Call for speakers issued for Rapid + TCT 2020

August 12, 2019

Call for speakers issued for Rapid + TCT 2020
HP’s Christoph Schell speaks during the 2019 Rapid + TCT conference and exhibition in Detroit, Michigan, USA (Courtesy Rapid +TCT)

A call for speakers has been issued for the Rapid + TCT 2020 conference and exhibition, which will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA, from April 20–23, 2020. Rapid + TCT is said to be the largest and longest-running Additive Manufacturing exhibition in North America, and in 2019 was attended by nearly 9,000 visitors and hosted more than 400 exhibitors.

Abstracts are invited on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Additive Manufacturing design considerations
  • Additive Manufacturing in the US Department of Defense
  • Additive Manufacturing in the aerospace industry
  • The Additive Manufacturing of radio-frequency devices
  • Applied academic research
  • Business and economic considerations
  • Expeditionary/distributed manufacturing
  • Facilities & operations (safety, workforce development)
  • Hybrid systems applications
  • Material development and characterisation
  • Medical Additive Manufacturing 
  • New & emerging Additive Manufacturing processes
  • Post-processing
  • Process monitoring, control and qualification
  • Process control and quality
  • 3D imaging & scanning / CT scanning
  • Software / the digital thread

The submissions deadline is September, 20, 2019. All primary speakers will receive complimentary admission to Rapid + TCT 2020 exhibition, keynotes, and all conference sessions. Further information on abstract submissions is available via the event website.

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