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TCT 3Sixty 2022 to put additive manufacturing centre stage

The UK's definitive 3-D printing event takes place 8-9 June

Posted on 04 Jun 2022 and read 1220 times
TCT 3Sixty 2022 to put additive manufacturing centre stageTCT 3Sixty returns this week from 8-9 June at the NEC, Birmingham, and will bring the best of additive manufacturing (AM) technology from around the world. Designed to help elevate UK manufacturing’s adoption of the technology, the show will feature 160 exhibitors along with a multitude of innovations alongside a packed conference programme.

Duncan Wood, CEO of Rapid News Group, the organiser of TCT 3Sixty, said: “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 time slot, with more exhibitors and more products on the show floor, a broader conference programme, a host of new features and the return of the TCT Awards.”

“Over the packed 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 they are evaluating the technology for the first time, adopting it into their business or looking to optimise their existing equipment, visitors will find insights and solutions to help move them forward.”

TCT 3Sixty Conference

This year’s event will deliver a full 360° view of the AM adoption journey with more than 40 inspiring CPD-accredited conference presentations delivered across two stages. This includes presentations from Boston Consulting, US Air Force, Deutsche Bahn, the MTC, Callum, Vital Auto, Progressive Technology and University of Birmingham, alongside panels and debates covering sustainability, quality assurance and supply chain.

TCTTCT 3Sixty also has a dedicated stage for new product launches and UK firsts. The Introducing Stage will feature presentations from Xerox, Meltio, Nano Dimension, Theta, Covestro, Massivit, Wayland Additive and Materialise.

As part of TCT’s ongoing mission to inspire and educate the next generation in the world of manufacturing, TCT Inspired Minds will return this year. In collaboration with education partner CREATE Education Project, it works to provide high school students access to a variety of technologies and training relating to additive manufacturing (AM). 

New for 2022, TCT 3Sixty is hosting the ASTM Short Course Fundamentals: Quality Assurance for Additive Manufacturing. This short course will provide a concise overview of the key considerations for how to achieve Quality Assurance in Additive Manufacturing, including a top level outline of what a Quality Management System could look like to produce components for Critical Applications, and an overview of available inspection methods.

Taking place on 8 June, the TCT Awards brings together industry leaders to celebrate the innovators, technologies and collaborators behind the best examples of 3-D printing, design and engineering from around the world. The host for 2022, Jason Bradbury is best known as Channel 5’s Gadget Show host. He is a well-known technology enthusiast and a force of nature when it comes to his passion for gadgets and science.

Visitors can also meet impartial industry thought-leaders in person at the TCT Knowledge Bar, to talk through their projects, ideas and challenges, and strengthen their network of top AM end-users. No sales pitches, just shared knowledge through their joint experiences of using 3-D printing.

TCTWhether delegates are in the evaluation stage, ready to buy equipment or looking to optimise their usage, they can be sure that innovative displays from HP, Scott Bader, Matsuura, EOS, 3D Systems, Laser Lines, BOC, 9T Labs, GE, Xerox, Xact Metal, Trumpf, Ultimaker, Stratasys, Meltio, Formlabs, Materialise, Raise 3D, Additive Industries, Raplas, Voxeljet, Wayland and more will help them decide what process and what machine they need.

Everyone who registers will also receive complimentary access to the Event Hub to plan their visit, and to select which exhibitors to meet, which speakers to see and who to network with.

TCT 3Sixty has so far seen visitor registrations from Amazon, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Dyson, MOD, BT, GSK, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail, Dr Martens, Becton Dickinson, Unilever, Honeywell Aerospace and Siemens already this year. It is clear these businesses see huge value in attending and learning at TCT 3Sixty.

For more details and to register, visit the website (www.tct3sixty.com).