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At the upcoming International CES in Las Vegas, TCT Magazine + Personalize will proudly bring eight world-class speakers to the stage to talk about 3D printing and its impact on everything from business models to healthcare. The full day of content will see the CEOs of six leading 3D printing companies as well as two of the foremost industry analysts deliver insight on an unprecedented level.

Maker, entrepreneur and visionary CEO of Autodesk Inc., Carl Bass will kick off the day by bringing his experiences from both outside and inside the 3D printing industry to the stage. Carl’s decades of experience in the 3D design community have allowed him to monitor the 3D printing industry closely before Autodesk jumped aboard with the Spark Platform.

To dispel the myth that 3D printing is a set of technologies in search of applications, Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen will commence the afternoon session. Fried founded Materialise back in 1990 and the company has been instrumental in the development of life-changing applications of 3D printing.

MakerBot was the first 3D printing company to exhibit at International CES in 2009. CEO Jenny Lawton will explore how ‘hands-on’ 3D printing has evolved since then and the outlook for this exciting segment of the industry in the years to come. Joining Jenny in the ‘Getting Access to 3D Printing’ session, 3D Hubs’ co-founder Bram de Zwart will explain how consumers and businesses can access 3D printing without ever touching a spool of filament.

In a related address Shapeways’ CEO Peter Weijmarshausen will focus on business opportunities presented by 3D printing both in terms of Shapeways itself and also the thousands of Shapeways Shop owners.

Formlabs represents something of a new paradigm for startups in general, moving seamlessly from wildly successful Kickstarter project to a respected 3d printer manufacturer in less than 24 months. Co-founder Max Lobovsky will take us through the rollercoaster ride that this Boston-based 3D printer maker has been on, and how it impacts not only 3D printing but all hardware startups.

Impartial analysis is thankfully plentiful in the 3D printing industry and two of the top practitioners, Terry Wohlers and Phil Reeves, will be on hand to run through the facts and figures of the 3D printing industry and its impacts.

TCT + Personalize’s Group Editor and Conference Director, Jim Woodcock, commented: “The parallel development of software, hardware and communication technology is revolutionising how we conceive, develop and produce everything from our cars and mobile phones to our joints and even human tissues. I am exceptionally proud of the line up that the TCT team has put together for the 2015 edition of the conference and I am sure that attendees will walk away with not only the right answers but also the right questions.”

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3D printing is generating huge interest across the globe, in terms of technology innovation, applications and also from an investment perspective. At International CES 2014, taking place January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, global leaders from the 3D printing industry will highlight the power of 3D printing today and give attendees the low down on hottest topic of the year.

Backed by a twenty year pedigree in the 3D printing industry TCT Magazine + Personalize is pleased to announce the first confirmed speakers for the 'Don't Believe the Hype? - 3D Printing Uncovered' conference track that will run at International CES 2014. 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental, well known industry commentator Todd Grimm and CEO of Sculpteo Clément Moreau are all confirmed to speak and will be taking to the stage on January 8 to communicate their enthusiasm for this disruptive technology, separating hard facts from media hype.

Avi Reichental has become one of the most talked about and recognisable characters in 3D printing, not least because he is the man at the helm of the industry's most powerful company, 3D Systems. 3D Systems' operations span every part of the 3D printing arena and the business is on a never-ending mission to acquire expertise and cutting-edge technology as the industry continues to grow. Reichental is one of the hardest-working people in 3D printing and a seasoned speaker — and he is sure to draw a crowd.."

Todd Grimm is renowned as one of the 3D printing industry’s leading experts and commentators, and is well respected throughout the 3D printing and additive manufacturing community. His insights as an ‘early adopter’ position him well for predicting how 3D printing will continue to develop and indeed how consumers can relate to and use this exciting technology."

Heading up one of the biggest global 3D printing communities, Sculpteo’s Clément Moreau is at the forefront of the mass customisation revolution sweeping the consumer 3D printing market. He is fiercely passionate about the very latest advancements and tools being developed to produce the perfect end product, whether that product is a one-of-a-kind iPhone case or the most intricate custom jewellery.

