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The TCT Show conference annually exceeds to provide attendees with valuable insights, inspiration and fascinating use cases of emerging 3D technologies. The 2017 conference line-up is set to bring to the stage some of the largest international organisations to share their views on 3D printing and related technologies.CPD Certification

The main stage conference, which is now CPD accredited, will present research developments and real life examples of how 3D technologies are being used within aerospace, automotive, medical, dental and consumer & industrial product design. These presentations are a must attend for anyone wanting to learn about the innovations, trends and applications within these industries.

26 September

10:30 - 11:00
Challenges and Achievements – The Leadership Lessons I have Learned - Dave Burns, Principal - Global Advisory Services
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

With over 35 years’ industry experience, Dave Burns is undoubtedly one of the key figures within the additive manufacturing market and during his career he has witnessed, and been a part of, some of the biggest industry advancements to date. Don’t miss out on this inspiring talk as Dave shares his unrivalled knowledge and industry insight to highlight the lessons he has learned within leadership and beyond.

Mr  David  Burns
Founder and Principal
Global Business Advisory Services LLC
11:00 - 11:30
How 3D technologies are impacting the aerospace and automotive industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

12:30 - 13:00
Chemical IP Authentication for Additive Manufacturing
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

The shift from 3D prototyping to additive manufacturing (AM) raises major issues in IP
(intellectual property) protection.  Aerospace and automotive parts, for example, already present a considerable counterfeiting problem, and the widespread use of 3D printing opens up both unprecedented opportunity and real safety concerns. New work is emerging in the authentication of parts made using AM. We describe an innovative anti-counterfeiting solution to protect AM products permanently and invisibly. Polymer FDM and metals DED have established the proof of concept. Chemical fingerprints were strategically and intentionally incorporated in sub-surface layers in a part and then subjected to chemical authentication with a handheld, off-the-shelf detector. Authentication is field-friendly: non-destructive, instant, easy to use. The results show promise, but challenges include the selection of compatible materials and characteristics while minimizing the impact on part performance, and appropriate modeling is needed to ensure reliable detection.  Chemical tagging and field validation provide a novel security solution for both polymer and metals AM that can be used in multiple manufacturing environments.

Dr Sharon  Flank
CEO
InfraTrac
13:00 - 13:30
Beyond Earth; Using Additive Manufacturing to take Us to New Worlds
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

3D printing is increasingly considered a technology of choices for applications ranging across every industrial sector today, and where it enables freedom of design, it permits functions to no longer be dominated by form, it is this potency that is being considered a viable technology in aiding the exploration of space. In this presentation, applications both current, future and conceptual will be discussed, looking at where Additive Manufacturing is giving us the ability to manufacture in space, use new types of materials, utilise new processes and push the boundaries in way we never could have envisaged on Earth.

Mr Mike Curtis-Rouse
Advanced Manufacturing and Autonomous Systems Lead
Science & Technology Facilities Council
13:30 - 14:00
How 3D technologies are impacting the aerospace and automotive industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

14:30 - 15:00
How 3D technologies are impacting the aerospace and automotive industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

15:00 - 15:30
Optimization of Formula 1 Auto Parts using 3D Printing Prototype - Junfeng Yang, Lecturer in Automotive Engineering -Birmingham City University
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

15:30 - 16:00
How 3D technologies are impacting the aerospace and automotive industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

27 September

10:30 - 11:00
The Power of 3D Printing: How This Technology Is Blazing New Medical Frontiers - Sam Onukuri, Head, 3D Printing Center of Excellence - Johnson & Johnson
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Johnson & Johnson is working to change the landscape of healthcare through 3D printing innovations. Healthcare solutions that were once thought impossible to achieve will now become reality through an entirely new technology platform … 3D printing.   

3D printing technology will allow Johnson & Johnson to transform how we conceptualize, design, manufacture and deliver healthcare solutions, allowing us to personalize those solutions on-demand and at point of care to better address the needs of our patients and customers. In collaboration with an extensive network of external collaborators, J&J is emerging as a leader in 3D printing.

Mr Sam Onukuri
Head, 3D Printing Center of Excellence
Johnson & Johnson
11:00 - 11:30
How 3D technologies are impacting the healthcare industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC
 

12:30 - 13:00
3D Printing Integration in Dentistry - Endodontics and Prosthodontics - Raj Nai, Clinical Lead - Lakeshore Dental
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

In this presentation, Raj Nai will discuss how the innovative use of currently available technologies have been used to make two dentistry cases simpler. The original intended use of the equipment has been enhanced by the modified methods and has produced a reproducible and consistent technique for helping patients with similar needs. Cone Beam CT scanning, 3D printing and Digital Impression technology was used in combination to root treat a case with unusual anatomy by printing out the tooth for a practice procedure before performing the actual case. In the second case the technology was used to replace a long span bridge with a pier abutment and an emergency immediate denture which was provided in one visit. Attend this talk to find out more about the pivotal of 3D printing in the dental industry.

Mr Raj Nai
Clinical Lead
Lakeshore Dental
13:00 - 13:30
The use of 3D Printing in Dental Education and Simulation Training - Jane Collingwood, Clinical Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences - Peninsula Dental School
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

When dental students first start learning how to drill teeth they learn on plastic teeth. It used to be common to use real teeth, which were collected from dental practices and used to practice restorative procedures on. This is no longer allowed in most dental schools as cross infection control rules, and regulations about consent mean it is unfeasible.

