TCT launches Call for Papers for the 2010 event

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With all the current interest surround the HP and Stratasys link up, now is a good time for the RP industry and as it happens, the team behind one of europe’s most interesting product development events, TCT Live, has just sent out the call for papers for it’s 2010 Additive Manufacturing Conference, to be held in Coventry later this year. According to the press release, theme of this year’s event is “is business critical and advanced technologies for product development and manufacturing” and the conference manager is now looking to recieve paper submissions from parties who can present a definitive application of Additive Manufacture in the following areas:

  • Business ˜ The Advantages of Adopting Additive Manufacture
  • Automotive Applications of AM
  • Aerospace, Applications of AM
  • Medical or Dental Applications of AM
  • Jewellery Applications of AM
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Models of AM

Presentations should address at least one of the following aspects: the design issues, the business benefits in terms of time-to-market and financial objectives, material issues and/or part performance.The conference will once again be held at the prestigious and centrally located Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 19 thˆ20th October 2010, and anyone submitting a presentation must be available to present on either of these two days. In terms of ownership and direction, the release states that “all submissions must be non-promotional in content and presented by companies that are utilising and/or researching the technologies for an industrial application. All submissions will be reviewed by the conference steering committee to ensure that they meet the necessary and exacting requirements of TCT.” Also no vendor papers will be accepted from companies that sell machines, materials or associated services (so no sneaking in a product pitch).

If you’re interested, you should submit a detailed abstract (3-400 words) of the proposed paper before 15th March 2010, including the working title, all authors/contributors and their affiliations. Send them to Conference Manager, Jenna Reid (email: {encode=”jenna@rapidnews.com” title=”jenna@rapidnews.com”}).


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