Welcome to the world's largest dedicated 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development event for every level of interest from hackerspace to aerospace.
TCT Show has continued to grow exponentially in 2014. With over fifty different 3D printing machine manufacturers exhibiting at the event it was by far the most comprehensive array of these technologies ever assembled in one place. However, these companies represented just a quarter of the total exhibitors, which is what really makes TCT the place to exhibit and the pre-eminent place to source 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development technologies.
Held annually the event showcases almost 200 exhibitors. It features the entire spectrum of 3D printing and additive manufacturing machines in action as well as supporting technologies and software for scanning, digitising and inspection and for design and manufacturing. Alongside the show floor TCT presents a wide range of internationally recognised keynote presentations from industry leaders, evangelists, commentators and super users who shine the spotlight on the technologies and signpost how they will develop in the future.
In 2014 almost 8,000 attendees from 53 countries attended TCT for insights, education and most importantly to do business. This represented attendee growth of almost 30% against 2013 and, in addition to increased exhibitor numbers and increased exhibitor numbers and an expanded show floor, it signals a bright future for the event.
The mix of inspirational speakers, cutting edge technology and innovative initiatives such as Bright Minds UK, the Startup Zone, TCT Introducing Stage and the RepRap Hub is unique. in 2014 over 80 companies made their debut on the show floor and this ensures that the show remains fresh year-after-year, even as we approach our 20th edition in 2015.
The fact that both new organisations and established companies find success at the event is testament to the year-round work the TCT team puts into developing the best possible experience for all involved. TCT Show is foremost a place to do business and we were delighted to expand significantly while retaining the quality of exhibitors, visitors, speakers and partners. We look forward to building on this success in 2015.