E-mobility Reinvented
27-28 April, 2016 | Berlin, Germany


This event will take advantage of being located in Berlin by hosting tours to some of the leading companies working on the technology in this region. Places on these tours are limited and are offered to attendees on the masterclasses first.

Companies hosting a tour retain the right to refuse a person from attending. This is beyond the control of IDTechEx, and in this case you will be informed as soon as possible.

How to apply

For more information and to book your place on the company tours, please email: Corinne Jennings at c.jennings@IDTechEx.com

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Tuesday, 26 April
Tour is now full


DimensionAlley is a 3D printing store and café in Berlin where we use using FDM and DLP 3D printers as crafting tools to materialise amazing objects from spare parts to comets. The founders Amin Torabi and Norma Barr opened the door to Europe's first 3D printing café in 2013 and since then it has evolved into a centre for design for 3D printing, courses and workshops, scan and print service, printer sales as well as serving great British refreshments.

"Great 3D prints come about when all parts of the process work in harmony. The creative input of the designer, a carefully thought out digital model, user friendly software, a well designed and engineered machine and the experience and attention to detail of the human preparing and running the print," says Barr.

Their Berlin location is ideal for a rapid prototyping and concept design company. It is a hub of creative people who can benefit from adding 3D printing to their work flow to get quick and often beautiful pieces. DimensionAlley work with the customer face-to-face to ensure the desired results.

Tour description:

A 90 minute 3D printing experience. DimensionAlley will present the concept and evolution of a local print store. We will take you through our journey from live market research as a concept store in late 2013, through the customer lead projects which have evolved our services and product offering into a viable business. We will show you some of the most unusual and challenging requests and how we achieved them.

There will also be a short tour of the store, the chance to design and print a small object*, a knowledge bar where we will share some of the trade secrets and of course our well-known home made scones and tea and coffee. *depending on capacity


Tuesday, 26 April / 12.00 noon - 2.15pm
During the break between the morning and afternoon masterclasses.

3D laboratory
Tuesday, 26 April
8.00 am - 2.15pm

This is an exclusive tour for attendees registered for Masterclass #6: 3D Printing: Processes, Markets, Players and Forecasts.
Register for Masterclass #6.

For ten years the 3D laboratory at the Technical University of Berlin has been developing applications in the fields of 3D scan, 3D print and 3D immersive (interactive) projection. The applications originate in many application fields like mathematics and natural sciences, engineering sciences, medicine and medical technologies, geo sciences, archaeology, palaeontology, architecture, arts and design, museums etc. The 3D laboratory cooperates with research and other public institutions like museums as well as - mainly small and medium - companies. Last but not least the laboratory contributes to the university teaching and provides knowledge transfer to its cooperation partners.

The tour will consist of showing the equipment of the 3D laboratory and some applications:

  • demonstration of different 3D printing technologies
  • fused deposition modeling (synthetic material - ABS)
  • powder based printing (gypsum)
  • powder based printing (synthetic material - polyamide) - laser sintering)
  • 3D interactive projection: cave

Concerning 3D printing we show the 3D printers and demonstrate the respective specific manufacturing steps as well as examples for the results. For technical reasons it will not be possible to show all steps "in action". "cave" represents a 3D immersive projection permitting to move virtually through 3D data, i.e. to walk, for example, through a 3D model of a house or through the interior of a fossil or through the interior of a human or animal body.


Tuesday, 26 April / 8.00 am - 2.15pm

Fraunhofer IZM
Tuesday, 26 April
Tour is now full

Fraunhofer IZM specializes in industry-oriented applied research. With four technology clusters, Fraunhofer IZM covers the entire spectrum of technologies and services necessary for developing reliable electronics and integrating new technology into applications. Our customers are as varied as the applications for electronics. We take on development projects for the automotive industry, healthcare and industrial electronics and even textile companies. The Micro Energy Storage & Smart Power group works in the field of integrated rechargeable micro batteries, micro fuel cells and energy harvesting.

The IZM tour will cover the large clean room facility for wafer level packaging and silicon system integration as well as the micro energy labs. A recently installed 10 meters long argon glove box system for micro battery development will be shown. This prototype line is intended for the battery integration into extremely miniaturized hearing aids and battery printing for polymer electronic devices. Energy harvesting with help of capacitive converters, 3D solar modules and micro fuel cells will be highlighted at the lab tour as well.


Tuesday, 26 April / 12.00 noon - 2.15pm
During the break between the morning and afternoon masterclasses.