3D/ AM events

Additive World Conference
Annual two-day conference organised by the Dutch company Additive Industries, which develops metal 3D printers. The conference program covers all aspects of additive manufacturing from materials and design to printing and finishing.
14 – 15 March 2018
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Mach 2018
UK show covering engineering based manufacturing technologies, including additive manufacturing. It covers many industries from aerospace to medical.
9 – 13 April 2018
NEC Birmingham, UK

Rapid remains the biggest US, if not worldwide, show covering 3D printing. It’s used by many vendors as the launchpad for new equipment announcements and also has a healthy conference program.
23 – 26 Apil 2018
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

TCT show
Pioneering UK show covering 3D printing. It’s a cut above the smaller, consumer-orientated shows but overshadowed by some of the larger European events. However, TCT does put together a good conference program.
25 – 27 September 2018
NEC Birmingham, UK

This is the main European event covering the more heavy duty industrial side of 3D printing with many of the larger machines on show, including a fair selection of metal 3D printers. It also attracts a fairly large international crowd with last year’s show being double the size of the previous year’s.
13 – 16 November 2018
Frankfurt, Germany