“It was important for us to pick up and focus on this topical issue. The potential of 3D printing in many vertical markets shouldn’t be underestimated. In particular, spare parts for mechanical engineering or packaging design offer huge opportunities for machine builders, users and also print providers,” continues Geldermann. The 3D fab+print touchpoint in Hall 7A reflects this diversity. This special show will present the very latest state-of-the-art technology as well as vision and exciting best-practice cases. Technology providers and customers, exhibitors and visitors, visionaries and real-life users can meet here and drive this exciting topic forward. KCI Publishing BV a knowledge and communication company based in the Netherlands has been tasked with organizing the 3D fab+print touchpoint.
The Additive Manufacturing in the VDMA workgroup, a VDMA initiative, will also contribute to drupa 2016 with a series of presentations in the 3d fab+print touchpoint along with its own activities. “3D printing is very appealing and exciting for the consumer market. It allows for complete customization and is the key to highly flexible production, making 3D printing very attractive for promotional items and personalized products. 3D printing is also ideal for producing small batches of tools, for finishing, for example,” explains Rainer Gebhardt, project manager of the Additive Manufacturing work group.
And last but not least, 3D printing is also featured in the drupa innovation park – in the ‘Innovations in Printing Technologies’ area.
Golden opportunity to win free passes to drupa 2016
The drupa organizers are giving 100 free one-day passes to the drupa exhibition to the subcribers of Packaging South Asia and Indian Printer and Publisher who will be selected at random. An online promo code will be sent to all winners. All new subscriptions and renewals from 1 January 2016 to 15 May 2016 are eligible to win the free passes.
Additional prizes include full-sleeve t-shirts with the teamIndia@drupa2016 logo and 4, 8 and 16 GB USB sticks. For more information call Omkar Singh at +91-9999115818 or Umesh Kumar at +91-9654256258. eMail email@example.com. In Mumbai contact Sanjay Pal +91-7666438880. eMail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.