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May 2016

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601

Visionary ideas, best cases and hands-on state of the art

The touchpoint 3D fab + print will be a meeting point for all drupa 2016 visitors interested in learning about 3D printing. This special show in Hall 7a (Stand C41) will be all about 3D technologies for a wide range of application industries and their market potential. “The purpose of the touchpoint 3D fab + print is to drive technical integration and to pave the way for new cooperative ventures in matters of branding and production,” said Sabine Geldermann, Director of drupa. “The touchpoint will bring together the traditional printing industry and visionaries in 3D printing, offering opportunities to explore the industrial potential of 3D printing and additive manufacturing techniques.” The organization and on-site implementation will be handled by KCI Publishing (Netherlands). The world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions will take place from May 31 - June 10, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Another important element at the touchpoint will be a program of around 70 presentations. Insights into production processes and the application spectrum of 3D technologies will be offered by 3D pioneers AMR (Netherlands), Aviv3D (Israel) and Massivit (Israel). The market potential of 3D printing will be presented by international market research institutes such as Gartner (US) and Smithers Pira (UK). A further thematic focus at the touchpoint will be the legal aspects of 3D scanning and printing, addressed by DWF (UK) and Cohausz & Florack (Düsseldorf). The program will also include presentations by Arjo Wiggins, Blueprinter, Caldera, Canon and the IPP Printer Working Group. Each half-hour presentation will consist of a brief talk (10-15 minutes), followed by a Q&A session. Participation is free of charge for drupa visitors and registration is not required. The detailed program will be held on each day of drupa 2016, except May 31 and June 10.
For more information about the program visit http://tinyurl.com/jav32cg

Press Contacts:

drupa 2016 Press Office
Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel:(312) 781-5185

John Butterfield
Editorial Manager at KCI Publishing
Tel: +31 575 585 294

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