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RAPID + TCT 2024 Call for Speakers is Now Open

SME and the TCT Group Invite Additive Manufacturing Thought Leaders to Showcase AM Projects, Research & Solutions at Global Industry Event

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 2, 2023 – SME and the TCT Group are now welcoming speaker submissions for the 2024 RAPID + TCT Conference. North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event brings together industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) professionals to present their latest findings, exchange innovative application ideas, and to discuss emerging industry trends and challenges.  

The conference covers everything from the latest technological advancements and cutting-edge applications to essential business considerations and emerging research, providing a platform for industry newcomers and experienced professionals alike to learn from AM’s best and brightest.

rapid speaker.jpgSME and the Rapid News Publications Ltd invite thought leaders to submit abstracts addressing case studies, research findings, and/or applications in sectors such as aerospace, healthcare, defense, energy and beyond. Topics of interest include economics and justification, standards and repeatability, design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), 3D scanning and metrology, post processing, and materials and process development. The goal of the RAPID + TCT Conference is to provide attendees from across the globe with actionable insights, practical solutions and meaningful connections that can help them enhance their application of AM technology.

"We are delighted to invite submissions for the 2024 RAPID + TCT Conference. Our fantastic group of Event Advisors stand ready to review each one, ensuring only the very best papers make the final program cut," said Duncan Wood, CEO, Rapid News Publications Ltd. “This ensures we can guarantee there is no sales filler in the program and that there are genuine takeaways from every paper. If you want to get the low down on how to implement additive technology into your manufacturing organization, then Los Angeles will be an unsurpassed learning opportunity.”

The RAPID + TCT Conference will take place June 25 – 27 in Los Angeles, CA. To submit an abstract, visit The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2024.

About RAPID + TCT 2024 

For more than 30 years, SME and RAPID have 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. In 2017, the two industry leaders in 3D technology events, SME and The TCT Group, partnered to produce the annual RAPID + TCT event. For users and suppliers alike, the event is the premier destination for those who provide technology and for those who need to understand, explore and adopt 3D printing, additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, CAD/CAE metrology, and inspection technologies.