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Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Conferences 2017 / 2018

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by Rafaela Heller
Nov 9, 2017

Looking for 3D printing events near you? Here’s the comprehensive guide to the major additive manufacturing & 3D printing conferences, trade shows & expos worldwide in 2017 and 2018.

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If you’re looking for high-volume rapid manufacturing, new prototyping technologies or maker community meetups – there’s likely a conference for everyone. Read on for the what’s, the where’s and, more importantly, how to get tickets.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conferences 2017 / 2018

You can sort and search through the additive manufacturing/3D printing conferences in the table below, or jump directly to the months here: November, December, January, FebruaryMarch and April.

Date Name Location Price Must See
November 3-5 Faszination Modellbau Friedrichshafen, Germany €15
November 6-9 Fabtech Chicago, USA Free
November 7-11 China International Industry Fair Shanghai, China Tba
November 8-9 Prototyping 2017 Kortrijk, Belgium Free
November 8-11 MOLDPLAS Batalha, Portugal Tba
November 14-16 Autodesk University Las Vegas, USA $1,750
November 14-17 Formnext 2017 Frankfurt, Germany €20 X
November 14-17 Elmia Subcontractor Jönköping, Sweden Tba
November 15-16 Metal Madrid 2017 Madrid, Spain Free
November 22-25 Metalex Bangkok, Thailand Tba
November 28-30 Eurotool Krakow, Poland PLN 30
December 1-2 Inside 3D Printing@Home Mumbai Mumbai, India Free
December 4-5 Inside 3D Printing@Home San Diego San Diego, USA Free
December 6-8 Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017 Pasadena, USA Tba
December 11-14 Arabiamold Sharjah, UAE Tba
January 9-12 Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas, USA $100
January 23 3D Printing Electronics Conference Eindhoven, The Netherlands €245
January 23-26 FETC Orlando, USA $305
January 30-31 3D Medical Conference Maastricht, The Netherlands €325
February 6-7 Inside 3D Printing@Home Singapore Suntec City, Singapore Free
February 14-16 3D Printing 2018 Tokyo, Japan Free
February 20-24 Inside 3D Printing@Home Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Germany Free
February 20-24 Metav 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany Tba
February 28 - March 3 tct Asia Shanghai, China Tba
March 4-6 Asiamold Guangzhou, China Free
March 6-7 AMX Luzern, Switzerland Tba
March 7-8 RapidPro Eindhoven, The Netherlands Tba
March 10-11 Maker Faire Ruhr Dortmund, Germany €8
March 14-15 Inside
3D Printing@Home Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey Tba
March 18 Maker Faire NoVa Reston, USA $13
March 21-22 3D Medical Applications Boston, USA $495
March 26-27 BioEngineering 2018 Boston, USA $600
April 7-8 Maker Faire Miami Miami, USA Tba
April 8-12 Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference St. Louis, USA $895
April 18-19 Design & Manufacturing New England Boston, USA Free
April 28-29 Maker
Faire UK
Newcastle, UK Tba

3D Printing Conferences in November

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 3-5, 2017 – Faszination Modellbau

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Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany

What is it?: Faszination Modellbau is an international trade fair for model railways and model making.

Strength: The exhibition will be presenting everything model enthusiasts could wish for.

Price: €15

Registration: Register here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 6-9, 2017 – Fabtech

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Location: Chicago, USA

What is it?: At Fabtech, you can meet with suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs.

Strength: The 3D Printing Conference will have a 3D/Additive Manufacturing Pavilion.

Price: Free if you register by November 13th.

Registration: Register now here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 7-11, 2017 – China International Industry Fair

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Location: Shanghai, China

What is it?: The fair is an event for manufacturing in China as well as a window and platform open to the world for international trade, communication and cooperation on industrial scope.

Strength: The show has become one of the most influential international industry brand exhibition in China.

Price: Tba

Registration: Pre-Registration can be found here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 8-9, 2017 – Prototyping 2017

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Location: Kortrijk, Belgium

What is it?: Prototyping brings everyone together who is related to the prototyping industry, including creative and manufacturing activities. It is a trade event for everyone involved in product development, prototyping, and low-volume manufacturing.

Strength: The 3D printing conference is a platform for all the players in the prototyping value chain, from the initial idea to low-volume production.

