3D/ AM events

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.
26 – 28 September 2017
NEC Birmingham, UK

This conference, hosted by SolidThinking aims to help industrial designers, engineers and architects explore the use of digital technology, including 3D printing, to design and manufacture products.
17 October 2017
Essen, Germany

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.
14 – 17 November 2017
Frankfurt, Germany

Additive Manufacturing
The Additive Manufacturing shows are ostensibly aimed at the more industrial additive manufacturing end of 3D printing, as the name implies, but have grown out of the older 3D Printshow, which had a distinct consumer bias.
6 – 8 December 2017
Pasadena, USA

Annual Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace and Space Forum
This is the fourth outing of this event, which has previously been in London but is heading to Germany, where the main sponsor, EOS, is based.
20 – 22 February 2018
Munich, Germany

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