Keynote speakers announced for Rapid + TCT 2023

March 23, 2023

March 23, 2023

SME and Rapid News Publications, organisers of Rapid + TCT 2023, scheduled to take place May 2-4 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, have announced the keynote speakers for its event. Each day will begin with a keynote presentation from a leading authority in the Additive Manufacturing industry, covering applications in space, scaling digital manufacturing spaces, and a panel discussion on the future of AM.

“AM’s growth has been exponential, and we know we’ve only begun to scratch the surface to unlocking the potential of how AM and its advancements will change the world,” stated Robert Willig, executive director & CEO of SME. “Additive has been ingrained in me over many years, and I’m astonished at the content that our powerhouse lineup of speakers and experts will be bringing to RAPID + TCT this year. They’re going to dig deep into where AM is heading and share our real-world experiences to make this an unforgettable discussion on what the future holds for AM.”

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Keynote speakers include:

  • Building and Scaling an Industrial Digital Manufacturing System by Kevin Czinger, during which the architecture and elements of the Divergent Adaptive System (DAPS), its benefits and the business model for localising sustainable manufacturing on a global scale will be discussed
  • Additive Manufacture for Space: Past, Present, Future: Wednesday, May 3 by Omar Mireles, PhD, Additive Manufacturing R&D engineer at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, which will discuss how AM enables tech, decreases the cost of rocket engine manufacturing, increases design flexibility, provides access to new materials and more
  • AM Industry Outlook: Opportunities and Challenges with Terry Wohlers, head of Advisory Services and Market Intelligence, ASTM International; Bob Willig, executive director & CEO of SME; Chris Ciuca, vice president of Programs at SAE International and the winner of the AM Industry Achievement Award will cover the challenges and opportunities in Additive Manufacturing

“The impact of AM worldwide is truly astounding,” stated Wohlers. “Advancements in products and services, coupled with how organisations are putting AM to work, are disrupting the way people think about design and manufacturing. It is a privilege to share my thoughts and experiences at RAPID + TCT 2023 and to weigh in on where the AM industry is headed.”

In addition to keynote presentations, RAPID + TCT 2023 will feature almost 170 technical presentations covering Additive Manufacturing trends across industries including healthcare, aerospace, defence, automotive, design for Additive Manufacturing, economics, R&D, supply chains, metrology and more. Topics range from tips on getting started with large-format AM in consumer-goods industries to the impact of micro AM on prototyping and designs in healthcare.

Those interested can register here.

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