TCT Show + Personalize 2014, the world’s largest dedicated 3D printing event, promises its anticipated 10,000 visitors every opportunity to be enlightened, educated, entertained and engaged by the stellar line-up of speakers on its conference programme.
From September 30th to October 2nd 2014, representatives from across the whole gamut of 3D printing technologies and their applications, from organisations of every size, will be taking to the stage to offer their expertise and insights.
Opening the three-day event next week will be Dr Hans J. Langer, CEO of EOS. His inaugural keynote will centre on the evolution of one of the most successful industrial additive manufacturing companies in the world and where the business is headed. CEO of Materialise Wilfried Vancraen will follow Dr. Langer's presentation with his take on the ideology Materialise has adopted to ensure its staying power in a thriving, ever-changing industry.
Also appearing on the main stage will be TCT columnist and industry consultant Joris Peels, who will be delivering his talk 'Blowing Bubbles: Gaps Between the Potential and Reality of 3D Printing', while Reebok's RP Lab Manager and additive manufacturing expert Gary Rabinovitz will be bringing together 3D printing and wearables in his presentation. Technology Futurist at Autodesk Dr. Jordan Brandt will address additive manufacturing from the standpoint of a software giant and BAE Systems' Head of the Agile Product Development Centre John Dunstan will discuss the use of additive manufacturing in aerospace.
Day One's Seminar Zone is dominated by inspection, metrology and scanning with speakers from Matter and Form, Faro, Mahr, Europac, Physical Digital and Olympus bringing their knowledge of this technology to the stage.
Day Two will begin with a very special keynote presentation from acting CEO of MakerBot Jenny Lawton, entitled 'Brooklyn Rising - The Story, Philosophy and Future of MakerBot', which will cover the colourful history of this industry radical.
The importance of industrial additive manufacturing as a complementary technology will be addressed by Chief Technologist at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, David Wimpenny, while down the road in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, exciting work is being done using the whole sphere of 3D printing technologies and Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University's School of Jewellery Frank Cooper will share his expertise on additive manufacturing in jewellery-making in his presentation. On the software side, Adobe's Mike Scrutton will be unveiling the process behind the development of Photoshop CC's 3D printing capabilities, while Fabien Noyer of Dassault Systèmes will explain how business strategy needs to shift with 3D printing.
In the Seminar Zone, visitors on October 1st can look forward to hearing from industry stalwart Graham Tromans and representatives from Materialise, 3DS Geomagic, MachineWorks, SpaceClaim and netfabb.
Finally, on Day Three 3D Systems' VP of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices Andy Christensen will be exploding the conventions of personalised surgery and medical devices as 3D printing allows for revolutionary possibilities in healthcare.
The exciting ways additive manufacturing is being put to use by the visionaries at Zaha Hadid Architects will be revealed by Associate Architect Michele Pasca di Magliano, while Formlabs' Yoav Reches will bridge the gap between 3D printer designer and user in his much-anticipated presentation. In the Seminar Zone there will be more eye-opening and informative presentations from experts from 3D Hubs, MarkForged, Hawk 3D Proto, CEL Technology, Optomec, Efesto and Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies.
TCT Show + Personalize Conference Director James Woodcock stated: “The ability to see so many world-class speakers in one place and for free is unparalleled and I am extremely proud to have been part of the team that brought the line up together. All of our speakers are handpicked and offer their time freely to share their considerable insight with the community. This spirit of sharing and openness is key to TCT + Personalize’s mission to grow the industry for all. From the first to last speaker there are 43 reasons to attend before you even look at the 200+ exhibitors on the show floor — and if you miss anything from the Main Arena you will be able to catch up (or rewatch the best bits) after the event.”
For the full conference programme, click here.