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Event Overview

Celebrating its 30th year in 2021, RAPID + TCT has defined the crucial role of additive manufacturing and empowered the establishment of an industry that continues to conceive, test, improve and manufacture new products at a faster, more cost-efficient pace. The two industry leaders in 3D technology events, SME and Rapid News Publications, have teamed up to produce the annual RAPID + TCT event, which takes place April 26-29, 2021 in Chicago, IL. Known worldwide as North America’s most important and largest additive manufacturing event, RAPID + TCT provides everything you need to know about the latest 3D technologies, all under one roof. It is where you will witness groundbreaking product announcements, experience 400+ hands-on exhibits, learn real-world additive manufacturing solutions from the industry’s most respected experts and network with thousands of industry peers. At the RAPID + TCT conference, over 150 industry leaders go beyond the hype to bring you real-world solutions to advance your manufacturing processes.

Future RAPID + TCT Dates and Locations

2021:
April 26-29
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

About SME and Rapid News Publications

The two leaders in additive manufacturing, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, joined forces in 2016 to produce the RAPID + TCT event, combining decades of 3D technology insights and experience.

SME is the definitive industry source for 3D technology knowledge, experience, education, and connections. With a community of over 200,000 people, we are fully committed to the advancement and increased adoption of additive manufacturing technology. We also attract students to exciting careers in manufacturing through contests, design challenges, and dynamic hands-on experiences.

SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community provides access to experts, connecting you to the world class knowledge that is advancing the manufacturing industry. Technical papers, conference presentations, industry news, videos and webinars keep you on the leading edge of development – and prepare you for what’s next. Our certifications and training courses empower you to take that next step in your career. And our events give you access to the connections and knowledge you need to create your additive manufacturing success story.

No matter where you are on your journey in additive manufacturing – simply exploring the possibilities, designing new innovations, or facing the challenges of scaling up production, SME is your resource every step of the way.

Membership Has Its Advantages

SME members can connect with peers, gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities.

An SME membership provides all these benefits and more including a monthly subscription to our highly respected Manufacturing Engineering magazine, customized research assistance, local chapter engagement, online networking, and discounts on conferences and trade shows, and more.

Join now to learn. engage. advance. with SME!