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The 5th edition of the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference took place online on May 26, 2020

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On April 16 and 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, hosted a two-day 3D Printing Event covering the entire Additive Manufacturing value chain, from 3D Printing design to factory integration and post-processing.

The event included five dedicated conferences, where over 30 speakers from reputed companies and research institutions shared their views, and a two day-expo. Read more


On April 17-18, 2018, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen (NL), hosted a two-day event about 3D printing materials, 3D printing design and 4D printing. The event comprised three conferences and an exhibition.
On April 17, the 3D Printing Materials Conference and the 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference took place in parallel. The first was about polymers and plastics, the latter about the process behind the printing itself (virtual engineering, tools, blockchain, etc). Read more


The 2nd edition of the 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference took place on February 01, 2017, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands. At the same location, on February 02, the 3D Printing Materials Conference was held.

The conferences brought together over 150 attendees, who gathered to discuss the most disruptive applications of 3D printing and latest developments and applications in the field. They were not purely academic conferences, but innovative events bringing together brilliant minds and discoveries.

Speakers from Keio University, Hasso Plattner Institute, Fraunhofer IWM, Maastricht University, FOM Institute AMOLF, University of the West of England, University of Wollongong, Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and University of Stuttgart talked about the topics in focus. Read more


On October 6th, 2015, The 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference took place at AMOLF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference was successful, attracting over 50 international delegates, and provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants.

The seminar included a wide variety of topics around 4D Printing and meta materials. Speakers from Stratasys, Recreus, SupraPolix BV, Leiden Institute of Physics, Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS), Eindhoven University of Technology, Institute of Applied Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Nottingham Trent University, TU Delft succeeded in inspiring the international attendees with their thorough and documented presentations. Read more