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Wohlers to Keynote TCT 2004

TATTENHALL, ENGLAND, August 18, 2004—Rapid News Publications plc is pleased to announce that industry consultant, analyst, and author Terry Wohlers, founder and president of Wohlers Associates, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Time-Compression Technologies (TCT) 2004 Conference. The event is scheduled for 28-30 September 2004 at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) in Birmingham, England. Wohlers is scheduled to speak the morning of 28 September.

Wohlers will discuss the hottest technologies for prototyping, tooling, and rapid manufacturing, as well as the latest applications, developments, and trends in rapid product development. Among them will be the dramatic growth of 3D printers for conceptual design and the use of methods such as laser sintering for series production. The presentation will include highlights from a recent worldwide study that his company completed earlier in the year. Wohlers will also chair the first day of the conference.

“It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to share my views and opinions with engineers and other design and manufacturing professionals from the UK and other parts of the world,” Wohlers said. “The TCT event has built a tradition of offering high-quality speakers and exhibitors, so I am grateful to be a part of it,” he remarked.

Now in its ninth year, TCT 2004 will feature technical presentations on a wide range of topics related to product development. Last year, TCT attracted nearly 4,000 visitors to the exhibition when it became co-located with Penton Media's Design Engineering Show (DES). For details on TCT 2004, visit For more information on Terry Wohlers, visit