The In(3D)ustry show opened today in the Italian Pavilion at Fira de Barcelona Montjuic and the first day was already intense with literally dozens of manifacturing industry speakers discussing how 3D printing has helped them to turn a manufacturing need into a manufacturing solution.
This was the underlying theme of the show, as the organizers sought to start from highly vertical industrial needs (aerospace, automotive, design and architecture, consumer goods, healthcare and more) to identify the additive manufacturing technologies that can offer specific solutions.
Documenting the In(3D)ustry
On day one several top representative from the aerospace and automotive industries took to the stage, including Cristobal Gomez form the SEAT Development & Prototype Center and José Manuel Martin, from the Airbus Defense and Space Division. Tomas Diéz, founder of the FabLab Barcelona and of the Fab City Research Laboratory, presented and spoke at both the panels on the theme of making and consumer goods.
Designers like Samuel Bernier from LeFabShop and Danit Peleg (known globally for her 3D printed dress collection, created using Spanish made BQ desktop 3D printers and Filaflex filament) contributed to the panel discussion, which also involved several other professionals, including IKEA and Autodesk designers. In the evening Ramon Pastor, GM of HP 3D Printing closed the day with a keynote speech on the potential of 3D printing for the future of production in consumer goods. The final award ceremony was crowned with a final speech by Google’s Vint Cerf, considered one of the founding fathers of the Internet, on the similarities between open source HTML code and open source hardware and materials systems for promoting innovation.
As one of the shows official media partners, the 3Dprintingbusiness.directory was present to document the entire event. Below is a collection of photos from the first day of talks and exhibit (article continues below the Gallery).
The event brought together the entire and very vibrant additive manufacturing, making and desgin communities of Barcelona, from the IAAC and the first FabLab in Europe (led by Tomas Diez who also actively contributed at the show’s organization) to HP, which has its entire 3D printing operations based here, and several prototyping and AM services. Even the President of Catalunya, Carles Puigdemont, visited the show to understand more about the many possibilities that AM could offer to the local economy.