Preparations underway for Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D 2019


Registration documents for exhibitors and speakers now online Book early for extra benefits

From 25 to 27 June 2019, the “3D printing family” will be returning to Erfurt for one of the most important events of the year for the additive manufacturing sector. Registration is now open for exhibitors and speakers at the Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D conference and trade show. Both the specialist conference and the exhibition will once again showcase the latest innovations and applications in the field of additive manufacturing.

Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D is one of Europe’s key information and networking platforms for additive manufacturing processes. It focuses on the latest developments in rapid prototyping, the manufacturing of end products using additive techniques, and how the technology can be transferred into mass production. It also addresses the challenges emerging from these advances in terms of creating standards and legal frameworks.

After a successful 15th anniversary event that saw a sold-out exhibition hall and a full-to-bursting programme of talks, the conference and trade show will be returning next year with an updated concept. New themes for the exhibition and conference and enhanced networking opportunities are set to make it a truly unique trio of events in one. Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D will now be formed of three pillars. As always, the heart of the event will be the trade show with its practice-oriented exhibition, and the specialist conference for users, complete with its world-class keynote speakers and forums. A third pillar, the networking platform, will complete the new Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D concept.

Interested companies and speakers are advised to apply early to be sure of securing the most attractive stands and talk slots for 2019. Exhibitors registering before 30 November 2018 will also be able to take advantage of early-bird prices.

Further information for exhibitors, including registration documents, is available now at:

In 2019, Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D will return with an expanded specialist conference, offering opportunities for 120 speakers to give talks in 13 subject- and sector-specific forums. Three of these forums – Plastics, Software & Processes, and Standards & EHS – will be brand-new additions. These topics have been added to the specialist conference in response to the latest innovations and trends in the sector. They will help the event address all aspects of additive manufacturing and provide an ideal platform for exchanges of information and opinions between industry experts. Established favourites such as Automotive Industry, Medicine, Aviation and Contract Additive Manufacturing will also be returning. International researchers, users and experts in the 3D printing sector have until 11 January 2019 to submit their applications.

In the AM Science and Design forums, speakers will again be given the option of having a peer review for their talks. Talks for the AM Science and Design forums will be subject to a scientific quality assurance process (double-blind review of the abstract and unabridged version) before being accepted into the programme. This means that submissions including a compelling 200-word abstract must be received by 19 November 2018.

“We are very proud to once again be expanding our programme of talks to include three more exciting areas in the coming year. The balance between talks by users for users and scientific contributions is perfect, and is something our attendees always praise,” says Michael Kynast, CEO of Messe Erfurt GmbH.

All the information on the call for papers for the Rapid.Tech specialist conference, including registration documents, can be found at:

At its 15th anniversary event, Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D 2018 was once again able to prove its status as an international pioneer in 3D printing technology and provide fresh stimulus for additive manufacturing in many different sectors. Some 208 exhibitors and 4,958 trade visitors and conference attendees came to Erfurt to celebrate the anniversary.

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