April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Facility Tours

Facility Tour Details:  Transportation provided to/from David L. Lawrence Convention Center and facility tour location Capacity is limited due to facility size Close toed shoes No heels No photography allowed Proof of U.S. citizenship required […]

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Technology LaunchPad

Hosted by Advanced Manufacturing Media, the RAPID + TCT Technology LaunchPad is a showcase around the latest must-see technologies, applications and new product announcements. Located in the Show Floor Theater, the event will feature several 15-minute, […]

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Networking Receptions

Networking receptions will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday night to keep the interaction going. Connect with industry experts and network with peers in a relaxed environment.   Welcome Event at Heinz Field Tuesday, May 9 | 6:00 […]

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First Timers Meet and Greet Reception

Whether you are new to the additive manufacturing industry or a veteran – if this is your first time at RAPID + TCT, you’ll want to make sure you attend the First Timers Meet and […]

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Workshops

Choose from several workshops covering concepts that will open your eyes to new manufacturing possibilities and advance your understanding of 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing. The workshops will feature experts in metal additive manufacturing, casting, medical 3D printing, […]

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Tech Briefings

Familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, and medical 3D printing at the RAPID + TCT Tech Briefings. This is a great opportunity for those not attending the conference to get a better […]

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Show Floor Tours

Don’t know where to begin? Take a tour of the show floor to get the most out of your RAPID + TCT experience. One of SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community experts will guide you around the show floor, […]

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Knowledge Bar

Knowledge Bar presentations are brief, interactive presentations with time dedicated to small group discussion.  Seating is limited – only 12 seats available for each – email jstark@sme.org to reserve a seat for one of the […]

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Additive Manufacturing Standardization Forum

Additive Manufacturing Standardization Forum: Accelerating Standards & Specs Development Tuesday, May 9 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Registration is open)   Hosted by Join us for this special program to discuss the current state of […]

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Smart Manufacturing Hub

Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, Big Data and the desire for ever-increasing productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. The growing need for education, alongside increased offerings and adoption, […]

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Show Floor Theater

Located on the show floor in booth #2321, the Theater is where you can explore the latest advancements in 3D technologies. You’ll hear from additive manufacturing’s brightest leaders on where the industry is headed next […]

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Design Studio

Located on the show floor, the Design Studio to highlights creative applications of 3D printing outside of the manufacturing industry. It will feature the 3D Art Gallery, which showcases the creative approach to art creation […]

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3D Playground

The 3D Playground will feature a variety of fun 3D experiences. Come get hands on opportunities with 3D scanning, 3D printing, specialized materials, and new production solutions. See how these solutions are being applied to […]

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Innovation Auditions

If you’re looking for new technologies or processes, partnership opportunities with startup companies or researchers, investment opportunities, or companies with an innovative product to sell, then you need to attend the Innovation Auditions! This session will […]

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Innovation Connections

Explore the possibilities by visiting the RAPID + TCT Innovation Connections area on the show floor. Universities, research facilities and start-ups will share their efforts to improve, expand, and accelerate additive manufacturing. View the RAPID […]

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Innovation Exchange

Make sure you look for the Innovation Exchange pieces on the show floor. Scattered around is a display of some of the most ground-breaking advances in additive manufacturing over the years.   RAPID 2016 Innovation […]

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Medical Manufacturing Innovations

  Medical/biomedical is one of the fastest growing application areas of additive manufacturing. The SME Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI) series at RAPID + TCT 2017 explores life-changing additive applications, including patient-matched implants, prosthetics, bone and […]

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RAPID + TCT Puzzle Challenge

The RAPID + TCT Puzzle Challenge helps attendees explore the different additive manufacturing technologies and materials represented on the show floor. You’ll have the opportunity to collect the pieces of a puzzle and assemble them into […]

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Keynote Presentations

The RAPID + TCT keynote presentations will leave you inspired and eager to explore the wealth of information available at the event. RAPID + TCT 2017 will feature keynotes from industry experts focused on digital manufacturing, 4D printing […]

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America Makes ACADEMI ADX

America Makes ACADEMI presents ADX: Additive Design Experience America Makes will sponsor a unique opportunity for registered participants to test drive contemporary software tools and workflows that facilitate design optimization techniques such as topology optimization, […]

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