Convergence - disruptive and established industries meet to create a responsible future
When complementary fields join forces, this convergence can evolve to something meaningful.
Additive manufacturing has more than achieved a “proof of concept” status throughout the last decade. Disruptive technologies offer a whole range of functional, project-specific one-offs and have been tested in numerous verticals.
The established industry faces rising challenges of their future-proof and social impact and the need of responsible manufacturing. Not least the Green Deal is pushing to respond to the inevitable development towards sustainability.
Advanced technologies such as 3D printing can enable solutions to this challenge – when implementing them strategically into established processes.
The concept of sustainability has multilayered implications – ranging from the economic to ecologic. But, underpinning all of these layers is that sustainability needs to appeal-to, and be driven by a responsible human mindset.
The 3D Pioneers Challenge addresses pioneers brave enough to pave the path for technology-transfer that will enable sustainable production in the future. This technology-transfer is unlocked as a spectrum ranging from those who take wise-incremental steps in established industry, to those who are inventing brand new concepts in the entrepreneurial start-ups and academic sectors.
3DPC invited to use the platform. Present. Meet. Converge – to create together a better, responsible future. Let´s be pioneers and push the boundaries.
Watch the higlights of the 3DPC2022: 3DPC YouTube Channel
Find the detailed describtion: for download here
The main prize winner was awarded the "3DPC Trophy". This limited edition design object, created especially for the 3DPC, was developed in 2020 as a project within "3DPC & Friends", in cooperation with the jury member Ross Lovegrove, the winner of "3DPC 2019 Digital" Hyperganic and partner Materialise .
Prize money of EUR 35.000 kindly supported by the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs Science and Digital Society .
Special Mention by Autodesk Technology Centers
The Autodesk Technology Centers recognized excellence in the 3DPC by providing the opportunity to join the Autodesk Technology Centers Outsight Network - a global community of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and researchers building future-focused technology in design, AEC, manufacturing, and more that is destined to change our world.
Further information for download here here and at Autodesk Technology Centers .
two nTopology full versions
3D Pioneers Challenge and nTopology are partnering again to give 3DPC participants free access to nTopology. After the successful premiere of this “Special feature” in 2021, 3DPC and nTopology are happy to provide this again to the submitters so that they can benefit to bring their entries to the next level.
nTopology winner of the "3DPC 2020 Digital", supports as part of the 3DPC & Friends network. Participants have the opportunity to obtain a license for the nTop platform as well as additional training materials for designing and producing a submission with this "next generation design & engineering software".
Detailed information about this special feature please see here the nTop blog about the 3DPC cooperation.
3DPC2022 Exhibition of the finalists and winners as well as talks whilst the conference. As highlight the award ceremony, on-site.
3DPC finalists, winners and jury members were part of 3DKonzeptLab2022.
On 12 & 13 October, "Mobility goes Additive" will host the "Women in AM Summit" and the "MGA Annual Meeting" in Berlin. The network welcomes its members and friends of the 3D printing community for an open exchange on current topics and innovation. In addition to exciting keynotes, for example on printing in the German Navy, the integration of AM in the production of high-speed trains, the connection between AI and AM and much more, this year there will be an exhibition of start-ups - the perfect opportunity to discover new business opportunities!
Highly advanced materials for a circular and digital worldThe Subcontractor is the highlight for the technical supply industry of the trade fair company ELMIA in Jönköping. The event is one of the leading events for the manufacturing industry in Northern Europe and Scandinavia and is the contact point for decision-makers, engineers and designers.On behalf of the Swedish trade fair company ELMIA, HAUTE INNOVATION has been commissioned to implement a special area on the latest innovations for the industry under the title “Highly advanced materials for a circular and digital world” on the occasion of the fair.Happy to be on the road with Haute innovation.