Invitation: Press Talk - 3D-Printing: New Possibilities for the Industry

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 11:30 am, Hanover Trade Fair, Convention Center, Leipzig Hall

Apr 20, 2016, 12:38 ET from State Capital of Dresden

HANOVER, Germany, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The possibilities of additive-generative manufacturing are currently revolutionizing industrial production. 3D printing, based on three-dimensional digital models, uses layer-by-layer construction to create single-piece objects of complex geometries, and is a highly cost-and-time-effective process that also saves resources. Contrary to classic production, 3D printing eliminates the need for additional machine tools; and the market for additive-generatively constructed components, 3D-printers, and comprehensive system approaches, is growing exponentially, especially in the aerospace and automobile technologies.

As an industry location, Dresden is the European center for additive-generative manufacturing. The Dresden Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS leads the twenty20 project consortium, "Additive-Generative Manufacturing - The 3D revolution for product manufacturing in the digital age" - also known as AGENT-3D. The consortium aims to eliminate the obstacles that currently impede the extensive use of additive-generative manufacturing in industry.

Your dialogue partners will be:

- Raoul Schmidt-Lamontain, Mayor and Councilor for Urban Development, Building and Transport of the State Capital Dresden

- Christoph Leyens, Professor for Material Science, TU Dresden, Cluster Coordinator AGENT-3D (twenty20 program of the Ministry for Education and Research)

- Berthold Nies, Managing Director, InnoTere

- Frank Fischer, Managing Director of the German Society for Material Science (DGM)

- Hubert Jäger, Professor for System Lightweight and Composite Construction and executive board member for the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK), TU Dresden

If you would like to participate in the press talk, please send an email:

For additional questions, please contact

WeichertMehner (PR Agency), Robert Weichert, Ulf Mehner, Mathias Rentsch, phone +49-(0)-351-50140200,

State Capital Dresden, Kai Schulz, spokesman, +49-(0)-3-51-4-88-23-90,

SOURCE State Capital of Dresden