TCT Show 2019 Closes to Great Acclaim

Another successful TCT Show! Yesterday
saw the conclusion of a fantastic show, full
of exciting product launches, inspiring show
features, engaging presentations across
four stages with an array of world-leading
speakers plus over 250 cutting-edge
exhibitors.TCT Show is the leading UK event in the drive to increase awareness
and adoption of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology. This
year’s show has been a superb platform for inspiration and innovation
supporting that drive. The show floor accommodated over 250
exhibitors showcasing a myriad of innovative applications.

Mark Tyrtania, Sales Director at Laser Lines said of the show “What’s
unique about TCT is that it’s a focused 3D event. Really concentrating
the market all in one place… We’ve been really busy on the stand, so
lots of new leads and hopefully new customers.”

“We’ve launched a couple of new products including the exact metals
3D printer that we hope is going to be a bit of a game changer in the
metal space. TCT is a great platform to launch that program” he added.

Across the 3 days, this dynamic event connected attendees from
around the globe, and it provided them with the opportunity to see an
exciting and diverse range of businesses who were launching new
products and services, including Ultimaker, Makerbot, 3D Systems,
T3DMC, Matsuura, and Zortrax. This year’s show had an incredible
display of cutting-edge, design-to-manufacturing technologies on the
show floor.

“I was here last year and found it fascinating, so I wanted to come back
this year to see what’s new. I’ve had some experience with 3d printers
over the past year and want to see what developments are happening in
the industry… The breadth of exhibitors from last year made me want to
come back this year, and I haven’t been disappointed!” said Chris Fall,
Product Design Engineer at JC Moulding.

This year’s TCT show had a number of exciting new features, including
its new 1-2-1 meetings programme TCT Connect (sponsored this year
by HP) which held 230 meetings across the 3 days in its own dedicated
meetings lounge. Both visitors and exhibitors were able to use the
service and identify contacts by sector and interest, and then schedule meetings with them.
Matt Forrester, Additive Manufacturing Manager at L’Oréal was invited
to connect and commented “Awesome idea, spurring some great
meetings. Thanks to the team!

Alongside the vibrant show floor, there was a full panoply of inspiring
and intriguing conference sessions giving a first-class learning
opportunity.

The TCT Summit Stage featured high profile keynote presentations
including, Martin Stevens, Mechanical Engineering Manager at DB ESG
(part of Deutsche Bahn) and James Brown, Data and Performance
Engineer at Angel Trains, who explored how a recent additive
manufacturing collaboration had resulted in the UK’s first AM solution
for the rail industry, and the first in-service 3D printed parts on the UK’s
railways.

Over on the TCT Tech Stage – we had captivating sessions from
industry professionals such as Women in 3D Printing alongside Cyant
hosting a #3DTalk on software. Plus, a gorgeous dress that was entirely
3D printed by Modeclix. Incredibly, the dress can be altered to any
shape and is recyclable.

“An inspirational and energising show that brought the entire additive
manufacturing community together to share the latest knowledge and
technology. There was a real buzz on the show floor with a broad range
of applications represented from some of the industry’s biggest names.
An outstanding show.” Jane Hughes, Group Marketing Manager at
Rapid News Group.

TCT Awards

On 25th September, TCT held its third annual TCT Awards ceremony,
at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. Hosted by Georgie
Barrat, a technology journalist and presenter of Channel 5’s The
Gadget Show, the almost 250 guests celebrated into the early hours,
after a night of well-deserved wins and commendations.15 competitive
award categories, including the TCT Rising Star Award and the new
TCT Women in 3D Printing Innovator Award, were presented. The TCT
Group also inducted another industry giant of additive manufacturing
into its distinguished TCT Hall of Fame; Gideon Levy – an early
pioneer in the AM industry, with his contributions beginning in 1997 as
the originator and head of the iRPD (Institute for Rapid Product
Development). He is currently active at Technology Turn Around (TTA),
consulting major players in industry education and research on AM.

See the full list of winners here > TCT Awards Winners

“We are already working on our 2020 event, which will have a new enhanced mission; a
comprehensive 360-degree look at AM and 3D printing. It is set to be an exciting and engaging show
providing real value to exhibitors and visitors alike.” Duncan Wood, CEO at Rapid News Group.
Join us in 2020!