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 understanding of the basics.

(Free for RAPID + TCT attendees)

Fundamentals of 3D Scanning/Imaging 


This session is intended to provide attendees with an introductory overview of scanning technologies and exhibiting companies. Attendees will receive a high-level overview of reverse engineering, analysis, and inspection. Attendees will walk away with a basic understanding of 3D imaging technologies and what to look for in matching their needs to the technology available.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting an introduction to available 3D scanning technologies
  • Anyone visiting the show looking to purchase equipment


Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing


This session is intended to provide attendees with an introductory overview of additive manufacturing technologies and exhibiting companies. Information gained will organize your visit by identifying equipment, companies, and processes that fit your needs and interests. If you’re new to additive technologies and want to gain a better feel for the major processes and materials and how they can be applied to your applications, this is the session for you.

Who should attend?

  • Company owners
  • Managers
  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Students


3D Printing in Medicine 


This session is intended to provide an overview of the many ways in which additive manufacturing is used in medicine. You will hear about how point-of-care (hospitals), device, and other manufacturers are leveraging the capabilities to improve how they manufacture and even what they manufacture. You will understand the major processes and materials used for medical applications as well as how the applications have grown and what may be next.

Who should attend?

  • Clinicians
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Anyone wanting to understand the unique medical applications