SME Accepting Abstracts For RAPID 2013

Five federal agencies - the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, the National Science Foundation, and NASA – jointly committed to invest $30 million to create the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) which will be located in Youngstown, Ohio. SME will be playing an integral role in this initiative. To support this exciting announcement and the increased spending on jobs, training and equipment it will create, RAPID 2013 will be located just a short drive away at Pittsburgh’ s David L. Lawrence Convention Center. By speaking at RAPID 2013, your message will be delivered to an audience specifically focused on innovative applications of additive manufacturing and how it can be used to revitalize manufacturing in the U.S. Share your expertise and gain national recognition as an industry and thought leader.

Present to a High-Level, Influential Audience in a Growing Industry

  • 58% are Business Owners, Corporate Executives/Managers or Product Designers
  • 88% influence equipment purchase decisions in their organization
  • 74% visit RAPID to evaluate additive manufacturing technologies and 50% to evaluate 3D imaging
  • The 3D printing market is projected to rise to $3 billion by 2018
  • RAPID 2012 was attended by a high percentage of people learning about additive manufacturing and 3D imaging for the first time

Become a RAPID speaker to share your knowledge and contribute to a dynamic conference focused on red-hot additive manufacturing/3D imaging.

  • Professional exposure as an AM and/or 3D imaging industry leader
  • Network and meet industry peers
  • Position your company for growth
  • Market yourself and your organization
  • Introduction to new customers and industries in the heartland of USA manufacturing and throughout the U.S., Canada and several countries around the world

Recognition

  • Impart solutions to manufacturing professionals
  • Contribute to the manufacturing profession and the development of the workforce
  • Enter the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award competition

Free Stuff

  • Receive complimentary admission to the RAPID 2013 Exposition, Keynotes, and all conference sessions
  • Complimentary tickets for the Networking Reception
  • First priority for tours

Abstracts should address research, case studies and/or applications in any of the following areas:

  • Additive Layer Technologies
  • 3D Imaging
  • 3D Printing
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Reverse Modeling
  • Concept Modeling
  • Additive Metal Processes
  • Materials used including Plastics, Metals & Composites
  • Rapid & Vacuum Casting
  • Economical & Business Considerations
  • Secondary Processes including Finishing & Plating
  • Design Considerations
  • Fabrication & Assembly
  • Final Part Production

Abstract Submission Deadline is December 3, 2012

For more information, visit: rapid.sme.org/2013/public/Content.aspx?ID=1623&sortMenu=102001

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