What can you expect at TCT Show in Birmingham?

Published on September 18, 2019 by Carlota V.

On the 24th of September, TCT Show will open its doors to almost 10,000 visitors for the three-day event. The event will showcase the latest additive manufacturing technology solutions and innovations from nearly 300 leading exhibitors including HP, Ultimaker, Trumpf, Formlabs, Siemens and Renishaw. As a visitor during the event, you will be able to gain insights from world-class conference and seminar programmes held across 4 stages: TCT Summit, TCT Tech Stage, TCT Introducing Stage and TCT Insights Stage. James Woodcock, Vice President of Content, Strategy & Partnerships at Rapid News Group told us: “Each year we strive to break down the barriers to accessing information, which enables our visitors to make the best of their time away from the office, factory floor or boardroom.  One central differentiator is the cost. Both the exhibition and all the conference content are free to attend. We believe this is the right way to serve the community.”

TCT Show 2019, what can you expect? 

In fact, the TCT Summit is debuting this year and is a user-led conference which will bring together industry experts and trail-blazers to captivate the audience with engaging talks and panel discussions. Featuring presentations on cutting-edge technology, innovation and market intelligence, the TCT Summit stage will bring together leading authorities, engineers, designers and renowned academics across aerospace, automotive, rail, healthcare and business sectors. 

Stratasys has been exhibiting at TCT show for over half a decade

For example, you can expect topics such as ‘Surviving Disruption in Additive Manufacturing’ from Dr Wilderich Heising at the Boston Consulting Group, or ‘Driving Innovation in the Automotive Industry with AM Technologies’ from Arash Farboud, Arash Motor Company. These are just two examples, you can find more information on this year’s debuting TCT Summit HERE

The TCT Tech Stage will host sessions on topics surrounding jewellery, powder metallurgy, metrology, and plastics manufacturing. You will also be able to attend the #3DTalk panel session dedicated to software, hosted by Women in 3D Printing & Cyant. An opportunity to learn more about female leaders and pioneers in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry. As for the TCT Introducing Stage, the aim is for visitors to be up-to-date on the latest additive manufacturing product developments and services across hardware, software, and ancillaries through various inspiring talks, live debates and interactive sessions. 

Women in 3D Printing

Another new addition for 2019 is TCT Insights Stage, the idea being to shine a spotlight on the essential aspects required to understand the entire spectrum of the current and emerging additive manufacturing technologies. The programme includes an ever-popular workshop on the fundamentals of AM, delivered by Graham Tromans, ideal for attendees newly initiated to the 3D printing industry.

Two additional features for this year are TCT Additive Insight Podcast, presented live by the expert TCT Content Team and TCT Connect. This year, TCT Connect, in association with HP is a networking platform that will provide an interactive networking space for professionals in the design-to-manufacturing industry where they can exchange ideas to facilitate business growth. 

The Exhibitors

Companies such as Stratasys, Renishaw, Ultimaker and EOS have been exhibiting at TCT show for over half a decade; closely followed by 3D Systems, Trumpf, Siemens and SLM – all of whom have already secured their space for this year’s show. At this year’s show you will be able to meet some newcomers such as nTopology, Solukon, Xact Metal, Fraunhofer, Tiger-Vac and many more all set to make their debut.  

For example, nTopology will present its radically new approach to product development and computational modeling. Their method bridges the gap between advanced manufacturing machines and the engineering software needed to optimise designs and drive production. Regulars such as Stratasys will demonstrate their expertise across multiple sectors. They recently launched their F120 3D printer, which will make its debut on the UK market. They will also show the impact of AM on aircraft interiors. 

nTopology will present its radically new approach to product development and computational modeling

TCT Awards 2019 

To celebrate the innovations, players and technologies in the industry, the show has put in place the TCT Awards. They will showcase the world-leading projects as well as recognising the most influential and impactful members of the additive manufacturing industry in the TCT Hall of Fame. 

James Woodcock, commented: “The TCT Awards evening will once again provide a showcase of the most innovative applications and products from across the event, the awards allows us to recognise those pioneers whose work – past and present – has shaped the industry around us. It also acts as a focal point for the community allowing everyone to enjoy some food, drinks and entertainment together.” 

TCT Show will take place in Halls 3 and 3A of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, UK, from 24-26 September 2019. You can find more information HERE. Tell us if you will be going! Leave a comment below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages! And remember to sign up for our free weekly Newsletter, to get all the latest news in 3D printing send straight to your inbox!

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