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Wohlers Associates, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, October 12, 2005—DEMAT GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) and Wohlers Associates, Inc. have announced their annual international conference that coincides with the highly successful EuroMold trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. This year's conference, titled Future Industrial Applications of Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, will occur on Friday, December 2 at EuroMold 2005. The trade fair is November 30 - December 3 at the Exhibition Center Frankfurt.
The focus of this year's conference is on the future of additive fabrication technologies in mainstream and emerging industries. Speakers from companies such as BMW and Airbus will tackle difficult issues such as which methods and systems are providing the most benefits and what the future holds.
Additive processes for applications, such as rapid prototyping, are becoming increasingly popular in a growing range of industries. Aerospace and automotive helped to pioneer its use in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Hand held electronics, footwear, power tools, sporting goods, and other industries subsequently put additive processes to work. Most recently, medicine, dentistry, architecture, jewelry, and micro systems have benefited from the technology as new applications are discovered that were before unthinkable.
"This conference, now in its seventh year, is one of the most important events at EuroMold," agreed Ms. Diana Schnabel and Dr. Eberhard Döring, chief executives at DEMAT, the organizers of EuroMold. Each year, world-class speakers focus on emerging applications, developments, and trends in additive fabrication. Planning of the conference involves the careful selection of world-class speakers, each with something very special to share.
"Last year, more than 1,500 exhibitors and 58,942 engineers, toolmakers, managers, and executives from 58 countries used EuroMold as an international meeting place," Döring stated. The Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA), a non-profit organization that Wohlers co-founded in 1998, has endorsed the conference and is participating in it.
DEMAT organizes some of the most successful trade fairs in Europe. For more information on EuroMold and the December 2 conference, visit http://www.euromold.com. Wohlers Associates provides technical, marketing, and strategic consulting on the new developments and trends in product design, prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing. For more information, visit http://wohlersassociates.com. Details on GARPA are available at http://www.garpa.org.
The conference, titled Future Industrial Applications of Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing, will feature the following speakers:
Mr. Martin Augsburg, Research & Process Engineer
BMW Group (Germany)
Mr. Andy Christensen, President
Medical Modeling LLC (USA)
Mr. John Hammond, Group Leader
Mr. Charles Overy, Founding Principal and Director of Engineering
Dr. Stephen Schmitt DDS, President
Dental Implant Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Mr. Roger Spielman, Technology Development Manager
Solid Concepts (USA)
Ms. Lena Thorsson, Co-owner
Particular AB (Sweden)
Mr. Graham Tromans, Manager of the Rapid Manufacturing Consortium
Loughborough University (UK)
Mr. Terry Wohlers, President
Wohlers Associates, Inc. (USA)