Attendance at RAPID would not be complete without a tour of local facilities and a first-hand look at additive
manufacturing in action. Space is limited so register early.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Bally Design | $30
The Third Dimension continues Wednesday afternoon, just one block from the convention center, with a tour of the award-winning firm, Bally Design. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s cultural district, Bally specializes in product design and development, engineering, branding, corporate identity, and environmental design. This event provides an opportunity to participate in a creative exercise on product design and network while enjoying a “taste of Pittsburgh.” See the tools and techniques that drive innovation and creativity in product design for industrial, medical and consumer products—all by design.
Transportation will only be provided in the event of inclement weather.
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Thursday, June 13, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Select Tour 1 or Tour 2
Tour cost: $80
Tour 1: ExOne & threeRivers 3D — SOLD OUT
Visitors will view ExOne’s 3D metal printing process from start to finish as well as be one of the first to tour their cutting-edge machine build lab. Get up-close and examine a large variety of metal parts and printed sand molds representing the spectrum of industrial additive manufacturing.
Visitors will see the manufacturing of 3D scanners. threeRivers 3D will detail their local sourcing strategy and the benefits of a close-to-the-vest supply chain. Visitors will follow the mechanical assembly of the scanner core, burn-in and final assembly/validation. Also provided will be a demonstration of 3D scanning in general.
Tour 2: Human Engineering Research Laboratories at VA Pittsburgh & TechShop Pittsburgh
Human Engineering Research Laboratories at VA Pittsburgh
Their mission is to continuously improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation. Visitors will see projects under design with final parts made with additive manufacturing and a full operating laboratory that includes operating equipment.
TechShop is a community based workshop and prototyping studio on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. Their seventh and newest location, TechShop Pittsburgh, will offer the Pittsburgh maker community more than 16,000 square feet of workshops equipped with world class tools and equipment, computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, hundreds of classes each month, and the support and camaraderie of a community of like-minded makers.
Thursday Tour Note: Tour participants may be dropped off at the conclusion of the tour at either the airport or the Omni Hotel. Tour 1 will go to the airport, then to the hotel; Tour 2 will go to the hotel first, then to the airport. The tour buses can accommodate luggage. The intention is to arrive at the airport by approximately 1:00 p.m. for both tours. Please schedule your flight accordingly.