Jun.19, 2012

Rapid News Communications Group announced the conference programme of TCT Live 2012 AM & 3D Printing Conference.

Day 1: Todd Grimm of T.A. Grimm & Associates will give presentation of "Additive Tech — Challenges and Opportunities in the Real World". He will look at just how far additive technologies have come, their amazing capabilities for a wide range of applications, and how they fit into the manufacturing landscape.

Day 2: Phill Dickens, Professor of Manufacturing Technology at Loughborough University will make a speech of "Developments of Additive Manufacturing and Its Future". He will explore the origins of Additive Manufacturing looking back at the predictions that have been made over the last 20 years and assessing how accurate they were. Phill will also update these predictions for the next 10 years, while taking a look at some of the most pertinent issues that the industry faces, such as Intellectual Property and materials development.

The conference programme will focus on exploring the impact and applications of both AM and 3DP. The speaker roll-call includes:

  • Paul Doe, Lead Engineer at Prodrive BMW Mini Team;
  • Sean Horning, Project Engineer, Burton Snowboards;
  • Stuart Burns, Technical Director, Rotite Technologies;
  • Anthony Reeves, Lead Engineer, GlaxoSmithKline;
  • Dan Johns, Process & Technologies Engineer, Bloodhound SSC etc.

This year a dedicated jewellery session will be introduced. Chaired by Frank Cooper, Technical Manager at the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, this session will look at how additive manufacturing and 3D printing processes are being utilised in jewellery design and manufacturing.

There will also be a session over latest additive manufacturing developments with gold. Speakers include:

  • Joerg Fischer-Buehner, Legor Group SpA;
  • Mark Bloomfield, Electrobloom;
  • Luke Orford, Grant Macdonald;
  • Silvia Weidenbach, Weidenbach;
  • Lena Thorsson from Cookson Precious Metals Ltd.

The conference is free of charge to attend and takes place 25-26 September 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham. For full conference programme details and to register your attendance, please visit tctshow.com.

 

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