On October 4-5, Russia hosted the seventh 3D Print Expo by Smile-Expo: Moscow turned into a center of additive technologies on those days. The event featured extremely meaningful lectures and twice as many workshops.
Useful presentations by specialists
Lectures at 3D Print Expo 2019 involved representatives of Russian companies, healthcare facilities, state corporations, and higher educational establishments.
- Oleg Chizh from Siemens NX AM gave examples of the additive technology application in different sectors: from food production to architecture.
- Roman Gorbatov, a board member of the Association of 3D printing specialists in healthcare, talked about the application of 3D printing in prosthetics and about the types of materials designed in Russia for this purpose.
- Pavel Katkov from KATKOV AND PARTNERS Law Firm explained how to protect the intellectual rights, particularly in 3D technologies.
Presentations were also made by specialists from Siemens, RENA SOLUTIONS, RusAt, Polema, and many others. The process was moderated by Mikhail Petrov, the Associate professor at the Department of Materials Processing by Pressure and Additive Technologies at Moscow Polytechnic University.
Discussions involving government officials
The audience was highly interested in the discussion titled ‘CAE in additive technologies – the market of solutions for future’. It engaged experts from RusAt, Skolkovo, United Shipbuilding Corporation, etc. They examined the pros and cons of CAE solutions for the rapid integration of LMD and SLM technologies.
Besides, there was a roundtable dedicated to case studies of 3D printing technologies modeling and topological design. This issue was discussed by Eurotech, KADFEM CIS, and Moscow Polytechnic University.
Twice as many workshops
3D Print Expo became the world’s first exhibition to carry out practical training in 3D printing and scanning. Workshops for beginners and experienced users took place this year. Moreover, attendees were able to participate in lessons on the 3D pen drawing using JER 3D PENs.
The seventh event offered an expanded list of tutorials: it was the first time that guests were able to learn CNC milling and 3D printing together with members of PICASO 3D & Roland DG. The most curious visitors took part in related workshops:
- Python 3 programming with Gekkon Programming School;
- LEGO kit assembling;
- Robotics with Polycent.ru.
The event brought together 1500 guests, including cosplayers wearing 3D printed costumes of well-known characters.
Startup awarding and new solutions
The exhibition area at 3D Print Expo showed products by such Russian companies as Dipaul, Data Group, Design Bureau of Special Machine Building, SIU System, CADfem, Kugel, Cvetmir3D, QBED, Sunlitt, FDplast, and many others. Foreign market players also joined us: a manufacturer of the world’s most popular printers, Prusa Research (the Czech Republic), and a 3D pen provider, JER 3D PEN (China).
Visitors could get acquainted with solutions by Russian startups introducing their products during brief pitch sessions. Z-Bolt, a manufacturer of 3D printing smart devices, received a Certificate of The unique project of the year. Stereotech, a 3D printer producer, obtained the title of The innovative product of the year.
Event organizers and partners
The seventh 3D Print Expo was organized by Smile-Expo International Company. General Media Partners were GEEKPICNIC, Tproger, and 3Dtoday. photo report from the exhibition is available at the link.
We look forward to seeing you at the next event to be held in 2020! Follow the 3D industry news and announcements on the exhibition official website: https://3d-expo.ru