As evidenced by a growing number of global events based around the technology, 3D printing really is a worldwide phenomenon. Before wrapping up the 2018 year, there are still a couple of AM events to mark in the calendar: Inside 3D Printing Mumbai, which we wrote about yesterday, and the Iran 3DShow 2018.
The Iran 3DShow will kick off its second edition on December 5 at the Book Garden in Tehran. The three-day event is hosted by the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology of Iran and is supported by the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Development Headquarters.
Interestingly, the Iranian additive manufacturing event isn’t only geared towards the local AM industry, as a significant focus of the show will be targeted at students and youth. This focus will address a challenge in the Middle Eastern nation to supply students with suitable access to new technologies such as 3D printing.
The Iran 3D Show is being realized in collaboration with the Iran Institute of Additive Manufacturing and 3DRooz, an Iran-based 3D printing news platform which will be the official International Media Partner of the event.
Mohammad Sadeq Majdi, the CEO of 3DRooz, commented on the upcoming show, saying: “Despite the fact that Iran has now some serious challenges to embrace 3D printing, but the companies hunger for [growth] is admirable. We can see domestic companies and organizations doing their job well to maximize public awareness about Additive Manufacturing. Of course, joining International companies and brands can highly leverage the outcomes.”
The Iran 3DShow will be divided into three sub-events between December 5 and 7: the 2nd exhibition of 3D printing industry, the 1st specialized conference of incremental manufacturing technologies and the 1st national competition of 3D printing. Over the course of the event, a number of speakers from the industry and from universities around the globe will be giving presentations on various relevant topics.
The final event, the 1st national competition of 3D printing, will see teachers and students and university students submit innovative 3D printed projects for the chance to win a prize. In the “teachers and students category,” teachers will be tasked with coming up with 3D printed teaching aids, while primary school children are asked to build a catapult and high schoolers are invited to design and construct a lightweight bridge with high flexural and compressive strength.