MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) is about to launch a dedicated zone for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, showcasing all the latest advances of the technology, at the MACH 2016. AM has been one of the biggest revolutions in modern manufacturing technologies in the past decade, reforming how prototypes are made and small batch manufacturing is carried out.
James Selka, MTA’s CEO explains “3D printing and additive manufacturing are becoming increasingly prominent within the industry. We recognise that this is no longer a fledgling technology but an integral part of the manufacturing process. The MACH Exhibition is the home of technological advances for the manufacturing industry in the UK and it is only right that we explore this process further through its own dedicated zone.”
The new zone will be one of the biggest at MACH 2016 with many leading companies in the sector such as, Creat3d, Laser Lines, Nabertherm, Photo Labs and Stratasys already on the floorplan and even more in the pipeline to exhibit.
Simon Brandon, UK Marketing Manager at Stratasys highlighted that “3D printing has long been a tool for product design and development, but we now see its use right across manufacturing – including tooling and production parts. Stratasys wants the opportunity to demonstrate the quality, safety and cost benefits brought by 3D printing applications to the UK manufacturing community, so exhibiting at MACH is the natural choice for us. We feel that coming to MACH is a key part of our future success.”