According to the public relations and information center of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs, Behrokh Khoshnevis, professor at University of Southern California in the United States, expressed about the technology of three-dimensional (3D) printers and its level of significance: the most important impact of inexpensive 3D printing technology, if widely used in elementary and high schools, can assist in the development of young peoples creativity. In third world countries, this type of development is extremely limited due to lack of access to required tools. The importance of 3D printing technology in industry is somehow similar in different countries. Meanwhile, some industries with high technologies, such as satellite, effectively use advanced metal alloy printing machines.
Khoshnevis continued: as far as I know, noticeable activities have been carried out in the fields of Fused deposition modeling (FDM) and light polymerization (photo curing). Moreover, there seems to be promising innovations and developments in powder-based technology, especially for creation of metal parts.
In this report, Khoshnevis discussed the holding of 3D printer industry exhibition, affirming: holding this exhibition is considered as a great action for promoting public awareness and encouraging technology administrators of 3D printing, so that significant developments could be observed in Iran in the near future.
The first exhibition of 3D printing industry and competition for selecting the best 3D printers of Iran will be held May 1st-3rd, supported by the advanced manufacturing and materials technologies development headquarter. For more information, please visit the website of the event: “www.3dshow.ir”