Slideshow: Additive Manufacturing Technology at Euromold 2013
A noticeable shift at the show this year was greater emphasis on 3D printing for production applications. This year’s show also saw established makers of conventional manufacturing equipment exhibiting their own new additive manufacturing machines.
The annual Euromold show in Frankfurt, Germany is a leading event for showcasing 3D printing or additive manufacturing technology—that is, the technology for building solid models and parts though precise 3D layering of material. While the show in general is aimed at moldmakers, the range of additive manufacturing exhibitors at this show extends well beyond moldmaking to cover all industrial applications of 3D printing. In fact, a noticeable shift was apparent at the show this year compared to previous years. Additive manufacturing exhibitors overall gave less attention to design prototyping applications, in favor of greater emphasis on 3D printing for manufacturing end-use parts. Here are just a few of the sights the staff of Additive Manufacturing saw at Euromold this year: