Rapid.Tech 3D Erfurt

| Trade fair for the latest developments and applications in additive manufacturing

The Rapid.Tech 3D, formerly Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D, is an internationally renowned trade fair for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, taking place at Messe Erfurt since 2013. Messe Erfurt is a modern exhibition and event center. The fair is held annually, usually in May or June, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world. Additive manufacturing and 3D printing have gained considerable importance for the industry in recent years and now play a crucial role in various sectors.

These technologies enable faster and more cost-efficient production of prototypes, tools, and final products, thus contributing to the acceleration of innovation processes and the optimization of supply chains. In industries such as aerospace, automotive, medicine, construction, electronics, and mechanical engineering, additive manufacturing processes have great potential to complement or even replace traditional manufacturing processes. 3D printing methods allow for greater design freedom and performance optimization by enabling the production of complex geometries and individually tailored components. Additive manufacturing also contributes to the reduction of material waste and energy consumption, making it a more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional manufacturing methods. The fair is organized by Messe Erfurt AG, an experienced trade fair and event organizer. Rapid.Tech 3D is aimed at industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, electronics, and mechanical engineering, showcasing innovative products and solutions in the fields of 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and generative manufacturing. At Rapid.Tech 3D, exhibitors from the fields of 3D printing, rapid prototyping, scanning, and software present their latest products and developments. Visitors can learn about the latest trends and technologies, attend expert presentations, and make contacts. The focus of the fair is on the exchange of knowledge and experience, the presentation of new technologies, and the networking of experts from industry, research, and development. Highlights include live demonstrations, the Rapid.Tech 3D conference, the Start-Up Area, and the 3D Printing Design Award. In summary, Rapid.Tech 3D is an important trade fair for the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry. With its extensive program and international orientation, it is a must for everyone interested in the future of 3D printing.

The Rapid.Tech 3D takes place annually, and therefore for the 21st time previsibly in May 2025 in Erfurt.

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Fair location:

Messe Erfurt,
Gothaer Straße 34, 99094 Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany


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Messe Erfurt GmbH
Gothaer Str. 34
99094 Erfurt, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)361 4000
Fax: +49 (0)361 4001111
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Past editions:
  • 14. - 16. May 2024
  • 09. - 11. May 2023
  • 17. - 19. May 2022
  • 22. - 23. June 2021
  • 25. - 27. June 2019
  • 05. - 07. June 2018
    • 208 exhibitors from 14 countries
    • 5000 visitors
  • 20. - 22. June 2017
  • 14. - 16. June 2016
  • 10. - 11. June 2015
  • 15. - 17. May 2014

Fair location:

Messe Erfurt,
Gothaer Straße 34, 99094 Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany


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Product groups: 3D printer, equipment, Machinery, printer, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and rapid manufacturing, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Rapid.Tech 3D taking place?
The Rapid.Tech 3D fair takes place in Erfurt, at the Messe Erfurt.

When is the Rapid.Tech 3D taking place?
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How often does the Rapid.Tech 3D take place?
The Rapid.Tech 3D takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the Rapid.Tech 3D?
The Rapid.Tech 3D is an exhibition for 3D Printing, additive manufacturing and Printing Technology.