Inspex to Return at TCT Show + Personalize 2016

If you can’t measure it, you can’t make it — a fact that is as true for additive manufacturing and 3D printing as it is for milling, moulding and other conventional manufacturing techniques. At this year’s TCT Show + Personalize the organisers, Rapid News Publications Ltd, will reintroduce the Inspex brand to the UK market and further accelerate awareness of the challenges and opportunities for metrology and inspection within the 3D manufacturing industry.

Rapid News acquired the Inspex brand when executing the purchase of the Interplas trade show in 2014 and has since been developing the best way to bring the brand back to market in a way that would enhance the focus on metrology and inspection technologies on the show floor at TCT.

For the 2016 show all providers of metrology and inspection hardware, software and services will be given enhanced visibility through a specific Inspex marketing program, including the show planner, show preview and on-site guide — as well as being highly visible on the show floor and in locators and show maps.

The metrology and inspection industry has always demonstrated a strong presence at TCT Show with attendance from leading companies such as Nikon, Renishaw, Europac, Olympus, and Central Scanning. However the importance of these suppliers on the success of precision machining processes or additive manufacturing (AM) in improving quality, reducing scrap rates and enhancing environmental sustainability is now greater than ever. The Inspex theme at TCT will bring these important technologies to the fore and the spotlight will make it easier for visitors to find the solutions they need.

Alongside the show floor focus will be a dedicated Inspex seminar session highlighting the latest technology available along with real-world applications designed to pose the right questions and deliver the right answers

Head of Content at TCT Show + Personalize, Jim Woodcock, commented: “The re-introduction of the Inspex brand signposts our intent to bring metrology and inspection to the fore as advances in manufacturing technology continue. TCT’s core focus has been on additive technologies since we started covering rapid prototyping in the 1990s and as these technologies mature the role of supporting and enabling technologies becomes more prominent. 3D design, manufacture and metrology must work together as part of a chain to get the most out of today’s technologies.”

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