The rapidly growing 3D printing materials palette 

On January 26-27, 2016, the 3rd edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference took place at MECC Maastricht, in The Netherlands.

The conference was successful, attracting many international delegates and provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants.

International leading speakers from renowned companies and institutions such as Harvard University, University of Wollongong, Technical University of Eindhoven, Corbion Purac Biomaterials, Innovation Centre of Polymers, SIRRIS, ACAM GmbH (Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing), SupraPolix, 3D PPM, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Applied Polymer Innovations/Innofil3D, Z3DLab, FOM Institute AMOLF, LUXeXceL Group, 3DCeram and Vormvrij shared their knowledge during the two-day conference.

Find more about the 2016 edition!

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Who should attend the next edition? Any person who is involved in developing products for 3D printing, from designer to engineer, from researcher to 3D printer manufacturer and from material manufacturer to material reseller.

Recommended. 81% of the attendees of the second edition would recommend the conference to colleagues or business relations.

Fast-facts about 3D Printing Materials

3D printing is hot and has emerged as manufacturing technology with a thousand uses spread across a very diverse user base. The ongoing development of new materials does not only have impact on the quality of the 3D printed end product, it opens new markets and it has a positive influence on the price level of the used materials.

Fine-tuning materials. The roads to success in the 3D printing sector will depend on fine-tuning materials to the needs of each application. This fine-tuning process will involve the type and the quality, strength and costs of materials, but also the selection of marketing channels and for example packaging of the end product.

Since each user group and each application needs its own materials set, the market has huge potential: it seems that hardly a day goes by without new materials being added to the 3D printing palette. But simultaneously, it raises many associated questions: which developments can be expected in the near future? Which markets will be influenced on short term? How can materials be produced cost-efficiently?

The 3D Printing Materials Conference offers the attendee a platform on the crossroads of science, technology & business in 3D printing materials. Visit the next edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference and seize the opportunity to share knowledge, create new partnerships and network actively.

The 3D Printing Materials Conference does not only contain a conference. Attendees can also join the refreshing conversations around the exhibition, where several established companies as well as promising startups will show their innovative products and/or services.

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