RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition

Location: Hyatt Regency, Atlanta. Georgia
Start Date: May 22, 2012
End Date: May 25, 2012

The RAPID 2012 Conference and Expo is the pinnacle of rapid manufacturing equipment, software and service providers. As North America's leading rapid technology exhibition, RAPID 2012 will be a showcase of the innovation and technological advances pushing the industry to be the top engineering solution to large firms and small businesses alike. This event is the largest collaboration of exhibitors and purchasers in the additive manufacturing, rapid technologies, 3D printing, and 3D imaging industries. 


Event Overview 

Keynote Speakers


Paul Doe, Chief Designer, Prodrive Rally Programs - "Prodrive's Development of the MINI John

Exhibitor List

  • American Foundry Society
  • American Precision Prototyping LLC
  • Arcam AB
  • BJB Enterprises Inc
  • Capture 3D Inc
  • CGI Inspection
  • Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
  • Delcam
  • Desktop Engineering
  • Direct Dimensions Inc
  • envisionTEC Inc
  • Ex One Company
  • FARO Technologies
  • Geomagic Inc
  • GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services
  • Harvest Technologies
  • Innovative Polymers Inc
  • Innovmetric Software
  • Konica Minolta Sensing USA
  • Materialise USA
  • Morris Technologies Inc
  • Motorola Solutions
  • netfabb GmbH
  • Objet Geometries
  • Paramount Industries
  • Product Development Solutions
  • Rapid Product Development Group Inc
  • Rapidform Inc
  • RePliForm
  • Roland DGA
  • ShapeGrabber Inc
  • Silicones Inc
  • Solid Concepts Inc
  • Stratasys Inc
  • TCT Magazine
  • Technique Inc
  • VacuCoat Technologies
  • Vista Technologies LLC
  • WTWH Media 
  • Z Corporation

Cooper Works World Rally Car"

Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates - "The Future of Additive Manufacturing"


Industry Applications in the following industries:

  • ​3D Imaging
  • Casting
  • Consumer Products
  • Creative/Innovative
  • Electronics
  • Enabling and Advancing Manufacturing
  • Forensic Anthropology and Natural Science


Conference Highlights, Special Events, and Activities

  • Concurrent Workshops
  • Tours
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Awards Ceremonies
  • 3D Printing Fashion Show
  • Free Technology Briefings
  • Networking Receptions
  • Industry Sessions 






Objectives of the Conference:

  • Revolutionize your workshops product design
  • Reduce time to market
  • create functional prototypes in a fraction of the time of traditional methods
  • Cut costs
  • Eliminate tooling
  • Manufacture functional demonstration parts
  • Produce low volume end-user parts and components. 



Event Information


Event RAPID 2012 Conference and Expo
Dates May 22nd 2012 - May 25th 2012
Industry Additive Manufacturing and 3D Imaging
Event Venue Hyatt Regency Hotel
City Atlanta, Georgia 
Country United States
Organizer Society of Manufacturing Engineers









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