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“Beginning of a Revolution”

02.12.2015 nformation Session of the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA with about a 100 participants completely booked - Parallel meetings of the working groups Automation and Machine Acceptance get users, suppliers, and machine manufacturers talking

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VDMA Provides Additive Manufacturing with a New Address:

07.05.2014 • New website serves the international Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA as platform and mouthpiece •Founding event on May 28th, 2014 in Frankfurt

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VDMA Additive Manufacturing: 3D Printing is Ready for Industrial Use

14.04.2015 Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA uses Digitial Factory at the Hannover Messe to educate on industrial 3D printing technologies • Experts at a symposium discuss potentials for industrial development and production

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Range of Materials is Growing

26.10.2016 H.C. Starck develops and produces metal powders for additive manufacturing. In this interview, Dr. Rainer Leo Meisel, Senior Manager for Applied Technology Metal Powders at H.C Starck Surface Technology and Ceramic Powders GmbH in Laufenburg, talks about high market dynamics, the growing range of materials, and cooperation with system manufacturers and users in the development of new alloys.

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Orientation in the World of Industrial 3D Printing

26.03.2015 The Ingolstadt Technology Day “Industrial 3D Printing Technologies” on March 19th, organized by the VDMA’s regional subsidiary of Bayern, proved, all around the world, additive manufacturing technologies has been occupying the thoughts of mechanical engineers.

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New Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA Inaugurated

28.05.2014 • More than 80 participants from about 50 companies and research institutes at the constitutive meeting at VDMA headquarters in Frankfurt • Foundation has been laid for cooperation across the whole value supply chain of additive manufacturing

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Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016

28.10.2015 Open call for applications for the Innovation Award Laser Technology 2016 – closing date January 15, 2016

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Additive Manufacturing To Change Industrial Value Chain Completely

24.02.2015 The general assembly of the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA in Hamburg affirms their goal to industrialize additive technology • Membership numbers almost doubled in the first year – now there are 64 companies and research institutes belonging to the Association within the VDMA

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Additive Manufacturing at the Mechanical Engineering Summit

22.10.2014 • 7th German Mechanical Engineering Summit gathers 3D printing experts from mechanical and plant engineering, research, and the user sector • Additive manufacturing between the poles of industrial use and basic research

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3D printing makes machinery manufacturers thirsty for knowledge

30.09.2014 • More than 100 participants from machinery manufacturing companies and user industries at the VDMA “Additive Manufacturing“ Technology Day at Denkendorf • A lot of interest in “Game changer 3D printing”

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3D Printing is Changing Value Chains – the Industry Needs to be Prepared

29.05.2015 Rainer Gebhardt, VDMA project manager for Additive Manufacturing, is convinced, 3D Printing will thoroughly change the value chain. 75 members have joined the Additive Manufacturing Association within VDMA during this first year.

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3D Printing as a Key to Competitiveness

08.01.2016 Additive manufacturing has many advantages: material efficiency, cost advantages in small lot sizes, fast and economical spare parts production, or the possibility of manufacturing highly complex and extremely light structures. The technology will change the world – also that of Mechanical Engineering.

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"New Solutions for Industry with Additive Manufacturing"

05.11.2016 In a round tour, member firm Concept Laser offers a glimpse into system engineering and applications - Serial components in use at Igus - Automotive industry calls for solution concepts

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