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Entering its 25th year, RAPID is your destination for learning, networking, and growing your business in 3D manufacturing.
For 25 years, the RAPID Conference has been the industry-leading forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest developments, trends and techniques specific to additive manufacturing, rapid technologies, 3D printing and 3D scanning. You’ll hear and meet leaders and thinkers that are applying the technologies in manufacturing for transportation, medical, dental, casting, and more.
Learn about cutting edge applications of these technologies:
- Revolutionize your product design
- Reduce time to market
- Create prototypes in a fraction of the time of traditional methods
- Cut costs
- Eliminate tooling
- Manufacture functional demonstration parts
- Produce low volume end-user parts and components
The RAPID Exposition is a visual, creativity-inspiring, hands-on learning playground. The RAPID show floor offers a variety of solutions for additive manufacturing, 3D printing, 3D imaging/scanning, DDM, and rapid prototyping. It will include OEMs, service bureaus, and related technology consultants and partners – the vendors your business needs to know to advance in the additive manufacturing industry.
No longer an “emerging technology,” additive manufacturing is leading industry innovation. From design to prototype production parts, vision becomes reality at RAPID, North America’s longest-running additive manufacturing and 3D imaging/scanning exposition.
Connect with “What’s Next”
Explore the possibilities by visiting the RAPID Innovation Connections on the show floor. Universities, research facilities, and start-ups will be there sharing what is being done to improve, expand, and accelerate additive manufacturing.
RAPID is now entering its 25th year as North America’s Definitive Additive Manufacturing event. As technology becomes more focused on additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and 3D scanning, RAPID continues to showcase the newest technologies, innovations, and applications across multiple industries. Everyone wants to know what’s coming next—how will 3D printing revolutionize manufacturing? With increased interest in these technologies, exhibiting at RAPID will elevate your business profile.
Companies exhibit at RAPID every year because they know they are going to get their return on investment. When you exhibit at RAPID you:
- Build your prospect list and service your current customers—all at the same event
- Connect with decision-makers from diverse industries
- Reach buyers razor-focused on 3D manufacturing technologies
If your business is involved in any of these technologies, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to promote your products and services at RAPID 2015:
Direct Digital Manufacturing
Direct Metal Deposition
Direct Metal Fabrication
Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Direct Metal Tooling
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Prototyping & Engineering Services
Selective Laser Melting
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Software, Supplies, & Services
Mold & Mold Making
Injection Molding Equipment
Mold, Tool, & Die Design
Finite Element Analysis
Inspection Systems & Equipment
Measuring and Control Technology
Measuring Tools and Equipment
Manufacturing Processes & Support
Electron Beam Manufacturing
Finishing & Coating
Service Bureaus Materials
Innovation Connections Exhibit Opportunities
Special pricing is available to qualifying universities, research facilities, and start-ups. Innovation Connections will be a highlighted show feature, attracting a diverse group of innovation seekers including investors and more.
As an Innovation Connections exhibitor at RAPID, you will:
Be a RAPID 2015 exhibitor with all the benefits of a 25-year focused event
Listed in the online directory with ALL of your selected product categories and as a RAPID 2015 exhibitor
Receive a 50% discount on space with decorator package (standard decorator package with carpet, electrical, 6’ draped table, two chairs, waste basket and standard ID sign) pricing
Highlighted in Innovation Connections promotions
Eligible to participate in the Innovation Auditions
SME is an organization for individuals, students, educators and companies involved in all facets of manufacturing. Founded in 1932, it is dedicated to advancing and educating the manufacturing industry. This is accomplished through a variety of tactics and outlets including events, media, membership, training and development, and an education foundation. SME focuses its efforts on several areas of manufacturing: aerospace and defense, energy, medical and motorized vehicles.
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as curious investigators just starting to explore the benefits of these game-changing technologies.
82% of RAPID attendees influence equipment purchases in their organization
68% of RAPID attendees are business owners, corporate executives, managers, or product designers
37% of RAPID attendees have equipment budgets that exceed $200,000
Product Design & R&D 30%
Owner/Company Management/Corporate Executive 24%
Sales & Marketing 11%
Manufacturing Engineering Management 9%
Manufacturing Engineering Department 8%
Manufacturing Production Management 5%
Manufacturing Production Department 2%
Control Engineering/Automation 1%
Quality Assurance & Control 1%
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