This past summer, Altair participated in the first business-to-business trade show in France dedicated to additive manufacturing, 3D PRINT. The exhibition provided an overview of the latest technological advances in additive manufacturing, including relevant technologies like 3D imaging software, materials, services, and equipment. In addition, the provocative Fab Lab showcased 3D printing technologies in an interactive way, helping people reimagine products with additive manufacturing capabilities in mind.
The event attracted 9,000 visitors with around 600 exhibitors. Some conferences were held in a roundtable format, with a journalist moderating the discussion among participants hailing from a broad array of different industries. Jean-Pierre Roux of Altair France delivered a keynote presentation entitled Technology Symbiosis: Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization, discussing the exciting developments at the convergence of simulation-driven design and 3D printing.
3D-printed parts from French multinational Thales Group were showcased in the Altair booth, which also profiled the capabilities of solidThinking Inspire® and Altair OptiStruct®. Customer success studies from EADS (now Airbus Group) and Renishaw were on display. Great job team!