Start your RAPID + TCT experience off right with the annual Kick-off. Find out about the latest trends and innovations in the additive manufacturing industry, including can’t miss products and technologies at RAPID + TCT 2017. The SME/Additive Manufacturing Community awards will also be announced.


SME/Additive Manufacturing Community Awards

Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award
The paper selected for the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award describes an innovative application of rapid prototyping processes and techniques. The authors will be recognized for their contribution of ideas and information to the rapid technology and additive manufacturing industry.

DDM Competition Award
Each year, designers are challenged to showcase their technical and commercial talents by demonstrating new and creative ways additive manufacturing can add value. Entries are welcome from both college/university students and high school students for this competition. This year, designers and engineers are challenged to take a base unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design, and by applying additive manufacturing, improve on it.

View 2016 DDM Competition Winner


What’s New: Roundup of the Latest 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Products

Catch up on all of the new products in 3D printing and 3D scanning. With what seems to be weekly announcements of new and improved solutions, it can be a challenge to stay on top of it all. In this fast-paced review of what’s new since RAPID 2016, Todd Grimm will offer highlights so that you know what you need to see at RAPID + TCT 2017.

Todd Grimm
Todd Grimm
T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc

2016 RAPID Kick-off Videos

What’s New: Roundup of the Latest 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Products

Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates

The Role of a Public-Private Partnership in Advancing Additive Manufacturing

Ed Morris, America Makes

Keynote Panel: Transition to Production

Moderator: Thomas R. Kurfess PhD FSME PE, Georgia Institute of Technology. Panelists: Kevin Creehan, America Makes; Leo Christodoulou PhD, The Boeing Company; Barbara Negroe, GE Corporate Supply Chain & Operations