Price: Free

Registration: The registration site can be found here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 8-11, 2017 – MOLDPLAS

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Location: Batalha, Portugal

What is it?: Moldplas is an exhibition for machines, equipment, raw materials and technology for molds and plastics. The show takes place at the industrial trade fair which presents machines and equipment for industry, industrial technology, automation, and robotics to support production.

Strength: The organizer’s main goal is to approach the offer to demand, in order to achieve good business to all the participants.

Price: Tba

Registration: The registration period is up to 45 days before the start of the exhibition.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 14-16, 2017 – Autodesk University

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Location: Las Vegas, USA

What is it?: Autodesk University classes are led by industry professionals for industry professionals. The classes you can expect at AU focus on are Process and Workflow, Business management solutions and In-depth learning for beginners to advanced users.

Strength: On the show, you can expect Hands-on Labs, Roundtables, and Industry Talks.

Price: $1,750

Registration: You can buy tickets here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 14-17, 2017 – Formnext 2017 (Must See!)

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Location: Frankfurt, Germany

What is it?: The 3D printing conference will show current and future applications of additive technologies. The show will also cover a wide range of discussion topics from the surrounding industry, from the latest advancements in product development and industrial manufacturing to design, ongoing vocational training, and related legal parameters.

Strength: A conference to cover the latest insights from science and research.

Price: €20

Registration: Find the registration for the 3D printing conference here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 14-17, 2017 – Elmia Subcontractor

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Location: Jönköping, Sweden

What is it?: At the event you will find companies from almost every corner of the subcontracting industry under one roof.

Strength: Being the leading trade show of its kind it attracts nearly everyone connected to the Swedish subcontracting industry.

Price: Tba

Registration: Find out more about the registration here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 15-16, 2017 – Metal Madrid 2017

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Location: Madrid, Spain

What is it?: Metal Madrid addresses professionals from the Industry, metal-working, machine tools, composites and robotics industry market. The show is an opportunity to widen your business and market area and get to know the possibilities offered by other regions and new sectors.

Strength: The Conference offers its visitors a wide array of services designed to make their attendance at the show more effective, comfortable and profitable.

Price: Free

Registration: Register here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 22-25, 2017 – Metalex

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Location: Bangkok, Thailand

What is it?: Metalex is a machine tools and metalworking event in Bangkok.

Strength: Metalex 2017 is the largest machine tools and metalworking exhibition in Asean.

Price: Tba

Registration: The pre-registration form is here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Nov. 28-30, 2017 – Eurotool

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Location: Krakow, Poland

What is it?: Eurotool is an international trade fair for machine tools, tools, devices and equipment for material processing.

Strength: The fair is accompanied by the International Trade Fair of Sheet Metal Working, Joining and Coating Blach-Tech-Expo, as well as thematic exhibitions.

Price: 30 PLN

Registration: The registration form can be found here.

3D Printing Conferences in December 2017

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Dec. 1-2, 2017 – Inside 3D Printing@Home Mumbai

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Location: Mumbai, India

What is it?: Inside 3D Printing@Mumbai is a business networking platform for 3D printing technology. The topics of the 3D Printing Conference include rapid prototyping, product development, medicine, automotive, technology, software, and more. At the trade fair, you will see the latest 3D printers and services.

Strength: An interesting addition to the event is the Inside 3D Printing Experience Zone, which will be an educational and creative space to get to know all there is about 3D Printing and its applications.

Price: Free

Registration: Register here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Dec. 4-5, 2017 – Inside 3D Printing@Home San Diego

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Location: San Diego, USA

What is it?: Inside 3D Printing@Home is a conference about the strategies for the 3D ecosystem. Upcoming subjects at the show will be manufacturing, medicine, automotive, aerospace, and more.

Strength: As a conference attendee, you’ll be the first to learn about new cutting edge printers from big companies.

Price: Free

Registration: Register here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Dec. 6-8, 2017 – Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017

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Location: Pasadena, USA

What is it?: Additive Manufacturing Americas 2017 is a b2b trade show for the Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing industry and free from the distraction of consumer-oriented technologies. The show focuses on healthcare, aerospace and automotive.

Strength: AMA 2017 will have more products, more launches and more live demonstrations than ever before.

