[Image above] XJet vice president of healthcare and education Avi Cohen shows product samples to expo attendees. Credit: ACerS
Ceramics Expo 2019 wrapped up its second and final day on Wednesday, with final numbers showing attendance in the neighborhood of 3,000 and more than 300 exhibitors.
The Conference at Ceramics Expo kicked off its second day with several panels focused on advances in different industries, including glass applications, electroceramics, and additive manufacturing. The additive manufacturing panel especially garnered a lot of interest—once seats ran short, attendees stood in the back to listen in!
The interest in the panel mirrored the interest at the ACerS short course on additive manufacturing, which took place before the exposition on Monday, April 29. As Shawn Allan, vice president of Lithoz and one of the short course instructors, succinctly described during the Wednesday panel discussion, “Additive manufacturing gives us the freedom to design almost anything, but it doesn’t mean we should!”
The conference finished with two speakers from NASA Glenn Research Center and General Electric Aviation who talked, respectively, about materials for the electrified aircraft market and the importance of ceramic matrix composites for next-generation aircraft.
On the exhibit floor, it appeared there were fewer of the larger equipment products on display than in previous years, but there was just as much lively discussion and networking as before.
Save the date—May 5–6, 2020
Next year, organizers plan to keep Ceramics Expo in the new two-day format, which offers attendees and exhibitors less down time from their jobs and two strong days of conference sessions and networking on the expo floor.
And if you missed our daily recap of Ceramic Expo’s first day, check out the link below.
See you next year at Ceramics Expo 2020!
See you next year!