About TCT
The TCT Group - Content. Community. Connections.

Rapid News Publications Ltd, the owner of the TCT Group, has been a leading authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology for 30 years. A rich mix of live events and an all-encompassing media portfolio enables us to deliver business critical intelligence, connecting the additive community across Europe, North America and Asia.

By focusing on cutting-edge applications, expert analysis and commentary, we help designers, engineers and buyers evaluate, adopt and optimise their additive requirements. Our mission goes beyond simply raising awareness; it is focused on developing a 360-degree understanding of the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to increase utilisation at all stages of design, engineering and manufacturing.

The TCT Story

For 30 years the TCT Group has curated the leading UK event in the drive to increase awareness and adoption of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology.

Our origins stretch back to 1992, when a newsletter grew to become Rapid News: The Magazine of the Rapid Prototyping and Tooling Industry. Just four years later we hosted our first live event, the Time-Compression Technologies ’96 Conference, and in 1997 we adopted the name Time-Compression Technologies – TCT for short!

Fast-forward to 2011 and our UK event found a home at the NEC, Birmingham which is where you will still find us on 5-6 June 2024 for our 27th edition of the UK's definitive and most influential 3D printing and additive manufacturing event. 

Content Integrity

Our content is unsurpassed in terms of its focus, integrity and originality. 

TCT will always question the news, challenge the inevitable hype and endeavour to provide our community with trusted information, insights and intelligence that can help you make the right decisions about 3D printing and additive manufacturing for your business.

The strength and consistency of our content means TCT is the go-to resource for a global community of forward-thinking engineering and manufacturing professionals who are evaluating, adopting or optimising 3D printing and additive manufacturing for their organisations.

Integrated. Multichannel Marketing Solutions

Whatever your marketing objective, TCT has the solution to take your message to an exclusive and influential audience through an unrivalled mix of print, digital and live events built on more than 30 years of expertise in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies across sectors. 

These connections deliver outstanding results and value to each of our partners. Get in touch to see how we can help your business today.

Work with TCT to develop your global presence

TCT can help your organisation develop leads and market presence across the globe in three key manufacturing markets.
TCT Asia, TCT Japan and Rapid+TCT are the leading events in China, Japan and USA enabling you to work with a trusted brand across four territories in three continents.

TCT events drive business and education for the additive manufacturing and 3d printing sector.  Our mission is to signficantly impact the engineering competence and economic competitiveness in every territory that we operate in.

Generate leads and business
Whether you're an established market leader or a start-up looking to break into the industry, TCT 3Sixty puts your business at the heart of the world fifth largest additive manufacturing and 3D printing market.
Evaluate, adopt, optimise
If you're a design, engineering or manufacturing professional looking to evaluate, adopt or optimise 3D printing and additive manufacturing for your business, join us in June!
Educate and Inspire
Join us on stage to inspire our visitors with best practice, success stories and valuable insights, as they select, invest in and implement 3D printing and additive technology.
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