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RAPID's #3Dprinted Contemporary Art Gallery is a show floor favorite every year. View photos from 2015: http://bit.ly/1fARPX3
Images from RAPID’s 2015 art gallery
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Proto Labs announces plans to build a $25 million additive manufacturing facility; will create 170 new jobs in the next five years http://bit.ly/1fthj8J
Proto Labs Inc. is investing $25 million to open a new production facility for additive manufacturing services in Cary, N.C., that will create 170 new jobs in the next five years, according to a news release from Gov. Pat McCrory. The Maple Plain, Minn.-based injection molder, which specializes ...
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Engineering meets biology as the complexity of medical additive manufacturing increases http://bit.ly/1FHdGCk #medtech #bioprinting #additivemanufacturing
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DARPA to develop best practices for 3D printing via an Open Manufacturing program http://engt.co/1Jxe4YZ
Just as steel's physical properties change depending on how it's produced, so too do 3D printed materials. However, unlike steel, we don't yet fully unde
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RAPID 2015: Highlighting an Industry Coming into Its Own #RAPIDevent http://bit.ly/1JqsfyV
This year's SME RAPID Conference showcased a variety of new advances in additive manufacturing materials and systems.
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Monsters, Mustangs and motorcycles: The coolest 3D things at RAPID http://bit.ly/1HV049J #RAPIDevent
3D printer makers and service providers showed off an array of cutting-edge designs all made through additive manufacturing. Everything from production metal engines and drones to motorcycles, bicycles and special effects parts for movies were on display at the conference, which took place in Long Beach, Calif., last week.
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Ford is using startup Carbon 3D to help create 3D printed car parts http://for.tn/1fAMUpc

“In the future, there’s a lot to be said about having something customized"
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3D Systems Releases iSense 3D Scanner for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus http://bit.ly/1JXSQn2
3D Systems has announced today the release of the iSense 3D scanner for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, that allows for 3D scanning for 3D printing.
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12 New & Notable 3D Printing Products from RAPID 2015 #RAPIDevent
Trying to see everything on the show floor and attend all the presentations at the recent RAPID 2015 show in Long Beach, Calif. is like drinking from the proverbial firehose. In this slideshow we give you the highlights of major new hardware, software, and materials products as well as mentions of some not-so-new but definitely noteworthy machines.
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Learning about applications of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry at #bigMevent
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Thank you for attending RAPID 2015, our largest and best year yet! See you in Orlando next year: May 16-19, 2016. #RAPIDevent
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3DX Industries created this metal 3D printed RAPID bus for #RAPIDevent!
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The Authority on 3D: Printing, Scanning and Additive Manufacturing
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About RAPID:

RAPID Conference and Exposition is the authority in 3D printing, 3D scanning and additive manufacturing. For nearly 25 years, RAPID has been recognized internationally among industry experts and analysts for its unrivaled display of software, systems, materials and machinery, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct digital technologies to a world class additive manufacturing event for discovery, innovation and networking. 

RAPID is produced by SME. For more information, please visit www.rapid3Devent.com.

About SME:
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for industry. At SME, we are making the future. Together. Learn more at www.sme.org