HANNOVER MESSE 2019, 01 - 05 April
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Additive Manufacturing

Straight from a 3D model to a finished product – simple creation of complex shapes

Marketplace for innovations in manufacturing

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Additive manufacturing is all set to take industry by storm. Following on from the success of 3D printers, new machines are now entering the market that are capable of producing finished products as opposed to mere prototypes. These machines deposit material – layer by layer – on the basis of 3D computer data. To this end new industrial materials have been developed that easily match their conventional equivalents in terms of performance and reliability.

The display category Additive Manufacturing at HANNOVER MESSE is a new platform where innovations can be showcased together. The focus will be on IT systems for the processing of 3D models as a basis for additive manufacturing. This will tie in closely with the trade fair IAMD , where the latest automation methods and tools are on show.

At the special display Additive Manufacturing Plaza visitors can experience the process from 3D to end product and thus gain a fascinating insight into additive manufacturing. It will be one of the trade fair highlights.


  • Generation, acquisition and scanning of 3D models
  • Processing of 3D models for additive manufacturing
  • Industrial additive manufacturing machines
  • 3D printers
  • Materials for additive manufacturing
  • Downstream processing methods
  • Special exhibition featuring a seamless process chain from 3D models to finished products


4th Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Tuesday, 24th April 2018
Mechanical Engineering as a User of Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is making successful inroads into industry. Using application examples from the industrial environment, technology suppliers will demonstrate the added value to be gained from additive manufacturing in terms of quality, reliability, energy and costs.

Taking place on 24 April, the International Additive Manufacturing Symposium will provide examples of additive manufacturing in action. This industry get-together is part of the Digital Factory trade fair and is aimed at manufacturing enterprises. Under the motto of “Mechanical Engineering as a User of Additive Manufacturing”, the focus will be on practical examples from the field.

The program is rounded off with a Guided Tour, taking visitors to the Digital Factory hall, where exhibitors will showcase their additive manufacturing solutions.

The Additive Manufacturing Academy within the Deutsche Messe Technology Academy is a partner of niedersachsenADDITIV – the center for additive manufacturing. With the active support of the Hannover Laser Center, the Academy has evolved into a flagship institution for additive manufacturing. Our cooperation with these institutions underlines the importance of the topic, putting the spotlight on practical applications of industrial 3-D printing

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As a sponsoring partner of the 4th Additive Manufacturing Symposium, you’ll boost your company’s profile vis-à-vis an attractive, highly receptive target group.


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