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Event Overview:

RAPID has spent over 25 years cultivating a world-renowned reputation as the most influential event in 3D manufacturing. Thousands of manufacturers attend RAPID every year because they know they’ll find the innovative solutions they need to compete successfully. Now, SME is taking RAPID to the next level with a global partnership that will draw significantly more industry professionals together, ultimately helping you get your products and services in front of more decision makers than ever before.

SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications Ltd, are teaming up to produce the annual RAPID event starting in 2017. The new event, to be renamed RAPID + TCT, is set to be the destination event for those who provide technology and for those who need to understand, explore and adopt 3D printing, additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection technologies.

Attendee Informaiton:

At RAPID + TCT, you’ll find the most experienced and influential community in 3D technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with more than 200 exhibitors and explore the future of the industry through interactive experiences, keynotes, and conference presentations from industry leaders.

The level of cutting-edge 3D innovation at RAPID + TCT 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, technologies, and materials and do a side-by-side comparison to find your best fit. This is your event to explore the unlimited possibilities of how 3D technology can advance your business.

Exhibitor Information:

As an exhibitor at RAPID + TCT, you will:

    Connect with decision-makers that are ready to invest in your products and services: 80% of RAPID attendees influence purchase decisions at their companies, and 61% are owners, managers, executives, product designers, or research and development professionals.
    Meet buyers new to 3D technologies and eager to find the solutions that your company can provide: 42% of the RAPID 2016 audience had little or no experience with additive manufacturing technologies.
    Reach thousands of new prospects: RAPID continues to grow, exposing you to new leads from around the world every year. 72% of RAPID 2016 attendees were first-time RAPID attendees.

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.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the RAPID & TCT? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 05/08/2017 - 05/11/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 05/09/2017 - 05/11/2017
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Engineering
Other Industries: Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 4,500
Previous Attendance: 4,446
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Corporate executives and business owners
Product design and research & development professionals
Design engineers
Manufacturing engineers and managers
Software developers
Investors and entrepreneurs
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: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Venue Phone: (412) 565-6000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:231 (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:44,900 (Past Event)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Society of Manufacturing Engineers ("SME")
Show Manager:SME
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: RAPID + TCT sponsorships give you the opportunity to reach a broad cross-section of decision makers with your marketing message. The RAPID + TCT audience influences buying decisions and represents several growth industries, including, aerospace, defense, industrial machinery, and more. With an RAPID + TCT sponsorship package, you will build brand awareness, increase industry exposure, and drive traffic to your exhibit. SME can build a custom sponsorship for your company that best suits your needs and objectives.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
0-200 sq. ft. $37 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
201-999 sq. ft. $35 per sq. ft.   Water: n/a
1,000+ sq. ft. $33 per sq. ft.   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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