Additive Manufacturing Rapid-Tech to feature additive contract manufacturing forum

Editor: Barbara Schulz

Germany – Whether in prototyping or series manufacturing, the rapidly increasing use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D Printing processes in industry is generating high demand for qualified service providers. The 13th international trade show and conference for additive manufacturing, Rapid-Tech (14–16 June 2016, Erfurt) is staying abreast of this development with its new trade forum “Additive Contract Manufacturing”, organiser Messe Erfurt said.

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Wieland Kniffka, CEO of Messe Erfurt, wants to stay abreast of current trends in additive manufacturing.
Wieland Kniffka, CEO of Messe Erfurt, wants to stay abreast of current trends in additive manufacturing.
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“Whether we’re talking about prototyping, tooling or series manufacturing, more and more sectors and businesses are harnessing the huge potential of AM to manufacture products more quickly, with greater individualisation, at lower cost and with improved resource efficiency,” reports Dr Eric Klemp, managing director of voestalpine additive manufacturing centre and program coordinator of the new forum. “The increased use of AM processes is resulting in higher demand for and more stringent requirements on contract manufacturers. Rapid-Tech’s new trade forum provides a valuable opportunity both for newcomers and for experts in the technologies to exchange information and experiences."

Wieland Kniffka, CEO of Messe Erfurt, adds, “additive contract manufacturing is one of four new trade forums that will allow us to keep abreast of current trends and developments in additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Also new to this year’s show are the trade forums 3D Metal Printing, Electronic Engineering and Automotive Industry,"

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