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About Us

We are dedicated to providing manufacturers, designers, resellers and the entire 3D printing community with a committed resource that actively promotes, develops and supports all elements of the industry acting as a robust advocate for the technology...

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The 3DPA's effectiveness is achieved by individuals with varied knowledge and experience being brought together whilst sharing similar goals. We represent all relevant groups, including the development community, designers, manufacturers and retailers...

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What Is 3D Printing?

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, involves the creation of a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model. This object can be almost any shape & size. An additive process is necessary during 3D printing, whereby different shapes...

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Our Partners

The 3DPA has established strategic partnerships with leading global companies to provide a number of services to our members. Our partners offer exclusive discounts negotiated on your behalf to assist in expanding the horizons of you, your businesses...

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Advisory Board

The 3D Printing Association Advisory Board is made up of recognized leaders from multiple disciplines within the industry. The Advisory Board works closely with the association to agree how we best support our members and the 3D printing industry...

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The 3DPA is the leading global association for the 3D Printing Industry. Our Directory provides full details of organisations within the 3D Printing Industry; each profile includes information on business activity, relevant contact information and a brief profile...

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Benefits Of Being A Member

The 3DPA strives to promote 3D Printing and represent the interests of its members. Members fund the 3DPA, thus giving the industry an independent voice. We are seen as the global representative body for the 3D printing community and continually seek improvements in knowledge, technology, best practice and development in the industry.

Our work is made possible by our members’ hard work, dedication and financial support. As a member you affirm your commitment to a powerful and independent association that strives to ensure the development & support of the global 3D printing industry.

  • Enhanced profile on the member directory including logo, bio, website link, telephone number etc.
  • Free access to publish on the 3DPA blog
  • Priority access to all of 3DPA's events
  • Unlimited listings on the 3DPA jobs board
  • Exclusive discounts to conferences and events
  • Ability to display 3DPA member logo on website and collateral
  • Invitations to speak at some of the world's leading events
  • Voting rights and ability to stand for election to the 3DPA Board
  • Exclusive member discounts from some of our external partners. Such as preferential leasing rates, discounted sales & business development training
  • Seed capital for start-ups & new ventures
  • Access to sales consultancy services to enable members to increase sales
  • Collation of industry surveys sentiment and statistics

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