Representatives of the Trade Delegation of Russia in the UK attended The TCT Show-2017 which took place on September 26-28 at Birmingham’s NEC. The event presented unique opportunities for 12000 visitors from over 60 countries and more than 300 exhibitors to gain insight and advice from leading experts across 3D printing industry on building sustainable businesses.
One of the key events at the TCT Show-2017 was The Start Up Zone introducing the latest and most promising start-ups to enter the industry. With exhibitors coming from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and the USA, the 2017 Start Up Zone became a global platform for dynamic new businesses to unveil their innovations to the 3D Printing market.
The Main stage of the show provided a space for thought leaders and respected industry figures to deliver insights, information and updates that will be beneficial to business. Quick-fire presentations highlighting the most innovative ideas, technologies and processes conducive to efficiency, productivity and success took place at the Tech stage.
The new ZMorph VX Multitool 3D printer was launched at the TCT Show 2017. The 3D printer can also be used with a CNC milling toolhead, a laser toolhead, dual extruder or thick paste extruder. The VX marks a shift from earlier versions with an improved quality of components used and a renewed focus on the 3D printing element of the machine.
One of the key 3D printing trends in 2017 is the increasing number of 3D printers capable of working with materials such as PEEK and PEI/ULTEM like the INTAMSYS FUNMAT HT displayed at the show. The FUNMAT HT extruder can operate at temperatures to 450°C in a constant temperature build chamber of 90°C.
Other forthcoming products on display included a prototype from SLA resin manufacturer PhotoCentric. The Maximus 3D printer uses a 40 inch, 4K LCD TV screen as the light source and currently priced below £10,000 will be available in the Q1 2018. The Maximus 3D printer will have a build area of 490x880x700mm and has a build volume of 300 cm3.