It all comes down to this. It is quite simple. If we don’t inspire the next generation to take up careers in engineering then at some point in the future our economies will cease to design and manufacture products. Therefore it is imperative that that young people today have an opportunity to be amazed, inspired and excited by engineering technology.
This is where TCT Bright Minds comes in. Every year at the TCT Show in the UK, the programme builds a glass walled classroom in the heart of the exhibition and throughout the show hundreds of schoolchildren have their chance to use CAD and 3D Printing technologies in a workshop setting. Black Country Atelier run the classroom sessions with the equipment being generously provided free-of-charge by 3D Systems
On the back of this successful annual programme TCT Bright Minds will make its debut at Euromold this year. The TCT Magazine + Personalize, 3D Systems Corporation and Black County Atelier will partner with Euromold organisers DEMAT to bring the innovative program to the heart of Hall 11 at the Frankfurt Messe. The program will see over 200 schoolchildren get real hands-on 3D printing and scanning technology experience with the aim of inspiring them to become interested in engineering as a future career.
The TCT Bright Minds UK programme has come of age in the last few years with hundreds of excited participants getting experience of the technologies that TCT Show + Personalize specialises in. We think inspiring the next generation is important and the extension of this program into Germany at Euromold in partnership with our friends at DEMAT GmbH is extremely exciting.
We thank our partners for their contribution to the initiative, and for continuing to work with us as the program expands into new territories. They have enabled us to have a real impact on a growing number of students and we are delighted to be able to work together to continue to inspire the next generation of designers and engineers, this time in Germany!
If you are going to be in Frankfurt for the show then we invite you to take a look at the classroom in the heart of Hall 11 right next door to the TCT Magazine + Personalize booth and be inspired!