More than 50 exhibitors still welcome at the Carrousel du Louvre visitors interested in 3D printing. The opportunity to take stock of the development of this sector, which is in a transition phase. If, in the industry, additive manufacturing techniques are increasingly employed in different sectors of activity, consumer 3D printing (or consumer) going through a phase of disillusionment. The difficulties of Makerbot, iconic brand in the sector, evidenced by. For the professionals, no doubt, this phase is temporary and classical in the adoption of a new technology cycle. 3D printing will explode just as was the case of the PC at the time.
A clearly “consumer” oriented 2015 edition of the 3D Print Show
Automobile, art, robotics, construction, medical sector, this Parisian edition of 3D Print Show gives a good idea of the multiplicity of 3D printing applications. The prototype engaged in by team Strakka Racing in the 24 hours of Le Mans is certainly one of the presented the most spectacular achievements this year at the Louvre, but sculptures of Duong Thai, including its Samothrace, well adapted to the place, his Darwin triptych or even 3 mechanical birds “Resistance” of Ryan Buyssens brought a very convincing artistic touch.
At the level of 3D printers presented, the exhibition is very oriented “consumer”. So not big printers Stratasys 3DSystems or printers FDM metal as on an industrial fair, but a battalion of printers including Ultimaker, UP or the Form 1 + formlabs as one of the representatives of the Stereolithography.
Note the very many printers of type “tripods”, these mini-delta robots transformed into 3D printer. An approach which, in addition to the spectacular pane, allows to produce objects from a height greater than that of conventional 3D printers and especially affordable, that is to say of the order of a few hundred euros. eMotionTech, the Belgian Tripodmaker and Italian Wasp present their achievements in Paris.
Finally, don’t miss the print project constructs 3D concrete robot, the table plotter / printer 3D large format 3DP Unlimited which offers a print area of 1 m x 1 m 50 cm high, the foldable structures created by Appled Kinematics, and the 3D modelling photo booth cabin of Photomaton.