Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo – West Coast’s Largest 3D Printing Show!

Inside 3D Printing is returning to Santa Clara on October 20-22! Since its inception in 2013, the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo has quickly grown to become the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide. Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara will feature a full day of tutorials plus two days of conference sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and services. Whatever your role, Inside 3D Printing has a focused track with in-depth analysis and takeaways tailored to your priorities. The expo hall allows networking opportunities with colleagues from 40 countries and 41 states (based on statistics from 2014 events) as well as 70+ exhibits from around the world. 80 + speakers provide coverage of industrial and consumer topics and strategies. Inside 3D Printing covers arts, business, manufacturing, medical, metal, scanners, and more.

The agenda has been programmed by Hod Lipson, Professor, Columbia University in NYC.

Exhibit Hall Hours: Oct. 21, 10:00am-6:30pm and Oct. 22, 10:00am-3:45pm

Who Should Attend?

  • Academicians
  • Architects
  • Artists & Makers
  • Automotive Professionals
  • Aviation Innovators
  • Engineers
  • Fashion & Jewelry Designers
  • Food Professionals
  • Industrial Designers
  • Inventors & Technologists
  • Investors & Entrepreneurs
  • Lawyers & IP Attorneys
  • Manufacturers & Prototype Specialists
  • Medical, Dental, & Prosthetic Specialists
  • Plastics & Metal Engineers
  • Software Developers

3D Printing Tracks Within Inside 3d Printing

Aerospace Art Architecture Business Blended Reality Branding Design Fashion Filaments IP Manufacturing Marketing Medical Metal Scanners Software Startup Wearables
Art Track

The explosion in additive art has been building for years and has truly transformed the ways artists and designers approach their work. In this track, we’ll explore 3D printing’s burgeoning influence on nearly every corner of the art world, from music to fashion to sculpture to animation and architecture. Register Here

Business Track

This track focuses on the investment, economic and business side of additive manufacturing and provides real-world case studies and strategies for leveraging 3D printing from both a small business and large enterprise context. Register Here

Manufacturing Track

This track covers the major additive manufacturing materials from the fundamentals of material design to specialized materials for advanced applications. Come learn about the latest research on both metals and polymers, including some cutting-edge, experimental materials that have yet to be commercially released. Register Here

Medical Track

3D printing is disrupting the medical field in myriad ways helping to drive significant improvements in patient care. From surgical planning to customized medical devices to skeletal reconstruction, prosthetics and orthotics, 3D printing is truly transforming lives. In this track, you will find in-depth sessions covering design and manufacturing of customized implants, dental devices, tissues, and much more using a variety of additive technologies. Register Here

Metal Track

2015 is a blockbuster year for metal 3D printing, with new market entrants, new machines and a stunning growth in the production of finished goods. Join us for a deep dive into the state of the technology today and get an insider’s perspective on game-changing events around the corner. Register Here

Scanner Track

Easy scanning of the world around us will change the equation for 3D printing—just imagine when every consumer has a 3D scanner in their cellphone. Come learn about the rapidly changing world of 3D scanners, including the latest equipment, software and design tools. Register Here

Inside 3D Printing offers the largest and most important 3D printing startup competition worldwide. 5-10 startups presenting an array of offerings from services to equipment to medical applications will be part of the competition. Over $8 million of funding has been raised following Inside 3D Printing startup competitions in New York and California. Previous competition winners include: 3D Hubs (NY 2014), Wiivv Wearables (CA 2014) and Osiris Biomedical (NY 2015). The startup competition is open to all registrants and will take place on October 22 from 11:45AM – 12:30PM. This year’s winner will be awarded a $15,000 uncapped convertible note, courtesy of Asimov Ventures. Submit your pitch deck here or reach out to participate as a sponsor here.

Virtual Reality Summit is a conference within the internationally acclaimed Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo series taking place October 21. Virtual Reality is once again “trending” now that decades of research and development have resulted in a new generation of low-cost VR devices that promise beneficial and profitable applications. VR is the largest platform opportunity since mobile and companies like Samsung, Microsoft, Google and Facebook are lining up to get a slice of the pie. VR is poised to become a major hub not only for gaming and entertainment, but for communications, business and social networking as well.

As a Virtual Reality Summit attendee, you will have the opportunity to attend In-depth, concise presentations that will provide you with insight into VR’s technologies, applications and business development models. You will have the opportunity to network and make the all-important connections with those who are driving the agenda for Virtual Reality’s commercial success. A dedicated Virtual Reality Summit Exhibit area in the great hall will provide you with VR experiences and demonstrations. Register today!

Another exciting and unique addition to Inside 3D Printing Santa Clara! Visit our special 3D Print Vehicle Zone, where organizations creating products for any type of vehicle are exhibiting the latest in 3D printed concept vehicles and equipment. Contact us here for the possibility of qualifying for free exhibition space.

Wohlers Associates Consulting Dinner Oct. 21; For 20 years, Wohlers Associates, Inc., the leading consulting firm for the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry worldwide, has produced the Wohlers Report, the undisputed leading annual state of the industry report. Although consultations with the firm can be difficult to obtain, attendees of this dinner will have the chance to spend two hours meeting with Terry Wohlers, founder, principal consultant, and president of Wohlers Associates. He will be joined by senior consultant Tim Caffrey, an industry veteran and expert that has worked with Wohlers for 15 years. Ask questions, discuss business opportunities, and speak in depth about their predictions for the future. The registration includes dinner, wine, Wohlers Report 2015—a $495 value, and provides a detailed analysis of the 3D printing industry. Registration fee: $995 For more information, click here or register today to reserve your spot.


Don’t stop networking just because the conference day is over! Meet and greet attendees, exhibitors, and speakers from all over the world and the USA! This is a great opportunity and fun time before the opening of the exhibition and full conference program starting on Wednesday. Join your colleagues at David’s Restaurant on October 20 at 7:30PM. Dinner will include an Italian buffet dinner, coffee, tea, and a cash bar. Add the dinner to your registration for $49! (Gratuity and Tax included)


As printing has never been an exact science we are giving people the opportunity to “print” a file created by Laurence Gartel, the pioneer of digital arts, and to see the unique results. We are excited to see the nuances of people’s sensibilities, use of color, and operation of technology for the magnitude of comparison. The user is free to print the file without any creative restraints. To participate, please register with the code GARTEL and send us an email to receive the special file to print. You can forward a photo of your printed image to: If chosen, you will be contacted to display your printed file in the Inside 3D Printing exhibit hall. Artist Laurence Gartel will judge the aesthetics of the final result.


Membership Badge

Inside 3D Printing is proud to be a Silver Member of America Makes – National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.