Rapid+TCT 2018 set for success in Texas

April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018

Rapid+TCT 2018 set for success in Texas

Rapid+TCT 2017 was attended by over 6,000 visitors


Rapid+TCT 2018 will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, from April 23-27. The Rapid conference series is said to be the largest and longest-running Additive Manufacturing event in North America and, in 2017, was attended by over 6,000 visitors.

This year’s event will host more than 300 exhibitors and a conference programme of over 150 presentations. In addition to visiting the exhibit hall and conference sessions, visitors and delegates will have the opportunity to attend networking events including a first timers meet and greet reception, a welcome event at Fort Worth’s River Ranch Stockyards and a show floor networking reception.

The main conference schedule will feature a range of presentations and workshops and is split into a number of sessions by topic, including:

  • Applications
  • Business & Economic Considerations
  • AM Design Considerations
  • Digital Thread
  • Final Part Production
  • Materials and Materials Properties
  • Medical Manufacturing Innovations
  • New Processes
  • Process Monitoring, Control & Qualification
  • Software & Modelling

And more.

A series of keynote addresses are scheduled for the full week of the conference, beginning with the annual Kick-Off by Todd Grimm, President of T.A. Grimm & Associates. The keynote addresses are:

April 23 – ‘From Hollywood to the Winter Games – Making Additive Manufacturing the Competitive Advantage for Innovation’, by Rich Garrity, President, Stratasys Americas; Phil Reeves, PhD, Vice President – Strategic Consulting, Stratasys; Jon Owen, Technical Programs Manager, USA Luge; and Brian McLean, Director of Rapid Prototype, LAIKA

April 24, ‘Tomorrow’s Additive Manufacturing: An Aerospace & Defense OEM Perspective’, by Michael D Packer, Director of Manufacturing, Advanced Production Programs – Skunk Works®, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

April 25, ‘Rise of Point-of-Care Manufacturing: Impacting More Patients with 3D Printing’, by Jonathan Morris, MD, Co-director Anatomic Modeling Laboratory, Neuroradiologist, Mayo Clinic, and Amy Alexander, BME, MS, Biomedical Engineer, Anatomic Modeling Lab, Mayo Clinic

April 26, ‘Printing the future’, by Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.


Visit Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine, booth #3309

Metal AM magazine is a media sponsor of Rapid+TCT and we will be exhibiting at stand 3309. Visit us during the show to collect your complimentary copy of the latest issue of Metal AMPM Review or PIM International magazines and talk with us about how your company is using metal Additive Manufacturing.


Free entry to the Rapid+TCT exhibition

All of our readers are eligible for a free exhibit-only visitor’s ticket worth $75. Simply follow the link below to register for your free pass today.

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April 11, 2018

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