Price: Tba

Registration: The inquiry form can be found here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Dec. 11-14, 2017 – Arabiamold

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Location: Sharjah, UAE

What is it?: Arabiamold is an international fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development. The show will be awaited by the region’s industrial designers, engineers, product developers, producers, suppliers and other end-users.

Strength: The 3D Printing Conference is the only event of its kind in the Middle East for the Mould, Die & Tool industry.

Price: Tba

Registration: You can register here.

3D Printing Conferences in January 2018

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Jan. 9-12, 2018 – Consumer Electronics Show

3d printing conference consumer electronic show

Location: Las Vegas, USA

What is it?: CES is the biggest consumer electronics show in the world – and 3D printing has become a small, but integral part of it. Go there if you want an overview on the most popular 3D printers coming out of the USA.

Strength: Connect with innovators, decision makers, consumers and the media by exhibiting at CES.

Price: $100

Registration: Register here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Jan. 23, 2018 – 3D Printing Electronics Conference

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Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands

What is it?: At the 3D Printing Electronics Conference, you will learn about 3D-printed embedded electronics in cars, pended optics and the 3D-manufacturing of smartphone antennae.

Strength: The topics of the 3D printing conference are 3D printed electronics, challenges and future prospects.

Price: €245

Registration: The registration site can be found here.

Additive Manufacturing/ 3D Printing Conference: Jan. 23-26, 2018 – FETC

3d printing conference fetc

Location: Orlando, USA

What is it?: FETC is the Future of Education Technology Conference based in Orlando. From 3D printing to robotics, and assessment solutions to educational software, FETC’s Expo Hall will host more than 400 leading solution providers each featuring the latest technologies and products on the market.

Strength: The 3D Printing Conference is your chance to view live demonstrations, meet face-to-face with suppliers, ask questions, and see the latest products and services in action.

Price: $305

Registration: Register now here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Jan. 30-31, 2018 – 3D Medical Conference

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Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands

What is it?: The topics of the 3D Printing Conference are 3D bioprinting, 3D dental printing, 3D medtech printing, 3D pharmaceutical printing and much more.

Strength: The audience of the event is a mix of academics, medical professionals, business, technology, regulation and creative, so the content will address professionals in this field from different perspectives.

Price: €325

Registration: Register here for the show.

3D Printing Conference in February 2018

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Feb. 6-7, 2018 – Inside 3D Printing@Home Singapore

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Location: Suntec City, Singapore

What is it?: Inside 3D Printing Singapore will feature two days of seminars and exhibitions presenting the latest 3D printers and services.

Strength: The 3D Printing Conference and Expo has quickly grown to become the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide.

Price: Free

Registration: The registration site will update shortly.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Feb. 14-16, 2018 – 3D Printing 2018

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Location: Tokyo, Japan

What is it?: 3D Printing 2018 is an additive manufacturing exhibition where you can get news about technologies, trends, and products.

Strength: The 3D Printing Conference will run concurrently with 10 other exhibitions, covering all marketplaces throughout the world.

Price: Free with online registration

Registration: The registration site is coming soon.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Feb. 20-24, 2018 – Inside 3D Printing@Home Düsseldorf

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Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

What is it?: The conference will take place from 21-22 February while you can visit the exhibition from 20-24 February. The trade show has partnered with 3D Printing Conference Metav.

Strength: Thousands of visitors, and Additive Manufacturing exposition and three conference tracks ensure maximum knowledge transfer and networking.

Price: Free

Registration: You can order your tickets here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Feb. 20-24, 2017 – Metav 2018

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Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

What is it?: Metav is an international exhibition for metalworking technologies.

Strength: Advantage of the 3D Printing Conference is that you can get substantive support and advice from the shared stand’s organizer.

Price: TBA

Registration: Register here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Feb. 28 – Mar. 3, 2018 – TCT Asia

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Location: Shanghai, China

What is it?: With year-on-year growth and increased international attendance TCT Asia is establishing itself as one of the leading 3D technology event within the Asia market.

Strength:  The 3D Printing Conference has the opportunity for further growth in terms of Exhibition space and remains a leading 3D manufacturing technology event in China.

Price: Tba

Registration: Register to visit here.

