TCT Conference @ formnext

November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Messe Frankfurt - Halle 3, Frankfurt, Germany

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Tickets are now available to purchase for TCT @ Formnext conference taking place from the 13th – 16th November 2018 at the Messe Frankfurt. The audience can expect high-quality, expert talks on design-to-manufacturing innovations from renowned academic researchers, industry experts, and market analysts. These inspirational speakers will share their experience on how additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing is impacting the wider engineering and manufacturing industries.

With over fifty engaging presentations, split across two stages, the TCT conference @ formnext will deliver insightful talks for all technical levels from beginner to advanced. Talks will cover the recent and future developments in AM across numerous verticals and will also address current challenges that designers, engineers and executives may face when it comes to selecting materials, technologies and making business decisions.

Speakers from leading organisations such as BMW, Audi, Stelia Aerospace, Johnson & Johnson and Flex will explore the application of 3D printing in transport, healthcare and design, while recognised academics and institutes will shine the spotlight on the latest research for the next generation of manufacturing. In addition to this, attendees will be presented with topics covering post-processing, new materials and new processes, including topics such as “Multimaterial 3D Printing with Photopolymers” and “Towards Predicting Properties of AM Microstructures”.

With so many high-level talks to choose from, it comes as no surprise that the visitor numbers are growing annually. With a fifty-nine percent increase between 2016 and 2017, Rapid News Publications is expecting around one thousand and five hundred attendees for the 2018 edition from across diverse product development, engineering and manufacturing disciplines. The conference team is looking forward to sharing 3D printing and additive manufacturing business-critical insights, intelligence, and inspiration with this year’s TCT conference @ formnext participants.

TCT conference @ formnext 2018 will take place in Hall 4 at the Messe Frankfurt, 13th – 16th November.

Purchase conference tickets and learn more here.


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