RAPID + TCT 2017

January 20, 2017

May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017 to May 11, 2017

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, United States

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RAPID + TCT 2017

Facility Tours

Facility Tour Details:  Transportation provided to/from David L. Lawrence Convention Center and facility tour location Capacity is limited due to facility size Close toed shoes No heels No photography allowed Proof of U.S. citizenship required […]


RAPID + TCT Kick-off

Start your RAPID + TCT experience off right with the annual Kick-off. Find out about the latest trends and innovations in the additive manufacturing industry, including can’t miss products and technologies at RAPID + TCT […] READ MORE


Technology LaunchPad

Hosted by Advanced Manufacturing Media, the RAPID + TCT Technology LaunchPad is a showcase around the latest must-see technologies, applications and new product announcements. Located in the SME/America Makes Theater, the event will feature several […]


Networking Receptions

Networking receptions will be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday night to keep the interaction going. Connect with industry experts and network with peers in a relaxed environment.   Welcome Event at Heinz Field Tuesday, May 9 | 6:00 […]


Keynote Presentations

The RAPID + TCT keynote presentations will leave you inspired and eager to explore the wealth of information available at the event. RAPID 2016 featured keynotes from industry experts focused on digital manufacturing, 4D printing in medical, and the […]



Choose from several workshops covering concepts that will open your eyes to new manufacturing possibilities and advance your understanding of 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing. The workshops will feature experts in metal additive manufacturing, casting, medical 3D printing, […]


Tech Briefings

Familiarize yourself with the fundamentals of additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, and medical 3D printing at the RAPID + TCT Tech Briefings. (Free for RAPID + TCT attendees)   Fundamentals of 3D Scanning/Imaging  Tuesday, May 9 | […]


Show Floor Tours

Don’t know where to begin? Take a tour of the show floor to get the most out of your RAPID + TCT experience. One of SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community experts will guide you around the show floor, […]


Additive Manufacturing Standardization Forum

Additive Manufacturing Standardization Forum: Accelerating Standards & Specs Development Tuesday, May 9 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Registration is open)   Hosted by     Join us for this special program to discuss the current […]


Smart Manufacturing Hub

Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, Big Data and the desire for ever-increasing productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. The growing need for education, alongside increased offerings and adoption, […]


SME/America Makes Theater

Located on the show floor, the SME/America Makes Theater is where you can explore applications of additive manufacturing in aviation, aerospace, medical, and more. You’ll hear from additive manufacturing’s brightest leaders on metal 3D printing, […]


3D Art Gallery

Introduced in 2010, the 3D Art Gallery highlights the innovative new approach to art creation and production that’s made possible by additive manufacturing, 3D printing, 3D imaging, and digital sculpture. This high-speed, on-demand medium allows the […]


3D Playground

The 3D Playground will feature a variety of fun 3D experiences. Come get hands on opportunities with 3D scanning, 3D printing, specialized materials, and new production solutions. See how these solutions are being applied to […]


Innovation Auditions

If you’re looking for new technologies or processes, partnership opportunities with startup companies or researchers, investment opportunities, or companies with an innovative product to sell, then you need to attend the Innovation Auditions! This session will […]


Innovation Connections

Explore the possibilities by visiting the RAPID + TCT Innovation Connections area on the show floor. Universities, research facilities and start-ups will share their efforts to improve, expand, and accelerate additive manufacturing. View the RAPID […]


Innovation Exchange

Make sure you look for the Innovation Exchange pieces on the show floor. Scattered around is a display of some of the most ground-breaking advances in additive manufacturing over the years.   RAPID 2016 Innovation […]


Medical Manufacturing Innovations

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing and Bioprinting From manufacturing of end-use surgical devices and personalized implants, to bone scaffolds and functioning organ replacements, additive manufacturing/3D printing is truly changing lives. At the conference, you will find in-depth […]


RAPID + TCT Puzzle Challenge

The RAPID + TCT Puzzle Challenge helps attendees explore the different additive manufacturing technologies and materials represented on the show floor. You’ll have the opportunity to collect the pieces of a puzzle and assemble them into […]


3D Fashion Show

A fashion show featuring the latest creations from the world’s leading 3D print designers will take place on the show floor on Wednesday, May 10 from 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm, just prior to the show […]


SME Student Innovation Tour

The goal of the SME Student Innovation Tour is to create interest, excitement and an appreciation for the technology, as well as to build awareness with students and educators about manufacturing career pathways. Schools interested in participating in this […]


Additive Manufacturing Certification Program

The Additive Manufacturing Leadership Initiative (AMLI), based at Tooling U-SME, undertook the updating of the Additive Manufacturing Body of Knowledge in 2016, in order to reflect this rapidly evolving manufacturing process. The AMLI consists of […]

January 20, 2017

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