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Exhibits

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.

Conference

Conference

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.

Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presentations

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

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 and App

Digital Experience & App

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!
Smart Manufacturing Hub

Tech Hub

Ready. Set. Let’s Talk Tech! The RAPID + TCT Tech Hub offers you the chance to hear the latest solutions to some of your most pressing challenges – direct from the product experts. Visit the Tech Hub on the exhibit floor for 20 minutes of interactive discussion and insightful question and answers.
SME ZONE

SME ZONE

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

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.

Networking Opportunities

Special Events

Networking opportunities abound at daily events. The fun begins with a big celebration in the atrium of Huntington Place with music, drinks and more. On day two, mix and mingle right on the show floor at the Block Party. And don’t miss the closing social where you can treat yourself to fun finger foods and desserts!
Career Development Forum

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.

Student Summit

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 Career Fair

Bright Minds Program – College Student Experience

May 17-18, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
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

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

Industry Partner Presentations

Join SME’s Technical Community and our Industry Partners for a series of special presentations in the SME ZONE Theater.

SME Awards

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.

Show & Telling with Joel Telling

Show & Telling with Joel Telling

Joel Telling (the 3D Printing Nerd) will be back at RAPID + TCT 2022 livestreaming from the SME ZONE. Be sure to stop by!
Wohlers Report LIVE

SME and ASTM International Present Wohlers Report LIVE

SME and ASTM International are excited to announce the first-ever Wohlers Report LIVE event on May 16th, 2022. This event will take place the day before RAPID + TCT in Detroit. Attend this event to gain direct access to experts from ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence and Wohlers Associates!

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!