CNT Expositions & Services LLP

15th December 2017,

  • 1900+ trade visitors from across India attended the 2017 edition in Mumbai.
  • Inside 3D Printing Mumbai culminates a year long engagement by CNT to catalyse 3D Printing technology across various application sectors
  • Successful introduction of the Metal AM Track with participation from Key Metal AM OEMs
  • Inside 3D Printing Mumbai for a first time featured a Materials Pavilion.

The 3rd edition of Inside 3D Printing Mumbai concluded successfully and established itself as India’s Leading 3D Printing Networking Forum. It was organised at Nehru Centre, Mumbai an attracted 1900+ trade visitors from across India. Spread over 2 Halls with the presence of all the key stakeholders, the show provided a comprehensive insight into current state of the Indian 3D printing industry, recent developments, products across technology and application.

Tanmay Shah, Innovation Leadership Team from Imaginarium who were the Lead Patrons on the trade fair “Inside 3D Printing Mumbai has consistently played a critical role in taking the Indian Additive Manufacturing market one notch higher every single year. For Imaginarium, the event becomes the most important annual showcase of our work and the Road ahead. The show’s success from 2015 and 2016 gave us the confidence to once again come on board as Lead Patrons and bring to the fore our full strength. The experience has been fantastic! The overall quality of visitors, exhibitors, speakers and organisation reflects India’s fast growing position on the global 3DP map”

Since the trade fair was held in Mumbai, it was easily accessible for application industries such as automotive, heavy engineering, tooling and packaging to name a few. However the show also saw visitors from across India travel to understand how 3D printing impacts their respective business’s validating the importance of a dedicated 3D Printing trade fair.

In 2015, the approximate size of the addressable manufacturing market for Additive Manufacturing was $13 trillion while the Market Share of Additive Manufacturing was $5 billion. Boston Consulting Group forecasts that it will grow at a compound annual rate of almost 30% through 2020. According to Aditya Chandavarkar, Partner, CNT, “Additive Manufacturing is getting a lot of traction in India and many companies are working on moving into functional part manufacturing using additive manufacturing compared to only prototyping”

Annual Engagement culminating with Inside 3D Printing Mumbai 2017
In line, with the commitment at CNT to promote 3D Printing technology to various application industries, many opportunities were curated by CNT for the 3D Printing stakeholders to reach out to their respective target audiences. The activities included dedicated Pavilions, conferences, roundtable seminars and presence at Plastivision, International Tooling Summit, Sinterline Material Conference, Plastomotive, Kids India, Laser World of Photonics, International Summit for Packaging Industry. The industry targeted included plastics, tooling, moulding, automotive, engineering, consumer appliances, toys, industrial applications and packaging.

Dr. J.F.James, Industry Account Manager, EOS GMBH India, on the trade fair: “Congratulations for a good show and Best Wishes for more such events. The quality of visitors to our booth was quite high and we had a good experience”

Materials Pavilion

Inside 3D Printing Mumbai for a first time featured a Materials Pavilion. Materials are an important and under-estimated aspect of 3D Printing. The idea of curating the Materials Pavilion was to provide a dedicated space for the various players in the Materials supply chain to be present. The Materials Pavilion included Solvay Engineering Plastics, Creomer, Naturtec, Rever Industries and Greenway Tech. CNT estimated the Material focus to grow as the 3D Printing industry matures in India.

Knowledge Sharing Conference Tracks at Inside 3D Printing Mumbai 2017
The conference sessions opened with a double Keynote from Autodesk and HP bringing global insights to the audience. The knowledge sharing conference track focused on Manufacturing, Medical and for the first time a successful introduction of the Metal AM Track with participation from Key Metal AM OEMs and industry experts from EOS, Renishaw, GE Additive, Materialise, Wipro 3D and AMCG.

Nayan Patel, Operations and Technical Manager, Renishaw India, added “Many congratulations for the successful event. It was indeed very well organised and Renishaw feels extremely glad in associating with CNT team”

Dilip Raghavan, Partner, CNT Expositions and Services LLP, adds: “Our aim at CNT with the successful established Inside 3D Printing Mumbai event and our other neutral knowledge sharing platforms is to provide a conducive environment for the 3D Printing technology to proliferate and grow in India”

The next Inside 3D Printing Mumbai show will take place on 19 – 20 December 2018 at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai.

About CNT Expositions and Services LLP
Based in Mumbai, CNT (Catalysing New Technologies) Exposition and Services LLP has established a series of successful seminars, conferences and exhibitions in India on diverse subjects such as Digital Textile Printing, Industrial Inkjet Printing, Additive manufacturing and other applications. They also provide Be-spoke consulting and market research services to the various stakeholders of the industry to grow in the inkjet and 3d printing industry.

About Inside 3D Printing Mumbai
I3DP Mumbai is a comprehensive knowledge sharing platform for 3d printing and Additive manufacturing focused towards both the consumer and industrial verticals. I3DP Mumbai is now India’s largest and leading 3D Printing Business Networking Forum in India. The focus of the show is to engage with the 3D/AM community on a constant basis and allow 3D printing to be showcased as an enabling tool for various industries. For more details visit