The IoT Solutions World Congress is part of Barcelona Industry 4.0 Week, one of the world’s biggest trade fair platforms for industry in terms of both the commercial side and the knowledge it generates, which takes place on 1-6 October 2017 at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre. Other events taking place simultaneously include Expoquimia, Eurosurfas, Equiplast, In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions, the World Congress of Chemical Engineering and the World Chemical Summit, as well as the Smart Chemistry, Smart Future event.
Leading motor vehicle manufacturers will be showcasing their advances in 3D printing at IN(3D)USTRY
Some of the top companies in the global automotive sector are taking part in the second edition of IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions on 3-5 October in Hall 3 of Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre. They will be part of the more of the 40 speakers from leading companies who are already using 3D printing in their production processes, and will be sharing their experiences in implementing this innovative technology with other attendees.
Top brands such as Renault, Seat and the FCA Group, whose brands include Jeep, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Maserati and Dodge, have chosen the second edition of IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions as a platform for revealing their strategies for implementing additive manufacturing in their production processes. The Automobile panel, which takes place on 3 October, will bring together representatives of a sector that is starting to put an emphasis on advanced additive manufacturing in their processes, in view of the opportunities for reducing the manufacturing costs of certain components.
The FCA Group is a case in point, and since 2015 they have been manufacturing the front end of the Alfa Romeo Giulia model with 3D printing. This success story and the other initiatives that this group is driving forward will be explained at IN(3D)USTRY by the Director of Prototypes and Materials, Nunzio di Bartolo, and Product Development Additive Manufacturing Specialist for EMEA, Roberta Sampieri. On behalf of Renault, the head of Design Innovation and Advanced Technologies, Melanie Barriere, will explain how the company has managed to considerably reduce the weight of its engines thanks to additive manufacturing. Meanwhile, the head of Additive Manufacturing at Seat, Norberto Martín, will talk about the applications that the Martorell-based company is currently working with, from the initial development and prototype phases through to the assembly chain.
Another participant is Local Motors, which will be presenting Olli, the world’s first 3D-printed autonomous electric shuttle bus. The company’s Marketing Director, Carlo Iacovini, will explain how the large-scale BAAM 3D printing system enabled the company to create large carbon fibre pieces in a matter of hours.
The auxiliary industry will also be represented at the second edition of IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions by representatives from CLEPA (the European Association of Association of Automotive Suppliers); Valeo, one of the world’s largest suppliers of components and systems to the global automobile and truck industry; Fersa, the bearings manufacturer for the automotive industry, and the UoP Racing Team, which will explain how it uses additive manufacturing in the design of its racing cars.
The other key sectors under discussion at this 3D printing event will be industry, aeronautics, retail, consumer goods and the health sector, with representatives from companies and institutions such as Adidas, Sony, Procter & Gamble, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Avinent, Airbus, ESA, ITP, Siemens and Alstom, amongst others.