The RAPID conference is the unrivaled authority on 3D knowledge. You’ll hear from the world’s foremost additive manufacturing experts about how 3D technologies can cut costs, streamline production, increase efficiencies, and solve many other industry challenges. This is where you can make vital business connections with the most progressive people in your industry.
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, California USA
May 18-21, 2015
With 150 speakers, RAPID 2015 will be a record-breaking celebration of 25 years of expertise. Join us at the largest additive manufacturing conference in North America and embrace the technology that will take your business to the next level.
The RAPID Full Conference Purchase includes:
- Full conference proceedings, with access to all of the PowerPoint presentations.
- Industry-focused daily keynote presentations.
- Access to the exhibits and all show floor activities.
- Daily lunch vouchers.
- Refreshment tickets for Tuesday’s networking reception.
Conference Session/Track Descriptions
The RAPID Conference offers a diversification of presentations addressing applications of additive manufacturing/3D printing and 3D scanning. You’ll hear and meet leaders and thinkers that are applying this technology in manufacturing for transportation, medical, casting, and more.
This session will cover applications that make use of scanning technologies for reverse engineering, analysis and inspection that contribute to the manufacturing of products using additive and 3D printing processes.
Additive Manufacturing Applications
Presentations detailing case studies and research and development activities that continue to advance the applications of additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
Advances in Additive Manufacturing Post Processing
The post processing of additive manufacturing parts is more crucial to this industry compared to other industries as additive manufacturing parts almost always need some form of post finishing prior to its application. Recent advances are going to help additive manufacturing businesses produce better, cheaper, and quicker parts with better repeatability.
This session will combine applications using additive manufacturing for parts and models used in commercial and military aircraft and aerospace.
Business and Economic Considerations
The economic and business side of additive manufacturing is critical. Learn about strategies for evaluating what is right for your application. Sponsored by HP
These presentations will discuss the application of additive manufacturing processes for metal casting and emerging technologies. The morning session will focus on new approaches, application in investment casting, and design-related topics. The afternoon will cover how to implement the technology to reduce lead-time and improve design efficiency, as well as advancements in 3D sand printing.
Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing has allowed designers and engineers to rethink the design process. Ideas and concepts that would have otherwise been considered impossible are now viable. The presentations in this session will demonstrate how today’s engineers are utilizing the technology and will hopefully provide inspiration to others.
Direct Write Printed Materials & Electronics
The technology is advancing beyond research and development. Hear about applications of additive manufacturing for printed electronics and other related products.
Industrial Applications of Additive Manufacturing
Learn about current industrial uses for additive manufacturing including why and when to use it. Sponsored by: Stratasys Ltd.
Materials for Additive Manufacturing Applications
This track covers additive manufacturing materials from the basics of material design to selection of materials for advanced applications. Come hear about advancements in both metals and polymers, including some new, exotic materials that are not commercially available. Sponsored by: PURIS
Medical Manufacturing Innovations
From manufacturing of end-use surgical devices and customized implants, to bone scaffolds and functioning organ replacements, additive manufacturing/3D printing is truly changing lives. In this track, you will find in-depth sessions covering design and manufacturing of implants, dental devices, tissues, and more using a variety of additive technologies. The fast growing application area of bioprinting will be discussed as well. Sponsored by: MMI
Process Applications for Additive Manufacturing
Learn about the latest in additive processes ranging from hybrid machines to process controls and energy requirements.
Quality & Inspection
The quality and inspection session features presentations addressing the increasingly urgent need for inspection techniques equal to the challenge of unconventional manufacturing.
Standards & Compliance
Requirements for production and how they may apply to additive manufacturing.
*Conference agenda subject to change without notice.
Purchase a Full Conference Plus Workshop Package and save $175. New in 2015: SME members save 20% off list price.
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