An international event week on 3D Manufacturing in the Benelux region, June 20-24, 2022

Three Benelux-based organizations – Flam3D, Jakajima and Brainport Development – have joined forces to provide one of a kind experience to professionals and enthusiasts looking to begin and/or advance their additive manufacturing journey. 

Set to take place from June 20 to 24, 2022, the cross-border multi-event week will be held under the name 3D Delta Week; it ambitions to be a week of immersion in the world of 3D Manufacturing – on the crossroads of 3D Printing, Model Based Definition, PLM, VR and 3D Software.

The advantage of this Benelux ecosystem initiative, is that visitors can learn, network and explore 3D Manufacturing faster and easier. As several events around 3D Manufacturing are brought together in one week, people can switch between the events of their interest, the organizers say. 

On the other hand, we can confidently say that the Benelux area (the Delta) is a top region in terms of 3D printing, with a lot of academic and applied research, a particularly high number of printers and numerous promising start-ups and enterprises”, adds Ruben Fokkema of Brainport Eindhoven. “On the user side, we see a multitude of application areas – all in all, a versatile and high-quality ecosystem. If we connect this more and give it a better podium, the Low Countries will be widely recognized as one of the leading 3D print regions”.

Our “Country Focus” features dedicated to The Netherlands (pp 46-51, January/February issue of 3D ADEPT Mag) and to Belgiumconfirm the validity of this assessment. 

Strength in collaboration

To create an event of this type, the founding partners are relying on what has already driven the industry forward: collaboration. Both Flanders and the Netherlands have a lot to offer in the field of 3D Manufacturing. The Unique Selling Proposition of the 3D Delta region, however, lies in collaboration. A philosophy that ambassador sponsors Materialise and Design8 have fully understood and want to promote. A week in which the sector unites and presents itself in all its facets will increase the global attention to the region, a press release reads.

To do so, each of the founders therefore brings a unique expertise around the table:  

Flam3D is the non-profit that advocates for companies and research institutes active in Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing in the Netherlands-Flanders region.

 Jakajima is a matchmaker for Innovators that has been organizing many conferences / events globally for many years, ranging from 3D Printing to Internet of Things, from Unmanned Cargo Aircraft to Sustainability, from 4D Printing to Photonics and from Vertical Farming to 3D Food Printing. 

And Brainport Development is an economic development agency of the high-tech region Brainport Eindhoven that develops the regional economic strategy, creates and facilitates projects, offers business advice and innovative business premises and promotes Brainport Eindhoven in the Netherlands and abroad.

The goal of the 3D Delta Week, the international event week on 3D Manufacturing, is to contribute to the further development of 3D Manufacturing, to become more competitive as an economic region. To the organisers, the final objective is clear: “3D Delta Week will be the annual meeting point for everyone involved in 3D Manufacturing, whether inside or outside the Benelux Delta. We are going to create value for users and providers”.

Further details on the program 

First and foremost, to avoid being overwhelmed by the massive range of activities that will be held during this week, visitors can put together their own program; and choose amid the dozen activities already planned. 

You can attend events with general and informative information about 3D printing, such as the Open House at Landré with information about 3D printing techniques and materials and a tour or demo at their showroom. However, also events focusing on more in-depth and specialist 3D printing know-how will take place. You will find this for example at events like the Materialise VIP Day with workshops delivered by industry experts in manufacturing and software for data and build preparation. Additionally, many events, conferences and master classes on specific 3D printing topics are being organised. For example, for answers to questions about 3D printing for the medical sector you can attend the masterclass “Scalable production for high volume am-applications for health” by Brainport Eindhoven. Or perhaps you are more interested in the potential of AM for the environment? Then the Additive Manufacturing Climate Action Conference (AMCA conference) is for you.

There is also plenty of opportunities for networking and gaining an overview of the AM field. At events like the 3D Delta Networking Dinner or RapidPro, you will be able to connect with important stakeholders within the domain. Another great example is Flam3D’s Additive Manufacturing R&D Day: an event focused on R&D on AM aimed at building new synergies, capitalising on each other’s expertise and findings, and matchmaking.

However, maybe you are looking for more diverse new or emerging techniques within the manufacturing industry? 3DDW has got you covered as well! From 22-23 June, 3DDW will not only put the spotlight on 3D printing, but on 3D Manufacturing in general! Events such as Virtual (R)evolution, the Smart Maintenance Congres and the Model Based Definition event, recently united under the name 3D Production Days, will give you an overview of industrial applications, specific solutions, and innovative techniques within the manufacturing industry.

In addition, several other events will join the event week as well. For instance, the events of 3D Makers Zone, Binder3D and Weber Beamix will be added to the program soon. So be sure to keep an eye on this page

Would you like to organize an event under the 3DDW flag too? That is still possible! Find more information about how you can participate with your company or organisation on this page.

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