RAPID + TCT 2018 took place in Fort Wort, TX April 24th - 26th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

ManufacturingTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage<br>RAPID + TCT 2018

Brandon Hetherington for | ManufacturingTomorrow.com

General Information

At RAPID + TCT, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the most influential community in additive manufacturing. Explore the future of the industry through interactive experiences, hands-on exhibits, keynotes, and conference presentations from over 200 industry leaders. The level of cutting-edge 3D innovation at RAPID + TCT is unparalleled, as well as the breadth and depth of additive expertise across all industries. This is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the newest products, technologies, and materials in 3D printing, additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, CAD/CAE, metrology and inspection technologies. Join us at RAPID + TCT 2018 and explore the unlimited possibilities of how 3D technology can advance your business. 

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How 3D Printing is Impacting Manufacturing

The market share is increasing and more production industries are acquiring 3D printing units. Subtractive manufacturing has been rendered less effective, but there are many industries that are reluctant to give up their old ways.

Talking RAPID + TCT with Ultimaker

Ultimaker is committed to offering a complete 3D printing solution for our professional user base, from hardware to software and materials, and we’ll use this opportunity to demonstrate our latest technology.

Talking RAPID + TCT with Protolabs

We’ll be showcasing some of the most unique parts we’ve printed in a variety of 3D printing processes and materials over the years, including the latest addition to our 3D printing service offering, HP’s Multi Jet Fusion.

Talking RAPID + TCT with Joe Wilkers of Mazak

We’ll be showcasing our new VC-500 AM, a full five-axis HYBRID Multi-Tasking machine that offers both additive and subtractive manufacturing and Mazak’s DONE IN ONE® part processing capability.”

Reducing Parts Costs as Production Scales Up 

OEMs turn to one-stop metal parts shops that can transition to more cost-effective fabrication and machining techniques as demand increases.
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What To See at the Show

Innovation Summit

latest applications, processes, and research in additive manufacturing. Presentations are labeled novice, intermediate, and expert, allowing you to maximize your time and attend the presentations that best fit your needs and skill level.

Keynote Theater

Located in the Arena on the show floor, the Theater is where you can explore the latest advancements in 3D technologies. You’ll hear from additive manufacturing’s brightest leaders on where the industry is headed next in medical, materials, and other hot topics.

3D Playground

The 3D Playground will feature a variety of fun 3D experiences. Come get hands on opportunities with 3D printing, virtual reality, and design. See how these solutions are being applied to end-use applications. Talk with the operators about their experiences to mature your understanding of this rapidly growing field.

Technology LaunchPad

Hosted by Advanced Manufacturing Media, the RAPID + TCT Technology LaunchPad is a showcase around the latest must-see technologies, applications and new product announcements. Located in the Show Floor Theater, the event will feature several 15-minute, technically-oriented presentations to divulge what’s new with some of the hottest companies in additive. Each presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with both attendees and media. 

Smart Manufacturing Hub

Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, Big Data and the desire for ever-increasing productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. The growing need for education, alongside increased offerings and adoption, has provided us with the opportunity to lead the discussion on the future of making things. We have developed a dynamic area on the show floor to showcase the industry’s most advanced smart technologies: the Smart Manufacturing Hub. The Smart Manufacturing Hub will feature several advanced manufacturing technologies, including automation, advanced materials, 3D printing, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), 3D scanning, and more. Technical presentations from industry-leading smart technology providers will provide insight on recent developments in this rapidly evolving field.

Additive Manufacturing Standards Forum

This special program to discuss the current state of standards needed to advance the use of additive manufacturing. Explore identified gaps and priorities and hear the latest developments from several standards development organizations (SDOs).  The America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standards Collaborative (AMSC) Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing 1.0 was published February 2017. Since then, several SDOs have added new work items to their plans and AMSC is working toward version 2.0 of the roadmap.

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News Headlines & Related Articles
SME and Rapid News Publications Ltd Expand Partnership to Further Serve Industry
RAPID + TCT 2018: From the Winter Games to Hollywood, the Next Manufacturing Revolution is Here
SME Recognizes Additive Manufacturing Innovation, Skill and Leadership
Thermo Scientific Explorer 4 Additive Scanning Electron Microscope Delivers First Dedicated Solution for 3D Printing Process Control
3D Currax Makes a Splash at RAPID + TCT's Kickoff
Vader Systems Unveils Three Platform Solutions for Ground-Breaking Magnet-o-Jet Liquid Metal Printing Technology
Digital Metal® Debuts World's First High-Precision 3D Metal Printer in U.S.
3DEO, Inc. to Showcase Production Scale Metal 3D Printing Service at RAPID 2018
Jabil Realizes Distributed Manufacturing Vision with New Additive Manufacturing Network
HP Drives Distributed Design, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Transformation With Jabil and Forecast 3D
Solvay specialty polymers takes additive manufacturing to the next level
DSM showcases expanded 3D printing portfolio and partnerships at RAPID+TCT 2018
Optomec Showcases Production Systems for 3D Printed Electronics and 3D Printed Metals at the RAPID + TCT Conference
America Makes Announces Project Call Awardees
3D Systems Moves Manufacturers from Prototyping to Production - Showcasing New Solutions at RAPID+TCT 2018, Including Figure 4 with World's Fastest Time-to-Part
Boeing HorizonX Invests in 3D Printing Startup Morf3D
XYZprinting Presents New Ultrafast Stereolithography 3D Printer Powered by Nexa3D at Rapid + TCT 2018
Ultimaker Partners with Global Material Companies
XYZprinting Extends its Desktop 3D Printing Market Leadership to Factory Floor in North America
Ultimaker Raises Bar for Hassle-Free Professional 3D Printing With Ultimaker S5
Stratasys Advancing Additive Manufacturing Into Mainstream With New Solutions for Factory Floor
Stratasys Sets New Standards for Realism, Color and Speed in Rapid Prototyping With Next-Generation Polyjet 3D Printers
Stratasys Adds Software for Streamlining Jig and Fixture Creation
EnvisionTEC Now Offers Highest Resolution Large-Frame 3D Printer
SME Partners with EnvisionTEC to Showcase World's Longest Chain 3D Printed in One Piece
Union Tech Inc. "Fresh Dimension In Additive Manufacturing" @ Rapid + TCT 2018
Metal 3Dprinting Enables Manufacturing Of The Only 100% American Made Wrist Watch
Linde Tackles Additive Manufacturing Quality
Fusion3 Unveils F410 Professional 3D Printer
Solvay announces winners of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Cup, an international 3D printing competition using KetaSpire® PEEK AM filament
Desktop Metal Closes $65 Million in New Financing Led by Ford, Bringing Total Investment to Date to $277 Million
Keep checking back as more news from RAPID + TCT 2018 comes in.

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