TCT Show + Personalize is proud to announce that the CEOs of both Materialise and EOS will be taking to the stage as keynote speakers at the 19th edition of the annual 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development trade show at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.
With eight months to go until the show opens its doors to the industry, media, professionals, students, prosumers and consumers, the speaker line up is already beginning to take shape, following in the footsteps of the calibre of speakers visitors have enjoyed in previous years.
CEO of Materialise Wilfried (Fried) Vancraen is at the helm of one of the most powerful additive manufacturing service bureaux and communities in the world. Materialise was the first rapid prototyping service bureau to be established in Belgium and is now a brand recognisable throughout the 3D printing, CAD/CAM and design sectors, and beyond. In 2012, TCT Magazine listed Vancraen as one of the publication's Top 20 Most Influential Figures in Additive Manufacturing.
Dr Hans Langer founded EOS 25 years ago and is an expert in laser technology in manufacturing. EOS is at the cutting-edge of metal additive manufacturing and the development of metal powders. Dr Langer will provide valuable insight into this crucial side of the industrial additive manufacturing field, particularly after its partnership with Cookson Precious Metals into the development of a machine specifically designed for jewellery manufacturing with materials including gold and silver, the EOS Precious M 080.
TCT will run for three days this year, from September 30th to October 2nd, and looks set to be even bigger than last year's show which showcased nearly 200 exhibitors and welcomed more than 11,000 visitors from over 50 countries.
James Woodcock, Group Editor and Conference Director, TCT + Personalize, stated: "It is terrific news that we will be hosting such esteemed industry innovators as Fried Vancraen and Hans Langer at this year's TCT. Both 3D printing leaders will have visions and wisdom to impart that will be of value to those at every corner of this burgeoning technology sector. I for one feel that this announcement has set the tone for this year's TCT and is a clear sign that the show is a key date in the industry calendar - and is where the leaders of 3D printing want to be."
More speakers and TCT Show + Personalize 2014 news will be announced in the weeks and months to come, including the full keynote speaker line up and speaker sessions.