The trade and consumer fair for 3D printing technology "FabCon 3.D" in Essen clearly shows smooth transition in the meantime between the professional and hobby use, and makes it through the division into "Industrial", "prosumer" and "Family" significantly. A vase from the printer - what sounded ten years ago by science fiction is now reality. Made possible by the rapid increase in the field of 3D printing technology. What hardly anyone knows: Such a 3D printer you can now easily buy and connect to the local computer. Erfurt, Thuringia's capital, is located in Germany and has an ideal infrastructure. The airport is nearby, the ICE train station in the city center, the trams stop at the fair and a direct connection to the motorway network create the best conditions for visitors, exhibitors and participants.