Inside 3D Printing Melbourne being just a week away (7-9 July), I thought I’d look into what is there to be expected. After an amazing Inside 3D Printing Seoul show, I am very excited to be heading to Melbourne. Not only because we will actually be able to communicate with the show visitors in English, but also because it will be my first trip there, I and don’t know much of the Australian 3DP scene first hand. The show is promoted to be the ‘first significant 3D printing show in Australia’ featuring 29 speakers and 25 seminar sessions. Let’s have a closer look.
The speaker line up looks impressive, featuring a lot of local speakers and topics covering 3D printing in Australia. There are two featured keynotes. The first one is Terry Wohlers, probably the most well known 3D printing consultant in the world, who will be speaking 9am on the first day July 9th. The second is Milan Brandt, a Professor of Advanced Manufacturing in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, and Research Director Advanced Manufacturing Precinct, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Milan Brandt will be speaking 9am on the second day July 10th.
The session topics for the first day include Australian perspective to 3D printing and how it will affect their global position and potential in the future, open source culture and sharing, 3D printing in metal and bio-printing becoming commercial with the first commercial human tissue 3D printer. Some of the usual suspect topics surround areas such as design, maker, IP, Architecture. I am quite interested in the last two topics for the first day: how to set up an ecosystem for a 3D printing business, and how nanobionics will advance medical surgeries.
The second day topics include how 3D printing can be utilized in defense application for military, 3D printing and it’s implication in education and research areas, fashion, investment, 3D scanning, robots will make our food, and how it is to be a female maker in the male dominated industry. Quite a wide spread of topics, and well built program. Well done!
The exhibitor line up looks very nice as well. Stratasys has taken the main position again as the platinum sponsor for the event. 3D Systems will be present. I am actually curious to see what kind of line up they have for this show, after missing out the Korea completely. Mcor will be there with their infamous paper 3D printer, and their representative in Australia DGS 3D. Materialise has signed up as an exhibitor once again. There will be local presence from Csiro, 3D Group, Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL), Keech3D, Objective3D, Thinglab and many more. 3D Printing Industry will be present as the co-producer to the show.
It looks like Melbourne is all set to become another success story for the Inside 3D Printing world series. Mediabistro team has done excellent job in the set up once again. I am quite excited to go there next week and meet the familiar faces and hopefully plenty of new faces as well.
It’s been quite hectic on the business development front lately and there will be plenty of new features and updates announced very soon.
Hope to see you all in Melbourne!