Jun 16, 2016 | By Benedict

From 21-23 June, a new trade show called ‘In(3D)ustry: From Needs to Solutions’ will take place in Barcelona, Spain. The show has been co-founded by HP, which recently entered the 3D printing world with its Jet Fusion 3D printer.

While the consumer 3D printer has enabled a new generation of creative individuals to build some incredible products, industrial 3D printing promises to make an even greater impact on future technologies and world affairs. Before this happens though, industry figures need to be shown how additive manufacturing can benefit their companies—whether in the healthcare, architecture, fashion, aerospace, or automotive industries.

Anyone curious or skeptical about additive manufacturing (and who happens to be in the Catalonia region of Spain next week) will have a chance to witness the future of industrial additive manufacturing first-hand, at a new trade show organized by Fira de Barcelona. The In(3D)ustry conference will take place at the Montjuïc Venue in Barcelona and will showcase 50 3D printing solutions from additive manufacturing specialists in the areas of Retail & Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Automotive & Aeronautics, Architecture & Habitat, and miscellaneous.

Leading the way in Barcelona is event co-organizer HP, which recently unveiled its Jet Fusion 3D printer, a super-fast industrial 3D printer which has already been adopted by Nike, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, and several other high-profile companies. The company’s global 3D printing development center is situated in nearby Sant Cugat del Vàlles, where it used to manufacture its large-format paper printers. Those machines are now manufactured in Asia, leaving a large factory space in which engineers can work on next-generation 3D printing technology.

“HP is committed to advancing the state-of-the-art of 3D printing with a disruptive technology and an Open Platform that will drive collaborative innovation with materials and software partners,” said Ramon Pastor, vice president and general manager of HP 3D Printing. “To this end, platforms such as In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions are key to enabling productive dialog amongst industry players, and encouraging open discussions to resolve common 3D printing industry challenges.”

The In(3D)ustry event will consist of a conference area, where experts will discuss the current and future state of industrial 3D printing, and an Open Innovation Marketplace, where startups and entrepreneurs will have a chance to demonstrate their latest 3D printing products aimed at industry customers. Keynote speakers include Mark Burry, an architect who is using 3D printing to help complete the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and Xavier de Kestelier, head of the Specialist Modeling Group at Foster + Partners, who is attempting to build houses on the moon using 3D printers and moon dust.

“In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions will be an unprecedented global event designed for the demands of industries such as the automotive and healthcare and for the creators of 3D machinery, to help them tackle this revolution in manufacturing technology,” said Miquel Serrano, director of In(3D)ustry. “The goal of this new hub is to support a burgeoning sector and provide a meeting place that serves to accelerate this technology and successfully adapt it to the real needs of consumers and industrial users.”

The 3-day event kicks off with an opening keynote on Tuesday, June 21. Interested parties can request an invitation online.



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