METAV, the international trade fair for technologies in metal processing. Inside 3D Printing offers a conference on additive manufacturing covering metals and plastic components. The focus industries of the next conference are aerospace, automobile, tool manufacturing, and medical technology. Through a cooperation with METAV, Inside 3D Printing will deliver educational synergies for the participants while greatly increase the number of visitors to the accompanying exhibition.

Other planned highlights of the event are wearables, i.e. wearable devices connected to the Internet and a range of topics on Industry 4.0 and the "Internet of Things". Dr. Eric Klemp, Commercial Director of the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) of the Universität Paderborn and program coordinator of the conference says: "The factory of the future will be much more networked than today and additive manufacturing will be an increasingly important method of manufacture. It will facilitate the integration of an unimaginable intelligence even into the smallest of components. Thanks to 3D printing, even 'smart' products -- from fashionable accessories, to technical tools and aids for the workplace or nursing care -- can be created with a degree of individualisation and personalisation never before possible. We are presenting fascinating, technical presentations and application examples."

Inside 3D Printing was created by Mecklermedia and Rising Media to serve as a forum for professional exchange on a range of topics about additive manufacturing and drew over 3,000 visitors at its premier in 2013 in New York. Since then, the event has been held in nine different cities including New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Santa Clara, Mumbai, and Shanghai. Being presented will be new business opportunities though 3D printing, case examples from companies and the current state of research on the technology. The event producers agreed to a cooperation between Inside 3D Printing and METAV for the German conference last November. All METAV visitors will have access to Inside 3D Printing and the new "Additive Manufacturing Area", an exhibition area, including forum on additive manufacturing processes, which is also being organised by Rising Media.

Inside 3D Printing is aimed at experts, researchers, service providers, manufacturers, merchants, and investors, as well as experts from various industries who want to expand their knowledge about the professional use of 3D printing technologies. The roughly 60 conference sessions will present business opportunities, case examples, and the current state of research on the technology. The companies sharing their experiences at the last event in March included Airbus, Boeing, Cassidian, EDAG, EOS, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Hermle, HP, Materialise, Phoenix Contact and SLM. Over 1,000 participants flocked to the expert presentations each day and exchanged ideas and experiences at the accompanying exhibition with forty exhibitors, sponsors, and conference partners.

Through the integration into the METAV, exhibitors and sponsors of Inside 3D Printing can expect an even greater number of professional visitors and additional attention in the metal-processing industry. They will receive both presence in the technical conference as well as in the Additive Manufacturing Area within the METAV.

Dr. Eric Klemp: "Visitors to Inside 3D Printing are users of additive manufacturing processes, who no longer need an explanation of the basics. Rather, they want to explore both the technical and commercial possibilities that the 3D printing methods have to offer. As the leading technical conference, we are also offering in-depth information on strategies, the latest developments and application of the leading companies and prestigious national and international experts."

For more information or to register, visit: www.inside3dprinting.de/en

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