TCT Show + Personalize runs from September 25 – 26 in Birmingham, UK, and 3D Systems will be on hand to display all the amazing, helpful, educational, game-changing and delicious capabilities of 3D technology.

On the manufacturing side we will showcase our new direct metal laser sintering technology from Phenix Systems, which is already making providing new ways to manufacture chemically pure metal prototypes and end-use parts. Especially if you’ve got a part with complicated geometry or are producing a limited run of parts that would make tooling cost prohibitive, direct metal laser sintering from 3D Systems could be a valuable addition to your workflow.

In addition to our latest line-up of 3D printers, you can see the newest versions of reverse engineering, design and inspection software from 3D Systems Geomagic Solutions, and take a look at solutions from our on-demand parts service, Quickparts.

For consumers interested in jumping into 3D printing, come by the Cube Café and take a look at our newest, full-color Cube® and CubeX 3D printers. And if you’ve got some coffee that needs a bump up, you can also sample some 3D-printed sugar from newly acquired The Sugar Lab. Last but not least, you can get a look at our exclusive Manchester United 3DMe, which allows football fans to easily put their head on a 3D-printed Manchester United player.

A highlight of this year’s TCT is the Bright Minds UK Programme, an educational workshop that will allow hundreds of teachers and students to get a taste for 3D printing and the level of invention it enables in the classroom.

Tying it all together and highlighting the myriad ways that 3D Systems is helping customers move into the dynamic times ahead, Avi Reichental, our President and CEO, will present a keynote address titled “Manufacturing the Future” on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10:10 AM. You can watch his keynote address and any keynote address via TCT’s streaming service.

If you’re at the show, head over to the seminar zone at 11:15 AM on the 26th to see our own Gerd Schwaderer discuss overcoming inspection challenges using multiple 3D sensors.