Many teeth used now are unrealistic plain white plastic with no internal structures such as enamel, dentine or pulp. They often have to be adapted before use by students by drilling holes into them and planting fake decay (wood filler) in to simulate caries. As they are prepared by hand the results can be variable- not ideal in exam situations where standardisation is vital. There are a limited number of plastic teeth available commercially which have these internal layers/decay but they are expensive and produced in limited numbers using traditional moulding techniques.

We have used 3D printing to make practice teeth for simulation training that include all the internal layers of a tooth and internal decay in a more realistic shape, consistency and colour than current methods. Benefits include increased realism, reproducibility and adaptability to the curriculum- rather than fitting the teaching around the models that are available we can make models bespoke to our teaching plans, and update and change them each year to produce unlimited different decay patterns and learning experiences for our students.

An early pilot study with students and staff has received excellent feedback and we are now rolling out a wider trial.

Jane Collingwood
Clinical Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
13:30 - 14:00
How 3D technologies are impacting the healthcare industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

14:30 - 15:00
Applications of 3D Printing in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine - Achala de Mel, Visiting Academic - University of Nottingham
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

15:00 - 15:30
From CT Scan to 3D Model of Fractured Bone using Open Source Software, Boyd Goldie, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - BG Orthopardics
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

15:30 - 16:00
How 3D technologies are impacting the healthcare industry
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

28 September

10:30 - 11:00
Todd Grimm, President - T.A Grimm Associates
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

Mr Todd Grimm
President
T.A Grimm & Associates, Inc
11:00 - 11:30
Futurecraft 4D - Gerd Manz, Vice President Technology - adidas
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Through Futurecraft, adidas has its sights set on defining the future of craftsmanship by exploring new technology, design, and collaborations. It is about questioning the status quo and challenging limitations; it is about opening doors to new possibilities so we can create better products, to truly provide the best for the athletes of today and tomorrow.

The future will always be closer than you think it is, and adidas has shown just how close it is when it unveiled its latest chapter in industry-leading innovation: Futurecraft 4D. adidas had been exploring additive manufacturing technologies for years, trying to find a process and/or material solution that would enable the brand to create structures that were both flexible and durable. Through its “open source” strategy, adidas forged a strategic partnership with Carbon, having recognized the vast potential that Carbon’s pioneering technology Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) had in store for product creation. adidas’ VP of Technology Innovation Gerd Manz will walk through adidas’ partnership with Carbon and how its producing a first-of-its-kind high performance running shoe at scale using additive manufacturing technology to create complex geometric structures based on insights from 17 years-worth of athlete data. He will also discuss how this is breaking new ground for the industry given the limitations of current shoe production standards to charter a new era of footwear creation – one of athlete data-driven design and agile manufacturing processes.

Mr Gerd Manz
Vice President Technology
adidas
12:30 - 13:00
Applications of Conductive Compounds and 3D Printing in Lighting Devices - Serafin Garcia, Head of Injection & Design Department - AIMPLAS
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Nowadays there are different plastic materials commercially available for 3D printing applications but not all of them fulfil the requirements in terms of properties and process ability by extrusion and 3D printing technologies. The development of new materials with customized properties is gaining interest by electronics, transport companies, biomedicine and other industrial sectors. The modification of polymers with carbon based fillers to obtain electrically conductive compounds is currently a very attractive issue for researchers. In this presentation, Serafin will discuss the main innovations achieved in terms of conductive products obtained by fused deposition modeling (FDM). AIMPLAS has developed an environmental sustainable compound based on bio based plastic materials partially from renewable resources and graphite. This innovative material has demonstrated capacitive properties for the base of lamps manufactured by 3D Printing.

Mr Serafín García-Navarro
Head of Design & Injection
AIMPLAS
13:00 - 13:20
Design Effective Components for Additive Manufacturing - Dr James Moultrie & Prof Richard Bibb - University of Cambridge, University Loughborough
Location:  Main Stage

Why you should attend this presentation

Although AM has been around for quite a while now, the available guidance for the design of series produced AM components is mainly focused on ensuring ‘printability’. The knowledge and guidance that designers require for the effective design of components for series production using AM remains poorly understood, especially in mainstream industrial / product design. AM presents designers with a unique set of new possibilities; however, to exploit these possibilities, designers need to discard the preconceptions that AM can produce “anything”, “complexity is free” and that there is “complete design freedom”. Our project shows that designers need to understand cost drivers, process capabilities and limitations and embrace an AM mind-set. In this talk, we will present the results of the EPSRC funded Design for Additive Manufacturing (D4AM) project. We reviewed available resources, interviewed experts and carried out experiments to validate and discover the design for AM knowledge that designers need, with the aim of producing appropriate and relevant design principles, guidance and rules.

Dr James  Moultrie
Senior Lecturer in Design Management in the Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Professor Richard Bibb
Medical Applications of Design and Associate Dean – Research Loughborough Design School, Loughborough
University Loughborough
13:30 - 14:00
Product Development of the Hasselblad X1D - Thomas Keen, Director - Sabotage Design Ltd
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

Mr Thomas Keen
Director
Sabotage Design Ltd
14:30 - 15:00
The latest developments in the use of 3D technologies for consumer/industrial product design
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

15:00 - 15:30
The latest developments in the use of 3D technologies for consumer/industrial product design
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

15:30 - 16:00
The latest developments in the use of 3D technologies for consumer/industrial product design
Location:  Main Stage

TBC

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