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3D printing grows at 2014 International CES with new TechZone

 

Heralding advancements in 3D Printing, a new TechZone showcasing the latest advancements in 3D printing technology from top companies in the category is planned for the 2014 International CES, officials for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have announced.

Stylish shoes could be a simple matter of printing from home with 3d printing technology.

Stylish shoes could be a simple matter of printing from home with 3d printing.

Following its initial launch, the 3D Printing TechZone sold out more than 3,000 square feet of exhibit space during the 2013 event and has expanded by more than 25 percent to meet exhibitors’ demands. The new TechZone currently features nine exhibitors, including 3D Systems, Makerbot Industries, Sculpteo and Stratasys Inc.

“Exhibitor demand really drove our decision to formalize this 3D Printing TechZone as it’s quickly becoming one of the more dynamic and innovative categories within our industry while also becoming more accessible to consumers from a price perspective,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES. “The sell-out response to this TechZone speaks to the strong interest in this category and the desire from leaders in the field to showcase their new products on the CES show floor.”

A student project at the University of Michigan shows how 3D printing can aid architectural design.

A student project at the University of Michigan shows how 3D printing can aid architectural design.

The 3D Printing TechZone will be located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall 3 and will feature 4,400 net square feet of space. The new TechZone will showcase additive manufacturing processes transforming 3D printing from prototype use in the medical, aerospace, engineering and automotive industries to more compact units that are making 3D printing more accessible for today’s consumers.

The 2014 CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones highlighting innovations across 15 different product categories. Companies interested in exhibiting in the new 3D Printing TechZone may contact Aurelie Cornett at ACornett@CE.org or 703-907-5245.

CEA, a trade association promoting the U.S. consumer electronics industry, owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services.

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