BeAM at the 2016 3D Printing Show in Tokyo

End of January, BeAM attended as an exhibitor the 3D Printing Show in Tokyo, a show held concurrently with Nanotech 2016, in Tokyo exhibition center, the so called Tokyo Big Sight.

This show was one of the most intense of BeAM’s history.

Since the International Paris Air Show of Le Bourget in 2015 and it enabled the French company to get in touch with Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese manufacturers who discovered BeAM’s products and were amazed by the high industrial standard of BeAM’s machines and applications. This show already has positive effects, locally but also with Korean manufacturers.

Like in Dubai 2015, BeAM was the only manufacturer of machines using metal to attend that show, which is quite surprising because a lot of plastic manufacturers, plastic toys manufacturers and labs use powder beds. Toshiba, member of TRAFAM, presented its first works with LMD and started the production of interesting simple and small pieces.

Tokyo Big Sight

On Friday, January 29, BeAM made a 45 minutes’ presentation on its technology and was very pleased to have a full house, even before the scheduled time of the presentation!

After a few words of introduction by Mr Yoshinori Kobayashi from Fuji Industries Corp Ltd, Thierry Souillart underlined the high maturity level of BeAM’s LMD technology. Among the audience, many great Japanese manufacturers set dates for meetings. Mr Kobayashi wrapped up the presentation by translating in Japanese a few strong messages from BeAM to make a lasting impression on the audience and invited everyone to visit its presentation stand. The well-deserved and sustained applause of the audience demonstrated the interest in BeAM and its LMD technology.

BeAM speaking at the Tokyo 3D printing show

A few minutes after the end of the presentation, BeAM welcomed a lot of visitors on its exhibition stand for many requests on short-time concrete projects. It is often said that decision taking is low in Japan but the high level of industrial maturity of BeAM’s machines and applications made this show a great success thanks to projects and visits in France that have already been planned.

To end on a high note, here is the view from the hotel were BeAM’s team stayed in Tokyo, with Fuji San and Tokyo Tower: there was not a lot of time to do some sightseeing!