Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D Germany: What do stents and hominids have in common?

Life-size sculpture of a prehistoric man, 3D printed using Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP), showcased by FIT Additive Manufacturing Group at Rapid.Tech

AM specialist FIT Additive Manufacturing Group provides highly versatile hightech products, from medtech to large format sculptures

(Lupburg/Erfurt, 2018-06-08) The international trade show Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D, based in Erfurt, Germany, ended yesterday celebrating its 15th anniversary grandly. Bigger than ever, this highly important event for additive manufacturing (AM) clearly demonstrated the range of penetration AM processes and 3D printing are making today. FIT Additive Manufacturing Group has proudly supported this event since its earliest stages as an exhibitor as well as a member of its advisory board. A dominate company with a keen entrepreneurial understanding of newly emerging technological trends, FIT Additive Manufacturing Group has emphasized this year’s anniversary with special commitment.

FIT Additive Manufacturing Group's trade show concept focused on Large Format Additive Manufacturing represented by two innovative technologies in its portfolio: WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) which allows for substantially large 3D metal parts to be built quickly and cost-efficiently by 5-axis welding of almost any wire materials. And, GDP (Gel Dispensing Printing) capable of producing supersized, lightweight, and hollow plastic objects ideal for impressive objects for promotional purposes and more.

Current trends endorsed by FIT Additive Manufacturing Group: Large Format AM, Spare Parts on Demand, Ceramic Printing
Another new FIT Additive Manufacturing Group milestone presented at Rapid.Tech: Spare Parts on Demand aimed at industrial businesses, shifts the traditional practice of make-to-stock to on-demand manufacturing, without affecting lead times. When referring to Ceramic Printing, FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is a pioneer in introducing ceramics as the material of choice for luxury interior design. Of course FIT's booth displayed the whole range of services around prototyping and Additive Design and Manufacturing (ADM) – spanning from engineering to finishing and elaborate quality assurance methods.

FIT Additive Manufacturing Group heavily involved in conference sections, Start-up-Award, and 3D Pioneers Challenge
FIT Additive Manufacturing Group experts have been invited as speakers in three conference sessions, Automotive Industry, 3D Metal Printing, and the User Conference, underlining FIT's long-term expertise in the fields of R&D and AM technologies. Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D Start-Up Award gives young companies from the digital fabrication or additive manufacturing sectors an opportunity to expand their network and broaden their high-tech capability. CEO Carl Fruth, again a member of the jury, appreciates the intentions behind this event. "This acknowledgment means an additional motivational boost for young visionary talents – as well as providing fresh and inspiring abilities to the whole AM industry. There are so many excellent ideas, it proves to be a difficult undertaking to choose one winning business concept." FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is also sponsoring the international design contest "3D Pioneers Challenge".FIT Additive Manufacturing Group stands behind this commitment for a good reason: Creative additive design is the prerequisite for any success of innovative products from Additive Manufacturing.

About the FIT Additive Manufacturing Group
Founded in 1995, FIT Additive Manufacturing Group is a leading German provider of rapid prototyping and production services using additive design and manufacturing (“ADM”) via its subsidiaries FIT Prototyping GmbH and FIT Production GmbH. FIT Additive Manufacturing Group currently employs 300 people, most of them at the company’s headquarters in Lupburg, Germany. Two further manufacturing sites are located in Southern Germany, as well as one in Southborough (USA). In Brasov (Romania), the Group runs a software development center, and it has sales and project management operations in Peoria, IL (USA) and Zhukovsky (Russian Federation). www.fit.technology

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