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Industry Partners

Collaboration is at the Heart of RAPID + TCT

In coordination with SME and Rapid News Publications, Ltd., these industry partners will be in Detroit for RAPID + TCT 2022. Each of these industry partners will be speaking in the RAPID + TCT SME ZONE with over 60 industry leading organizations represented. As forerunners, these partners were strategically invited to participate in an effort to foster greater industry collaboration, standardization, diversity, innovation, thought leadership and growth.

When you attend RAPID + TCT, the power of the whole industry is behind you.


Meet the 2022 Industry Partners


3D Manufacturing Format (3MF)

3D Manufacturing Format (3MF) is an open-source format for 3D printing that allows design applications to send full-fidelity 3D models to a mix of other applications, platforms, services, and printers.

3MF is on a mission to solve data interoperability challenges that the 3D printing industry faces today with a comprehensive file specification format that moves beyond solely communicating file geometry and includes material, color, and printer specifications. Our session aims to inform manufacturing professionals of our open-source specification that's becoming widely available within leading industry platforms and is allowing companies to focus more on innovation and less on having to fix problems associated with other 3D file formats.

Attend as 3MF's Guest


Additive Manufacturing Green Trade Association (AMGTA)

The AMGTA was launched in November 2019 to promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM) over traditional methods of manufacturing. The AMGTA is a non-commercial, unaffiliated organization open to any additive manufacturer or industry stakeholder that meets certain criteria relating to sustainability of production or process.

Attend as AMGTA's Guest


Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)

The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), headquartered in Manchester, NH, is an organization funded by the United States Department of Defense. ARMI's mission is to make practical the scalable manufacturing of engineered tissues and tissue-related technologies, to benefit existing industries and grow new ones. ARMI brings together a consortium of over 175 partners from across industry, government, academia, and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues, and organs.

Attend as ARMI's Guest

America Makes

America Makes

America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.

Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).

Attend as America Makes' Guest



The ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) is a collaborative partnership among ASTM—and its 30,000 members—and representatives from government, academia, and industry that conducts strategic R&D to advance standards across all aspects of additive manufacturing (AM) which will accelerate the development and adoption of robust, game-changing technologies.

Attend as ASTM's Guest



LIA promotes the use of lasers and laser safety through education, publications, conferences and workshops. Through our various programming, we consistently identify solutions to professional challenges by facilitating a collaborative environment for industry partners and experts. At LIA, we leverage our organization’s leading-edge technologies to deliver highly accessible and impactful solutions to our members, around the world.

Attend as LIA's Guest



SAE International is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals and organizations to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. SAE International, SAE Industry Technologies Consortia, the Performance Review Institute, and SAE Government Technologies enable standards, qualifications, collaboration, professional development, accreditations, and solutions for the mobility industries.

Attend as SAE's Guest

SME Technical Community

SME Technical Community

SME’s AM Community is made up of highly engaged technical experts and include: SME’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Community Leadership Committee, Direct Digital Manufacturing Advisory Team and the Medical Additive Manufacturing Advisory Team. Each of these groups are strong supporters of SME's mission and are our partners in fostering greater knowledge of additive manufacturing through various awards, industry reports, case studies and content development. Outcomes of activities and initiatives are showcased at RAPID + TCT.

Attend as SME Technical Community's Guest

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Women in 3D Printing

Women in 3D Printing is a global organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and inspiring women who are using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Our mission is to increase the visibility of women in the Additive Manufacturing industry and encourage more women to use 3D Printing technologies.

Attend as Women in 3D Printing's Guest