At IMTS, 3-D Printing Finds Its Niche Among Traditional Manufacturing Technology [VIDEO]

Sept. 11, 2014
At IMTS 2014, 3-D printing companies are now full-fledged members of the manufacturing community, says Peter Eelman, AMT's VP of exhibitions and communications.

Sharp-eyed IndustryWeek Senior Editor Travis Hessman notes in this interview that many 3-D Printing companies are not exhibiting in IMTS's "Emerging Technologies" Hall, but rather in the North Hall with traditional manufacturers.

That's as it should be, asserts Peter Eelman, AMT's VP of exhibitions and communications, in this exclusive interview. "3d printing is now becoming mainstream," he declares.

"[3-D printing companies] are now full-fledged members of the manufacturing community; they belong within the manufacturing community and that’s how we’ve done it," Eelman adds. "They’re here in the North Building. They are finding an application, they’re finding their space within traditional manufacturing climates."

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Travis M. Hessman | Editor-in-Chief

Travis Hessman is the editor-in-chief and senior content director for IndustryWeek and New Equipment Digest. He began his career as an intern at IndustryWeek in 2001 and later served as IW's technology and innovation editor. Today, he combines his experience as an educator, a writer, and a journalist to help address some of the most significant challenges in the manufacturing industry, with a particular focus on leadership, training, and the technologies of smart manufacturing.

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