Leading 3D printing and Product Development Event Featuring over 50 3D Printer Manufacturers Opens in 10 Days.

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TCT Show + Personalize 2014 set to be the most comprehensive gathering of 3D printers ever seen with over 50 different manufacturers amongst over 200 exhibitors.

TCT Show + Personalize Show Floor

TCT Show + Personalize Show Floor

From the most expansive exhibitor list in the industry to the unprecedented depth, breadth and quality of the on-stage speakers, this year's TCT Show has topped the 2013 event with some style!

As the world’s largest and most comprehensive dedicated 3D printing event, covering every aspect of this maturing technology 'from hackerspace to aerospace', this year's edition remains true to TCT Show's commitment to represent the entire industry, as it has for nearly two decades.

The biggest names in 3D printing - including industry champions Stratasys, 3D Systems, ExOne, Voxeljet, Renishaw, EnvisionTEC, EOS, Concept Laser, Mcor Technologies, Ultimaker, SLM Solutions, Formlabs, MakerBot, Materialise, Arcam, and Beijing Tiertime - will all be present at TCT Show, bringing together the largest number of additive manufacturing technology manufacturers in one place.

Visitors can admire the beauty and genius of the Innovation Showcase exhibition, bringing together some choice pieces from the vanguards of product design, art and engineering. The newest and freshest talent of 3D printing can be explored in the Start Up Zone and through the TCT Introducing seminar - new features for TCT Show 2014 that give entrepreneurs and budding enterprises a platform among the industry giants.

On the 'hackerspace' side of TCT Show's mission, event organisers Rapid News Communications Group are thrilled to welcome back the RepRap Hub under the command of RepRap community stalwart Rich Horne. This year's RepRap Hub will feature a dedicated meeting zone and presentation space in the heart of the show floor, which promises to be a hotbed for sharing ideas and making connections.

There will be plenty of food for thought for visitors attending the conference sessions either in the main theatre or in the technology seminars, where the spotlight will be shone on software, inspection, digitising and metrology.

Following the hugely successful format of the 2013 edition, TCT has invited the CEOs of EOS and Materialise, Hans Langer and Wilfried Vancraen to conduct the show's opening keynote presentations. Day Two will see MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis and President Jenny Lawton inspire with 'Brooklyn Rising - The Story, Philosophy and Future of MakerBot', while on Day Three, 3D Systems' ground-breaking work in the medical field will be explained by Andy Christensen, Vice-President of Personalized Surgery and Medical Devices.

Also on the main stage, visitors will witness leading applications of 3D printing from companies as diverse as Reebok and Zaha Hadid as well as innovations from Adobe, Autodesk and Formlabs - plus many more. For the full list of confirmed speakers, click here.

Finally, making a welcome return to TCT Show will be TCT Bright Minds UK in association with Black Country Atelier and 3D Systems, giving schoolchildren the chance to get hands-on 3D printing experience in a glass-walled classroom.

Group Editor and Conference Organiser at Rapid News Communications Group James Woodcock said: “From the most expansive exhibitor list in the industry to the unprecedented depth, breadth and quality of the on-stage speakers, this year's TCT Show has topped the 2013 event with some style! Only at TCT Show can visitors get free access to established 3D printing companies like 3D Systems and Stratasys, startups like Markforged and 3D Hubs as well as a free conference featuring speakers from Adobe, MarkerBot, Autodesk, Formlabs and Zaha Hadid Architects. Whatever your level of interest in engineering, product development or manufacturing — from hackerspace to aerospace — there is truly something at TCT Show that's worth your time.”

TCT Show + Personalize 2014 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK on September 30th-October 2nd 2014.

About TCT Show + Personalize

TCT Show + Personalize is the leading event dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development, owned and organised by Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG). Held annually, TCT showcases almost 200 exhibitors and presents a line up of internationally recognised speakers who shine the spotlight on the technologies and signpost how they will develop in the future. In 2014 almost 10,000 attendees from over 50 countries will visit TCT for inspiration, education and most importantly to do business. The mix of inspirational speakers, cutting edge technologies and innovative initiatives such as Bright Minds UK, the Startup Zone and the RepRap Hub — all accessible with no entrance fees for attendees — is unique. As a result TCT attracts business leaders, early adopters and a wide range of users from across concept, design and manufacturing to an event where they can see tomorrow’s technology today. Follow TCT online at http://www.tctshow.com and through social media.

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