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RAPID 2016 will host additive manufacturing leaders, innovators.

Press Release Summary:

May 13, 2016 - Taking place May 16–19, 2016 at Orange County Convention Center, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies for discovery, innovation, and networking. This event, produced by SME, will feature experts speaking on processes, applications, materials, and research in additive manufacturing. Show floor provides visual, inspirational, hands-on learning experience for attendees.

Original Press Release

Join Additive Manufacturing Industry Leaders and Innovators at RAPID 2016

Press release date: May 12, 2016

(ORLANDO, Fla.) - Entering its 26(th) year, SME's RAPID event will be hosted at the Orange County Convention Center from May 16-19, 2016. The event plays a vital role in defining additive manufacturing. As a leader and authority figure in 3D technologies, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct digital technologies to the preeminent event for discovery, innovation and networking.

RAPID, produced by SME, will feature some of the world's foremost additive manufacturing experts speaking on groundbreaking processes, applications, materials and research in additive manufacturing. The RAPID show floor is a visual, creativity-inspiring, hands-on learning playground. The exposition includes OEMs, service bureaus and related technology consultants and partners.

WHAT: Photo/video and interview opportunities for radio, TV and print media

WHEN: May 16-19, 2016
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Exhibit floor closed)
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Exhibit floor open)
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Exhibit floor open)

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center - West Building
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

WHO: Additive manufacturing business leaders, corporate executives, product design and research and development professionals, design engineers, manufacturing engineers and managers, software developers, investors and entrepreneurs.

For more information about RAPID, visit rapid3devent.com.

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