The first trade fair for additive manufacturing in Switzerland demonstrated very clearly what can be achieved through additive manufacturing today and enabled a unique transfer of knowledge.
Both exhibitors and visitors confirmed a convincing performance.
“We were able to pick up on a trend with the AM Expo”, explains René Ziswiler, Trade Fair Director at the AM Expo. The pleasingly large number of visitors and the exclusively positive feedback from exhibitors demonstrate that the AM Expo has recognised a need of the industry.
A trend becomes palpable
Over a two-day period, around 70 exhibitors presented the projects they have already implemented in the marketplace to clearly show that the ground-breaking technology of additive manufacturing has well and truly arrived in serial production. The close link between the AM Expo and practical applications was a main driver behind the mobilisation of 1,700 visitors. They were able to obtain detailed information on the application examples presented in the Showcase Forum and discuss them with experts in the field.
AM Expo raises awareness
Embracing additive manufacturing in such an illustrative way was also much appreciated by the exhibitors. “I found the highly qualified visitors most convincing. We were able to discuss concrete projects with them that we will now follow up on”, says a satisfied Thomas Teufel of
German company Teufel Prototypen. Shop talk characterised the atmosphere in the trade fair hall. “The visitors displayed great interest right from the start and approached us with concrete questions”, summarises Martin Graf, CEO of admantec.
Thus, the AM Expo was able to raise the all-important awareness that will enable beginners and professionals alike to advance in the
field of additive manufacturing. Accordingly, René Ziswiler is happy with the start of the AM Expo. “My expectations have been more than exceeded and I am convinced that the AM Expo represents a first step towards creating a cross-industry AM community.”