TCT Conference: Final Paper Call
This years TCT Additive Manufacturing conference will explore more deeply than ever before the realities of additive manufacture and will look at whether the promises and reported benefits are actually fact or fiction.
The theme of this years TCT event is business critical and advanced technologies for product development and manufacturing and to this end the event organizers welcome paper submissions from parties who would be able to present a dynamic and original paper on the following key subjects:
· The business reasons for adopting additive technologies, looking at companies’ business models when using or considering using the technologies within the manufacturing process and how this affects ROI.
· Papers that present a definitive manufacturing application of additive fabrication.
· Technical and practical case studies that examine the day-to-day issues associated with the implementation of additive technologies within business— what can they be used for and how to get the most out of them, the realities of using and adopting these machines.
· Future Considerations including: economic, environmental and corporate social responsibilities. Looking at the implications of adopting this technology and the new business models that evolve from additive manufacture.
As a conclusion, the last session of the day will draw together equipment and material vendors and end-users to discuss the practicalities of this technology and how they can really be used to reduce cost, increase speed and improve efficiency.
The conference will once again be held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, 20-21st October 2009.
All submissions must be non-promotional in content and presented by companies that are utilizing and/or researching the technologies for an industrial application. All papers will be reviewed by the conference steering committee to ensure that they meet the necessary and exacting requirements of TCT.
No vendor papers will be accepted from companies that sell machines, materials or associated services. Interested parties are initially requested to submit a detailed abstract (around 300 words) of their proposed paper on or before 6th March 2009. This should include the working title, all authors/contributors and their affiliations.
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