drupa Expert Article
News 21 March 2016
KCI Touchpoint 3D fab & print
By KCI Publishing

drupa 2016, the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solution, will feature the new KCI’s 3D fab + print touchpoint in Hall 7a , booth C41. It will provide a platform for thought leaders, industry professionals, exhibitors and visitors working in both the 2D printing/packaging production and 3D printing industries to discuss thought-provoking ideas, share technologies and knowledge. The objective of the touchpoint is to encourage new technological integrations, leading to new brand and production collaborations and partnerships between these three important industries. The 2D printing and packaging production industry professionals can examine not only their present potential but also be able to look at what 3D printing has to offer their businesses both now and for the future. drupa will take place from May 31 – June 10, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“Just come to one of our networking events and have some fun! Have a drink with us and make some new friends and business partners. You might also just be the lucky person who wins one of the Cubicon Style 3D printers that will be given away, or gets a free scaled bust of yourself, printed by one of our partners, “ said Leslie Wood, Account Manager 3D fab+print.

The touchpoint will encompass a daily schedule of interactive 10 – 15 minute presentation sessions, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Some of the leading companies giving presentation are SDD/AMR Europe, Gartner, Doob, Smithers, Massivit. They will address topics such as:

* What 3D technologies are relevant to the 2D printing and packaging production industries? 
* What added business potential is there for 2D printing services to integrate 3D printing into their available services?   
* What opportunities does 3D printing represent as a new business model?

In addition overviews will be given of:
* 3D printing and 3D printing service bureaus,
* Technology trends with case studies (including those for traditional 2D printer manufacturers) ,  
* New business opportunities.

Presentations will also address 3D market forecasts and how these relate to 2D printing manufacturers in terms of:
* Market drivers and inhibitors; both consumer and enterprises, and
* Market trends
   In addition to this lecture program there will also be technology displays and workshop areas with the latest 3D products like the Getto Blaster (SDD3DP1204) and software (e.g. SDD STP Step(file) To Print) on display and the opportunity to talk to industrial experts and get advice about new industry solutions.

About KCI

KCI Publishing is a leading knowledge, communication and information company based in the Netherlands connecting business-to-business professionals by building and sustaining global communities, solving their information needs and helping them to develop their professional lives and friendships.

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