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TCT 3Sixty’s TCT Awards celebrates the best innovations and applications of AM technology
TCT 3Sixty’s TCT Awards celebrates the best innovations and applications of AM technology

The aerospace and defence sector views additive manufacturing as a critical technology. This June, TCT 3Sixty will show you how to get the best from it.

Firmly established as the UK's definitive and most influential 3D printing and additive manufacturing event, TCT 3Sixty will bring together market leading technology suppliers, service companies and a huge free additive manufacturing and 3D printing conference, all at the home of the UK additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry.

TCT 3Sixty creates an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience for all visitors. Taking place on 7-8 June 2023 at NEC Birmingham, TCT 3Sixty is a must-attend event for aerospace and defence professionals looking to evaluate, adopt or optimise additive manufacturing technologies for their organisation.

Discover the very latest developments from over 200 exhibitors including: Lightweighting - get to grips with the latest software developments in generative and topological design to optimise fuel efficiencies across an aircraft’s lifetime; Learn how smart design for additive manufacturing can be used for part consolidation to create more efficient assemblies and reduce part sourcing; See real world examples of critical and non-critical aerospace components - from cabin interiors to fuel nozzles; Low hanging fruit - it's not all about end-use parts, find out how using 3D printing for manufacturing aids and tooling on your production line can significantly reduce lead times and costs; Supply chain - find out how additive manufacturing can be deployed as a tool for resiliency with localised, on-demand manufacture; Spare parts - time is money, learn how 3D printing can be used to reduce part inventory and create more sustainable solutions for sourcing spare parts, as and when needed, to keep aircraft flying.

The TCT 3Sixty conference will deliver compelling 3D printing and AM insights, across four stages. Almost 100 speakers with over 1,000 years of 3D printing and additive manufacturing experience are ready to inspire you. The TCT 3Sixty conference is a must-attend for anyone looking to evaluate, adopt or optimise additive manufacturing technologies within their business.

All about aerospace

This year TCT 3Sixty have sessions specifically focused on aerospace. Hear from expert speakers as they discuss the latest developments in AM in the aerospace and defence industry: Developing Parametric Sets to Deliver Flying Space Metal Additive Manufacturing Parts by Sebastien Eyrignoux, additive manufacturing project manager at LISI Aerospace; Additive Manufacturing in the Aerospace Industry by Vijay Jagdale, associate director and discipline lead for additive methods, Applied Research and Technology at Collins Aerospace; The Industrialisation of Low Earth Orbit by Mike Curtis-Rouse, head of Beyond Earth, Satellite Applications Catapult.

TCT 3Sixty sees this as the best way to drive the UK market forward, remove barriers to learning, enable access to the knowledge base we have here and overseas, and supercharge adoption and increased usage of these amazing technologies across all sectors of industry in the UK.

TCT 3Sixty has one goal: to make you better equipped to realise the benefits of 3D printing and AM technology. Whether you are a design, engineering or manufacturing professional who is ready to invest for the first time, looking to upgrade, needs to optimise your existing machines or you just want to absorb every bit of new information, TCT 3Sixty has everything you need in one place.

And if that’s not enough, visitors will have access to an exclusive Event Hub and App to help build a unique diary of conference sessions and meetings, discover AI recommended products and suppliers, and connect with peers. This is your opportunity to join companies such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, AWE, GKN, Moog and the MoD who have already secured their registration for June.

At the end of day one, TCT 3Sixty will hold its awards programme, TCT Awards in celebration of the very best innovations and applications of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology globally.

The aerospace and defence industries are renowned for leading the way in innovation. From developing new and ground-breaking materials, to advanced electronics and automation, technologies incubated by these industries, such as structural composites quickly became popular in many commercial applications. It is therefore unsurprising that these industries have been key adopters of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and TCT 3Sixty will showcase pioneering applications that have won the TCT Aerospace & Defence Application Award.

The black-tie event hosted by David Croft, lead commentator for Sky's Formula One coverage, will also celebrate the TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award which recognises the incredible work women are undertaking in the additive space, the TCT Hall of Fame which heralds individuals who have dedicated a lifetime of work to the additive manufacturing Industry, and in its inaugural year, the Sanjay Mortimer Foundation Rising Star Award which will recognise an up-and-coming neurodivergent young person who has the potential to contribute greatly towards the engineering industry.


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