3D Printshow London grows in popularity

Organisers of the 3D Printshow London are expecting to almost quadruple visitor numbers on its inaugural event, which took place at The Brewery last October.

The 3D Printshow London debuted last year at The Brewery
The 3D Printshow London debuted last year at The Brewery

This year’s show, which will be hosted at the Business Design Centre in Islington between 7-9 November, is expecting to welcome 15,000 visitors. This is 11,000 more attendees that came to its debut in the capital in October 2012.

The three-day show will continue to focus on technology, art, design and medical applications, with a live show featuring music and fashion. It aims to give visitors a glimpse of the future where 3D printing will be used across a variety of industries.

Kerry Hogarth, founder of the 3D Printshow, told Event: "There are a few reasons why the show has grown so quickly. Firstly, in regards to the content and what the event focuses on, it will be much broader than just targeting the design and engineering community.

"It is already attracting those involved with brands and experiences, as well as individuals from the educational sector. We have tailored it so that everyone can get involved."

She added that new content has been added to the London show in November to make it an interactive experience for visitors. This includes a consumer home, a food hall and a hospital where most elements will be created through 3D printing.

"Our first show last year was a sell-out, and for our next event in November we sold 4,000 tickets in the first couple of months," Hogarth added. "We feel we are growing at the same fast rate that technology is developing."

The 3D Printshow London will also be hosting eight different workshops and seminars, as well as a 3D Print Shop where attendees can purchase 3D printing technology.

The show will be going oversees within the next year, including the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris on 15 and 16 November, as well as New York in 2014.

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