What to Expect at TCT 3Sixty 2022
It’s not been that long since RAPID + TCT 2022 closed its doors, but trade show season is just starting in the 3D printing world. And now, you have another one to look forward to. From June 8th to 9th, 2022, the UK’s largest 3D printing and additive manufacturing event, TCT 3Sixty 2022, will be taking place in Birmingham, UK. Attendees will be able to able to meet and talk with more than 60 speakers as well as 150 exhibitors in order to help “discover their additive strategy.” As always, the event is focused on real-world applications and targeted intelligence for its users making it a must-see event for anyone in the AM community including but not limited to designers, engineers and buyers.
This year is a little unusual because rather than a year, it has actually only been about 9 months since the previous event in September 2021. Still, the event has shown rapid recovery after the pandemic and the organizers are certainly excited for the show. Duncan Wood, CEO of Rapid News Group, the owners of TCT, commented “Hot on the heels of a successful return to events last September, we are delighted to be approaching the 2022 edition, in its new regular June timeslot, with more exhibitors and more products on the show floor, a broader conference programme, a host of new show floor elements and the return of the TCT Awards. Over the two days prospective visitors will be able to get their hands on technology, learn and hear from experts, advance their knowledge and discover the next steps in their additive strategy. Whether you are evaluating the technology for the first time, adopting it into your business or looking to optimise your existing equipment, you will find insights and solutions to help move you forward.” We took a closer look at what you do not want to miss at the show.
A Closer Look at TCT 3Sixty 2022
Beyond being able to meet with a number of exhibitors at the show including AM leaders such as HP, Nano Dimension, EOS, 3D Systems, Formlabs, Intamsys and more, attendees have a lot to look forward to at the event this year. Namely, according to a press release from the organizers, this year’s event hopes to deliver “a full 360-degree view of the AM adoption journey.” This will be done with 40 CPD accredited conference presentations including from Boston Consulting, the US Air Force, Deutsche Bahn, Vital Auto and the University of Birmingham. They also hope to cover important topics such as sustainability, quality assurance and the supply chain.
Furthermore, education is taking a large role at the conference. This of course will be shown through TCT Inspired Minds powered by CREATE education which will give high school students access to the variety of technologies and training relating to AM. Do not expect however that it will stop there. TCT 3Sixty will also be hosting for the first time the ASTM Short Course Fundamentals: Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing. This course will aim to provide a concise overview of the key considerations in quality assurance in AM as well as an overview of other important topics including the available inspection methods.
Finally, make sure that you do not miss the annual TCT Awards which will be taking place on June 8th. These prestigious awards bring together the best and the brightest from every aspect of AM including design and engineering from around the globe. This year, the host will be Jason Bradbury who is known for Channel 5’s Gadget Show host in the UK. Make sure to register for the event HERE.
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