Rapidly establishing itself as the leading event for 3D printing in Italy, the 3D Print Hub fair in Milan – which this year is going to be part of the larger Technology Hub – has been gaining steam in its effort to bring together professional 3D printing industry operators, both from the national and international industrial landscapes.
Organized by Senaf, the event takes place at Fiera Milano City, Milan’s metropolitan exhibition center, and will be open to a widening selection of advanced manufacturing technologies, including drones, IoT and robotics applications, offering visitors an opportunity to network and fid synergies across industrial sectors. 3D printing will play a central role in all these – and several other applications – both as an industrial and personal production option for the digital manufacturing workflow.
3D Printing As a Driver for Industrial Growth
The event, set to take place June 7th to the 9th, will capitalize on the over 7,500 visitors and 100 exhibitors from the 2015 edition, and works to bring together innovative companies, fueled by a general growth in SME technological investments, which shows a continuing positive trend. The show will be followed on June 10th by Additive Manufacturing Talks, a day of conferencing with speakers from some of the most innovative 3D printing companies in the world.
These include Nano Dimension’s Simon Fried, who will detail his company’s innovative solution for 3D printing electronics, and XJET’s Dror Danai, who will speak about the innovative solution for 3D printing metals through nano-particle jetting. Maurizio Costabeber, CEO of DWS, will also speak about the company’s high-end and affordable SLA 3D printing solutions. Internationally relevant academic experts include Peter Houk from MIT and Glenn Green from University of Michigan, as well ad Dr Giorgia Franchin, from University of Padua.
“The positive results of 3DPrint Hub,” stated Emilio Bianchi, Director of Senaf, “have confirmed once again the enormous potential that professional 3D printing offers to the whole manufacturing world, more and more aware of and fascinated by new technological trends.”
The fair itself will include 6 sections, with exhibition spaces, demonstration areas, workshops and conferences, case histories and technical sessions showing real and practical best practices in the use of advanced technology for industrial production.
3D Printing Apps for Drones and IoT
The new edition of 3DPrint Hub will be enriched by Additive Manufacturing Hub, the area dedicated to the manufacturers of technologies, materials and solutions for rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, where all the news concerning machines, materials and services for rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing will be on stage, offering several application cases including aerospace, agriculture, environment, architecture, furniture, art, building, nautical, medical, dental, cosmetics to toys, motorsport, mechanics, automotive, fashion, footwear, and jewelry.
This part will be supported by the new Material Hub area, dedicated to the application of new materials, in particular nanomaterials, ecomaterials and graphene. Other new areas include the Drone, Electronics and IoT hubs. This last one is seen as a particularly strategic section, as a recent survey conducted by Politecnico University Milan revealed that connected objects were 8 millions, with an increase of 33% compared to the previous year 2013 and a collective market value of 1.55 billion euro. If its sunny summer was not enough, it seems like Technology Hub is providing a few good enough reason for a trip to Italy.