[rp-ml] TCT 2008 Launch Announcement and 1st Call for Papers

From: Rachel Park (rachel@rapidnews.com)
Date: Thu Oct 18 2007 - 11:15:00 EEST

Rapid Manufacturing — the production of end use parts using additive
fabrication techniques — is without doubt one of the most exciting
technologies to confront manufacturing industry in recent years. Still
in its infancy compared with established manufacturing processes, the
uptake of RM by blue chip companies such as Airbus, Bentley Motors and
Siemens, amongst others, as well as smaller entrepreneurial companies
offering innovative and eye-catching products is starting to make
industry in general sit up and take notice. More and more industrial
applications of RM are becoming apparent and the sharing and
dissemination of this information is the primary goal of the TCT 2008
Rapid Manufacturing conference.

The organisers of this event would now like to invite paper submissions
for its 2008 programme. The conference, which will once again take
place at the prestigious Ricoh Arena in Coventry 21st–22nd October
2008, will be fully dedicated to the applications of RM technologies
and the associated business issues.

The Conference Manager would welcome any paper submissions from parties
interested in presenting at the TCT 2008 conference. Papers may be
submitted that present a definitive application of RM — using additive
fabrication — focusing on the design issues, the business benefits in
terms of time-to-market and financial objectives, material issues
and/or part performance.

All submissions must be non-promotional in content and presented by
companies that are utilising and/or researching the technologies for an
industrial application. Furthermore, all papers will be reviewed by an
external 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 (circa 400 words) of their proposed paper on or before 25th
January 2008. This should include the working title, all
authors/contributors and their affiliations.

Please submit abstracts to Rachel Park via email: rachel@rapidnews.com

Pre-Conference Deadlines

Abstracts: 25th January 2008
Draft Paper: 4th April 2008
Final Paper: 27th June 2008
Presentations: 3rd October 2008

Rachel Park | Editor | Conference Manager
t: +44 (0) 1244 533674
e: rachel@rapidnews.com
w: www.tctmagazine.com

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