Manufacturing AUTOMATION

SME issues call for speakers for RAPID 2013

December 13, 2012
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Are you an expert in additive manufacturing? The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is looking for presenters for the RAPID Additive Manufacturing Solutions Conference and Exposition to be held in Pittsburgh, Penn., from June 10-13, 2013.

“Known worldwide as a must-attend event, RAPID is the place to share your innovative research, case study or application with a high-level, influential audience focused on AM,” said SME business development manager Gary Mikola, in a statement. “We’re creating a powerful lineup of presentations featuring some of the most acclaimed international speakers in this industry.”

Additive manufacturing (AM), often referred to as 3D printing, is a new way of making products and components from digital models and will have implications across a wide range of manufacturing industries.  Located just 40 minutes from the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), RAPID will include cutting-edge AM and 3D imaging technologies and the institute’s ongoing effort to help revitalize the American manufacturing sector. SME is heavily involved in technology transition and dissemination, and the education and training of practitioners through the institute.

The deadline to submit abstracts is Dec. 17, 2012. The technical advisors of SME’s Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Community will review all of the submissions. For more information, visit


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