The combined expertise of 30 major players in Additive Manufacturing.
Where to see and experience Family of the Future
Family of the Future is a demonstration of the current and future opportunities with Additive Manufacturing; the expertise of 30 major players in Additive Manufacturing combined in one co-creation venture.
The result of this massive collaboration will be showcased for the first time at Prototyping (Kortrijk, Belgium) on November 8, and Formnext (Frankfurt, Germany) on November 14.
Come by and be amazed by the true potential of Additive Manufacturing, learn and see what 3D-printing can do for your company.
You’ll get the opportunity to wind down and informally network in pleasant surroundings with different actors of the Additive Manufacturing ecosystem, and enjoy the views on co-creation by Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen.
A region mostly working behind the scenes, started working on a showcase on innovation and cooperation. Family of the Future will be a showcase of the available expertise and experience, with some true innovations on topology optimization, ceramics printing, printed electronics and more.
Co-creation adds value: what Additive Manufacturing really needs for the future, is cooperation. Beyond the hype, there’s a world in which we have to work together – both in- and outside the Additive Manufacturing ecosystem. Flanders is ready for that reality.
Flanders, the northern part of Belgium, is a key economic region in Europe, with an export-based economy. Flanders has been a major player in European trade since the Middle Ages. Today Flanders continues this trading tradition, being the world’s No. 1 exporter per capita. Flanders is particularly active in high added-value, quality products and services.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED
DIFFERENT PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES USED
PRINTED PARTS USED
CUPS OF COFFEE CONSUMATED AND COUNTING
Family of the Future is a collaborative project by 30 organizations that are part of the Flam3D-network. Flam3D is a not-for-profit organisation representing over 70 Companies and Research Institutes in Flanders, Belgium. Our goal is to promote all aspects of 3D-printing and facilitate and support the creation of new value chains.
Innovation, cooperation and home to 3D.
Your next partner in Additive Manufacturing is here.
As the northern federated state of Belgium with Brussels as its capital, Flanders is the gateway to Europe. It is the region that really knows what co-creation is about: Flanders is known for building bridges between companies and policy makers by supporting the exchange of information and stimulating applied research and collaboration between the stakeholders. The region boasts a wide range of creative companies that offer the products and services you need.