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The articles are the "digital exhibits" of the exhibitors & providers. In the articles, discover what you will experience at the event Rapid.Tech 3D 2024. You will also find other content that move the industry.

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Rapid.Tech 3D
Press release

Rapid.Tech 3D shines in anniversary year: bringing together what belongs together

Marking its 20th anniversary, Rapid.Tech 3D has impressively reaffirmed its reputation as a pioneering trade event for industrial 3D printing. Once again, 2,700 visitors from Germany and abroad came to Erfurt between 14 and 16 May 2024.

Rapid.Tech 3D
Press release

3D printing pioneer Dr. Brent Stucker in Erfurt

After stock market hype, technology now on a constant growth course. Strategy specialist from US analysis company Wohlers Associates predicts good opportunities for German industry in this field at the 20th Rapid.Tech 3D

Rapid.Tech 3D
Press release

20th Rapid.Tech 3D: an opening packed with debuts

The 20th edition of Rapid.Tech 3D kicked off with an impressive keynote speech, high-calibre trade forums, innovative 3D printing applications and inspiring networking formats.

ProductionToGo GmbH Hall 2 / 2-113
Novelty

The Agony of Choice - In-House Production or 3D Printing Service Provider?

Many companies in the 3D printing industry are facing this question. While having your own 3D printer offers independence, flexibility, and cost savings, service providers excel in expertise, consultation, and lower initial costs. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of both options.

Fraunhofer Kompetenzfeld Additive Fertigung Hall 2 / 2-111
Presentation Highlight

Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference DDMC

The Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference will take place on May 12-13, 2025 in Berlin and invites industry, science and practice partners to discuss new developments in additive manufacturing, including their industrial application. Abstract submissions until the end of May!

Fraunhofer Kompetenzfeld Additive Fertigung Hall 2 / 2-111
Presentation Highlight

Additive Process Chain from a single source

The main exhibit of the year is "FingerKit": five Fraunhofer Institutes developed a process chain for customized, certified finger joint implants. A showcase and a 3D hand model illustrate the process and product.

HAI TEC - AM Innovation Hall 2 / 2-524
Use Case / Showcase

3D Lattice Structures & High-Performance Plastics

Material-saving additive-manufactured lattice structures made from high-performance plastics will offer a variety of new applications for more efficient processes in the future.

FIT AG Hall 2 / 2-410
Novelty

Combining the best of two worlds: How Mold One Flex brings PU foam components into perfect shape

There is a multitude of different applications for PU foams across all industries. However, conventional toolmaking imposes relatively strict limits on design. The solution: Mold One Flex uses intricate 3D-printed disposable molds that are filled with commercially available PU foams.

invAirted3D Hall 2 / 2-604
Product-Highlight

Turnkey solution: multiaxial 3D printer, lightweight pellet extruder and mini granules

We have developed a cost-efficient multiaxial 3D printer based on the FLIPoQ process. We're also offering a lightweight pellet extruder including mini granules. This allows us to efficiently process even demanding and certified plastics such as PP, PC and PE.

Rapid.Tech 3D
Press release

Electronic clothes, renewable bones, printed houses

20th Rapid.Tech 3D showcases the present and future of 3D printing. The 20th anniversary event opens its doors tomorrow. The pioneering additive manufacturing event is back at Erfurt for the 20th time.

iSQUARED AG Hall 2 / 2-204
Service-Highlight

Customized material development - We develop materials according to your individual requirements

Standard materials do not always meet your individual requirements. Tailored to your individual material requirements, our teams of chemists and 3D printing experts develop FDM or PolyJet materials.

PORTEC GmbH Hall 2 / 2-218d
Service-Highlight

Development service provider with short iteration steps

Our niche: model and prototype manufacturing as well as small series in plastic and metal. In-house technologies to accompany development processes & product optimization. Supporting phases of design, prototyping, simulation, and followed by own 3D printing, vacuum- and investment casting techniques

PORTEC GmbH Hall 2 / 2-218d
Service-Highlight

Heat Sink for Power Electronics

Variety of heat sinks in small quantities and short production times, made by investment casting using different 3d-printed models from our own production facilities (4 days).

PORTEC GmbH Hall 2 / 2-218d
Service-Highlight

'Too much' for 3D printing - 'too little' for a tool: Vacuum Casting Plastic

Vacuum casting - an appropriate addition to 3D printing and injection molding for a quantity range of 100-1,000 pieces. Functionally suitable materials are processed (similar to injection molding granulates), which are also cast in the customer's RAL color - with manageable mold making cost.

SmarAct Hall 2 / 2-515
Service-Highlight

Tailored Positioning Technology

Do you have a challenging task in the field of positioning technology and current market solutions do not meet your specific criteria? SmarAct will be happy to develop the right product for you. From a quantity of one.

Rapid.Tech 3D
Press release

A well-balanced triumvirate of conference, exhibition and networking

20th Rapid.Tech 3D will link the three elements even more closely - Rapid.Tech 3D is set to welcome visitors to Erfurt for the 20th time. For its anniversary event from 14 to 16 May 2024

HAI TEC - AM Innovation Hall 2 / 2-524
Use Case / Showcase

Industrial 3D printing greenwall

Lattice structures, represent a fascinating application of additive manufacturing technology. They are characterized by their lightweight, resource-saving design

FARSOON Europe GmbH Hall 2 / 2-305
Product-Highlight

Next Evolution in Additive Production – CAMS

In September 2017, Farsoon Technologies first introduced the Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution (CAMS) concept addressing the growing movement of the laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing industry from rapid prototyping into series volume production.

FARSOON Europe GmbH Hall 2 / 2-305
Novelty

Farsoon announces Large-format, 12-laser FS811M Metal LPBF Platform

Farsoon is excited to introduce to global market the FS811M metal powder bed fusion series platform with ultimate build volume featuring up to 12 fiber lasers. The FS811M series boasts a build volume of 840 x 840 mm² with Z height 960mm for high volume manufacturing capability.

ROBUST AO GmbH Hall 2 / 2-115
Novelty

Zwobbel and ZwobbelDBS for dynamic beam shaping in laser material processing

Technological innovations are constantly emerging in Thuringia. Zwobbel and ZwobbelDBS are such innovations - developed by the company ROBUST AO in Jena. In the interview, Dr.-Ing. Claudia Reinlein and Stefan Ulrich (application developer) talk about the possible applications.

Karl SPÄH GmbH & Co. KG Hall 2 / 2-403
Product-Highlight

High-quality additive manufacturing with polypropylene (PP) for industrial use

HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) is a fast and economical 3D printing process in plastic printing for extremely high-quality prototypes, functional and series components.

Karl SPÄH GmbH & Co. KG Hall 2 / 2-403
Use Case / Showcase

Process optimization with additive manufacturing

Every company must face the challenges of increasingly efficient and sustainable production. The possibilities of additive manufacturing can be used to solve the complex issues of process optimization.

Siemens AG
Service-Highlight

Visit the AMEC in Erlangen

Siemens runs the interactive Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) in Erlangen, to show interested customers from all over the world the benefits of the Digital Enterprise Portfolio.

3D Systems GmbH Hall 2 / 2-401
Presentation Highlight

Explore 3D Systems Innovations for Additive Manufacturing Application Needs

Join us as we explore the latest innovations in additive manufacturing with a focus on our groundbreaking technologies that expand applications and production capabilities. See what is possible when the latest printer technology meets the broadest materials portfolio!