First 3D printing trade fair in Belgium launches next year

Summary

Brussels will host an international 3D printing trade fair next year, one of a very few in the world, based on Flanders’ pioneering role in the sector

Flemish companies pioneers in field

In October of 2015, the first Belgian trade fair on 3D printing will be organised at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. 3DPbrussels is one of the world’s few trade fairs on the new technology, joining London, Paris, New York and Shanghai.

Jean Louis Potten and Steve Dewindt of Techswap3D, a Vilvoorde wholesaler of 3D printers, and marketing directors Bert Schaepherders and Natacha Ciezkowski are collaborating to host the fair.

According to the organisers, a trade fair in Brussels is logical as Flanders plays an important role in the development of 3D printing. Pioneering companies in the sector include Materialise and Layerwise, both based in Leuven, and Melotte in Zonhoven, Limburg.

3DPbrussels will feature will feature lectures and workshops, with special attention paid to start-ups, the cultural sector and the education sector. They will also put the spotlight on the project e-Nabling The Future, a worldwide network of volunteers who use 3D printers to create prostheses for children with disabilities.

Photo Stratasys/industrytap.com

Brussels will host an international 3D printing trade fair next year, one of a very few in the world, based on Flanders’ pioneering role in the sector.

LinkedIn this