Euromold 2015 Inaugurated:
With 453 exhibitors on a new course
Euromold has opened its doors, expected with excitement, for the first time at the exhibition centre in Düsseldorf. With 453 exhibitors Mrs. Diana Schnabel, exhibition manager of Euromold, expressed her satisfaction in her opening speech. She referred to the last year as an exciting and challenging one, pointing out many changes. The 3D printing industry is very strong represented at Euromold 2015 - due also to the new strategical partnership with Wohlers Associate and SME (both from USA). Until Friday visitors have the possibility to verify this fact.
In her opening speech Mrs. Schnabel (DEMAT GmbH, Frankfurt am Main) reviewed all facets of the last year - but she also ventured a foresight into the future of Euromold. With 453 exhibitors from 33 nations, representing 33.4% of Additive Manufacturing/3D printing, 26.8% of mold- and toolmaking, 26.4% of production / suppliers, 5.8% of digital product development and 7.6% of design, the trade show result can be judged as very reasonable.
Euromold will further move towards 3D printing and additive manufacturing - leading in the next years into a complete new eco-system, joined by more and more companies, which have not yet any connection with this industry.
Mr. Stephen Nigro, Head of the 3D printing section at HP, will focus on this topic in his keynote on Friday at 09.30 a.m. All keynotes and panel discussions are accessible cost-free for visitors. Additionally, it can be expected that digital product development, i.e. 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering, CAD/CAM Software tools and Augmented Reality or Virtual reality will develop rapidly. For this topic, Mr. Jeff Kowalski, CTO and SVP of Autodesk will deliver on Wednesday an exciting keynote, presenting his visions for the future.
Another very interesting topic regarding 3D printing has been delivered by Dr Terry Wohlers, one of the most important experts in this field, in his presentation "The next span thing". Dr Wohlers emphasized the immense growth potential in this industry referring to the new previously mentioned eco-system.
Representing the political side, the Deputy Secretary for Economy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dr. Günther Horzetzky, welcomed the fair, which has moved after 21 years into his federal state and greeted all the participants.
After the successful opening on this Tuesday, the organizer and the representatives of the exhibitors look ahead to four exhibition days, which will be topped on Friday at 13:30PM by a 3D printing fashion show. Models will present fashion and fashion jewellery made by 3D printing.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.de, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh