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

MMI Call for Speakers


The MMI series at RAPID + TCT is now accepting 2018 speaker abstracts!

Submit your abstract by September 29, 2017




Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing and Medical—A Healthy Combination

The ability to manufacture detailed structures more efficiently as well the the combination of 3D imaging technology (MRI, CT) to create patient-specific digital images and print from this data is compelling to an industry always looking for ways to improve and change lives. From serialized implants, patient-matched models, devices and instruments to the potential of printing tissues for drug testing and replacement organs, medical applications of additive technologies are growing quickly.

The SME Medical Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing (AM/3DP) Workgroup and the MMI series at RAPID + TCT will play a vital role in defining AM/3DP  for both traditional device and point-of-care manufacturers and helping to break down barriers to expanded use in medicine. There’s no better time than now to share your innovative research, case study or application with an audience laser-focused on medical AM/3DP. Become a RAPID + TCT 2018 Speaker!


Presentation Format Options

RAPID + TCT will be offering two different presentation formats. You will have the option to select the presentation type(s) that you are interested in when submitting your abstract. All presentations should be technical and focus on providing “how-to” information for the audience.


Present to a High-Level, Influential Medical Audience in a Growth Industry

What you can expect form the MMI audience at RAPID + TCT:


Exposure, Recognition, and Complimentary Benefits

Become a speaker to share your knowledge and contribute to a dynamic conference focused on red-hot AM/3DP for use in medical and biomedical applications.







Abstracts should address research, case studies and/or applications in any of the following areas:


Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award

The Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award seeks to recognize those who present a technical paper that features a successful and innovative application of rapid technologies and additive manufacturing. The paper will be selected based on 1) Technical merit 2) Impact on the rapid technologies and additive manufacturing industry 3) Overall relevance and paper quality.

To qualify for consideration:

  1. Your paper must be selected for presentation at the conference
  2. Your full paper must be received two months prior to the RAPID + TCT Conference (abstracts with outlines or presentation notes do not qualify)
  3. You must authorize SME to publish the paper as part of its technical paper database.

For more information on the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award, visit www.sme.org/aubinaward.


Abstract Review

Presentations will be reviewed by the SME Medical Additive Workgroup Abstracts selected will contribute to a comprehensive overview of the various developments of application of the technologies to medical and biomedical.


How to Submit an Abstract

Submit your presentation ideas by completing the Call for Speakers Form, including a 150-250 word description of your topic. Please select the appropriate topics, related job functions, and experience level to help us find the appropriate place for your presentation in the program.

Source for all statistics: RAPID + TCT 2017 Registration Data