3D Printing Conferences and Expos to Watch for in 2012

RAPID Additive Manufacturing SolutionsRAPID 2012 Conference & Exposition: The Definitive Additive Manufacturing Event

Date: May 22-24 2012
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta GA USA

Description: The RAPID Conference and Exposition is North America’s Definitive Additive Manufacturing Event and is co-located with the 3D IMAGING event. Additive manufacturing technologies are rapidly gaining acceptance in several diverse industries including aerospace and defense, architecture, medical, motor vehicles, consumer products, arts and entertainment and more. Attend to experience first-hand how additive manufacturing and 3D printing are being used in the early stages of product design, all the way through to final, multiple part production. Learn how the technologies can reduce design and development time, cut production timeframes and lower costs. If you have questions regarding a U.S. event, contact service@sme.org or call 800.733.4763. For Canadian events, contact canadasales@sme.org or call 888.322.7333. For exhibit sales information, contact exposales@sme.org or call 800.733.3976. For more information, visit www.sme.org/RAPID.


Date: March 27-29, 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA USA

Description:  In 2012, WESTEC will feature Plant Tours and Sessions, as well as an InKNOWvation Theatre. These tours, sessions, and theatre presentations will complement the technologies, processes, and solutions found on the WESTEC show floor.For more information, visit www.sme.org.

2012 Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference and Vendor Fair

Date: April 22-26, 2012
Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa, CA USA

Description: AMUG, formerly 3DS Users Group (3DSUG), is an organization that educates and advances the uses and applications of additive manufacturing technologies. The transition to AMUG supports the expansion of the user group to include all commercial additive manufacturing technologies for companies such as 3D Systems, EOS, Objet Geometries, Stratasys and Z Corporation. AMUG meets annually to provide a forum for technical presentation on processes and new technologies. This information addresses operation of additive manufacturing equipment and the applications that use the parts they make. For more information, visit www.am-ug.com.

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