The second edition of IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions, which takes place on 3-5 October at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre, is shaping up to be a resounding success. With just three months to go before the event, Fira de Barcelona’s organisers have already secured the participation of senior executives from various major companies that use advanced additive manufacturing in their processes, who will be among the more than 30 speakers at the five themed conferences (Aeronautics, Automotive, Retail, Health and Industry) and the 50 exhibitors at the event.

IN(3D)USTRY will be revealing the experiences of some leading companies in these sectors that have decided to go for this type of manufacturing. For example, the aeronautics panel, which takes place on 3 October, includes Ángel Martínez, the design director of ThalesAlenia, the biggest manufacturer of satellites in Europe; Miguel Ángel Castillo, the VP of Technology Development at Aernnova, the Basque company that is a leader in the design and manufacture of aeronautical components; Javier Díaz, the head of Additive Process Development at ITP, the Basque company that is the ninth biggest manufacturer of airline engines in the world; and Jonathan Meyer, the director of Additive Manufacturing at Airbus, Europe’s biggest airline manufacturer.

The automotive panel also takes place on 23 October and brings together representatives from a sector that is putting a priority on advanced additive manufacturing in its processes. Speakers will include Andrés Asensio, director of DKM Models at SEAT’s Prototype Development centre; Melanie Barriere, head of the Design Innovation and Advanced Technologies department at Renault; Nunzio di Bartolo, director of Prototypes at the FCA Group (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), and Roberta Sampieri, Product Development CAD/CAM Additive Manufacturing specialist for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the same automotive group; Théophile Guettier, head of 3D projects at the German company Bosch; Carlo Iacovini, director of marketing at Local Motors, a start-up that manufactures autonomous vehicles in 3D; and Mariela Hauke, a director of CLEPA (European Association of Automotive Suppliers).

100 projects in Reshape

Wednesday 4 October will be the turn of the health sector, with the presence of representatives from AVINENT, the leading dental implant and prosthetics laboratory, and the Hospital of Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona, a pioneer in the use of 3D printing to treat various diseases, as well as the participation of Euro-MP Philip Boucher; Dr Salvador Borrós, from the Tractivus laboratory, a start-up that seeks to reduce the complications arising from tracheal implants; and Dr Josep Samitier from the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC). In the afternoon the Retail panel takes place, with presentations by the members of the jury for the Reshape competition, for which more than 100 3D printed projects were submitted; members include Simone Cesano from Adidas and Peter Hanappe from Sony, amongst others.

Thursday 5 October is the turn of the industrial panel which includes Ulli Klenk, the director responsible for advanced manufacturing strategy in Siemens’ Oil & Gas Division; Stefanie Brickwede, project manager of 3D printing at DB, the German railway company, and director of the Mobility Goes Additive platform; Antonio Valiente and Christophe Eschenbrenner, directors of Alstom, the railway rolling stock manufacturer; Thierry Rayna, professor of Economics at the Novancia Business School in Paris; and Pat Picariello, a member of the international standards body ASTM.

On the same Thursday, Jurgen Teidje, Unit Chief of the Directorate General for Growth at the European Commission, and Zeljko Pazin, executive director of the European Future Fabrics Research Association (EFFRA) will be discussing European policies on advanced additive manufacturing.

With the aim of introducing advanced additive manufacturing to every industrial sector, the 2017 edition will take place within the framework of Barcelona Industry Week, which includes Expoquimia, the trade show for the chemical industry; Eurosurfas, the trade show for surface treatments; Equiplast, the event for the plastics sector; the World Chemical Summit; the tenth World Congress of Chemical Engineering, and the IoT Solutions World Congress, the trade event for the industrial internet.

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