SME has invested significant resources into additive manufacturing initiatives across industries, engaging a broader community of individuals to accelerate the adoption of the technology. The RAPID + TCT 2019 Opening Event is brought to you by SME’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Community advisors, who are experts from industry, academia and government (defense). Over 25 years ago, SME’s Additive Technical Community (then called RTAM) created a RAPID Prototyping conference ago which evolved into the premier event that it is today.
The RAPID + TCT 2019 Opening Event will feature:
- Opening Keynote Presentation by Carbon and Riddell
- Todd Grimm (past AM Technical Community Chair) will present “What’s New at RAPID + TCT”
- SME’s Technical Community Advisor – Guide to the Show: Make the most of your RAPID + TCT Experience
- SME’s AM Industry Award Winners
- Opening Reception – Held immediately after the Opening, network with industry experts and influencers
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 2018, Todd Grimm will offer highlights so that you know what you need to see at RAPID + TCT 2019.
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, cross-functional teams were challenged to leverage the design freedom inherent in additive manufacturing in order to simplify or integrate features and functions while simultaneously reducing size, weight and increasing the efficiency of a thermal management system, process or device.
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.
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: Included with registration
After Monday’s Opening Event, stick around to kick off the start of RAPID + TCT 2019 in the ballroom. Network with peers and industry experts while enjoying music and complimentary appetizers and refreshments.