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The Future of Additive Fabrication

November 11, 2006

Filed under: additive manufacturing,event,future — Terry Wohlers @ 09:37


One of the most asked questions related to additive fabrication technology revolves around its future. People across many industries frequently ask about the potential of additive machines and materials and their expanding breadth of applications. A growing number of users of the technology for rapid prototyping anticipate the day when they and others will use additive processes for custom parts and short run production. Already, dozens of organizations have tried it and many have experienced success, even though rapid manufacturing is in its very early phase of development. RM presents a wide range of opportunities and challenges.


The future of additive fabrication will be the topic of discussion at an upcoming international conference at EuroMold 2006 in Frankfurt, Germany. Carefully selected speakers from several industries, including aerospace, automotive, and medical, will present their views and opinions in the one-day event titled Future Industrial Applications of Additive Fabrication. Through examples of what’s been tried, coupled with years of experience and insight, the speakers will explain how and why the future of product design and manufacturing will be impacted by this very powerful technology.


If you are planning to attend EuroMold, plan to attend this Friday, December 1 conference. You can register on-site, but it’s better to do it in advance. Go to the EuroMold website to see the conference program and pre-register. Also, plan to stay for the annual party and reception that follows directly after the conference. Everyone in attendance will have the opportunity to win valuable gifts and prizes.


I hope to see you in Frankfurt in less than three weeks.