The WWW changed the world in the 1990s. Is the world about to change again? The organisers of the first 3DPrintShow London 2012 appear to think so. Offering a live show, seminars, workshops, a 3DP art gallery and full exhibitor space, the event looks set to further raise the profile of the many innovations which some commentators say add to a new industrial revolution.
The companies taking part in the London 3DPrintShow include [links lead to stories that feature these companies] MakerBot Industries, 3DSystems, Objet, EOS, i.Materialise, Ultimaker, Sculteo, Digital Forming, Boeing, Autodesk, PrintrBot and Inition .... an eclectic mix of technologies and innovators. Together they are driving a shift in how we think about the tangible intersection of the 'digital' and the 'material'.
The widely anticipated event is scheduled for 19-21 October, at The Brewery, London. The organizers expect around 4,500 visitors to pass through the doors.
Is this the new manufacturing which the UK so desperately needs? Can the 3D printing meme - a broad church and umbrella term - unite major manufacturers, software developers, design studios, architects, product designers and artists and spawn new and vibrant digital/material ecosystems?
Grab yourself a ticket and come find out!