TCT KOREA 2019, an exhibition considered to
be one of the world's largest 3D printing exhibition with FORMNEXT of Germany began today. TCT KOREA, held in Changwon, Gyeongnam-do, Korea's manufacturing center, is Korea's only industrial show specializing 3D printing in its second exhibition this year.
TCT KOREA 2019 is co-hosted by Gyeongnam
Province and Changwon and co-organized by Changwon Convention Center and Rapid
News of UK, and will be held at CECO for three days, Oct. 16-18. The opening
ceremony opened on the 16th was attended by Moon Seung-wook, Deputy Governor of
Gyeongnam Province, Second Deputy Mayor Lee Hyun-kyu of Changwon City and Vice
President James Woodcock of VNU Rapid News to congratulate the opening of the
At the opening ceremony, Moon said, "In the
era when it is necessary to revitalize the economy due to the regional
recession, we need to actively embrace and foster core technologies that lead
digital manufacturing innovation such as 3D printing." "Using 3D printing
technology, Gyeongnam Province will accelerate the construction of smart
factories and the creation of smart industrial complexes," he added.
The exhibition, held under the slogan "Design to Manufacturing Innovation," consists of exhibitions and conferences related to industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing. A total of 58 companies from six countries including 3D Systems, the world's leading 3D printing company, Markforged from US and S/W company Materialise, and Korea's leading companies such as Daeguntech, Hepzhivah, Carima, and Graphy took part to exhibit their 3D printing equipment, 3D-related devices and parts, powder material and S/W.
Daeguntech, a Changwon company actively
working to localize 3D printers, presented large-scale 3D printers capable of
printing large metal parts and 3D printers capable of printing special
materials such as magnesium and PEEK. At the exhibition hall, many local 3D
printing users including Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Volvo,
Hyundai Motors, and LG Electronics appeared, and KERI, KIMS, and DTAQ showed
great interest in industrial 3D printing.
Also, at the 3D Printing Conference held
concurrently with the exhibition, world-renowned scholars from the UK, Germany
and the US participated to hold 14 sessions on topics such as Aerospace &
Automotive, Industrial Tooling and Simulation, and Materials and Processes.
In particular, for the first time in Korea,
a NASA expert attended and gave a presentation on aerospace additive
manufacturing, which completely filled 150-seats on the first day. TCT
conference will be held until the 17th.
3D printing technology, which represents Industry 4.0 industrial revolution, is applied to the new mold manufacturing, automobile, and aircraft parts, thereby contributing to creating new jobs for professionals such as 3D parts design, manufacturing process, and post-processing.
TCT KOREA 2019 event is held at the Changwon Convention Center (CECO) until October 18.