STRATEGIES FOR ADOPTING AND OPTIMISING 3D PRINTING & ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Adopting, investing and implementing new technology is difficult. Particularly when it is as disruptive as 3D printing and additive manufacturing has the potential to be.

However, make the wrong technology investment or choose the wrong application and you’ll be left underwhelmed, unimpressed and searching for the benefits that the technology promises.

To help you avoid this TCT 3Sixty will present a new and unique programme across four stages with one clear goal in mind. That goal is to make you, the attendee, better equipped to analyse and consider the potential of 3D printing and additive manufacturing wherever you are on the adoption path.

TCT 3Sixty will answer the questions of how to invest, what to invest in, and how to get the best from investments to ensure that your evaluation and adoption of the technology is achieved with less risk and with faster and greater upsides. We’ll also hear from super users about how to optimise the technology in your business if you’ve already got started.

SPEAKERS

We’ve drawn together over eighty speakers from a range of business sizes who will join us from across the globe in a CPD-certified programme. They will help you develop a roadmap for your technology evaluation, help you tailor adoption strategies to your business and deliver sustainable returns on your investment enabling you to maximise and realise the benefits of this transformational technology.

THE TCT FORUM, DISCUSSION AND DEBATE

The TCT Forum takes place in a purpose-built open-air stage in the heart of the show floor. Over the three days the TCT Forum will host a range of debates and panel sessions aimed at cutting through the hype and addressing the real issues facing the 3D printing and additive manufacturing sector. Some of the key topics featured will include skills, standards, global perspectives, gender diversity and these exciting panel sessions will bring the show floor to life in a new feature designed to facilitate connections.


 

EVALUATION

EVALUATION

SHOULD YOU INVEST? 

The 3D printing landscape can be confusing to navigate. This can be a major barrier to adoption. This dedicated track will look at the technology from first principles, helping you understand the capabilities and limitations and giving you an overview of the full spectrum of processes and materials. This track will help you determine whether it is commercially viable, or advantageous, to use and/or invest in this technology for your application.

ADOPTION

ADOPTION

WHAT TO INVEST IN?

This pathway is for the visitor who is ready to buy, but now has over 300 different vendors and as many service providers to choose from. In this track, you will hear from experienced users who will share their path into the technology and discuss application choice, access models, supply chain networks, sustainability factors, regulatory and quality hurdles, standards and workforce considerations.

OPTIMISATION

OPTIMISATION

WHAT NEXT?

For existing users, this application-led stream will highlight how companies have successfully expanded their use of 3D printing, demonstrating how to identify new applications and develop a quicker return on their investment. The real benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing are also further enhanced when organisations start to look at enterprise adoption and optimisation of the technology.

 


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