TOKYO, JAPAN and CHESTER, UK, February 14th 2018 – JTB Communication Design Inc. (JCD) and owner of The TCT Group, Rapid News Publications Ltd (Rapid News) have today announced the formation of a partnership to jointly organize and develop JCD’s 3D Printing Japan event from 2019.
The two organizations are confident that the new event, to be renamed TCT Japan, will draw ever growing numbers of industry professionals together in Tokyo to address the challenges of additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering, driving greater adoption across all industry sectors resulting in a positive impact on the Japanese manufacturing industry.
3D Printing Japan is currently running its fourth edition (14, 15, 16 Feb 2018) and has established itself as the number one event in Japan for additive manufacturing and 3D printing with impressive growth since 2015. Through its worldwide TCT portfolio, Rapid News has been a leading authority on additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology for more than 20 years.
Emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing and other breakthrough processes are enabling manufacturers to reduce time to market, produce stronger and lighter parts, improve efficiency in production and usage, reduce waste, cost and emissions, and create products and geometries they couldn’t create before.
Increased awareness of the real benefits of using these advanced manufacturing technologies will encourage more companies to adopt them, which will improve their ability to compete on the global stage, a critical step for all major manufacturing economies.
Duncan Wood, Chief Executive of Rapid News Publications Ltd commented: “We are excited to be bringing the TCT brand to Japan. This partnership fits with our mission of accelerating design-to-manufacturing innovation worldwide, and we recognise the demand in Japan for intelligence and information about these exciting technologies.”
“We are delighted to be able to add our trusted brand, content and media power to the experience and expertise of the fantastic team at JCD. It makes for a formidable team, and we look forward both to the debut show next year and to building an amazing TCT Japan event for both visitors and exhibitors alike in the coming years.”
Takahiro Matsui, Director, JTB Communication Design Inc. concluded: “We are pleased to welcome Rapid News as our partner for the new TCT Japan event. Our experience of organizing 3D Printing Japan over the last 4 years alongside the strength of the TCT portfolio and network gives us a superb platform to create a high-quality business matching event for both exhibitors and visitors in Japanese market.”
The first TCT Japan, will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from January 30th to February 1st, 2019.