GT in front of an enormous 3D printer
3D printing firms from more than ten countries and 1,200 3D printing professionals joined to discuss over 20 subjects at the second World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference on June 20-21 in Shangri-La, Qingdao.
The first World 3D Printing Technology Industry Exhibition was also held in Qingdao International Convention Centre. The four-day exhibition was participated by 110 3D printing companies at home and abroad, including the United States, Germany, UK and Belgium. The exhibitors showed the latest 3D printing equipment, technologies and products, attracting more than 50,000 professional visitors.
3D Printing Pageant Opened a New History.
The summary of The second World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference and Exhibition.
On June 19-22, the second World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference and Exhibition was successfully jointly hosted by the world and China 3D Printing Technology Industry alliances, Asian Manufacturing Association as well as the Qingdao municipal government. The event received much attention and affirmation from various circles of society, positive social effect and opened a new history of 3D printing.
The second World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference and Exhibition won the first prize three times globally and became the weather-vane of 3D printing industry.
The World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference has been successively held in Qingdao, with speakers including professors and experts from famous university and research institutes such as; American University of Michigan, Drexel University, University of Nottingham, University Camerino in Italy, University of Maribor in Slovenia, Deakin University in Australia, Taiwan University of science and technology, Taiwan Zhongshan University, Taiwan Tamkang University, Tsinghua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, AVIC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, the Eighth Institute of China Aerospace Science&Industry Corp. (CASIC), the Third institute of CASIC, Shanghai Research Institute of Materials, General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals.
More than 110 3D printing companies from all over the world have joined this event, which included leaders from domestic and international companies. Such leading companies including Stratasys, 3D Systems, Exone and Autodesk from USA, EOS and Voxeljet from Germany, Materialise of Belgium, Renishaw and Chocedge from Britain, AP&C from Canada, Prototype.Asia from Singapore. The quantity of the attendees, the variety of the speakers, make the Second World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference as the most widely influential and the biggest 3D printing industry event.
This exhibition was important for three reasons. First, it has the largest number of exhibitors with over 110 3D printing companies from all over the world. Second, it features the largest exhibition area, which reached 13,000 square metres. Before this event, there was no other 3D printing exhibition, with an exhibition area exceeding 8,000 square metres. Finally, the event has the most professional visitors: about 10,000 visitors per day, from Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shandong, Beijing, Taiwan and other regions such as Japan, Korea, Singapore etc., totaling 50,000 visitors in four days.
The conference and expo attracted more than 200 mainstream media such as CCTV Tech, CCTV Financial, CCTV News, Phoenix, Xinhua News Agency, China News Agency, People's Daily, Economic Daily, Science and Technology Daily, Japan's Sankei TV, South Korea KBS TV etc.
Colorful synchronism activities, with important historical significance
During the expo, a 3D Printing Experience Center was opened giving the audience the opportunity to personally experience 3D printing. It estimates that more than 5000 audiences participate in the activities.
During this conference, the World 3D Printing Technology Industry Council Meeting was held to discuss the World 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance Regulation. The first council inauguration ceremony, honoured the nine figures who had made outstanding contributions to 3D printing technology.
World 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance Council
Chairman: Graham Tromans, Chairman of Additive Manufacturing Association (UK)
Vice Chairman: Hans J. Langer, CEO of EOSIan Gibson, Professor of Industrial Design at Deakin UniversityYan Yongnian, Professor of Tsinghua University, President of Jiangsu Yongnian Laser Forming Tech. Co., Ltd.Wilfried Vancraen, CEO of MaterialiseJack Zhou, Professor of Drexel University
Peter X. Ma, Professor of University of MichiganShi Yusheng, Professor of Huazhong University, President of Wuhan Binhu Mechanical & Electrical Co. LtdGeoff McFarland, President of engineering and technology of Renishaw
Luo Jun, Founder of World 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance and China 3D Printing Technology Industry AllianceJacques Mallette ,President &CEO of AP&C Advanced Powers and Coatings INC Hideshi Miura, Chairman of Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy、Professor of Kyushu University
Consultant: Jack Keverian, Emeritus Professor of Drexel University
2014 World 3D Printing Outstanding Contributors
1.Scott Crump，CEO of Stratasys
Award reason: FDM Technology inventor.
2.Chuck Hull，Founder of 3D Systems
Award reason: Inventor of SLA technology and STL file format.
3.Hans J. Langer，CEO of EOS
Award reason：Inventor of metal 3D printing.
4.Graham Tromans，Chief of UK Additive Manufacturing Association
Award reason: Early promotion of 3D printing in the field of aerospace and other industrial applications.
5.Jack Keverian，Emeritus Professor of Drexel University
Award reason: Early 3D printing renowned expert and promoter.
6.Yang Yongnian，Professor of Tsinghua University, Chairman of Jiangsu Yongnian Laser Forming Tech. Co. Ltd.
Award reason：Pioneer in introducing 3D printing technology into the country, actively promoted the R&D of 3D printing.
7.Wilfried Vancraen，CEO of Materialise, Belgium.
Award reason: 3D printing software technology inventor and application market promotor.
8.Shi Yusheng, Distinguished Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Chairman of Wuhan Binhu Mechanical & Electrical Co., Ltd
Award reason： Domestic 3d printing experts and active promoter of industrialisation.
9.Jacques Mallette，President of Canada AP&C Advanced Powders Inc.
Award reason：Outstanding contribution in the field of metal powder materials.
The world's first headquarters base of 3D Printing Innovation Center will settle down in Qingdao High-tech Zone, which focuses on creating the strategic highland of 3D printing innovation and development.
At the conference, the world 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance, China 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance, Asian Manufacturing Association and Qingdao High-tech Zone signed a formal investment agreement, which includes the first comprehensive and open 3D Printing Innovation Center Headquarters will be located in Qingdao High-tech Zone. The World 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance and the China 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance will actively assist the Qingdao Municipal Government and the High-tech Zone on the strategic highland of 3D printing industry, and promote the upstream and downstream industry of 3D printing.
At present, the World 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance, and China 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance are exchanging views with Qingdao government on the issues of "3D Printing Online" which is the world's first cloud services platform combining 3D printing with Internet and personalised custom services. "3D Printing Institute", the world's first project combining 3D printing education training with 3D printing industry research, was also up for discussion as they will also be located in Qingdao High-tech Zone.
IV. Qingdao Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government attach great importance to the 3D printing, and actively create a good investment environment.
During the conference, the advertisement and promotion of the 3D Printing Conference and Exhibition were respectively published at the airport, railway stations, advertising screens of core areas, and the local main media of Qingdao, which created a good atmosphere for the success of the exhibition.
The World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference and Exhibition in Qingdao raises the global 3D printing industry to a new level. By gathering global experts and enterprises, it creates the active condition for the combination of 3D printing technology and traditional manufacturing technology and lays a solid foundation for Qingdao taking the lead in building the 3D printing industry strategic highland.