Monday, Oct 11, 2010 5:00 AM

BURLINGTON, Mass. - Manufacturers are saving time, cutting costs and developing superior products using 3D printing, rapid prototyping and 3D laser scanning in their work - topics Z Corporation will explore in depth next week with attendees at TCT Live 2010.

The TCT Live exhibition/conference takes place October 19-20, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, drawing together everyone involved in the concept, design, manufacturing and specification functions. Z Corporation will participate in several sessions packed with solutions for improving product development and manufacturing performance.

Sessions include:

"Using 3D Printing to Cut Product Launch Time in Half, Reduce Costs and Make Profitable Design Decisions"
This 3D printing and prototyping keynote features Z Corporation customer Gary Hawley of the world-famous Denby Pottery Company discussing how this two-centuries-old manufacturer of fine tableware in stoneware, china and porcelain uses 3D printing to quickly and affordably create prototypes of new designs. The company has reduced prototyping time from four weeks to two hours, launches product lines in two years instead of four, enriches customer focus groups, and impresses customers with its advanced technology.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in Theatre 2.

"Improved 3D Printed Part Performance Through Automated Processing"

Z Corporation dealer Tim Warwick of Z Solutions leads this session.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 2:10 p.m. in Theatre 2.

Additive Manufacturing Tech Briefing

Z Corporation CEO John Kawola will spotlight the latest Z Corporation products and technology, including the new ZPrinter® 150 and ZPrinter 250 value-priced 3D printers, and the ZBuilder® Ultra plastic prototyping system.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. in Theatre 2.

"The University of Sunderland Uses 3D Scanning to Improve Business Performance and Student Career Prospects"

Z Corporation customer Dave Knapton of The University of Sunderland will lead this inspection and metrology session. He will describe how the university: uses ZScanning and ZPrinting to give students a head start in their careers; saved 3M UK PLC time, money, and frustration in diagnosing manufacturing issues; helped the Beamish Museum replicate 19th century mechanical parts; and gave "SU Racing-Formula Student" competitors an easier way to fit engines into chassis and fabricate parts with sleek and complex surfaces.
Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 1:25 p.m. in Theatre 4.

"New Approaches with Glass Casting Using Rapid Prototyping Technology"

Z Corporation customer, Tavs Jorgensen, Autonomatic, University College Falmouth, will share his experiences using ZPrinting in glass casting applications. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 1:25 p.m. in Theatre 5.

"These events provide a detailed look at tangible ways to improve the product development process, save time and money, and enhance communication," said Z Corporation Vice President of Marketing Kevin Lach. "It's a unique opportunity for attendees to receive forward-looking information from Z Corporation management, customers, and partners."

Z Corporation will exhibit throughout TCT Live in Stand #J2, showcasing new, advanced 3D printing, rapid prototyping and 3D scanning technologies, including the world's fastest, most affordable 3D printers, plastic rapid prototyping systems, and unique, handheld 3D laser scanners.

About Z Corporation

Z Corporation 3D technologies help product designers, engineers and architects create the right designs the first time. Professionals use ZPrinter 3D printers, ZBuilder rapid prototyping machines and ZScanner® 3D laser scanners to compress the design cycle, generate new concepts, communicate clearly, foster collaboration, and reduce errors. These solutions span the entire 3D CAD/BIM design process from concept through design verification.

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