Post release 2019

Innovative 3D Printing Startups,
Government Officials, and New Workshops:
Results of 3D Print Expo 2019

On October 4-5, the capital of Russia hosted 3D Print Expo 2019 by Smile-Expo, which brought together Russian manufacturers and foreign companies. The event consisted of presentations by industry experts and a range of 3D printing workshops.

Meaningful lectures and roundtable

On the first day, 3D Print Expo featured lectures involving leading 3D printing specialists from Siemens, Eurotech, RENA SOLUTIONS, RusAt, Polema, etc.

Oleg Chizh, a representative of Siemens Industry Software, told attendees about cutting-edge solutions for additive manufacturing industrialization provided by Siemens NX AM. The speaker mentioned the application of innovations in various sectors: from food production to architecture.

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Roman Gorbatov, the Head of Additive technologies lab at Privolzhsky Research Medical University, gave examples of 3D printing in local healthcare. He talked about new materials by Russian and global developers as well as about 3D technologies in prosthetics and dentistry.

A 3D modeling specialist Valery Firstov made a presentation on 3D printing in extended education, while a lawyer Pavel Katkov explained how to protect the intellectual property right. Mikhail Petrov, the Associate professor at the Department of Materials Processing by Pressure and Additive Technologies at Moscow Polytechnic University, was a moderator of the lectures.

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The second day of the event included two panel discussions. The first one: Examples of 3D printing technologies modeling and topological design. It engages representatives of Russian higher educational establishments and KADFEM CIS.

A roundtable titled ‘CAE in additive technologies – the market of solutions for future’ united government officials: RusAt, Skolkovo, United Shipbuilding Corporation. Experts discussed the advantages of CAE solutions for the predicted evaluation as well as the reduction of adoption terms for LMD and SLM technologies.

A greater deal of practical lessons

Workshops led by 3D printing specialists became a trademark of 3D Print Expo. The seventh event held the following conventional activities:

  • a workshop on 3D printing, modeling, and scanning;
  • 3D pen drawing lessons.

Besides, this year’s event provided guests with the whole series of new additive technology case studies, i.a. Python 3 programming, LEGO kit assembling, and robotics. The exhibition also conducted the first workshop on CNC milling and 3D printing.

Practical lessons were given by PICASO 3D & RangeVision, Roland DG, JER 3D PEN, Gekkon Programming School, and

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Startup pitch sessions and novelties in the exhibition area

The event carried out pitch sessions with Russian startups introducing their innovative ideas and industry solutions to the audience. Z-Bolt, a company producing open-source 3D printing devices, obtained the title of The unique project of the year. Stereotech, a manufacturer of 3D printers, was referred to The innovative product of the year.

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Exhibitors of 3D Print Expo included Russian and foreign 3D technology companies, in particular, Prusa Research, the Czech company producing the world’s most demanded 3D printers, and JER 3D PEN, the Chinese popular 3D pen brand. We express our gratitude to participants: Dipaul, FDplast, Data Group, Design Bureau of Special Machine Building, SIU System, CADfem, Kugel, Cvetmir3D, QBED, Sunlitt, and College of Modern Technologies.

Organizers and sponsors

3D Print Expo 2019 was held by Smile-Expo International Company. GEEKPICNIC, Tproger, and 3Dtoday were General Media Partners of the event.

The seventh event dedicated to additive technologies gathered 1500 attendees. Organizers appreciate everyone fascinated with the development of the 3D printing industry and engaged in our exhibition. Special thanks to guests wearing 3D printed cosplay costumes: you made our event spectacular and incredible.


The photo report from the exhibition is available here!