It’s a rough economy out there, but here’s good news from Gardner Publications.
Gardner’s Time Compression Expo is a brand-new event that will co-locate with NPE2009 and Gardner’s own MoldMaking Expo—not to mention five other co-located events that will make up an unprecedented, multi-faceted extravaganza in Chicago this June. And it turns out that Time Compression Expo is already sold out.
Time Compression Expo will address strategies and technologies for rapid design and product development. All 3,000 square feet of floor space originally allotted for the expo in the West Hall of Chicago’s McCormick Place have been taken, reports Lisa Dodge, program development manager for Gardner Publications. To meet demand, another 1,200 square feet in the West Hall is being added for the event.
“The response to our inaugural event shows that even in these trying economic times people recognize that the ability to accelerate product development is vital to market success,” Lisa says. “The eighteen exhibitors that have purchased the floor space are all firms that can help companies significantly decrease their time to market.”
Eighteen organizations have booked space thus far: 3D Systems, Armstrong Mold, Axis Prototypes, DSM Somos, Dimension 3D Printing, EOS North America, Exact Metrology, GPI Prototypes & Manufacturing Services, Hexagon Metrology, Met-L-Flo, Metalise It. . . .America, Objet Geometries, PTI Engineered Plastics, Stratasys, The Ex One Company, Seaway Plastics Engineering, Xcentric Mold & Engineering, and 3DSUG.
“We’re finding that even though companies are cutting back on expenditures, they are still interested in finding the ways and means to improve their processes so that they can grow their bottom lines,” says Travis Egan, publisher of Gardner’s Time Compression magazine. “Prototyping and other faster-to-market technologies are proving to be of vital importance to companies in all industries, ranging from consumer goods to industrial equipment.”
According to attendee statistics from NPE 2006, 5,951 were interested in rapid prototyping equipment; 6,254 in rapid tooling; and 3,024 in prototyping services
Although NPE is held every three years, Lisa Dodge says that the Time Compression Expo will be an annual event. One of the advantages for companies exhibiting at the 2009 event is that they obtain priority status for booth space selection for the 2010 expo.
To register for NPE2009, Time Compression Expo, and other activities including technical tracks and plant tours, go to the event website. To learn about exhibiting at the Time Compression Expo, contact Lisa Dodge at email@example.com or 1-734/709-3822.Co-location, General No Comments