There are not many places where you can listen to talks about cyborgs, design automation, heart valves and the energy chain – all within one conference. The AM-Forum Berlin quickly established itself as one of the major conferences for decision makers interested in AM technology in Germany. Within just three years, this conference became an important meeting point for interested parties across all industries.
In his presentation, Dipl.-Ing. Volker Seibicke answered the question where norms and standards for the AM field are coming from. This is especially interesting for internationally operating companies. In the past, there have not been many regulations for this rather new industry. This will change in the future and it is important to keep up with them.
Other presentations talked about medical applications for the AM technology and showed that the high flexibility and speed of this production process can help improve the life of people in need of prosthetics. Companies from a wide variety of industries presented their use of 3D-printed parts. This shows that AM is not limited to a specific application or industry. It can create value throughout the whole development and production process.
The AM-Forum is not just a place to meet potential clients but to also to catch-up with current clients and our supplier network. The presentation by BASF about “Innovative materials for today, tomorrow and the digital future” was especially interesting for us since we always stay up to date when it comes to new materials entering the market thanks to partners like BASF. In addition, it is always great to talk to our material supplier Lehmann & Voss. Our client Kegelmann exhibited their current innovations just across the hallway form us.
Overall, these two days set the tone for the rest of the year. They show the importance of Germany as a high-tech country.