These Are the Top 10 Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Events That the Most Innovative Companies Attend

This article lists the Top 10 events for additive manufacturing in 2019 – an overview of the most important industry events that marketing and communications managers should have on their radar.

TCT Asia 

21- 23rd February, 2019. SNIEC, Shanghai, China

Cost: Free for visitors

TCT Asia is a leading design-to-manufacturing event focused on additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology. For 4 years, TCT Asia has brought together inspirational speakers, over 200 exhibitors and it continues to grow. TCT stated that in 2018 the exhibitors‘ booths have increased in a 50% compared to 2017. This year, in addition to the leading 3D machine manufacturers, like EOS, 3D Systems, SLM and Stratasys, leading additive manufacturing users such as GKN Additive, BASF, and Oerlikon will also be exhibiting.


Date: 10 -12th March, 2019. Ghangzhou, China

Costs: free for pre-registered visitors

Asiamold is an annual event for Asia’s manufacturing-based industries that takes place in Guangzhou. Their main visitors are from the manufacturing sector of specific industries, such as automotive, electronics, home appliances, aerospace and associated components, like ship-building, telecommunications, consumer goods, and medical devices. The organizers offer special benefits for pre-registered visitors.

Additive Manufacturing Forum

14 -15th March, 2019. Estrel Congress & Messe Center, Berlin, Germany.

Cost: from 880 to 1.380 €

The Additive Manufacturing Forum brings together specialists in the industry to discuss the main challenges and the most innovative developments this technology presents. This is an event of a really high-quality level of attendees with a very deep understanding of the industrial 3D printing development from the business as well as from the technical perspective. In addition to their 65 exhibitors and over 50 key speakers, this year it counts with the networking event “Ladies Lunch” organized by Stefanie Brickwede (Deutsche Bahn AG) directed to women in the AM scene. To conclude the conference day one, 3YOURMIND will offer the exhibitors a warm and special flying dinner where participants exchange with the rest of the community their knowledge, experience, and impressions of the AM world.

AMUG (The Additive Manufacturing Users Group)

31st March 2019. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Cost: from 895 to 1495 U$D

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is the most important 3D Printing event in North America “for users, by users”. It is an all-encompassing technology users group dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing technology. The AMUG Conference centers on the talks and presentations that bring together from engineers and designers to companies’ managers and educators from all around the world. And its aim is to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing. The AMUG community also counts with a yearly award called the “dinosaurs”, a prize that serves as recognition to those who have been in and contributed to the field for several years.


20th May, 2019. Cobo Center, Detroit, MI. USA.

Cost: from 75 U$D

The RAPID + TCT is the second biggest event in North America concentrating on the most important decision-makers in additive manufacturing. This year returning to Detroit to share knowledge and discover what is new in additive manufacturing right in the heart of industrial America. But in fact, it is the automotive industry that has been one of the biggest users of additive manufacturing that makes Detroit the perfect place to host 2019‘s event. Moreover, its exclusive audience makes it is a perfect place in to interact with all of the key 3D technology influencers, from corporate executives to product design and development professionals, to software developers and Industry investors, all under one roof.

3D PRINT Congress & Exhibition

04 – 06th June, 2019. Hall 4.1 Lyon Eurexpo, Lyon, France.

Cost: Free show entrance when presenting an invitation card or electronic badge.

3D PRINT Congress & Exhibition is one of the most important additive manufacturing events in France, and it is exclusive for professionals. This yearly event provides high quality presentations from a wide variety of speakers from different backgrounds, such as machinery, software, materials, technology users and the most prestigious AM journalist.

Rapid.Tech + Fab.Con 3.D

25 – 27th June, 2019. Messe Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.

Cost: from 28€

Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D is one of Europe’s and German biggest events for Additive Manufacturing. Focusing on the latest developments in 3D printing for rapid prototyping, and the shift to series production, and how the technology can be transferred into mass production, Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D has brought together key players in the industry for over 15 years now. As part of their agenda, Rapidtech + Fabcon 3.D hosts the international competition for additive manufacturing called 3D Pioneers Challenge, “Pushing boundaries 2019” that focuses on tracking down the groundbreaking discoveries that could become trends in the current 3D printing industry. International participants coming from different countries in Europe, North America, and Asia have found their way to Erfurt to compete for the first place.

TCT Birmingham

24 – 26th September, 2019. Birmingham, UK.

Cost: Free for visitors

The TCT Show in Birmingham is also a trade fair show that offers a fascinating variety of talks from a packed line-up of leading industry figures. Expert speakers, real-world applications, and innovations alongside exclusive product launches and live demonstrations make this show unique.


29-31st October 2019. Barcelona, Spain.

Cost: Early birds can request free access.

In(3d)ustry has established itself as a go-to event for industry 4.0 and the digital transformation. Since 2016 it serves as a window for companies to address local markets in the largest Southern European industrial area. It brings together over 91 exhibitors, more than 120 speakers, and more than 5.400 professionals from different countries in three days.


19-22nd November, 2019. Frankfurt AM, Germany.

Cost: from 45€

Formnext is one of the biggest 3D Printing events in the world, and the most important one in Europe. It showcases the complex, multifaceted world of additive manufacturing across the entire range of materials used, from polymers to metals and other materials, as well as every process step in state-of-the-art industrial production right up to series production. In two large exhibition floors with a very attractive agenda, including the start-up challenge awards, the Formnext means “the entire world of additive manufacturing and its upstream and downstream technologies under one roof.” In their upcoming edition, in 2019 not only will the show expand to new halls, but will also count with the presence of the USA as a partner country.