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2024 Event Overview

For more than 30 years, RAPID + TCT has defined the crucial role of additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing by empowering 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, team up to produce the annual RAPID + TCT event, which wil take place June 25-27 in Los Angeles, CA.

Known worldwide as North America’s largest additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing 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 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 100 industry leaders go beyond the hype to bring you real-world solutions to advance your manufacturing processes. New this year are the Hollywood Showcase, an exploration of the role of AM in movie magic, and The Discovery Zone, a launchpad for newcoming exhibitors with groundbreaking ideas.

Dive Into the Event & Conference Preview!

This year’s show features 400+ exhibiting companies, keynote presentations, a Hollywood Showcase, a brand new Discovery Zone, and so much more!

Dive into the RAPID + TCT event profile brochure and find out why this is North America’s largest additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing event!

Meet our Industry Partners!

The following organizations are critical to the future success of the additive manufacturing industry and we are thrilled that they have joined this collaborative effort that aims to foster industry standardization, thought leadership and growth.





RAPID + TCT 2024

June 2527, 2024
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Event Hours

Tuesday, June 25: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, June 26: 9am – 5pm
Thursday, June 27: 9am – 3pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

Tuesday, June 25: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, June 26: 10am – 5pm
Thursday, June 27: 10am – 3pm

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 while preparing 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.

RAPID + TCT Event Advisors

RAPID +TCT Event Advisors are pivotal in assisting SME and TCT with developing and implementing the RAPID + TCT event. This advisory team represents a broad base of the AM industry to help us build a world-class event and conference that educates and inspires all participants, no matter the stage of their career or the size of their business.

The RAPID + TCT Event Advisors provide input on industry trends, technological advances and the future of AM. They also recommend industry thought leaders to present in various areas of the event.

Meet the Event Advisors

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. Plus, with a Full Conference Pass to RAPID + TCT, you’ll receive 50% off your 1-year membership! Enjoy all the benefits of membership, 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.


On June 25-27, 2024, RAPID + TCT will return to the West Coast for the first time in nearly a decade! The three-day event will feature 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 will showcase over 400 exhibiting companies’ latest advancements. Start planning your trip to sunny Southern California to experience North America’s largest additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing event!

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