Exhibition for generative production processes for design and architecture

The “innovation of interior” piazza in hall 4.2 at the interzum 2015 focuses on the theme of the “4th Industrial Revolution: 3D Printing”. Although it may still seem a long way off for many, additive production technologies, including 3D printing, already offer alternatives to conventional production. Especially for the furniture industry and interior design, exciting possibilities are being revealed here. Around 70 exhibits will be shown, including printers that manufacture products live.

In the context of the interzum 2015, the special format “innovation of interior” is presenting themes at its piazza in hall 4.2 that are of particular relevance for architects, designers and industrial designers. Even now it is becoming apparent that the event area will this time address not only the target groups named, but will be of great interest to the entire fair public. Generative production processes for design and architecture will be presented in a cooperative venture with the expert Dr. Sascha Peters from Haute Innovation, Berlin. “Over the last two years, the potential of generative manufacturing and 3D printing has developed into a genuine alternative to conventional production technologies”, Dr. Peters explains. “Several experts are already describing an imminent transformation process that could have the impact of an industrial revolution when this technology is combined with the possibilities of the Internet.”

Project manager Matthias Pollmann explains why 3D printing is so important to interzum: “Generative production processes are also being discussed increasingly frequently as relevant for the furniture industry and interior design. We want to make it possible for our visitors to discover this theme with us in Cologne in the context of the ‘4th Industrial Revolution: 3D Printing’ exhibition.”

A total of 70 exhibits can be viewed at the “innovation of interior” piazza, including several printers that will manufacture objects live at the fair. The Big-Rep rpinter, for example, will produce a piece of furniture. The food printer, as the name suggests, will produce several delicacies. A compact and affordable model like the iRapid is also part of the exhibition. Objects extending from ceramics through textiles to lamps will be shown. These suggest the potential areas of usage and sketch out the advantages of the process chains with additive technologies.

The thematic spectrum is rounded off with a conference on 7 May 2015. The subject here is the potential and possibilities of 3D printing, new technologies and materials, as well as the exciting question of “Printed architecture: When will we see the first marketable application in the construction sector?”