RAPID + TCT has been produced by SME since its inception 30 years ago as an additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The two leaders in additive manufacturing, SME and owner of the TCT Group, Rapid News Publications, joined forces in 2016 to produce the RAPID + TCT event, combining decades of 3D technology insights and experience.
SME is the definitive industry source for 3D technology knowledge, experience, education, and connections. With a community of over 200,000 people, we are fully committed to the advancement and increased adoption of additive manufacturing technology. We also attract students to exciting careers in manufacturing through contests, design challenges, and dynamic hands-on experiences.
SME’s Additive Manufacturing Community provides access to experts, connecting you to the world class knowledge that is advancing the manufacturing industry. Technical papers, conference presentations, industry news, videos and webinars keep you on the leading edge of development – and prepare you for what’s next. Our certifications and training courses empower you to take that next step in your career. And our events give you access to the connections and knowledge you need to create your additive manufacturing success story.
No matter where you are on your journey in additive manufacturing – simply exploring the possibilities, designing new innovations, or facing the challenges of scaling up production, SME is your resource every step of the way.
SME Membership Has Its Advantages
Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner, an emerging professional or a student at any level, an SME Membership gives you the tools you need to succeed at all stages of your career and in all areas of manufacturing.
An SME membership provides all these benefits and more including discounts on conferences and trade shows, monthly subscription to our highly respected Manufacturing Engineering magazine, customized research assistance, local chapter engagement, online networking, and more.
Join now to learn. engage. advance. with SME!