Betting on training

The center will participate in an Education Trade Show that will take place in March, organized by Fira de Barcelona, ​​as well as in Equiplast (Barcelona), Addit3D (Bilbao) trade fair and will repeat in Formnext (Germany)

The international digital innovation hub, IAM 3D HUB, closed last 2019 with a great balance: the incorporation of two new technology partners, ArcelorMittal and BASF, leaders in the development of metal and plastic 3D printing materials, respectively. Both companies pledged to help expand the technological support of the project with knowledge, materials, and technologies that allow new applications of 3D printing. The 3D Factory Incubator, the first high-tech 3D printing incubator in Europe, was also incorporated as an institutional partner.

In addition, the initiative received the average of one daily visit, and the international recognition as a finalist in the DIH Champion Challenge contest; as well as the recommendation by the European association EARTO of Technology and Research Centres as a prominent Hub in technological support for the adoption of additive manufacturing for SMEs.

Training services were the most demanded, both in the request for custom training, masterclasses and for participating in training sessions; as through the 3D printing training courses available through the IAM 3D HUB website: Introduction to additive manufacturing, Multi Jet Fusion (HP) basics, MJF Hands On and Design for MJF.

Thus, and by 2020, the IAM 3D HUB will work to continue strengthening its training services, through participation in the specialized education trade show, organized by Fira de Barcelona, ​​which will take place at the end of March in Barcelona.

That will be an opportunity to access students, training centers and teachers, and to let them discover 3D printing training opportunities.  It is expected that, in addition, the Hub will also participate in the 3D printing trade fair Addit3D, in Bilbao, as well as in Equiplast (Barcelona) hall specialized in rubber and plastic sectors, which in this edition will have an area devoted to the adoption of 3D printing in the industrial sector.

Finally, the IAM 3D HUB will go to the largest 3D printing trade show in Europe, Formnext, which had quadrupled the number of exhibitors and attendees last year.