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

5th Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Additive Manufacturing Symposium

The 5th Additive Manufacturing Symposium takes place on April 2nd at the Deutsche Messe Technology Academy. The industry meeting place is part of the Digital Factory and is aimed at manufacturing companies.Under the topic "Mechanical engineering as a user of additive manufacturing", the focus is on practice.

At the symposium 2018 notable plant engineers such as Trumpf, DMG, and Gefertec demonstrated examples of lightweight construction from powdered metal with complete freedom of design and the economical, tool-free production of metal components through commissioned welding. Siemens throwed light on industrial, intelligently integrated manufacturing with AM installations. Arburg, HP, and Stratasys showcased the layered manufacturing of sophisticated plastic, created in the desired shapes from powder or original granulates with new processes. Protiq reported on its experience in additive product development, in order to manufacture industrial components using various materials.

Following the presentations, symposium participants are visiting the halls of Digital Factory. This Guided Tour will stop at the stands of various exhibitors who will present their solutions for additive manufacturing.

Become a sponsor

As a sponsoring partner of the 5th Additive Manufacturing Symposium, you’ll boost your company’s profile vis-à-vis an attractive, highly receptive target group.


120 visitors in total attended the 4th Additive Manufacturing Symposium on April 24. Under the topic "Mechanical engineering as a user of additive manufacturing", the focus was on practice.applications of industrial 3-D printing. more


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