For over twenty years, the RAPID Conference, organized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has highlighted the latest developments, trends and techniques in the field of additive manufacturing, including rapid technologies, 3D printing and 3D imaging. This year’s conference will take place June 10-13, 2013 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.
Attendees can choose from nearly 80 conference sessions and workshops and then see many of those technologies demonstrated on the floor of the exhibition hall.
Stratasys will be present at this conference – both in the classroom and in the exhibition hall.
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.), Susan York, U.S. Consumables Business Manager at Stratasys, will be giving the following presentation:
Sky’s the Limit: Advanced Rapid Prototyping with Multi-material 3D Printing Capabilities
One of the major challenges in the prototyping stage of product development is to produce a fully-representative model of the intended end-product. In many industries, this is complicated by the fact that the final product is not of a single, homogenous material, but is rather an assembly of different materials and properties. Stratasys inkjet-based PolyJet technology is the only 3D printing technology of its kind in the world able to selectively place different materials in a single 3D printed prototype and compose 2 materials to create varying composites, ‘Digital Materials’ to closely match very specific material properties. With over 100 different materials and Digital Material combinations to choose from, including rigid to rubber-like, opaque to transparent and standard to engineering plastic performance, the sky is now the limit to creating accurate prototypes that match closer than ever before the aesthetic look, tangible feel and true function of complex end-products.
Stratasys will be exhibiting at Booth #604 on Tuesday (June 11) and Wednesday (June 12). If you are at the conference, please be sure to stop by to say “Hi” and ask any questions that you might have.
In addition, many of the conference presentations will be given by Stratasys customers, including:
- Panel Presentation - Ryan Larson (Nike)
- Tessa’s Eyes – An Effort to Help Protect a Little Girl’s Eyes - Jason Reznar (Rayce Americas)
- Design and Fabrication of a Variable Impedance Prosthetic Socket Through Multi-material 3D Printing Techniques - David Sengeh (MIT)
- Direct Write Printed Materials / Electronics - Eric Brockmeyer (Disney Research)
- 3D Printing’s Role in Product Development CaliBowl Case Study - Rich Stump (FATHOM Dealer)
You might also want to check out these presentations:
- 3D Printing Advances Patient-Specific Biomedical Engineering Modeling and Experimentation – William Dahl (Stratasys subsidiary Solidscape)
- Utilize Ancient Casting Techniques and 3D Printing Technology to Accelerate Direct Manufacturing Processes – John Wigand (Stratasys subsidiary Solidscape)
- Sustainable Cars and the Future of Manufacturing – Jim Kor (KOR EcoLogic)
For more conference details and registration information, visit the event website.