November 2017

3D Printing Exhibition Roundup

Following a busy September in which we appeared at both the TCT Show and Engineering Materials Live, we’ve spoken to Matt White, our Prototype Solutions Engineer, for some industry highlights.

If you’re not familiar with these events, here’s a run-down:

Engineering Materials Live

This year it was held at The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, an awesome venue for bringing together engineering professionals from every corner of the industry to discuss new ideas and discover new solutions.


TCT Show

This is one of the world’s leading events focused on 3D manufacturing, 3D printing, additive manufacturing and technologies. It regularly features over 300 exhibitors as well as a variety of respected speakers. Due to the increasing popularity of the event, this year it was held at the NEC in Birmingham.


“Firstly, it has to be said just how great it was to meet so many new faces and answer the variety of questions about the various materials we use and how they complement our industrial 3D printing processes. One of the key areas we received the most enquiries and questions about was Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM). And that’s what I’m going to talk a little more about now.

The benefits of FDM

These parts are known for their strong, stable production materials, as such its benefits include:

  • Most applicable for fit and form testing
  • Cost effective for both bespoke parts and small batch runs
  • Available with a wide range of durable thermoplastics
  • Is a low-cost process

Using the Fortus 400mc FDM machine at Ogle, an accuracy of +0.127mm up to 100mm then +0.127 per additional 100mm is achieved.

One of the greatest benefits of selecting this technology is the materials that are available. 

 Learn more about FDM capabilities at Ogle >>

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