Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
What economic downturn? The first-ever Time Compression Expo, one of the many co-located events to be held at NPE2009, has already sold out its 3,000-square feet of floor space. In fact, an additional 1,200-square feet of floor space is being added to the Time Compression Expo location in the West Building of McCormick Place. While “time compression” may bring to mind ”time warp“ for some, this Expo is no song and dance. This is about getting products to market…fast!
“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, ” says Lisa Dodge, program development manager for Gardner Publications, organizer of the Time Compression Expo at NPE2009. This Expo will be the place for rapid product development professionals to network and learn more about processes and technologies in the areas of design, software, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing that help reduce time to market.
Travis Egan, publisher of Time Compression magazine, said “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. Rapid 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.”
The 18 exhibitors that have purchased the floor space at The Time Compression Expo are 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.
Got a need for speed? Another reason why NPE2009 is worth the trip.
Where did the time go? Gotta run…