DEARBORN, Mich., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SME, the U.S. leader in additive manufacturing and 3D printing expertise and events, has announced that it will partner with DEMAT, to support the additive manufacturing elements of EUROMOLD. The SME/DEMAT strategic relationship will further strengthen EUROMOLD's position as the world's leading exhibition on additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
"SME is excited to partner with DEMAT and participate in EUROMOLD," said Debbie Holton, director of events and industry strategy, SME. "Collaboration between the U.S. and Europe is vital to advancing additive manufacturing, as these markets are the largest in 3D technology. Advanced applications, machines and related technologies are constantly being discovered and launched.
"Through this concerted effort—and with other industry expertise—EUROMOLD will continue to be the premier platform to bring people together globally, showcase the latest innovations and drive the technology forward."
SME's role in the partnership will be to provide additive manufacturing knowledge to EUROMOLD delegates through a newly expanded technical conference and exhibits. SME will also work with startups and other leading companies to assist them in reaching the world market for additive manufacturing.
"We are very enthusiastic to partner with SME, a highly-respected and leading organization on additive manufacturing and 3D printing," said Diana Schnabel, CEO/President of DEMAT. "This marks a significant milestone for our company to further boost EUROMOLD, together with SME, as the leading world fair and conference for additive manufacturing, industrial design, mold-making and tooling and product development.
"We look forward to a long-term partnership in order bring the innovations from the U.S. to Europe and bring the entire industry into the `Factory of the Future'!"
From the early days of rapid prototyping 25 years ago, SME members have been the experts and thought leaders in this technology. SME offers professionals and companies the most comprehensive set of resources and programs around 3D technology. It is viewed by many as a top authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
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RAPID is the longest-running 3D scanning, printing and additive manufacturing conference and exposition in North America. This annual event will celebrate its 25th anniversary May 18-21, 2015.
EUROMOLD recently announced a partnership with Wohlers Associates, which will be responsible for the long-term plan and thinking associated with additive manufacturing as it relates to EUROMOLD. The 17th International Wohlers Conference will take place at EUROMOLD 2015.
"The addition of SME as a EUROMOLD partner will enhance the programming and bring an extensive breadth of knowledge in additive manufacturing," said Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president, Wohlers Associates. "I am excited to work with SME and DEMAT. Together, we will continue to influence the additive manufacturing industry and help bring it to a new and exciting level."
EUROMOLD 2015 takes place Sept. 22-25, 2015 at the Exhibition Center Düsseldorf. For more information, visit euromold.com.
About SME SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for the industry. Follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg.
About EUROMOLD EUROMOLD is the world's leading trade fair for mold-making, tooling, design, additive manufacturing and product development. Based on the process chain "from design to prototype to series," it presents products and services, technologies and innovations, and trends for the markets of the future.
The EUROMOLD process chain promotes the formation of networks, partnerships and business relationships. EUROMOLD offers a unique trade fair concept that closes the gap between industrial designers, product developers, fabricators, suppliers and users.
The EUROMOLD trade fair reveals methods for faster, more cost-effective and efficient development and manufacturing of new products. This increasingly plays a central role in the modern economy. The renowned trade fair organiser DEMAT GmbH transfers the successful concept of world-leading EuroMold trade fair to attractive foreign markets on five continents.