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This year’s showcase for 3D printing innovations takes place in Anaheim,
CA, April 20-23.
        Anaheim, CA, promises to be the focus of the additive manufac- turing (AM) world, April 21-23, when more than 6000 industry profes- sionals gather for North America’s largest AM conference and exhibition: RAPID + TCT.
Why the accolades? For starters, a range of presentations for novices and experts alike—more than 100—and daily keynote presentations provide unparalleled oppor- tunities for attendees to soak up all they can on the latest process advancements, materials, applications and research. In addition, 12 opening-day workshops focus on such topics as 3D scanning, reverse engineering, metal part fabrication, reg- ulatory and quality system considerations, optimizing value chains, and more.
Then there are the exhibitors—more than 400—highlighting myriad printers, software solutions, advanced materials, technologies and services. For more, visit, and please be sure to visit 3D Metal Print- ing at Booth 1338.
Multitrack programs each day provide attendees with ample opportunities to learn from the experts. On Tuesday, April 21, tracks include Business & Economic Considerations, featuring a panel discus-
sion with speakers from General Motors, GE Additive and Virginia Tech. Other Tues- day tracks: Printed Electronics; Applied Academic Research; Material Develop- ment & Characterization-Metals; Medical Additive Manufacturing; Foundry Process- es and Applications; 3D Imaging & Scan- ning/CT Scanning; AM Applications; Process Monitoring, Control & Qualifica- tion; and New & Emerging Additive Man- ufacturing Processes (Metals).
The Wednesday, April 22, lineup begins with a panel discussion, Additive Manu- facturing in the Department of Defense, with speakers from the U.S. Army and Phillips Corp. Other tracks include Post Processing; Part Quality & Standards; Hybrid Systems Applications; and Soft- ware & Modeling.
The event wraps up on Thursday, April 23, with these tracks: Design Concepts & Applications; Agile and Deployable Man-
ufacturing; AM in the Aerospace Industry; and Facilities & Operations.
Areas of Innovation
New this year: an area devoted to 3D medical innovations. From end-use sur- gical devices and personalized implants to bone scaffolds and functioning organ replacements—medical remains one of the most dynamic market segments for 3D printing. The medical area provides a showcase of medical applications and a location where attendees can talk with others in this manufacturing space. In addition, attendees can search the show guide for such exhibitors, distinguished with a Medical Additive Manufacturing logo.
Another area of innovation, the Smart Manufacturing Hub, continues to be a crowd pleaser as the smart manufacturing movement continues strong. This area on

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