19/09/2023 – 7th conference Pomeranian 3D Printing Days: SUSTAINABILITY

How do new technologies help companies achieve sustainable development? Can plastics be more ecological than paper? Can 3D printing help reduce the carbon footprint and costs of modern production processes? These are just some of the questions that the organizers of this year’s Pomeranian 3D Printing Days conference want to answer, which will take place on September 19, 2023 at the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia.

Famous designers, industry experts, exhibitors from all over Poland, presentation of the latest achievements, educational workshops, discussions about trends and a large dose of current knowledge. This is briefly the seventh edition of the event, which this year will be held under the slogan “sustainability”. It is addressed to all companies that are looking for savings in production processes and want to develop in the spirit of sustainable development, using 3D printing technology. Participation in the event is free of charge.

Pomeranian 3D Printing Days is a cyclical event organized in cooperation with the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia and the Gdańsk Science and Technology Park in partnership with BIBUS MENOS. Each edition of the event is devoted to a different aspect of the use of 3D printing technology.
  • when: September 19, 2023 at 9:00-16:00
  • where: Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia
  • admission: free, registration required

From enthusiasts’ meetings to the most important event in the 3D printing industry

Pomeranian Printing Days is a conference that has grown from an intimate meeting of 3D printing enthusiasts to one of the most important events in this industry in Poland. This year’s program promises to be exceptionally interesting. There will be no shortage of names of top experts and pressing topics in the area of sustainable development, i.e. recovery of plastics, the use of biodegradable materials, reducing the carbon footprint in production and energy saving, as well as issues related to the use of 3D printing in advertising.

The organizers’ invitation was accepted by, among others, designer Łukasz Pączkowski, known as Zulu Kuki. He is a designer and multidisciplinary artist who willingly uses modern technologies in his works. One of its most recognizable products is footwear produced using a 3D printer. Recently, his installation was placed on the Gdynia beach as part of the Gdynia Design Days festival.

Sustainable development is a response to the challenges of the modern economy

Where did the idea for the slogan: “Sustainability” come from? This is how the co-organizers of the project describe the idea: – Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia is the largest innovation hub in Poland. By supporting innovative projects, we try to do it in a wise and responsible way, while responding to the needs of the modern economy. The main goal of sustainable development is to achieve a balance between economic and social progress and environmental protection. This approach perfectly reflects the spirit in which we operate every day. Therefore, this year’s slogan “sustainability” is a natural response to the socio-economic challenges that entrepreneurs face today, and 3D printing technology is one of the tools that allows us to meet these challenges. – says Anna Borkowska, director of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia.

We are still in the post-covid era, where the trend of sustainable development is intertwined with the period of economic downturn and a new perspective in EU funding. The development of the 3D printing industry strives to meet current socio-economic challenges. That is why during the next edition we want to talk about closed material circulation in 3D printing. We will present the possibilities of recovering materials and reusing them. We will present operational processes using 3D technology, which focus on local production and allow entrepreneurs to become independent from today’s capricious global supply chains and reduce CO2 emissions. Invited speakers will also talk about available opportunities for financing business activities based on sustainable development using specific business examples. – says Michał Pęczek from Bibus Menos.

During the next edition of the Pomeranian 3D Printing Days, we would like to not only discuss the current challenges facing the 3D printing community, but also target companies implementing and pursuing sustainable development goals, representing many sectors of the economy. Both at PPNT Gdynia and the Gdańsk Science and Technology Park, we work every day with companies that tell us about their needs and are looking for interesting solutions and development opportunities. The Pomeranian 3D Printing Days, Sustainability edition, is a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, learn about new trends in the industry, as well as verify sustainable development strategies in your companies – says Radosław Wika, Director of the Gdańsk Science and Technology Park.

The event will be complemented by educational workshops, the topics of which will also refer to the issue of sustanablility. Their goal is to develop skills related to 3D technologies and reverse engineering, taking into account the idea of sustainable development in the aspects of education, equality
gender, innovation and responsible production. The workshops will be led by Mirosław Pałysiewicz – an expert in the field of 3D technology, an experienced trainer and mentor who has been actively involved in education in the area of new technologies and gender equality for years.

There will also be an exhibition part, during which the latest technological and material solutions will be presented, and will traditionally be an opportunity for behind-the-scenes talks and networking.


8:30–9:00 – Registration of participants

9:00–9:20 – Grand opening of the event
Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia, BIBUS MENOS sp. z o.o.
Pomeranian Special Economic Zone sp. z o. o., Gdańsk Science and Technology Park


9:25–9:45 – Upcycling and recycling of polymer powders for use in additive powder technologies. Solutions for environmentally sustainable and economical production of polymer powders dedicated to users of powder 3D printing
Dominik Zdybał, Alpha Powders

9:50–10:10 – Closed loop in metal additive manufacturing, thanks to the rePowder device for producing spherical powders from any form of material
Grzegorz Kaszyński, Business Development Manager, Amazemet sp. z o.o.

10:15–10:35 – Environmentally friendly materials for 3D printing
Dr. Angela Andrzejewska, Gdańsk University of Technology

10:35–11:05 – Coffee break


11:05–11:25 – Approach to sustainable development in the SLS and DMLS process
Michał Pęczek, EOS Product Manager, BIBUS MENOS sp. z o.o.

11:30–11:50 – Extending the life of 3D printed tools on the example of a case study from Johnson Matthey Battery Systems – 3D printing in industrial plants
Damian Żabicki, 3DGence

11:55–12:15 – Flexibility, parts consolidation and digital warehouse as key factors supporting sustainable development and reducing material and energy consumption
Jarosław Kozak, Technology Applied

12:20–12:40 – When zero-waste meets 3D printing – what does the adaptation of biodegradable materials by the advertising applications market look like?
Paweł Ślusarczyk, GREENFILL3D

12:45–13:05 – The use of industrial 3D scanners in sustainable production.
Michał Rawecki, Reverse Solutions

13:05–13:35 – Coffee break


13:35–13:55 – Subsidies for 3D printing technologies in the spirit of sustainability
Karol Bober, President of the Management Board, Grantera sp. z o.o.

14:00–14:20 – The role of 3D printing in product design
Zulu Kuki

14:25–14:45 – Rapid prototyping in low-volume production in the context of sustainable development
Mozi Studio

14:50–15:20 – Discussion panel
Moderator: Michał Pęczek, BIBUS MENOS sp. z o. o.;
Panelists: Grzegorz Kaszyński, Amazemet sp. z o. o.; Jarosław Kozak, Technology Applied; Karol Bober, Grantera sp. z o. o.

15:10 – 16:00 – End of the conference.

  1. Introduction to 3D Technology:

Discussion of the basics of 3D printing and its applications
Presentation of various 3D printing methods and their ecological impact

  1. 3D Scanning and Reverse Engineering:

The process of scanning and processing scanned 3D objects
Creating 3D models from existing objects

  1. Software and 3D Design:

Preparing 3D models for printing
Discussion of design tools and their online availability

  1. Materials and 3D Printing:

Selection of appropriate materials in the context of sustainable production
Practical aspects of 3D printing, printer calibration, problem solving

  1. Practical Applications:

Creating spare parts and prototypes in the context of everyday use
Presentation of innovative projects based on 3D technologies

  1. Environmental impact and responsible consumption:

Discussion on the impact of 3D technology on the environment
Proposals for responsible consumption and production practices

  1. Gender equality and education:

Examples of activities promoting gender equality in technology

  1. Support for women in acquiring technical skills


The 3D Printing Center is the media patron of the event.

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