See 400+ Additive Manufacturing exhibiting companies, showcasing the latest 3D technologies and applications in hands-on exhibits. Find everything you need to know about the latest 3D technologies, all under one roof, and learn real-world additive manufacturing solutions from the industry’s most respected experts. Get ahead of the competition with the technologies, products, and services that will impact your bottom line.
This year the RAPID + TCT Conference will feature more than 130 technical presentations by hand-selected industry-leading experts. The conference is known worldwide as North America’s most influential additive manufacturing conference. Discover how industry leaders are implementing additive manufacturing and review case studies on how the technology is transforming traditional manufacturing.
RAPID + TCT keynote presentations feature industry-leading speakers highlighting real-world examples of the incredible applications of additive manufacturing. You’ll learn about how 3D technologies are transforming a wide variety of industries, and what you can do to stay ahead of the competition.
Thought Leadership Panels
Our Thought Leadership Panels will bring together some of the most well-known names in additive manufacturing to discuss industry trends, the impact of marketplace demands on AM, and AM advancements.
Digital Experience & App
The SME ZONE is the focal point of everything happening at RAPID + TCT. Major attractions will be hosted in the SME ZONE – and while you’re there, learn how SME can help you grow your business and advance your career.
SME ZONE Theater
The SME ZONE 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 in medical, automotive, materials, and other hot topics.
Career Development Forum
The Career Development Forum is targeted to college and university students, faculty members and early careerists (emerging professionals). You will hear from additive manufacturing experts who will discuss their current roles and opportunities.
Bright Minds Program - High School Student Experience
May 17-18, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
During our two-day Bright Minds program, high school students will engage with companies and universities to learn about the latest 3D technologies and the future of additive manufacturing. From high-tech demonstrations to conversations about careers, and technology in AM and engineering, this is a great opportunity for high school students interested in a future in the industry.
Bright Minds Program – College Student Experience
Are you looking for a job in the AM or engineering field and want to connect with top companies? Attend our interactive, two-day summit at RAPID + TCT, designed for college students, that gives you the knowledge and connections to take you to the next level. A free pre-show webinar will provide resume tips and interviewing techniques and after the show, students will receive a list of companies currently hiring.
Earn AM Certification
Validate your knowledge of AM technologies and processes and prove your value to employers with the Certified Additive Manufacturing – Fundamentals (CAM-F) credential. Brush up on your knowledge and take the certification exam in this pre-conference discussion-oriented and interactive session.
Industry Partner Presentations
Join SME’s Technical Community and our Industry Partners for a series of special presentations in the SME ZONE Theater.
SME Additive Manufacturing Community Awards
The AM Industry Achievement Award, Aubin AM Case Study Award, and Digital Manufacturing Challenge Awards will be presented at RAPID + TCT in the SME ZONE.