Collaboration is at the Heart of RAPID + TCT
In coordination with SME and Rapid News Publications, Ltd., these industry partners will be in Chicago for RAPID + TCT 2023. 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 2023 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.
Additive Manufacturing Green Trade Association (AMGTA)
The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), founded in 2019, is a global trade association of AM-stakeholding organizations throughout the manufacturing ecosystem with a focus on identifying and promoting the environmental benefits of additive design and manufacture.
Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG)
The Additive Manufacturing Users Group’s origins date back to the early 1990s when the founding industry users group was called 3D Systems North American Stereolithography Users Group, a users group solely focused on the advancement of stereolithography (SL) use with the owners and operators of 3D Systems’ equipment. Today, AMUG educates and supports users of all additive manufacturing technologies. The primary charter of the group remains the same, but its members are much more diversified, global and focused in advancing additive manufacturing technology for rapid manufacturing and prototyping.
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.
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).
ASTM International: Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence
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.
Laser Institute of America (LIA)
Laser Institute of America (LIA), founded in 1968, is the professional society for photonics applications, education and safety. Their mission is to foster lasers, laser applications and laser safety worldwide.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is a non-profit organization that represents 31 radiologic subspecialties from 145 countries around the world.
We provide high-quality educational resources, including continuing education credits toward physicians’ certification maintenance, host the world’s largest radiology conference and publish five top peer-reviewed journals: Radiology, RadioGraphics, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging and Radiology: Imaging Cancer.
SAE International is the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals and organizations to enable safe, clean, and accessible mobility solutions. From precursor materials to post-build materials, the SAE Group brings industry, government, and academia together through technical publications & research, consensus standards development, training & certification programs, collaborative consortium programs, and more.
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.
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.