VDMA’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group to host conference at Drupa 2020

September 3, 2019

September 3, 2019

The VDMA’s Additive Manufacturing Working Group (AG AM) will hold its touchpoint 3D fab+print conference during Drupa 2020. The conference forms one of six ‘Hot Spot’ conference programmes set to take place during the trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, June 16–26, 2020.

Drupa 2020 is a ten-day trade fair organised by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH which focuses on technologies, processes and business models in the printing, media and packaging sectors. 

The touchpoint 3D fab+print conference programme will be focused on Additive Manufacturing and feature a total of eighty presentations over two-hour programme blocks per day, including the following topics:

  • Applications: Machine parts, consumables and tools
  • Technology: Additive Manufacturing processes, process chains and materials

“We see Drupa touchpoint 3D fab+print as the ideal setting to show trade visitors and exhibitors the great technological and economic potential of industrial 3D printing and to give them an insight into the current state of the art,” stated Dr Markus Heering, Managing Director of AG AM. 

Sabine Geldermann, Director Drupa & Global Head Print Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, stated, “With its 150 member companies from all areas of 3D printing, the VDMA working group Additive Manufacturing is the ideal partner to fill the conference programme of our Drupa touchpoint 3D fab+print with relevant content.”



September 3, 2019

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