3D Printing Conferences in March 2018

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 4-6, 2018 – Asiamold

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Location: Guangzhou, China

What is it?: The 3D Printing Conference has become one of the most important marketing and trading venues for Chinese mold and die industry players

Strength: Asiamold will gather world-leading suppliers in 3D printing, rapid prototyping, CAD/CAM software development, 3D laser engraving, and other related areas in one location.

Price: Free

Registration: Register for Asiamold here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 6-7, 2018 – AMX

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Location: Luzern, Switzerland

What is it?: AMX is a trade fair for 3D Printing in Switzerland.

Strength: The first AM Expo in 2016 competently answered key questions about additive manufacturing.

Price: Tba

Registration: There is no information about the registration.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 7-8, 2018 – RapidPro

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Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands

What is it?: RapidPro has grown into one of the most important fair in the Benelux covering prototyping, (low volume) production and product development.

Strength: An important prototyping and production technology at RapidPro is 3D-printing.

Price: Tba

Registration: There is no information about the registration available yet.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 10-11, 2018 – Maker Faire Ruhr

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Location: Dortmund, Germany

What is it?: A Maker Faire is a platform for young scientists and designers, but also for citizens, associations and hobbyists to present their projects to a broad public and to build networks with other Makers.

Strength: At Maker Faire Ruhr you can discover exciting experiments surrounded by wooden typewriters, early televisions and manually driven printing machines.

Price: €8

Registration: There is no registration needed. You can buy tickets for the 3D Printing Conference at the event.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 14-15, 2018 – Inside 3D Printing@Home Istanbul

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Location: Istanbul, Turkey

What is it?: Inside 3D Printing is one of the biggest 3D Printing Conferences on earth.

Strength: Inside 3D Printing heads to Istanbul for the first time.

Price: Tba

Registration: Registration will open soon.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 18, 2018 – Maker Faire NoVa

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Location: Reston, USA

What is it?: The Faire brings together an collection of tech enthusiasts, engineers, woodworkers, metal workers, auto hackers, artists, teachers, and craftspeople from all over the northern virginia.

Strength: The show has tons of hands on activities where you can learn how to make this stuff yourself.

Price: $13

Registration: Tickets will go on sale soon.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 21-22, 2018 – 3D Medical Applications

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Location: Boston, USA

What is it?: The event brings together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the field of 3D technology.

Strength: The 2nd Annual 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

Price: $495

Registration: Get your tickets for the 3D Printing Conference here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Mar. 26-27, 2018 – BioEngineering 2018

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Location: Boston, USA

What is it?: The topics of BioEngineering 2018 includes 3D bioprinting.

Strength: Delegates receive full access to the co-located and parallel conference tracks and the co-located exhibit hall featuring companies displaying the latest technologies, products and services.

Price: $600

Registration: Register here for the 3D Printing Conference.

3D Printing Conferences in April

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Apr. 7-8, 2018 – Maker Faire Miami

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Location: Miami, USA

What is it?: Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do.

Strength: The show is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Price: Tba

Registration: The ticket shop will open soon.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Apr. 8-12, 2018 – Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference

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Location: St. Louis, USA

What is it?: AMUG is a global community focused on accelerating the education and advancement of additive manufacturing and 3D Printing.

Strength: With AMUG’s expanded scope, expert, intermediate and novice users of all commercial additive manufacturing technologies are welcome.

Price: $895

Registration: Register for the 3D Printing Conference here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Apr. 18-19, 2018 – Design & Manufacturing New England

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Location: Boston, USA

What is it?: Design & Manufacturing New England gives you the chance to connect with over 4,000 engineers and executives across New England’s design and manufacturing sector.

Strength: The 3D Printing Conference is New England’s largest Design and Manufacturing event.

Price: Free

Registration: The registration inquiry can be found here.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Conference: Apr. 28-29, 2018 – Maker Faire UK 

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Location: Newcastle, UK

What is it?: Maker Faire UK brings together over 300 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors from across the globe which are  people who love to make stuff and who want to share their passion with the public.

Strength: The show is a two-day family-friendly festival of invention and creativity.

Price: Tba

Registration: The registration site will open soon.

Did we miss a 3D printing conference that you’re attending or helping to organize? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll add it in for a future update.

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