Limitless Possibilities at RAPID 2011 See and Hear How Technology is Revolutionizing Product CreationAdditive Manufacturing Show Includes 3D Imaging Conference
DEARBORN, Mich. Feb 10, 2011 — RAPID 2011, a conference and exposition showcasing how additive manufacturing is used to create almost any solid product while reducing production costs, will be held in Minneapolis, May 24–26, 2011.
Nowhere else in North America will professionals find such a comprehensive display of equipment, software and service providers, nor have the chance to attend technical sessions with the founders of and current movers and shakers in additive manufacturing, a technology that is revolutionizing how products are created.
The RAPID Conference, including 3D IMAGING, will offer more than 70 technical sessions, keynotes and panels by the top minds in the field, allowing professionals in design, engineering and production as well as artists to evaluate the latest materials and machinery for creating 3D products using 3D imaging and additive manufacturing.
Exhibits, keynotes and presentations will unveil applications for industries serving medical devices, aerospace and defense; automotive parts, architecture modeling, the arts and emerging applications for custom consumer products. Buyers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing equipment will get a chance to compare products and processes and discuss new cost-cutting and time-saving uses for the technology. Presentations will cover the use of additive manufacturing in combination with 3D imaging for:
- Medical devices, bones and implants
- Custom consumer products
- Parts inspection and verification
- Motor vehicles
- Aircraft, aerospace and defense parts
- Architecture modeling
- Sculpture, entertainment figurines and jewelry
Find more information on RAPID 2011 and 3D IMAGING Conference & Exposition or to register for the event, click www.sme.org/rapid.
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