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All of the Latest 3D Technologies. All of the Experts. All in One Place.

RAPID + TCT’s unparalleled exhibit floor and conference make it the can’t-miss event of the year! Connect with the entire additive manufacturing industry and discover the solutions and applications to take your projects to the next level, May 2-4 in Chicago.

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Here’s Why You Need to Be at RAPID + TCT 2023

30+ Years of AM Innovation

RAPID + TCT is North America’s most credible, comprehensive and influential additive manufacturing event in North America.

10,000+ AM Professionals Unite

The whole industry will be represented from corporate executives to design engineers and software developers to investors and more. It’s the place to stay relevant, remain informed and hear about the latest trends in AM affecting your bottom line.

Meet Global Leaders in AM Technology

Connect with industry innovators as you explore the entire AM ecosystem including design, materials, hardware, software, post-processing, and quality.

Discover Solutions in 400+ Exhibits

The expansive floor — more than four football fields in length — showcases technology from 400+ solution providers and more than 30 of the top equipment builders and OEMs.

Explore the Latest Immersive AM Technologies

RAPID + TCT is the industry’s launch pad for new product announcements, AM innovations and leading-edge research. More new products (300+) are launched here than anywhere else.

Dynamic, Global Technical Conference Line Up

More than 1,000 conference delegates from 35+ countries will attend for world-class content focused on Automotive, Healthcare, Aerospace and Defense, Energy, Construction and more. Learn from 200+ speakers, hosting 130+ technical presentations and more than 70 hours of premium content available in-person and digitally on demand so you don’t miss a single talk!

Leading Industry Keynotes and Thought Leaders

See, hear and meet more than a dozen global manufacturing leaders who will headline the Keynote and Thought Leadership Panel series on the Main Stage.

AM Industry Celebration – Open to All!

Presented by SME and four strategic partners — TCT, America Makes, AMUG, and Women in 3D Printing — the AM Industry Celebration will be the industry’s can’t-miss networking event! Honor the past 30 years of achievements and celebrate the future of AM.

60+ Leaders Discuss Emerging Trends

Engage with and learn from industry organizations in the SME ZONE Theater as they present evolving trends and topics critical to AM’s future including regenerative medicine, sustainability and bioprinting, regulations, and the digital thread.

Amplify Your Voice at RAPID + TCT

RAPID + TCT is dedicated to the future of AM and the individuals who have shaped the industry into what it is today. Inspire others by sharing your story with SME in the Voices AMplified Studio!

RAPID + TCT 2022 in One Word: Wow!

Join us as we revisit the excitement and innovation that made RAPID + TCT 2022 so remarkable.

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The largest additive manufacturing industry event is almost here!

Don’t miss RAPID + TCT, the most influential additive manufacturing event in North America!
“RAPID + TCT is always on the forefront of technology and way ahead of any other conference I go to. If I could only do one conference a year, this would be it. ”
Michael Kraabel, Bolin

RAPID + TCT Digital Experience

RAPID + TCT is going hybrid: for those unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join us digitally in 2022! With your Digital Pass, you can access livestreamed and on demand industry Keynotes and Thought Leadership Panels, explore additive manufacturing solutions, new products, and make connections with fellow manufacturing professionals and experts. Our RAPID + TCT Digital Experience is available as an interactive mobile app and web-based platform!