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3D printing giants gathering for TCT Show 2014

More than 40 additive manufacturing machine makers will gather for this year’s TCT Show + Personalize, an event dedicated to 3D printing, from Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Birmingham, England.

From the most compact desktop 3D printers to gargantuan and complex industrial additive manufacturing systems, the three-day event is organized by Rapid News Communications Group.

“We are delighted to be able to bring together such a comprehensive overview of 3D printer manufacturers for our global visitors,” said James Woodcock, group editor and conference organizer, Rapid News Communications Group.”

ECN 082014_INT_3D printing giants at TCT ShowSpanning Hall 3A of National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, the show will be home to the whole gamut of the 3D printing spectrum and associated technologies. This includes inspection, metrology and 3D scanning equipment.

“Innovation is high across the spectrum: from the move into true production; the increased flexibility for prototyping; and new technologies reaching the desktop — and it’s all available to see, for free, at TCT Show. Our mission is to represent 3D technologies ‘from hackerspace to aerospace, and with this line up, we have surpassed even our own expectations,” added Woodcock.

The biggest companies in this maturing marketplace have taken the largest stands. They include additive manufacturing champion and engineering goliath Renishaw; industry innovator and trend-setter 3D Systems; 3D printing juggernaut Stratasys; metal additive manufacturing giant ExOne; paper 3D printing pioneer Mcor Technologies; laser technology vanguard EOS; and leading 3D printing solutions provider EnvisionTEC.

In addition, Voxeljet, SLM Solutions, Arcam, Blueprinter and relative newcomers Prodways and Markforged will be bringing their professional and industrial systems to TCT Show, boasting the latest in additive manufacturing technology for precision applications.

On the desktop end of the machine manufacturer scale, MakerBot will be bringing its fashionable range of 3D printers to TCT Show, showcasing what one of the world’s best-known plug-in-and-play machine makers has to offer the growing number of consumers interested in 3D printing. Formlabs, Ultimaker and Beijing Tiertime will be demonstrating their desktop offerings, with each company’s identity and ideology giving their hardware something unique to chime with the right investor’s own vision.

The giants of 3D printing machinery will be taking to the stage as well at TCT Show. Hans Langer, CEO of EOS, opens the show with a keynote. MakerBot’s CEO Bre Pettis and President Jenny Lawton will step behind the mic the next day for ‘Brooklyn Rising – The Story, Philosophy and Future of MakerBot’.

Moreover, 3D printing hardware newcomer Autodesk will be represented by Dr. Jordon Brandt. 3D Systems’ medical additive manufacturing hardware will be featured in Vice President of Surgery and Medical Devices Andy Christensen’s keynote on day three.

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