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Top 10 AM/3D Printing Events to Attend in 2020

Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Don't miss the most important conferences and trade shows around the world.

TCT Asia

19-21 February

Shanghai, China

TCT Asia is one of the world’s leading design-to-manufacturing events focused on additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology.  For a consecutive 4 years, TCT Asia has set the industry agenda, bringing together dozens of inspirational speakers, 200+ exhibiting companies and more than 10,000 visitors from over 20 countries.


Manufacturing World Japan

26-28 February

Tokyo, Japan

Launched more than 30 years ago, Manufacturing World Japan has grown together with the Japanese & Asian manufacturing industry. Gathering all kinds of cutting edge mechanical components/manufacturing services/IT solutions for any types of manufacturing industry from around the world. 3D printing is one of them.


AM Forum Berlin

11-12 March

Berlin, Germany

The leading European conference for Additive Manufacturing

1,000+ conference attendees from the industries aviation, automotive, railway, medical, mechanical engineering, science

100+ exhibitors in the innovation exhibition

40+ partners and sponsors

26 keynotes and practice oriented professional talks

4 open discussions, 5 workshops, 1 panel

Women in AM: European conference for female specialists & executives



22-26 March

Chicago, USA

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) is an all-encompassing technology users group dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing technology. The AMUG Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.The users group is dedicated and open to the owners and operators of commercially available additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. In addition to education and training sessions, attendees will explore the latest products and solutions offered to the industry at the exclusive 2-night AMUGexpo.


Rapid + TCT

20-23 April

Anaheim CA, USA

Why attend? Learn how to use 3D technologies to reduce time to market, produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency, reduce waste, and create complex geometries.Consult with industry experts before you make equipment decisions.Visit 400+ 3D technology providers in one room and see groundbreaking product launches. Network with the most experienced and influential community in 3D manufacturing and see how they’re addressing challenges. Discover the latest processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing at the conference, with over 100 presentations.



25-29 May

Bilbao, Spain

ADDIT3D is an important event where companies can look for specific applications for parts, materials, software and design solutions and CAM based on new technologies. ADDIT3D has become a reference point for the industry and offers a unique opportunity to exchange information and technology, improve competitiveness of manufacturing processes and gain firsthand knowledge on the advances of this technology.


3D Print Lyon

16-18 June

Lyon, France

During 3 days of business and conviviality, 300 exhibitors and 6000 participants come together on 3D PRINT Congress & Exhibition, the privileged meeting place of the Community to experience and appropriate additive manufacturing. A conference program built around the challenges of this industry receives a hundred French and international speakers. 3D PRINT is, without question, the unmissable event for the whole profession.



14-19 September

Chicago, USA

MTS 2020 will be the 33rd edition of the Premier Manufacturing Technology show in North America. Industry professionals from all over the world visit IMTS to see and experience more than 15,000 new machine tools, controls, computers, software, components, systems and processes that will solve their manufacturing challenges and improve their efficiency.


TCT 3Sixty

29 Sep-1 October

Birmingham, UK

TCT 3Sixty will offer attendees innovative and interactive 360-degree insights to get the best from their existing additive technology or to provide them with the opportunity for new technology. Whether they're deciding to invest, looking for an upgrade on their current platform or investing for the first time, TCT 3Sixty will be the base for all of this and more.

For both users and prospective users of the technology the path to return on investment is accelerated and more likely to be optimal and sustainable.Everything we are going to do at TCT 3Sixty will make the event more exciting, engaging and useful for the prospective visitor, leading to more of them attending for longer and offering exhibitors and sponsors greater commercial opportunities.



10-13 November

Frankfurt, Germany

THE leading global exhibition and conference on Additive manufacturing/3D printing and the next generation of intelligent industrial production. Form just one hall few years ago to four halls that hosts over 800 exhibitors from over 30 countries.


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