RAPID 2013 Conference and Exposition is North America’s definitive additive manufacturing solutions event featuring 3D printing and 3D imaging technologies. For more than 20 years, RAPID has been recognized internationally among industry experts and analysts for its unrivaled display of software, systems, materials and machinery. RAPID attracts buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct digital technologies to a world-class additive manufacturing event for discovery, innovation and networking. RAPID is produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) with leadership and guidance from its Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Community.
RAPID is North America's Definitive Additive Manufacturing Event and the longest running industry forum for promoting the advancements and latest developments that combine 3D Imaging with additive processes and 3D printing. Exhibit in RAPID 2013 to showcase your company's products and innovations, gain exposure in the industry, and build relationships that lead to future sales. If your company offers equipment, materials, software or services that can help manufacturers design and develop new products - you need to exhibit at RAPID 2013!
The Show Floor Expands to Embrace Even More Advanced Manufacturing Technologies The RAPID 2013 show floor features a full range of additive manufacturing and 3D imaging technologies plus these new related technologies:
Additive Layer Technologies
Direct Write Printed Materials/
Final Part Production
Product Design for Additive Manufacturing
Additive Metal Processes
Materials Used Including Plastics and Metals & Composites
Rapid & Vacuum Casting
Economical & Business
Secondary Processes Including
Finishing & Plating
Fabrication & Assembly
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, magazines, publications and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.