COO of Rapid News Communications Group, which publishes TCT Magazine + Personalize, Duncan Wood commented: "We are absolutely delighted that Avi, Todd and Clément are joining us at CES in January, their vision, insight and enthusiasm for 3D printing is unquenchable and I am confident attendees at CES will get great insights from them into this exciting technology. We are working to bring together a truly world class line up for visitors at the Las Vegas event, one that will open the eyes of all attendees to the possibilities afforded by this incredible technology."

3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental commented, “We are thrilled to be part of TCT Magazine + Personalize first ever "3D Printing Uncovered' conference at CES 2014. We plan to unveil several ground-breaking consumer products at CES 2014 and are honoured to do it with an industry leading media innovator and pioneer such as TCT.”

TCT Magazine + Personalize will also be the official sponsor of the new 3D Printing TechZone in the LVCC South Hall 3/4 Upper Level at CES. This new exhibit area is dedicated to showcasing the latest 3D printing technology to the 150,000 visitors that CES attracts.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011 12:15

TCT Live 2012 - First Call For Papers Announced

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Fresh from the success of the 2011 edition Rapid News Communications Group is formally announcing the Call for Papers for TCT Live 2012.

The show continues to go from strength to strength and 2012 will see TCT Live again co-locate with MM Live UK,

NANO Live UK and MEMS Live UK. Further significant developments will also see the launch of Rapid News’ newest show, Mediplas, which will focus on the highly specialised area of the design and manufacture of plastic parts for the medical industry and the formal co-location with Sensing Technology 2012. This grouping of shows will provide a significant showcase of engineering and manufacturing technology in the UK with a projected attendance approaching 10,000.

In order to maintain the world-class nature of TCT Live Rapid News Communications Group is now calling for outstanding abstract submissions for the following sessions.

TCT Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference

The TCT conference, now approaching its 17th edition, is characterised by high quality presentations from leading users of the technologies and industry commentators. For 2012 the conference will continue to explore the impact and applications of both AM and 3DP. Presentations should address the design issues, the business benefits in terms of time-to-market, financial objectives, material issues and/or part performance.

All submissions must be non-promotional in content and presented by companies that are utilising and/or researching the technologies for an industrial application. NOTE: No vendor papers will be accepted from companies that sell machines, materials or associated services for this section of the programme.

Additive Manufacturing Tech Briefings

Open to all major AM and 3DP machine manufacturers. Vendors are invited to unveil the latest and future developments in short, sharp fifteen-minute presentations, giving the prospective buyer an instant snapshot of what is hot and imminent from each of the major players.

In addition papers are also being sought for the following sessions, there are no restrictions on vendor participation, but all abstracts must demonstrate an educational nature. Sales presentations will not be accepted.

Inspection/Metrology in Product Development & Manufacturing

Software in Product Development & Manufacturing

Product Development & Manufacturing Technology for the Dental Industry

Product Development & Manufacturing Technology for the Jewellery Industry

Interested parties are initially requested to submit an abstract of 200 words about their proposed paper on or before December 16th 2011. This should include the working title, all authors/contributors and their affiliations. All submissions will be reviewed to ensure that they meet the necessary and exacting requirements of TCT.

TCT Live will be held at the NEC Birmingham, 25–26 September 2012, and anyone submitting a presentation must be available to present on either of these two days. Please submit abstracts to Hannah Jennings via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The TCT Magazine has unveiled a beta version of a new concept publication covering the software and computing systems behind today's product development, engineering and manufacturing industries.

In the 20 years since The TCT Magazine came into being technology has developed at a startling rate. Originally focusing on rapid prototyping, TCT now covers the broad spectrum of applications that additive manufacturing technologies permeate — from product development, engineering and manufacturing through to 3D printing, fabbing and education.

Parallel to the developments in the hardware has been a huge leap in the capability of the software systems used in the design, control, monitoring, management and communication of these industries. The computing power available on an iPad would have left readers of TCT slack-jawed back in 1992!

Communication too has changed. What used to be called publishing has broadened from a print-only magazine to incorporate a cornucopia of platforms.

In developing BITES, TCT has looked at all these developments and come up with something that we believe makes the most of the 'modern'.

The beta issue is available at:

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