Society of Manufacturing Engineers RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition Proves 3D Imaging and Additive Manufacturing Technologies are Hot

•        Jason Reznar, RayCE America’s
•        James Robinson, Arcam AB
•        James Gardiner, Engineering Excellence Group
•        Jae-Won Choi, The University of Akron
•        Justin Hopkins, SCAD
•        JB Lafron, 3D Ceram USA
•        Kenneth Church, nScypt Inc
•        Klaus Mueller-Lohmeier, Festo AG&Co. KG
•        Krista Polle, TNO Innovations
•        Kuang-Hua Chang, The University of Oklahoma
•        Laura West, Fresno City College
•        Lijue Xue, National Research Council Canada
•        Lisa Harouni, Digital Forming
•        Matthew Donovan, Goodrich
•        Marc Savard, Fonderie Saguenay
•        Mark Vaes, TNO Innovations
•        Martin Petrak, Orthopaedic Innovation Centre
•        Michael Mock, INUS Technology
•        Miachael O’Reilly, Optomec Inc
•        Micahel Raphael, Direct Dimensions Inc.
•        Mike Formica, threeRivers 3D, Inc.
•        Mike Mazen, Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology
•        Mike Zeigle, Trek Bicycle Corporation
•        Pat Picariello, ASTM International
•        Paul Armstrong, Armstrong Mold Corp
•        Peter Clark, Magellan Aerospace
•        Peter Liacouras, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
•        Richard Ranky, Northeastern University: Biomedical Mechatronics Laboratory
•        Rus Emerick, Schneider-Electric
•        Scott Chapman, Applied Technology Integration
•        Scott DeFelice, Oxford Performance Materials, LLC
•        Scott E. Martin, Boeing
•        Scott Johnston, Boeing
•        Scott Slimmer, University of Illinois
•        Shane Collins, Directed Manufacturing
•        Sheku Kamara, Rapid Prototyping Consortium, Milwaukee School of Engineering
•        Siavash Mahdavi, Digital Forming
•        Stephen Hoskins, University of West of England Bristol
•        Stephen Spanoudis, Motorola Solutions Inc
•        Stewart Dickson, Wolfram Research Inc
•        Suman Das, Georgia Institute of Technology
•        Tim Caffrey, Wohlers Associates
•        Thad Tibbetts, Applied Technology Integration
•        Trina Bailey, Atlantic Veterinary College
•        Vince Anewenter, Milwaukee School of Engineering
•        William Cass, Cantor Colburn LLP
•        Wego Wang, University of Massachusetts Lowell

“The RAPID Conference and Exposition has a 20-year tradition of embracing new technology and informing attendees about the advances in equipment, materials and applications,” said SME business development manager Gary Mikola. “Our goal this year was to show what’s new and highlight the many ways additive manufacturing can be integrated into the design and manufacturing process.”

RAPID 2012 conference proceedings are available online to all registered attendees. The RAPID 2013 Conference & Exposition will be held in Dearborn, Michigan, May 6-10.

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About RAPID:
RAPID is North America's definitive additive manufacturing conference and exposition. The event brings buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing technologies together in an environment that facilitates networking and business interaction. Attendees can evaluate the latest materials and machinery, compare processes, talk to industry experts and make valuable contacts. Exhibitors can meet new customers, discuss projects face-to-face and generate sales. For more information, please visit

About SME:
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events, activities and online training division, Tooling U, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technologies and to the most up-to-date manufacturing processes. SME has members around the world and is supported by a network of chapters and technical communities. A 501(c)3 organization, SME is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.


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