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Additive Manufacturing Innovations On Display At RAPID 2018

Traveling the journey from rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing, to embracing 3D printing and the emergence of the additive manufacturing factory floor, one thing is certain, this is a journey that continues to evolve and RAPID + TCT 2018 is a wonderful opportunity to see how far we have come and see where we might go next. Thirty years since these technologies first emerged, almost every attendee at RAPID is an early adopter of a technology that is still developing and becoming capable of new applications every day. No matter where you are at on your AM journey, there is something at this year’s show in Fort Worth, TX that will be sure to delight you.

Opening Day Keynote: April 23, 3-5 p.m.

Rich Garrity and Dr. Phil Reeves from Stratasys, will be taking the stage with Brian McLean, Director of Rapid Prototyping at LAIKA, and John Owen, Technical Program Manager with the USA Luge Team. They will discuss why leaders in the sports and entertainment industries are increasingly adopting next-generation additive manufacturing to spur innovation. Join them to learn first-hand how the USA Luge Team went for the medal in South Korea and LAIKA brought new life to award-winning, stop-motion animation – all with the power of 3D printing.

Exhibitor Hall

Visit booth 1104 to see unlimited design flexibility and the value of material versatility with Stratasys 3D printing technologies. We are offering booth tours to engage attendees with some of our new and improved solutions. Be one of the first to see our newly unveiled manufacturing solutions and experience a manufacturing workflow from idea to production, that brings to life how additive manufacturing impacts the full process. You’ll also be able to learn more about the Stratasys J750’s new vivid colors, a breakthrough in 3D printing technology. While the ability to 3D print with various colors is not new, previous offerings forced users to sacrifice either color range or part quality.

Additionally, if you like games and brain teasers be sure to check out the puzzle challenge which helps attendees explore the different additive manufacturing technologies and materials represented on the show floor.  In this game, you’ll collect the pieces of a puzzle, each piece will be 3D printed by RAPID + TCT exhibitors with the finished puzzle taking the iconic shape of the Lone Star State.

Presentations and Learning Opportunities

Rapid is a wonderful platform for sharing ideas and learning new concepts and ideas.  Additionally, many of the training sessions offer unique insights for all industries as they continue to embark on their additive manufacturing journeys.  This year at RAPID, we’ll be sharing more about our new Education Certification Program and how additive plays a key role in making industry leaders more competitive by providing the tools to streamline and enhance the product-creation processes. Join us as we discuss preparing students for the future of  digital manufacturing.

  • Presentation: The Workforce Development Challenge: Bridging the Additive Manufacturing Skills Gap
  • Date/Time: Wednesday April 25th from 2:15 – 2:40 pm
  • Presenters: Gina Scala, Director Vertical Marketing, Education at Stratasys & Jesse Roitenberg, Education Segment Leader at Stratasys

It’s going to be a jam packed show next week and we’re excited to see you there!

Register here for a RAPID + TCT 2018 Booth Tour

Carrie Wyman

Carrie Wyman

Carrie is a technology and 3D printing enthusiast, with a passion for beautiful design.

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