The future of manufacturing

3D printing

How products are made is changing. Innovative technologies are opening up new possibilities in engineering, providing novel materials and processes with which to create objects that until recently were unimaginable. The means of production are changing rapidly too, as they are brought out of distant factories into every high street and even our homes. Additive manufacturing (AM) – more commonly known as 3D printing – is paving the way to a safer, smarter and more sustainable world.

AM innovation

The range of specially designed 3D-printed products on the market is now enormous – from motor parts to dental implants. They are manufactured using metals, plastics, ceramics and sands in various forms. These ingredients are built up layer by layer, opening up new horizons in materials science.

Shaping tomorrow

Organised by the EPO with the EUIPO, this conference will look at how 3D printing is impacting IP.

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