RS Components hosts 3D Printing Technology event for bloggers and journalists in London

Sverige, 24 Juni 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, hosted a press and blogger event on Thursday, 26 June at King’s Place in London to discuss the futuristic capabilities of 3D Printing technology and the various 3D stock options that are now available from RS. Adrian Bowyer, founder of the RepRap Project, delivered a keynote speech presenting his philosophy of the ‘Self-Replicating Machine’ and introducing revolutionary steps in 3D printing with the development of mixing technology. The highlight of Adrian’s presentation was how the power of self-replication can be made accessible to everyone and what that will mean for the entire industry.

Iain Major from 3D Systems presented an overview of the 3D Printing market and its future, particularly in the education sector, to an audience of over thirty journalists and bloggers on the day.

Following the insightful keynote by Dr. Bowyer around the concept and philosophy behind the self-replicating printer, the attendees had an opportunity to network with both himself and Iain and see the technology in action as RS showcased the latest 3D printers, including the RepRapPro Ormerod and Tricolour CubePro series, together with a 3D Scanner and all the new 3rd generation product range from 3D Systems.

The aim of the event was to address questions such as ‘What makes 3D Printing so intriguing?’ by bringing the enthusiastic tech and design blogger community closer to the 3D printing process, letting them interact with the experts, seeing the printers live in action and even replicate a scan of themselves in 3D.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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Editorial Contact

Lisa Townsend
PR Manager – EMEA
RS Components +44 (0)1536 209026

PR Agency Contact

Janice Fenton
Account Director
Publitek Technology PR 
+44 (0)1225 470000

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
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Über RS Components

RS Components und Allied Electronics sind die Handelsmarken der Electrocomponents plc, dem globalen Distributor für Ingenieure und Techniker. Mit Niederlassungen in 32 Ländern bieten wir über einer Million Kunden mehr als 500.000 Produkte via Internet und unseren Katalog an. Täglich bringen wir rund 50.000 Pakete auf den Weg. Unser Sortiment umfasst Produkte von über 2.500 führenden Herstellern und schließt Komponenten für die Elektronik, Elektrik, Automation und Messtechnik sowie Werkzeuge und Verbrauchsmaterialien ein.

Electrocomponents ist an der Londoner Börse notiert. Im vergangenen Geschäftsjahr, das zum 31. März 2017 endete, wies die Gruppe einen Jahresumsatz von 1,51 Milliarden Pfund Sterling auf.

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