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3DMC Conference

3DMC is dedicated to the application and development of 3D measurement technology for industrial, scientific and cultural purposes.

Technical Talks/Posters

3DMC welcomes talks and posters on a wide range of topics. Typical themes include:

  • 3D Metrology Technologies and Applications from Nanometre to Large Scale

  • Automation Enabled by In-Process Metrology

  • Digitization – Smart Sensors for the Internet of Production

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality Supporting User Interaction and Metrology-Based Decision Making

  • Measurement Uncertainty and Traceability

  • Non-Destructive Testing

Industrial Exhibition

3DMC invites manufacturers of 3D metrology equipment, software suppliers, and service providers who address industrial and technology sectors that include the following:

  • aerospace

  • automotive

  • power generation

  • marine

  • off-shore

  • built environment

  • cultural heritage

  • virtual reality

Extensive Networking

3DMC encourages networking and socializing with a fine selection of included evening activities on November 5 and 6.

These evening activities include

  • an ice-breaker on the first night and

  • a conference dinner on the second.

Participants are cordially invited to join these 3DMC social events where they can extend their professional and private networks in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Hands-On Metrology

3DMC allows for a hands-on metrology experience in a dedicated area for live hard- and software interaction. Delegates find out about latest advancements and compete against each other in terms of speed and accuracy.

Workshops & Demos

3DMC encourages participants to engage with experts in specialized sessions. Broaden your knowledge of metrology systems and their industrial applications during in-depth discussions with like minded professionals!

User Group Meetings

3DMC ist the ideal place and occasion for metrology user group meetings. Get in touch with the organizing committee to discuss co-location options and gather information about the numerous mutual benefits.

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Why You Should Attend 3DMC

Learn for Life

Expert presentations on the latest advances in research and application define 3DMC's unique technical profile.

Enjoy Exhibiting

Exhibitors meet new customers from a diverse range of sectors and find the time to engage in in-depth discussions.

Leverage the Leisure

3DMC invites all participants to take part in high class evening events. All social activities are included.

Experience Metrology

Delegates get hands-on experience of the latest systems from major manufacturers and software suppliers.

Get Global

Researchers, decision makers and sales executives from around the globe guarantee an international atmosphere.

Extend Your Network

3DMC encourages you to stay in touch through our social media groups. Keeping contacts alive has never been easier.

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is open.
Please feel free to send us your abstract.


Content: current application/research
Restriction: no sales-oriented content
Format: slideshow only, no proceedings
Duration: 20-25 min

Provisional Deadlines:
June 1, 2020 (abstract)
June 15, 2020 (draft)

Detailed Guidelines


Content: current application/research
Restriction: no sales-oriented content
Format: A0, portrait
Display: poster gallery, dedicated timeslot

Provisional Deadlines:
June 1, 2020 (abstract)
June 15, 2020 (draft)

Detailed Guidelines


3DMC always welcomes inquiries about abstracts and presentations. All abstracts are scientifcally reviewed prior to their selection for presentation.

Thank you for thoroughly ensuring that you have all permissions to submit and present your material.

Send Inquiry

Provisional deadlines:
June 1, 2020 (abstract)
June 15, 2020 (drafts)

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3DMC welcomes you in Bilbao.

The City: Bilbao

Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum as a great international symbol, is the gateway to the Basque cultural universe. It is a city that is an example of urban transformation at a global level and has maintained a number of hallmarks that make it singular and unique. Bilbao is leisure and culture. Bilbao is everything you expected and more.

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The Venue: Torre Iberdrola

Torre Iberdrola, designed by prestigious Argentine architect César Pelli, is the latest milestone reached in the process of transformation undergone by the city of Bilbao and one of its central features. With a height of 165 metres, this elegant office building has become a work of art and a reference for its technology and sustainability.

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Getting Here

Here's the place to find detailed information on how to get to 3DMC. Exhibitors will find instructions on how to arrive by car or truck with heavy goods. Delegates and presenters will find the address of the venue and directions right up to the 3DMC reception desk. Detailed directions and convenient links to the location will be provided soon.

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Find out about facts and figures.


in 2016-2019
w/o duplicates


Delegate Passes
in 2016-2019


Exhibitor Booths
in 2016-2019


Institutional Visits
in 2016-2019

Meet exhibitors from 2016-2019.

Indulge in memories.

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Who's Involved

Meet the organizers.

Ben Hughes

NPL London, UK

Robert Schmitt

Director at WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Harald Bosse

PTB Braunschweig, Germany

Steve Kyle

3DIMPact, UCL London, UK

Martin Peterek

WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Benjamin Montavon

WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Johannes Brand

WZL|RWTH Aachen, Germany

Check out 3DMC's network of institutions.
Learn more about our partners.


Hosting Institution Aachen, Germany


Supporting Institution London, UK


Supporting Institution Braunschweig, Germany


Supporting Institution London, UK


Supporting Institution Eibar, Spain


Partner Conference


Partner Conference July 20-24, 2020
New Orleans, LA, USA


Partner Conference February 26-28, 2020
Bilbao, Spain


Media Partner  

Catch up on our industrial intelligence: the Industrial Advisory Board.

Ben Adeline


Martin Harding

Rolls-Royce Oberursel, Germany

Fabio Menna

COMEX Marseille, France

Markus Ohlenforst

IconPro Aachen, Germany

Heiko Paluszek

sigma3D Mainz, Germany


Download archives and programs of previous conference editions.
Obtain the media pack for spreading the word.

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3DMC was established in 2016. Ever since then, speakers and presenters have added to the conference's technical profile with outstanding contributions.

The latest archives are password-protected. Contact Johannes for the password.

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The 3DMC organizers always strive to create balanced programs with equally distributed presentation slots, exhibition slots, and times for social activities and recreation.

You are cordially invited to take a look at the programs of past 3DMC conferences.

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Media Pack

The Committee wants to provide exhibitors, presenters, industrial advisors and each and every 3DMC enthusiast with sound material to spread the word.

Find images, logos, flyers, presentations, and more in a single convenient archive.

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