France Additive, serving 3D printing since 1992

AFPR in a few dates

  • 17 February 1992 Creation of the association (3 members)
  • 2 and 3 June 1992 1st European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • 24 May 1993 Restructuring of the association, creation of committees
  • 25 and 26 May 1993 2nd European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • March 1994 Participation in MICAD 94
  • 5 and 6 October 1994 3rd European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • March 1995 Publication with ADIT of a reference book on rapid prototyping: Vigie Prototypage Rapide
  • March 1995 Participation in MICAD 95
  • September 1995 38 members
    4 and 5 October 1995 4th European Rapid Prototyping Conference and launch of Vigie Prototypage Rapide, an information periodical on rapid prototyping produced with ADIT.
  • February 1996 Participation in MICAD 96
  • February 1996 Participation in the Références operation of the Ministry of Industry
  • October 1996 5th European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • October 1996 1st edition of the AFPR Rapid Prototyping Directory
  • March 1997 participation in MICAD 97
  • December 1997 6th European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • March 1998 participation in MICAD 98
  • March 1998 participation in Mold Expo 98
  • November 1998 7th European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • March 2000 participation in MICAD 2000
  • 3rd and 4th May 2000 8th European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • March 2001 participation in MICAD 2001
  • 7 and 8 June 2001 EURO RP’2001 combines the 9th European Rapid Prototyping Conference and the 10th European Conference on Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing.
  • June 2001 launch of the community site www.rp2community.com
    March 2002 participation in the Technical Day of the GMP department of the Limousin IUT; CAD/CAM and Prototyping in the field of rapid tooling for plastic moulding.
  • March 2002 participation in MICAD 2002.
  • April 2003 participation in MICAD 2003.
  • June 2003 participation in VirtuReaL, the International Rapid Product Development (RPD) meeting for the plastics industry.
  • October 2003 participation in the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Forum organised by Harbour.
  • April 2004 participation in MICAD 2004.
  • September 2004 10th European Rapid Prototyping Conference
  • December 2004 participation in the technical day organised in Alençon by ISMO and Mecaniplast, in collaboration with CTN, CFAI and U.I. April 2005 AFPR is a partner of MICAD 2005 and organises conferences on Rapid Product Development, Rapid Tooling and Rapid Manufacturing.
  • October 2005 11th European Conference on Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing
  • June 2006 participation in the technical day on Rapid Manufacturing of parts from metal powders, organised in Belfort by Lermps-UTBM
  • September 2006 participation in the technical day “Rapid Manufacturing: “Challenges and Innovation”, organised as part of the European Summer Universities in St Etienne, organised by the ENISE.
  • February 2007 presentation of additive manufacturing technologies and their applications in the field of architecture at the IMAGINA congress in Monaco.
  • June 2007 presentation of additive manufacturing technologies and their applications to the managers of the Craft Industry Innovation Poles.
  • June 2007 participation in the National Days of the CLP which had for theme the Generation of forms by laser – removal and addition of material.
  • March 2008 12th European Conference on Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing
    March 2008 co-organisation with Exposium of a conference on direct manufacturing as part of the conferences at the Industrie 2008 exhibition in Paris
  • November 2008 presentation of additive manufacturing technologies and their applications during the MIDEST conferences.
  • December 2008 participation in the Technical Day “The take-off of rapid manufacturing” organised by PEP in Oyonnax.
  • June 2009 participation in the International Business Day organised as part of the 4 hours of Le Mans
  • June 2009 14th European Conference on Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing
  • September 2009 participation in the European Summer Universities in St Etienne, organised by ENISE.
  • September 2009 co-organisation with Enise, Cetim, ViaMéca and EMC2 of a Day on the Standardisation of Additive Manufacturing.
  • October 2009 participation in the “Additive Manufacturing Standardisation” day of the RM PLateform held in Portugal
  • October 2009 participation in the VRAP congress (Portugal)
  • May 2020: State of play of Additive Manufacturing in France at the Academy of Sciences of the Institut de France
  • June 2020: Animation of the “Metal Additive Manufacturing” Users’ Round Table Additiv Digital