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RAPID 2008 Conference calls for speakers.

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November 19, 2007 - Scheduled for May 20-22, 2008 at Coronado Springs Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Fla, RAPID 2008 annual conference and exposition is looking for speakers to offer practical information on selection and applications as well as discussions of new technology advances. Planners are searching for presentations that focus on real-world applications, help attendees maximize use of technology, and provide comparisons that allow users to better choose processes, materials, and equipment.

Original Press Release

RAPID 2008 Conference Call For Speakers Open

Press release date: November 9, 2007

DEARBORN, Mich., November 9, 2007 - RAPID 2008, the premier rapid technologies and additive manufacturing event, will be held May 20-22, 2008 at the Coronado Springs Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The annual conference and exposition, presented by Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), is looking for speakers to offer practical information on selection and applications as well as discussions of new technology advances. Share your knowledge and experience with new, current, and expert users. Experienced users are invited to take an active role in this cutting-edge program as a conference speaker. Each year, conference organizers spend months searching and reviewing abstract submissions to bring the best of the best to the event. This is your opportunity to join their ranks. The conference planners are looking for presentations that: Focus on real-world applications Help attendees maximize their use of technology Show the cost-effectiveness of a new approach Demonstrate how and why a technology or process worked or didn't work Are presented by practitioners Explain leading-edge as well as every day use of the technologies Provide comparisons that allow users to better choose processes, materials and equipment Offer in-depth as well as quick hits of information attendees can use immediately Breaks the status quo of how things are done For additional information on RAPID 2008, including topics of interest, submission guidelines and submission form visit www.sme.org/rapid. SME News Feed: To receive the latest up-to-the-minute SME news, subscribe to RSS. About SME: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2007, has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide. If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations by phone (313) 271-1500, e-mail communications@sme.org, or Fax: (313) 425-3403

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