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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

3D Imaging

3D Printing

Direct Write Printed Materials/


Final Part Production

Innovative Applications

Product Design for Additive Manufacturing

Reverse Engineering

Reverse Modeling

Concept Modeling

Additive Metal Processes

Materials Used Including Plastics and Metals & Composites

Rapid & Vacuum Casting

Economical & Business


Secondary Processes Including

Finishing & Plating

Design Considerations

Fabrication & Assembly

About SME: 

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. 

If the RAPID 3D Imaging is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 06/10/2013 - 06/13/2013
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 06/11/2013 - 06/12/2013
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tues, 9am-7pm; Wed, 9am-3pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Technology
Other Industries: Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology
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. There's no better place to connect with manufacturing decision-makers
and grow your business than RAPID 2013!
Notes: Attendee Job Functions:
Owner/Company Management/Corporate Executive 30%
Product Design and R & D 28%
Sales & Marketing 9%
Manufacturing Engineering Department 8%
Educator 5%
Manufacturing Engineering Management 5%
Manufacturing Production Management 4%
Control Engineering/Automation 1%
Purchasing 1%
Quality Assurance & Control 1%
Other 8%
Venue: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Venue Phone: (412) 565-6000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Omni William Penn Hotel
Conference Hotel URL:
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: All sponsorships are offered on a first come, first served basis.

LANYARDS (SOLD) $5,000.00
SME will provide lanyards. The lanyard must have the SME /RAPID logo on it along with the sponsoring companyâ€TMs logo. SME will be responsible for distributing them at RAPID 2013.

NETWORKING RECEPTION; Tuesday, June 11th beginning at 4:30 pm (1 Available) $5,000.00
SME will provide on-site signage during the Reception, at food and beverage stations. SME will provide cocktail napkins with companyâ€TMs logo.

LUNCH LOUNGE: (1 Available) $3,500.00
SME will provide table topper signs at each lunch table with companyâ€TMs logo. SME will print the Companyâ€TMs logo on each lunch voucher. Signage at food stations with companyâ€TMs logo.

CONFERENCE GIVE AWAY (1 Available) $3,000.00
SME will purchase paper portfolio with pen that will have company logo printed on front of it and be distributed to all conference attendees. Sponsor can add commercial on conference proceeding website.

KEYNOTE: (2 Available) $3,000.00
Sponsor will introduce the keynote on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 or Wednesday, June 12th 2013. Company logo will appear on screen before introduction. Company can provide promotional material in back of room on 6â€TM draped table. If desirable, company can provide pen and notepad (at their own cost) on each chair in the keynote area.
ART GALLERY: (SOLD) $3,000.00
Sponsor will receive signage in and around the Contemporary Art Gallery which is located on the premium show floor; throughout the entire event, June 10-12 2013. The sponsor will also have a link on the separate Art eGallery.

REGISTRATION TOTE BAGS (Limited Availability) $2,500.00
SME will provide the bags and provide each sponsorâ€TMs logo on the bag at the same font size. The bags will be distributed by SME at the Registration desk. Each sponsor will be allowed to insert a promotional give away into the tote bags.

CONFERENCE BREAKS: (2 Available) $1,000.00
SME will provide morning coffee along with bagels and pastries at conference break, located on 2nd floor, to conference attendees only. SME will provide signage at food station. Available Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Included in All Sponsorships:
Company Logo on all On-site Sponsorship signage
Company Logo printed in Show Directory
Company Logo Printed in Conference Brochure (mailed to over 50,000 people)
Company Logo on Event Website
Company Logo on Digital Event Map
Company Logo on On-Site Pocket Guide

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Exhibit Space $26 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
  Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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