Last week it was finally time for the TCT Show in Birmingham, UK. If your a 3D printing enthusiast the TCT Show is just the right place to spend a day or two. I was able to go this year much thanks to ZYYX sponsoring the trip and also CreativeTools for allowing me to take a few days of at the last minute.
Obviously there is much to see as far as technology goes at the TCT show but i had a different agenda. An event like this gather many of the 3D printing community members i communicate with on a regular basis. So i wanted to take the opportunity to meet as many as i could during the day i would spend at the show.
The TCT Show EPIC Badge!..
Ben Hawksworth from Hawk 3D Proto invited me to hang out at his booth whenever during the day and he also hooked me up with a epic exhibitor badge (see picture). It was awesome to finally meet Ben, he´s one of the most humble and nice people i have ever met. I was lucky enough to get to hang out with the Hawk 3D Proto team together with some other cool people from the community during the day and evening i spent there.
One of the people i had really looked forward to meeting was Richard Horne (RichRap) and so it was great to have a chat with Richard and also Ben Malouf at the Lulzbot booth. Another person i had not met before was Braydon Moreno of Robo 3D. I was curious about the story of Robo 3D and thus it was cool to get the story first hand. Also meeting Thomas Sanladerer was a first timer and as expected Tom is a down to earth kind of guy and it was a true pleasure to finally meet him aswell. I was also very fortunate to get a chance to sit down with Sarah Goehrke, Editor-In-Chief at 3Dprint.com, an amazing spokes person for 3D printing and incredibly busy. The day went by and i got to meet so many awesome people like Alex from Proto-Pasta, Josef Prusa, the BCN3D team, Simone Fontana, the ColorFabb team, Joseph Casha, the E3D Team, Evan Morgan and many, many more. It´s interesting to see how welcoming everyone of the 3D printing communty is. Even though many of us have never met before it´s like being part of a huge family and such a great family at that!
In Conclusion from the Tct Show in Birmingham
All in all, the day went by a little to quickly as i would have liked to spend more time with these awesome people but hopefully i get to do that in a not so distant future!