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Event Overview:

RAPID is known worldwide as the preeminent event for 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing. We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary as the ultimate authority in 2015, with the most comprehensive display of 3D technology, expertise, and innovation ever showcased in one place.

The level of cutting-edge 3D innovation at RAPID is unparalleled, as well as the breadth and depth of additive expertise across all industries. This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the newest 3D products and do a side-by-side comparison with other products to find your best fit. This is your event to explore the unlimited possibilities of how 3D technology can advance your business.

Attendee Informaiton:

Conference Overview

Come to largest additive manufacturing conference in North America and immerse yourself in the technologies that are making the single greatest impact on the future of manufacturing and your business. This is where you can make vital business connections with the most progressive people in your industry – the thinkers who embrace the breakthroughs that can move your business forward.

Hear from over 100 industry leaders about how additive manufacturing can solve many industry challenges:

  • 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

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibit at RAPID 2016

RAPID has spent over 25 years cultivating a world-renowned reputation as the foremost authority on 3D. Thousands of manufacturers come to RAPID every year because they know they’ll find the innovative solutions they need to compete successfully. They need your solutions to help cut costs, streamline operations, and advance their business. RAPID 2016 is your opportunity to showcase your innovations alongside the most inventive manufacturers in the country.

About SME:

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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Conference/Event Dates: 05/16/2016 - 05/19/2016
Conference/Event Hours: Monday 8:30am-4pm; Tuesday 8:30am-6pm; Wednesday 8:30am-6pm; Thursday 8:30am-2pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 05/17/2016 - 05/19/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-6pm; Thursday 10am-2pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Engineering
Other Industries: Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 3,500
Cost to Attend:
Audience: For twenty years RAPID has been North America's event dedicated to the success of additive manufacturing and 3D imaging users, technology builders and service providers. You'll meet experienced users looking to upgrade their capabilities, as well
as curious investigators just starting to explore the benefits of these game-changing technologies.
Notes: RAPID Attendees:
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

Job Functions:
Product Design & R&D 30%
Owner/Company Management/Corporate Executive 24%
Sales & Marketing 11%
Manufacturing Engineering Management 9%
Other 8%
Manufacturing Engineering Department 8%
Manufacturing Production Management 5%
Manufacturing Production Department 2%
Control Engineering/Automation 1%
Quality Assurance & Control 1%
Purchasing 1%
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
Venue Phone: (800) 345-9845
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:The Hyatt Regency Orlando
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:153 (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:24,400 (Past Event)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Society of Manufacturing Engineers ("SME")
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: RAPID Sponsorships give you the opportunity to reach a broad cross-section of decision makers with your marketing message. The RAPID audience influences buying decisions and represents several growth industries, including aerospace, defense, industrial machinery, and more. With an RAPID sponsorship package, you will build brand awareness, increase industry exposure, and drive traffic to your exhibit.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
0-200 sq. ft. $35 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes 110V electrical included in 0-200 sq. ft. booth
201+ sq. ft. $32 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: n/a
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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