Accelerating AM technologies at the TCT Show

AMAugust18Features - tct1
AMAugust18Features - tct1

Visitors to the TCT Show can learn about 3D printed carbon fibre on the desktop, automated layering and cutting of prepreg carbon fibre sheets, 3D printed moulds and lay-up tools, among others.

The TCT Show will once again take place in Hall 3 of the NEC, Birmingham from 25-27 September 2018. The event’s floorplan has once again expanded to halls 3 and 3A of the NEC, Birmingham where 250+ exhibitors will be showing their latest technologies and services covering the entire design-to-manufacturing value chain.

An anticipated 10,000+ visitors can expect product launches, UK debuts and examples of innovative applications. Highlights include the European debut of Stratasys’ newly-launched Fortus 380CF Production 3D Printer, 3D Systems’ scalable Figure 4 production platform, and Ultimaker’s new larger S5 dual extrusion system which is already being leveraged by major OEMs.

Visitors will benefit not only from the opportunity to connect with 300 cutting-edge exhibitors, displaying the most innovative and dynamic technologies and services available on the market, but also from ground-breaking product launches, exciting demonstrations and enthralling presentations from a world-leading speaker line up.

Taking place across three dedicated stages split into key themes, including transport, healthcare, materials, design/CAD software, introduction to AM and skills for AM, plus many more, the speaker programme will deliver relevant, inspirational content on exciting stages. The free-to-attend conference and seminar programme at TCT Show presents more than ever in terms of quality, inspiration, innovation and education.

The stage is set

TCT Conference Stage is neatly divided into streams, to help facilitate an efficient visit. The conference features the industry’s most inspirational figures who share their experiences on how technologies are making a real impact in the manufacturing world.

The TCT Acceleration Zone floor feature will help take new ideas and organisations to the next stage

TCT Introducing Stage will feature talks on the latest developments in hardware, software, materials and services, throughout the three days of the event. Stay up-to-date with the state-of-the-art additive manufacturing, 3D printing, inspection, metrology and beyond.

TCT Tech Stage hosts captivating talks on the current issues in the manufacturing world. Leading professionals will share their knowledge on overcoming industrial challenges. They will discuss crucial matters like data ownership, standards, skills and health and safety.

In addition to the conference and seminar programme, visitors to TCT Show will be educated and entertained throughout the three-day event with exciting show floor features including Inspex @ TCT which focuses on inspection and metrology technologies, TCT Inspired Minds powered by CREATE Education – providing over 300 schoolchildren the opportunity to get a real hands-on experience, The Acceleration Zone a new feature designed to help take new ideas to the next stage and The Forum – an exciting new feature that will house exclusive exhibitor led activities.

The TCT Main Stage is the place to be to hear from Blue Chips, SMEs and research and academia leaders and learn how 3D technologies are making a real impact in the manufacturing world. Grab a seat and take in valuable insight from the likes of Airbus, PepsiCo, Natural History Museum and University of Sheffield on how 3D technologies are being applied across research and industry.

The Main Stage will host the TCT Hall of Fame panel session featuring this year’s inductees moderated by TCT head of content, Dan O’Connor. The ability to bring together some of the most influential characters from the early days of the AM industry will give not only a glimpse into our shared history but also remind us of the pitfalls we must all avoid.

The brainchild of Cyant and Women in 3D Printing, the popular 3DTALK event series returns to TCT Show for another lively panel session featuring four industry leaders sharing their experience and knowledge from across the 3D technologies spectrum. Catch this session on the Tech Stage at 12:45 to 13:30.

Want to find the next big thing? The TCT Acceleration Zone is a new show floor feature designed to help take new ideas and organisations to the next stage whether it is a start-up, research project, or simply just a good idea. If you're an investor or a business looking to acquire new technology, head this way.

TCT Group is inviting additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing companies to pitch for investment, and potentially win free consultation from AM Ventures (AMV) at this year’s TCT Show.

Launching the Investor Meeting Scheme, the alliance between TCT and AM Ventures is looking to find the next big thing from the sector’s vast number of start-ups. At the TCT Show, companies will get the chance to pitch to investment specialists with a vast network of AM players.

“There’s so much going on at TCT, this year’s event will attract more people and showcase more technology than ever before,” states TCT Group marketing manager, Scott Humphrey. “With more than 300 exhibitors on the largest show floor to date, more than 60 world-class speaker sessions and exciting interactive show features, visitors will gain key insights into the latest AM and 3D printing technologies, materials and processes that will help shape the future of design-to-manufacturing Innovation. If you’re serious about improving your design, development and manufacturing processes and want to excel in your industry sector, then you have to visit TCT this September.”

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