For three days from the 21st February, across halls W4 and W5 of Shanghai’s premier trade fair venue, SNIEC, the additive manufacturing and surrounding manufacturing technology world will demonstrate its latest and greatest.
TCT Asia will offer the first opportunity for the Asian market and in many cases the world to see a host of new additive technologies.
Western companies such as Arburg, BigRep, EnvisionTEC and MakerBot have launched new polymer systems that will get their Chinese debut at the show and as is almost tradition at TCT Asia, metal technology will dominate the aisles.
Last year a mixture of Eastern and Western companies combined to showcase in excess of 35 metal additive manufacturing machines on the show floor; there were powder-bed fusion machines that print in two materials (Dedibot), Farsoon had its new CAMs technology, JointX had enormous wire-arc welding 3D printing devices… 2019 will prove to be no different with a record number of metal OEMs on the floor.
The entire design-to-manufacturing spectrum will be represented from software to post-processing along a number of large chemical companies including Arkema, BASF and Clariant, showcasing their growing portfolios of AM materials.
Many of the new products will be presented on the TCT Introducing Stage in Hall W4 as part of TCT Asia’s on-the-floor educational remit. Along with the Introducing Stage, visitors are also free to attend the Tech Stage in Hall W5. For a higher level of conferencing with talks from global experts in the field of additive manufacturing, the TCT Asia Summit returns with a three-day programme.
TCT Asia Speaker Highlights
February 21 | 10:30 – 11:00
Head of Technology Management at Airbus Cabin Innovation
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing has found a killer application in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft. Jose’s talk will be a deep dive into both the technologies and ROI 3D printing is offering Airbus.
February 22 | 10:00 -10:30
Founder/President at Mueller Additive Manufacturing Solutions
Investment casting has been at the forefront of many polymer systems’ sales pitch as OEMs hope that their printers can produce sacrificial models for foundries, this technique has been working for a number of years however Tom Mueller believes there’s change afoot. This change is because of the advances in metal additive manufacturing technologies and in this talk, Tom will explore the trend.
February 23 | 10:00 -10:30
Deputy Director at Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital
The Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital is amongst the world’s most innovative and its use of 3D printing has been well-documented at TCT Asia. Wenbo Jiang will showcase the advantages the technology is having at the hospital as well as discussing how the 3D work is cooperated on and divided up between engineers and doctors.