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Additive manufacturing and 3D technologies are no longer the stuff of science fiction. They’re real and they’re here in high demand. Whether you are a newcomer to this technology or a seasoned pro, you’ll want to come to RAPID, the authority on 3D printing, 3D scanning, and additive manufacturing. RAPID is your destination for learning, networking, and growing your business in 3D manufacturing.

For nearly 25 years, RAPID, the longest-running industry forum, has been the breeding ground for innovations in additive manufacturing. RAPID showcases the newest technologies and applications across multiple industries, including aerospace, aircraft, automotive, electronics, medical, dental, art, fashion, and more. You’ll learn how to use this technology to improve creativity, execution, reduce costs and bring products to market faster.

The RAPID exhibit floor is the largest in RAPID history and has been reimagined this year to optimize interaction among attendees and exhibitors. Special features include keynote addresses from industry leaders, networking receptions, pre-conference workshops, a Contemporary Art Gallery, and the Additive Manufacturing Certificate Review Course and Exam.

In addition to these returning activities, RAPID will include:

  • Slot Car Races on the Show Floor—display your creativity and engineering skills by racing your self-created
    3D-printed slot car, sponsored by Materialise
  • Innovation Exchange—a display of the most ground-breaking advances in additive manufacturing over the years
  • Personal 3D Playground—a hands-on RAPID lab for enthusiasts with actual 3D printing and 3D scanning
    equipment, sponsored by BASF
  • Additive Manufacturing Resource Center—hear tech briefings to increase your understanding of industry and meet individuals forging the future of additive manufacturing
  • Literature Lounge—take a break to read up on the latest additive news or just connect with attendees


Whether you’re new to additive manufacturing or you’re just getting started, there’s plenty to see. Don’t miss RAPID!

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