QMT Features: October 2016
If you can’t measure it, you can’t make it
The Inspex show is returning alongside TCT Show + Personalize 2016


At this year’s TCT Show + Personalize the organisers, Rapid News Publications Ltd, will reintroduce the Inspex brand to the UK market, throwing the spotlight on the challenges and opportunities for metrology and inspection within the 3D manufacturing industry.

Rapid News acquired the Inspex brand when executing the purchase of the Interplas trade show in 2014 and has since been developing the best way to bring the brand back to market in a way that would enhance the focus on metrology and inspection technologies on the show floor at TCT.

 For the 2016 show all providers of metrology and inspection hardware, software and services will be given enhanced visibility through a specific Inspex marketing program, including the show planner, show preview and on-site guide — as well as being highly visible on the show floor and in locators and show maps.

 Inspex exhibitors include Nikon, Renishaw, Europac, Olympus, Central Scanning, FARO. Measurement Solutions, Volume Graphics and, making its TCT show UK debut, North Star Imaging.

Also featuring for the first time will be the Polish manufacturer SMARTTECH, now represented in the UK by Croft Additive Manufacturing.  The company offers a full range of contactless 3D measuring systems, capable of mapping objects to the highest levels of accuracy. Smarttech3D scanners are used by some of the world’s leading companies including Volvo, Volkswagen, General Electric, Bosch and Whirlpool.

Alongside the show floor focus will be a dedicated Inspex seminar session highlighting the latest technology available along with real-world applications designed to pose the right questions and deliver the right answers.

 Head of Content at TCT Show + Personalize, Jim Woodcock, said: “The re-introduction of the Inspex brand signposts our intent to bring metrology and inspection to the fore as advances in manufacturing technology continue. TCT’s core focus has been on additive technologies since we started covering rapid prototyping in the 1990s and as these technologies mature the role of supporting and enabling technologies becomes more prominent. 3D design, manufacture and metrology must work together as part of a chain to get the most out of today’s technologies.”
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