AM events in the region to attend in 2020

2020 will be another busy year for Additive Manufacturing. There are a lot of 3D printing events on the calendar again. That might be a good thing, because things are changing fast in this innovative industry. An AM-event every x-number of times that summarises the novelties and demonstrates them to the general public is therefore no mere luxury. Can’t you see the wood for the trees anymore? Or you just don’t know which events you can come and take a look at? Don’t worry; we’ve listed the important events in the region below.

Flam3D will also be present at the following events. Sometimes with an exhibition stand, other times with a lecture, a group stand or a 3D cafe. Each time using a different denominator, but always with the same goal: spreading the word about the possibilities of 3D printing. Flam3D is available for every visitor who wants to find an answer to AM-related questions through neutral and independent advice.


04-05 March in NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven, The Netherlands

RapidPro is an international trade fair for Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing in the Benelux, offering solutions for all phases of product development, prototyping and production. The fair celebrates its tenth edition this year and presents the complete digital production ecosystem for the technical manufacturing industry. RapidPro focuses on current topics such as quality assurance and hardware and software integration. In addition, various techniques in all phases of product development, prototyping and production are treated with a focus on concrete application and ROI.

Sign & Print Festival

11-12 March in Evenementenhal Gorinchem, The Netherlands

The Sign & Print Festival introduces its visitors to the creative range of applications in visual communication. The festival site consists of four areas: technologies, materials, sustainability and design. In order to present all the developments in the technologies category, the subject of 3D scanning and printing will also be presented in that area. At the festival, creativity, interaction and innovation go side by side by presenting innovative applications, products and services live on the festival site. In addition, various expert sessions will take place.


17-20 March in Jaarbeurs Utrecht, The Netherlands

The TechniShow is a leading platform in the Benelux for innovative industrial production technology. Thanks to approximately 425 exhibitors, the exhibition summarises the future of the manufacturing industry to enable visitors with sufficient information and inspiration to take the next step in smart production technology. TechniShow is divided into various sectors where production techniques, phases and accessories of the production process are demonstrated. Simultaneously with the TechniShow, the ESEF Maakindustrie takes place. With over 260 exhibitors, this is the largest event in the Benelux for supply, outsourcing, product development and engineering. After free registration you have access to both fairs with your badge.

3D Printing value chain event

21-22 April in Brightlands Chemelot Campus, the Netherlands

The 3D Printing value chain event focuses on 3D printing of polymers and addresses various and complex aspects of the technology, from design to final product. Through a two day conference and an exhibition, the event facilitates an exchange of knowledge, current status, skills and resources. In addition, it allows visitors to build future business relations. The event aims to provide the necessary tools to facilitate the transition from traditional production methods to 3D printing. Therefore, it is aimed at everyone involved in the value chain of creating a product using 3D printing.

Advanced Engineering

27-28 May in Antwerp Xpo, Belgium

Advanced Engineering covers the entire product development process in the Belgian manufacturing industry: design and prototyping, materials, electronics and connectivity. The event shows which innovations you need to apply, which trends are on the rise and how the most current issues regarding product development can be answered. Advanced Engineering connects different sectors and helps visitors to keep their products future proof.


10-13 November in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Formnext is the largest international trade fair and conference on Additive Manufacturing/ 3D printing and the next generation of intelligent industrial production in Europe. Nowhere else will you find such a global and leading event fully dedicated to all facets of 3D printing. You can discover the full spectrum of AM, from process chains to process integration. In addition, the exhibition offers conference and training opportunities as input for new ideas and provides insight into the future of innovative production. The fair grew from one hall a few years ago to four halls gathering more than 800 exhibitors from more than 30 countries.