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tct is a portfolio that includes a printed magazine, website, exhibition and conference that has, over 20 years, become the de facto source of information for Additive Manufacturing and Industrial 3D Printing in product development, engineering and manufacturing. More than this, tct is a community of users, experts, vendors, consultants and thought leaders that is growing the AM and 3D Printing industry for all.

Established at the birth of 'Rapid Prototyping' technologies in the early 1990s, tct was initially known as Rapid News, later becoming Time Compression Technologies and latterly simply tct. In 1997 we launched Time Compression Technologies North America — a sister magazine to the then Time Compression Technologies Europe — that has subsequently moved to other publishers and as of 2012 no longer appears in print.

With all this history it is easy to get confused, but there is now one simple message:

tct is now the only communication portfolio that covers AM and Professional 3D Printing in print, online and in person — globally.

In other words, if you want information on AM and Industrial 3D Printing, tct is where you will find it, wherever you are in the world.

Celebrating its 20th year in print, tct's print magazine is the oldest product in the portfolio — but like fine wine it gets better with age and is an essential resource for industrial users of AM and 3D printing technologies. The newly re-launched website continues to offer up-to-date news, blogs and comment pieces from across the industry, real stories from users as well as videos, social media and events information.

With Personalize — a portfolio of website, Newsstand magazine and event — tct is part of the Rapid News AM and 3D Printing Group: 'Covering Additive Tech from Hackerspace to Aerospace'.

To subscribe to the print edition of TCT, please click here — you will be taken to the correct subscription option for your country.

tct is published by Rapid News Publications Ltd, Part of the Rapid News Communications Group.
Registered Office: Carlton House, Sandpiper Way, Chester Business Park, Chester, Cheshire CH4 9QE United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1244 680222

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  • e-NABLE, 3D Printed Prosthetics. An antidote for a cynic.

    Could Joris Peels have found the antidote to a long-standing cynicism with the e-Nable project?

    Jul 17, 2014

  • Heavy Metal: From Lab to Fab

    Once you up the production on a product and not just the playing but the actual production, then it's going to up the ante. - Phil Anselmo

    May 28, 2014

  • Renaissance Nightmares

    Just when you think you're finally making progress, along comes something to rain on your parade. And that's what's going to happen to the 3D printing industry, says Joris Peels.

    Mar 26, 2014 | 1 comment(s)

  • 3D printing the poor

    3D printing has often been touted as potentially revolutionary for the lives of the world's poorest, but could it also trap them in a cycle of poverty?

    Feb 1, 2014

  • Pirate, Privateer or Shipyard?

    "...we know deep in our hearts that we should be pirates," thinks Joris Peels — find out why in this months column.

    Jan 1, 2014

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Upcoming exhibitions, conferences, fairs, markets and symposia for the Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing sector.

  • Materialise World Conference

    Materialise will have its next World Conference in 2015, coinciding with the 25th anniversary year of the company and will focus on the theme of 3D Printing for communities. more »

  • Euromold 2014 — November 25–28 2014

    EuroMold is the trade fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development and presents products and services, technology and impulses for tomorrow's markets. more »

  • NPE & NPE3D 2015 — 23–27 March 2015

    In March 2015, more than 60,000 professionals from every spectrum of the plastics industry and its vertical markets will assemble in Orlando, Florida to discover the tools, and access the emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics. more »

  • Hawk 3D Proto at the White Rose

    The 3D printing reseller is taking their UK exclusive BEETHEFIRST machines to members of the Leeds public, you could even bag yourself one. more »