Hosted by Advanced Manufacturing Media, the RAPID + TCT Technology LaunchPad is a showcase around the latest must-see technologies, applications and new product announcements. Located in the Show Floor Theater, the event will feature several 15-minute, technically-oriented presentations to divulge what’s new with some of the hottest companies in additive. Each presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with both attendees and media. Following the presentations, the event will transition into a short networking opportunity (with beverages and snacks) where all attendees can interact and personally ask questions of the presenters.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
3:30 PM – Closing the loop between 3D Printers and CAD Programs
The gap between Additive Manufacturing is not a push the button technology. On the one hand, users need design software to create a part that benefits from the capabilities of 3D printing technology. On the other hand, they need to convert this design file into a printable file that can be processed and manufactured by your 3D printer.
To ensure that the translation of one file to the other doesn’t create problematic file errors, consuming much time from the user, developers of 3D modeling software were looking for solutions to align their software to the 3D printers on the market. 3D printer manufacturers also benefit from a seamless flow from design to a printed part on their machine. However, connecting the CAD software to every single machine on the market is a huge challenge that asks for numerous collaborative projects between CAD companies and machine manufacturers.
4:00 PM –
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:30 PM –
4:00 PM –