Friday, December 19, 2014

TCT takes on 3D printing at CES 2015

3D printing takes to the stage again at International CES 2015 with TCT Magazine + Personalize


Chester, UK, December 4th, 2014: At the forthcoming International CES in Las Vegas, TCT Magazine + Personalize will proudly bring eight world-class speakers to the stage to talk about 3D printing and its impacts on everything from business models to healthcare. The full day of content will see the CEOs of six leading 3D printing players as well as two of the foremost industry analysts deliver insight on an unprecedented level.


Maker, entrepreneur and visionary CEO of Autodesk Inc., Carl Bass will kick off the day by bringing his experiences from both outside and inside the 3D printing industry to the stage. Carl’s decades of experience in the 3D design community have allowed him to monitor the 3D printing industry closely before Autodesk jumped aboard with the Spark Platform.


To dispel the myth that 3D printing is a set of technologies in search of applications Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen will commence the afternoon session. Fried founded Materialise back in 1990 and the company has been instrumental in the development of life-changing applications of 3D printing.


MakerBot were the first 3D printing company to exhibit at International CES in 2009. CEO Jenny Lawton will explore how ‘hands-on’ 3D printing has evolved since then and the outlook for this exciting segment of the industry in the years to come. Joining Jenny in the ‘Getting Access to 3D Printing’ session, 3D Hubs’ co-founder Bram de Zwart will explain how consumers — and businesses — can access 3D printing without ever touching a spool of filament.


In a related address Shapeways’ CEO Peter Weijmarshausen will major on the business opportunities presented by 3D printing both in terms of Shapeways itself but also the thousands of Shapeways Shop owners.


Formlabs represent something of a new paradigm for startups in general, moving seamlessly from wildly successful Kickstarter project to respected player in less than 24 months. Co-founder Max Lobovsky will take us through the rollercoaster ride that this Boston-based 3D printer maker has been on, and how it impacts not only 3D printing but all hardware startups.


Impartial analysis is thankfully plentiful in the 3D printing industry and two of the top practitioners, Terry Wohlers and Phil Reeves, will be on hand to run through the facts and figures of the 3D printing industry and its impacts.


TCT + Personalize’s Group Editor and Conference Director, Jim Woodcock, commented: “The parallel development of software, hardware and communication technology is revolutionising how we conceive, develop and produce everything from our cars and mobile phones to our joints and even human tissues. I am exceptionally proud of the line up that the TCT team has put together for the 2015 edition of the conference and I am sure that attendees will walk away with not only the right answers but also the right questions.”

TCT takes on 3D printing at CES 2015

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