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Why Los Angeles?

After nearly a decade away from the West Coast, RAPID + TCT 2024 is poised to take California by storm! The state stands at the center for manufacturing output in the United States with over 35,000 manufacturing firms employing over 1.2 million people.

California Quick Facts

  • 17% Job Growth in 2020 in Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing
  • $134B Exported Manufactured Goods in 2020
  • #1 Shipping Port in the US

Even more exciting? The majority of the state’s manufacturing takes place in sunny Southern California, and L.A. is the engine that powers the region. But that’s not all! The city is also home to Hollywood, and AM’s role in movie magic will be on full display in our Hollywood Showcase.

RAPID + TCT 2024: Join us in Los Angeles for the next level in 3D printing innovation, enhanced by the spark of unrivaled imagination.


National Association of Manufacturers, “2021 California Manufacturing Facts”
Port of Los Angeles and World Shipping Council