Start your RAPID + TCT experience off right with the annual Kickoff. First, the SME/Additive Manufacturing Community awards will be announced. Next, Todd Grimm will provide a can’t-miss roundup of the latest products in 3D printing and 3D scanning. Following Todd’s presentation, keynote speakers from USA Luge and award-winning animation studio LAIKA will discuss how they are utilizing Stratasys technologies to spur innovation in sports and entertainment.
SME/Additive Manufacturing Community Awards
Digital Manufacturing Challenge Award
Student designers and engineers are challenged to go beyond the classroom or laboratory and showcase their technical and commercial talents by demonstrating new and creative ways additive manufacturing can add value. For this year’s challenge, student designers were invited to create innovative automotive aftermarket peripherals that integrate and exploit the best of digital design, additive and subtractive tools/technologies to create and showcase their vision of a unique automotive feature or function.
Industry Achievement Award
Established in 2008 by SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community, the Industry Achievement Award was developed to recognize an individual, team or company for outstanding accomplishments that have had significant impact within the additive manufacturing industry or in any industry through the application of additive manufacturing technologies. As the name suggests, the award recognizes achievements that have been implemented or deployed in a commercial/industrial environment rather than research investigative work.
Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award
The paper selected for the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award describes an innovative application of rapid prototyping processes and techniques. The authors will be recognized for their contribution of ideas and information to the rapid technology and additive manufacturing industry.
Keynote: From Hollywood to the Winter Games – Making Additive Manufacturing the Competitive Advantage for Innovation
What’s New: Roundup of the Latest 3D Printing and 3D Scanning Products
Catch up on all of the new products in 3D printing and 3D scanning. With what seems to be weekly announcements of new and improved solutions, it can be a challenge to stay on top of it all. In this fast-paced review of what’s new since RAPID + TCT 2017, Todd Grimm will offer highlights so that you know what you need to see at RAPID + TCT 2018.