Leading Additive Manufacturing Event Returns to Detroit May 17-19
Rapid+TCT, a leading additive manufacturing conference, returns to Huntington Place (formerly Cobo Hall) this year from May 17-19 with an event that showcases a collection of 3D printing technologies and insights from experts from industry.
“For more than 30 years, AM has experienced dynamic growth that continues to unlock unlimited potential for manufacturers,” said Robert Willig, CEO and Executive Director of Southfield’s SME, co-producer of the event. “RAPID+TCT has defined and established a field that designs, tests, improves and manufactures new products that are not only more cost effective, but truly life changing.
“Combining decades of experience and knowledge in 3D technology with the latest evolving trends in AM, Rapid+TCT is the place to be for players of any size in the AM industry. We can feel the support and enthusiasm within the AM community from afar, and look forward to another successful event.
Rapid News Publications joins SME as co-producer of the event. The entire SME AM community, including volunteers, is involved in the planning of Rapid+ TCT. Focused on showcasing innovative technologies represented by technical groups, the community is passionate about accelerating adoption within the manufacturing industry.
In addition to offering resources such as access to experts, conference presentations, and relationships with industry partners, SME’s AM community recognizes leadership and industry impact through the prestigious SME AM Industry Achievement Award, which will be presented at the event.
Each year, exhibitors unveil groundbreaking products, and this year will feature more than 300 hands-on exhibits showcasing real AM solutions from industry leaders and peers. Conference programming is categorized around three key stages of the AM journey: evaluation, adoption and optimization.
Guests will have access to a wide range of programs highlighting AM applications in a variety of industries, including automotive, healthcare, aerospace, and more. Additionally, the event will open daily with a keynote presentation, as well as thought leadership panels and interactive presentations on trends, challenges, advancements and the societal impact of 3D technologies throughout the event. of three days.
Rapid+ TCT 2022 will provide an immersive digital experience where attendees can participate and access exclusive digital content, live streaming and industry resources from speakers and exhibitors. It serves as the primary platform to bring together and connect members of the AM community, whether or not they are onsite at the event. Content will still be available remotely throughout the event.
Concurrent with Rapid+ TCT 2022 will be running SME’s Bright Minds program, which includes a student summit and the AM Career Forum. The program will include a technology playground designed to engage high school students in 3D printing technologies by featuring student-centered programming with demonstrations and activities from leading AM solution providers.
The AM Careers Forum has two streams: one level for high school students to explore different universities and another for post-secondary students, graduate students and emerging professionals to explore careers at leading AM companies.
For more information on the event, go here.