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RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing Has Come a Long Way

“Like fine wine, this event continues to improve year after year,” Terry Wohlers said in his keynote at RAPID + TCT. Applause, and appreciative laughter, followed Wohlers’ statement yesterday as…

SME Develops First National Additive Manufacturing Certification

As the producer of the RAPID + TCT show currently taking place in Pittsburgh, SME is enjoying a week in the spotlight. We’ve been working hard to keep you up…

A Look Inside RAPID + TCT 2017: 3D Printing in Realizable Applications

Tuesday at RAPID + TCT conference in Pittsburgh was an exciting affair from start to finish — and most of this was underscored by the phenomenal level of attendees at…

25 Years of RAPID

Next week is RAPID + TCT 2017, North America’s largest conference and exposition on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. It also includes CAD, 3D scanning, and other design and…

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Advancing the Use of 3D Printing in Medicine at RAPID + TCT

In the last few years, headlines have suggested that the use of additive manufacturing in medicine is a new way to save and improve lives. The truth is, it’s not…

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RAPID + TCT Returns to “The Steel City” as Metal 3D Printing Advances

RAPID + TCT is back in Pittsburgh for its 27th installment, a fitting time to return to “The Steel City” – when metal additive manufacturing stands out among the latest…

AMUG: Between a Rock and Hard Place

Looking for a conference where you can learn more about 3D printing? AMUG would be on almost anyone’s list of recommendations. There’s just one catch though. If your company doesn’t…

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RAPID + TCT 2017: The Greatest Collection of Minds and Technology in Additive Manufacturing

The greatest minds in additive manufacturing will convene at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, May 8-11.  A vast collection of 3D…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — October 29, 2016

On the latest edition of “The Stories We Missed This Week”, we’ve got a whole array of major business news and innovative feats. To start, a nine-year-old boy named Jacob…

The 30 Under 30 Put a Whole New Spin on Manufacturing, Excelling in 3D Printing, Robotics & More

As the STEAM agenda has definitely picked up locomotion around the world, albeit with a bit of ease considering the allure of technology and science involved in aspects like 3D…

SME Announces the 2016 Winners of the SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

Michigan-based advanced manufacturing technology industry organization SME has announced the winners of their 2016 SkillsUSA student Additive Manufacturing Competition. This was the second year that SME held their additive manufacturing…

RAPID 2016: Conversations with Materialise, Stratasys, 3D Systems, & Carbon

It’s the worst-kept secret here at 3DPrint.com: RAPID 2016 was a busy time! Clare and I were kept on our toes two weeks ago in Orlando, where we were treated…

SME Announces Additive Manufacturing Community Awards at RAPID 2016, Including EOS Founder Hans Langer

For more than eighty years SME, formerly known as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, has been one of the manufacturing industry’s top advocacy and educational organizations, and has helped encourage…

SME Addresses Parental Misconceptions about Manufacturing Jobs

Early Industrial America was a rough place to work for children. There weren’t labor laws, and families were forced to work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, sometimes losing body parts and…

RAPID 2016 Will Feature Live 3D Printing and Assembly of Large-Scale Orion Module Replica

In May, I’ll be attending my first-ever 3D printing conference and exhibition. RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando from May 16-19, and I must say that I’m getting…

Advanced Manufacturing Report: Most Manufacturers to Soon Implement Technologies Like 3D Printing & Robotics

Undoubtedly, the technologies of advanced manufacturing practices like robotics and 3D printing have the world’s attention. What has been in doubt by the general public and some technological naysayers regarding…

HOUSTEX 2015 Student Summit Offers 3D Printed Wind Turbine Challenge for Houston Area High Schoolers

Because Texas is indeed the ‘Heart of Manufacturing,’ that is the theme for this year’s HOUSTEX Student Summit, sponsored by SME, which endeavors to introduce area high school students to the merits…