TCT Live 2012 AM & 3D Printing Conference Program Announced
Todd Grimm posted on June 25, 2012 |

TCT live logoThe TCT Live 2012 Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference program organizer, Rapid News Communications Group, announced another stellar line-up of the leading industrial and academic experts in this sector. The conference is free to attend and takes place September 25 – 26, 2012 at the NEC in Birmingham, England.

Once viewed as a niche area of product development and manufacturing, the AM and 3D printing sector has escalated significantly in the last 12 months with global awareness of the processes increasing at an unprecedented rate. With the prolific number of headlines though, there comes an inevitable amount of hype, and this is where the TCT Live AM & 3DP Conference comes into its own. Anyone who registers to attend will be confronted with the truth about additive manufacturing and 3D printing, what it can do, and what it is doing in the real world within industry and the creative sectors. 

And this is exactly where the program will begin, as Todd Grimm of T.A. Grimm & Associates, will present the keynote address on Day 1 to consider “Additive Tech — Challenges and Opportunities in the Real World”. Shaping the whole event, Todd’s presentation 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. But be left in no doubt, Todd WILL challenge the hype — this is one presentation you miss at your peril. 

Day 2’s keynote address will be presented by Phill Dickens, professor of manufacturing technology at Loughborough University. Entitled “Developments of Additive Manufacturing and Its Future,” Phill 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. Taking it to the next level, 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. 

Providing diversity and valuable usable information, this program lineup has been designed to appeal to a wide audience, whether they have been introduced to the technologies previously or are being introduced to them for the first time. Presentations will cover a number of specific business applications of AM and 3DP as well some of the latest developments across the industry.

Featuring an impressive array of speakers, TCT Live 2012’s lineup 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; and Dan Johns, process & technologies engineer, Bloodhound SSC; plus many more.

 For full conference program details and to register for attendance, visit


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