TCT Live 2009 Additive Manufacturing Conference Programme Announced

Cheshire, UK, 5th June 2009: The programme for the world leading TCT Additive Manufacturing Conference has now been finalised. The organiser, Rapid News Publications plc, is pleased to announce that the 2009 line-up is first class in its content, with many leading experts yet again gathering at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 20th-21st October, to take part.


This year is a landmark for the TCT Conference as for the first time in its 14-year history the registration fee has been removed – making it completely free of charge to attend. This unprecedented step has been taken to aid designers, product developers and manufacturers who are looking to source cutting-edge techniques and gain expert knowledge to help them stay ahead of the competition. By removing all financial barriers, TCT is underlining its complete commitment to the development of the rapid product development and additive manufacturing industry.


TCT is particularly excited to announce that Ian Risk, Vice President and Head of EADS Innovation Works, Airbus UK, will give the keynote address on Day 1. Airbus is a key player in the commercial use and development of Additive Manufacturing technologies. The presentation will take a look at the sound business reasons for adopting this technology.


Following the keynote address, an impressive array of speakers will take to the stage from some of the industry’s leading innovators including: Converse USA; Rolls-Royce; Junior & Tacke; AMRC with Boeing; Crucible Industrial Design; RMRG Loughborough University; Renishaw; Ecolateral ALM/EADS; UKTI Global Entrepreneur Programme; Team Invictus Catamaran Challenge; Biomet Europe; and Cobra UK Automotive.


The conference programme has been specially formulated to address key issues including the business reasons for adopting additive technologies, definitive manufacturing applications of additive fabrication, and future considerations such as economic, environmental and corporate social responsibilities.


TCT welcomes back Dr Bill O’Neill from the Centre of Industrial Photonics, University of Cambridge, as Conference Chair. Dr O’Neill will kick off the conference with an overview of the latest technologies on display in the exhibition hall. Called ‘What’s New at TCT Live 2009’, this begins the conference with a positive outlook at how the industry is continuing to innovate despite the challenges it currently faces.


For the final session of the Conference on Day 2, the organisers are bringing together knowledgeable representatives from the leading technology developers, in order to stimulate lively debate and provide delegates with the opportunity to pose questions on current and future additive fabrication issues.


For the full conference programme and to pre-register, please visit www.tctshow.com. Only pre-registered delegates will be admitted, as places are limited.


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