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2024 Event Features



See 400+ Additive Manufacturing solutions providers, 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.

AM Industry Networking Event

AM Community Networking Events

RAPID + TCT is the industry’s gathering place. Join us and forge meaningful relationships – best done in person and over great refreshments! Prepare to meet your next key contact or favorite colleague. Everyone is welcome – your badge is your ticket.



This year the RAPID + TCT Conference will feature more than 160 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.

Executive Perspectives

Keynote Series: Executive Perspectives

Gain unparalleled access to the minds shaping the global additive manufacturing landscape. Join us each morning as we kick off RAPID + TCT with our inaugural Executive Perspectives Panel discussions. Meet four industry luminaries each day as they tackle your biggest AM questions. Hear about innovative trends, industry evolution along with the greatest opportunities and challenges for the future of AM. Presented daily at 8:30 am on the Main Stage.

Featured Speaker

Keynote Series: Featured Speakers

For more than 30 years, SME has fostered the development and growth of additive manufacturing. The RAPID + TCT Keynote Series delivers next level additive manufacturing viewpoints and inspirations. Meet the leaders harnessing cutting-edge applications of additive manufacturing. Hear these visionaries reaffirm the possibilities of technology, explore inventive opportunities, and discuss key trends shaping the future of industrial 3D printing in Automotive, Space and Consumer Goods. Presented daily at 1 pm on the Main Stage.

Workshops at RAPID + TCT


Workshops at RAPID + TCT bring you face-to-face with industry leaders, offering personalized guidance and hands-on experience that extend beyond the show floor and conference sessions.


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 Awards

SME Additive Manufacturing Awards Ceremony

The AM Industry Achievement Award, Aubin AM Case Study Award, and Digital Manufacturing Challenge Award will be presented at RAPID + TCT in the SME ZONE.

The Discovery Zone

The Discovery Zone

For the first year ever, RAPID + TCT is hosting a Discovery Zone! This pavilion is a launchpad for newcomers with groundbreaking ideas, providing a platform to showcase their cutting-edge technologies, novel applications, and visionary concepts in industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing. All participants The Discovery Zone are first time exhibitors at the event.
Official RAPID + TCT App

Official RAPID + TCT App: SME+

Access exclusive content, event information, and a treasure trove of additive manufacturing resources. Connect with AM industry thought leaders, build your agenda, and bookmark exhibitors and products. Maximize your event experience with SME+ smart recommendations and increase your industry network connections. Join the community today and unlock the power of SME+ 365 days a year!


Symposium: The Expansive Applications of 3D Printing in Healthcare

This symposium will explore the current state of 3D printing in healthcare including live demonstrations as well as peripheral applications. Attendees will learn about the latest applied research and have an opportunity to discuss potential future applications.

Earn AM Certification

Certified Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals (CAMF) Review Course & Exam

This one-day program includes a review course covering the foundations of additive manufacturing, followed by the Certified Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals (CAMF) exam. The review course and certification are ideal for individuals working in or seeking to work in additive manufacturing roles in automotive, aerospace, and medical equipment.

Hollywood Showcase

Hollywood Showcase

Stop by the Hollywood Showcase presented by RAPID + TCT, Gentle Giant Studios, and Direct Dimensions! Get a glimpse of how Hollywood innovates by incorporating additive manufacturing and metrology into movie magic. Attendees will have a chance to experience how 3D scanning is used for visual and practical effects. Take selfies with AM-produced film assets seen in your favorite franchises like Star Wars, Frozen, Avatar and Toy Story.


On June 25-27, 2024, RAPID + TCT returned to the West Coast for the first time in nearly a decade! The three-day event featured the latest in 3D-printing technology from the industry’s leading product and service providers, a full schedule of speakers including a keynote series, and over 125 hours of educational content. The expansive show floor showcased over 400 exhibiting companies’ latest advancements. And next year? It will be even better! Start planning your trip to Detroit, MI to experience North America’s largest additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing event in 2025!

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