Two new congresses on advanced manufacturing and 3D in the medical field, among the new features
IN(3D)USTRY is transformed into INDUSTRY in its fourth year to include more sectors
Fira de Barcelona’s fair devoted to additive manufacturing continues to expand its sphere of influence, incorporating new areas of industry such as the machine tool sector into its range of exhibits. The event, which evolves his name and will be known as INDUSTRY, from Needs to Solutions, will be held from 29 to 31 October in Pavilion 8 of Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuïc venue and it expects to host 150 exhibitors and more than 250 speakers.
In order to cover the entire value chain and provide smart manufacturing solutions, IN(3D)USTRY has evolved into INDUSTRY, from Needs to Solutions. This fourth fair will consist of eight areas integrating the following industrial sectors: machine tool (which will be included in odd-numbered years), connectivity and data, 3D printing, plastic transformers, automation and robotics, moulds and dies, new materials and design and services.
According to INDUSTRY director Miquel Serrano, “this year’s fair will consolidate the path initiated by the one last year, incorporating new industrial sectors”. In Serrano’s opinion, “the fact that Catalonia accounts for a quarter of Spanish industry and the sector’s current situation, immersed in the 4.0 revolution, make a fair like ours, with an increasingly industrial nature, more necessary than ever”.
Knowledge as a central pillar
Apart from the exhibition area, which is expected to host 150 companies, the event will place particular emphasis on knowledge, given that it will hold up to four congresses. Two newly-created ones: Max, on advanced manufacturing, and 3D Printing & Healthcare Congress, devoted to the medical applications of printing and 3D bio-printing. And two more that will be held for the second time at INDUSTRY, following last year’s success: ayri11, the event on automation and robotics, and Cyber Ethical Days, the first congress on cybersecurity and ethical hacking.
The four congresses will be organized alongside the IN(3D)USTRY Talks, the seminars conducted by pioneering companies in the use of 3D printing held since the first fair, which will continue to constitute a central element of the event.
Third Barcelona Industry Week
This year’s INDUSTRY, From Needs to Solutions will form part of Barcelona Industry Week, which will also encompass IoT Solutions World Congress, organized by Fira de Barcelona and the world’s leading fair for the Internet of Things industry. Both events, which create synergies and provide a platform for commerce and knowledge in a wide range of industrial sectors, will take place from 29 to 31 October at Fira de Barcelona.
Barcelona, 12 february 2019