The TCT Show aims to increase awareness and adoption of 3D printing technology.
Across the 3 days, the show floor displayed a range of businesses who were launching new products and services, including Ultimaker, Makerbot, 3D Systems, T3DMC, Matsuura, and Zortrax. This year’s show also had a display of design-to-manufacturing technologies for guests to observe.
This year’s TCT show had a number of new features, including its new 1-2-1 meetings programme TCT Connect which held 230 meetings across the 3 days. The service was fully accessible to both visitors and exhibitors, enabling them to identify contacts by sector and interest, and then schedule meetings with them.
Another feature of the show was the TCT Summit Stage. This stage featured keynote presentations including Martin Stevens, Mechanical Engineering Manager at DB ESG and James Brown, Data and Performance Engineer at Angel Trains, who spoke about the first in-service 3D printed parts used on railways in the UK.
Other live presentations were held at the TCT Tech Stage. Among many others, there were sessions from industry professionals such as Women in 3D Printing alongside Cyant hosting a #3DTalk on software, as well as featuring an exhibit on an entirely 3-D printed dress that can be altered to any shape, as well as being recyclable.
Duncan Wood, CEO at Rapid News group said: “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.”
The event was visited by 10000 guests, and showcased over 250 exhibitors, as well as featuring product launches, show features, and presentations.