THE SHORT LIST: See You at Trade Shows This Fall

Look for the Proto Labs booth at various trade shows this fall. Here’s a brief roundup of where you’ll find us:


IMTS-Chicago-Sept. 12-17

The International Manufacturing Technology Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place is the largest manufacturing show in the Americas and will feature more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and over 114,000 registrants. Visit us at booth N-72 throughout the week. Proto Labs staffers are also presenting at the conference:

  • Jonathan Bissmeyer, Senior Quality Engineer: “Designing for the DMLS Process,” 1:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, Room W192-B.
  • Greg Thompson, Global Product Manager: “Designing for Direct Metal Laser Sintering and Selective Laser Sintering,” 3:30 p.m., at the Additive Manufacturing Conference (co-located with IMTS).

    At a recent trade show in New York, Proto Labs staffers found time for a photo. From left, Eric Utley, Jenna Nyman, Abby Christensen, Kory Dirnberger, and Charlie Johnson.

MD&M-Minneapolis-Sept. 21-22

Medical Design & Manufacturing at Minneapolis’ Convention Center is the region’s largest medical technology event, with 5,000 industry professionals expected to attend. See us at booth 525.

As part of the show’s programming, Rich Baker, Proto Labs’ Chief Technology Officer, will present, “More Than Prototyping: Digital Manufacturing’s Role in Industry 4.0,” at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21. Baker also will participate in a panel discussion on “3D Printing: The Brave New World of Manufacturing” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22.

Device Talks-Boston-Sept. 28

Now in its fifth year, this gathering of medical technology professionals will include a day of workshops, panel discussions, and networking at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf.


Autodesk University-Las Vegas-Nov. 15-17

The world’s largest gathering of Autodesk software users, more than 10,000 design, engineering, and manufacturing professionals are expected to attend this event at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Stop by booth 1718 to say hello.

FABTECH-Las Vegas-Nov. 16-18

This show is also in Las Vegas, at the city’s Convention Center, and will bring together more than 27,000 attendees to learn about innovations in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries. Visit us at booth C15025.

BIOMEDevice-San Jose-Dec. 7-8

Now in its 10th year, this show, set for the San Jose Convention Center, features emerging trends and innovations in the biomed industry. More than 2,600 attendees will find over 300 medtech exhibitors and a large number of workshops and networking opportunities. See us at booth 707.

Inside 3D Printing Expo-San Diego-Dec. 14-15

The San Diego Convention Center will host this show, the largest professional 3D printing and additive manufacturing event worldwide. Visit us at booth 112.

Finally, here are six ways to get the most out of attending a trade show.

The Short List is a regular compilation of quick tips, trends, and timely topics of interest.

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