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."