TCT Live 2010 Additive Manufacturing Conference Programme Announced

The organiser of TCT Live – the leading event for Software and Technology for Product Development and Manufacturing – is delighted to announce that the 2010 Additive Manufacturing Conference Programme has now been finalised. Taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 19th-20th October, the conference has once again attracted the industry’s most prominent and influential experts to present.

The Additive Manufacturing Conference constantly evolves to keep pace with this fast-moving industry and as such this year the sessions have been focused on specific industry sectors looking at how the boundaries of additive manufacture are being pushed ever further.

The sessions include: The ALM Landscape – looking at the industry as a whole and how companies are embracing the potential offered; Breakthroughs in ALM Technology, which will address the key groundbreaking developments in the last 12 months; Jewellery Session – an overview of how the jewellery industry is benefiting from the advantages of additive manufacturing; Medical/Dental – a selection of cutting-edge case studies reflecting true applications of the technology; and finally Transport – as one of the first industries to embrace additive manufacture the transport session will take a close look at a wide range of applications in automotive and aerospace.

TCT Live is particularly pleased to welcome from the United States Todd Grimm, from T.A. Grimm Associates, who will present the Keynote address on Day one of the show. Todd is one of industry’s most influential figures with a background of over 17 years in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing technologies.

Day two of the conference will kick off with an exciting keynote presentation from Mark Chapman, Chief Engineer of the Bloodhound Project, the team behind the fastest-ever land-speed challenge car. His presentation will give an overview of the project so far, identifying the challenges faced and the part that additive manufacturing is playing in helping to resolve these issues.

An impressive array of speakers have been lined up to follow over the course of the two days including presentation from Rolls Royce, EADS, Astrium Space Transportation, Honda R&D, DUT Racing, Cranfield University, Future Factories, Econolyst, Marianne Forrest Ltd and more.

The organiser, Rapid News Publications, is fully confident of attracting a record number of industry experts to this years’ show who are looking to network with like-minded professionals, develop their knowledge and keep their company one step ahead of the competition. Attendance to the TCT Live exhibition and conference is completely free of charge.

For the full conference programme and to pre-register, please visit