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Siemens, Lufthansa and Glaxo gear up for 3D printing expo In(3D)ustry

The third edition of IN(3D)USTRY is taking shape and the event, organised by Fira de Barcelona, ​​already has the confirmed presence of high level representatives from companies which are successfully using 3D printing.

The event, which this year incorporates new sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, moulds and dies, plastic converters and new materials, will include around thirty speakers and some 50 exhibiting companies.

Amongst the companies which will be taking part in IN(3D)USTRY, from 16 to 18 October at Fira de Barcelona, Spain, are Siemens, Lufthansa Technik, the maintenance division of the German aeronautics company, as well as the British pharmaceutical industry multinational, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

Siemens will share its strategy for building a global business of additive manufacturing services for the aerospace and automotive industries, through the forthcoming opening of a 30m-euro 3D printing centre in Worcester, UK. It will demonstrate its advances as users of this technology and also as a provider of software and solutions for the automation of 3D printing.

Lufthansa will be represented by its maintenance division, Lufthansa Technik, one of the first companies to use a laser sintering technique, which permits rapid printing of metallic objects in layers. The company will provide details of, the company which they have set up with Pepperl+Fuchs with the aim of digitising maintenance workshops in the aerospace industry.

GlaxoSmithKline will reveal details of its project to introduce the production of 100% personalised medications using additive manufacturing, pills with the precise required dosage.

This year, the IN(3D)USTRY programme looks beyond 3D and incorporates new industry sectors. It will include a competition between start-ups from the health sector, the AYRI11 industrial robotics congress, with 20 companies offering one hundred conferences and mini courses, Transplast, the subcontracting fair aimed at plastic converter companies, the fourth edition of the Reshape awards focused on “wearable” technology and digital manufacturing, as well as an exhibition area with some fifty companies.