BARCELONA, Spain, September 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The second edition of IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, which takes place on 3-5 October in Hall 3 of Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue, will showcase the best examples of companies who have successfully used 3D printing technology in sectors such as automotive, aeronautics, retail, healthcare and industry. The event, organised by Fira de Barcelona, will feature 44 speakers and 54 exhibitors.
Amongst the speakers will be representatives of companies such as Adidas, Sony, Airbus, ESA (European Space Agency), FCA Group (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) and Siemens, who will be talking about their experiences at IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions. At the same time, they will explain their requirements to exhibitors, comprising some of the leading manufacturers of this kind of machinery and agents in the value chain of this burgeoning sector.
According to the show's director, Miquel Serrano, 'the second edition of IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions is aiming to be the meeting point for identifying the challenges posed by companies and the solutions offered by all the players within these sectors, from printer manufacturers to software developers and the creators of robots, amongst others.
With regard to the automotive section, the Director of Additive Manufacturing at Seat, Norberto Martín, will explain the 3D printing applications, from the initial development and prototyping phases through to the assembly line. Meanwhile, the Marketing Director of Local Motors, Carlo Iacovini, will present Olli, the world's first 3D-printed, autonomous, electrically-powered shuttle bus.
The aeronautics section will feature the participation of the Director of Airbus's Additive Manufacturing Programme, Jonathan Meyer, who will explain the strategy which has led to the incorporation of hundreds of parts manufactured by 3D printing. The ESA is also keen for the chance to explain its latest advances. The person responsible for presenting them will be Advenit Makaya, who is overseeing the project to build a stable colony on the Moon using an innovative technique for printing 3D bricks.
As representatives of the healthcare sector, Exovite is also taking part in IN(3D)USTRY with its customized 3D printed splints which are 75% lighter than conventional plaster casts; or Tractivus showing the first trachea made from silicone and designed by 3D personalisation. In the industry section, representatives include companies such as Siemens or Alstom, to name but a few.
SOURCE Fira de Barcelona