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From 16 to 26 June 2020, drupa trade show in Düsseldorf would once again be the hub of the global printing, media and packaging industry, expecting to host 2,50,000 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors and journalists from over 180 countries.

Since drupa 2016, 3D printing has been one of the six highlights at drupa. In addition to its own exhibition area, drupa 2020 will once again dedicate a touchpoint 3D fab+print to this future technology. For the first time, the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association will be responsible for the content design and implementation of the ten-day lecture programme. A total of 80 specialist lectures have been planned over two-hour blocks twice daily.

In a bid to the trade fair’s target group, the focus will be on applications in printing and paper machine construction as well as applications for media and packaging. The spectrum will range from additive-manufactured machine components to prototyping or on-demand spare parts supply for printing presses to the use of additive processes to manufacture individual advertising products and unusual packaging solutions. “Our trade fair
appearance at drupa 2016 met with a very positive response. So, we decided to expand our commitment at drupa 2020 and contribute our know-how,” said Dr Markus Heering, MD VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association and VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association. In the five years of its existence, the working group has grown to around 150 members including leading suppliers of AM production technology for processing metals and plastics, suppliers of components, software, automation technology and materials as well as industrial users from various industries and leading
research institutes.