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Expo and Conference focuses on future of additive manufacturing.
Press Release Summary:
May 03, 2010 - During RAPID 2010 and 3D IMAGING Conference and Exposition, top executives from companies pioneering use of additive manufacturing and 3D imaging in aerospace and defense, automotive, entertainment, games, medical, and sports and recreation industries will demonstrate innovations and vision for future of manufacturing. Attendees interested in discovering how these technologies can help cut costs and get products to market faster can hear from more than 50 speakers and visit more than 75 exhibitors.
Original Press Release
Pioneers to Project Visions for the Future of Additive Manufacturing At RAPID 2010/3D IMAGING Conference
Press release date: Apr 29, 2010
DEARBORN, Mich. - Top executives from companies pioneering the use of additive manufacturing and 3D imaging in the aerospace and defense, automotive, entertainment, games, medical and sports and recreation industries will demonstrate innovations and a vision for the future of manufacturing at RAPID 2010 and 3D IMAGING Conference & Exposition, Tuesday, May 18 - Thursday, May 20 at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California.
Attendees interested in discovering how these revolutionizing technologies can help cut costs, get products to market faster, bring videogame characters to life or even how to create works of art can hear from more than 50 speakers and visit more than 75 exhibitors at this event. Of particular note, are the following keynote presentations:
Tuesday, May 18, 8 a.m.:
Wednesday, May 19, 8 a.m.:
- Wilfried Vancraen, founder and managing director of Materialise, a company on the forefront of medical image based biomechanical engineering.
- Dr. Hans J. Langer, a pioneer of commercial laser-sintering and CEO, EOS
- C. Martin Schuster, president, CEO and founder of Laser Design, the leading supplier of 3D laser scanners
- Dr. Dawn White co-founder and CEO of Accio Energy, an innovative wind energy system with no moving parts.
Thursday, May 20: 8 a.m.:
The RAPID 2010 and 3D IMAGING Conference and Exposition is produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
Founded in 1932, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, oil and gas and alternative energy. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide.
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