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Rapid + TCT 2023: AM in the Windy City

On May 2-4 at McCormick Place in Chicago, the 32nd edition of the three-day event featured the latest in 3D-printing technology from the industry’s leading product and service providers, a full schedule of speakers including three keynote presentations and over 125 hours of educational content. The RAPID + TCT show floor showcased 400 exhibiting companies to attendees from 34 countries and 48 states. Countless valuable business connections were made, products were introduced, ideas were born, and visions became reality. Click below to view the RAPID + TCT 2023 Digital Experience!

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This year the RAPID + TCT Conference will feature more than 130 technical presentations by hand-selected industry-leading experts. The conference is known worldwide as North America’s most influential additive manufacturing conference. Discover how industry leaders are implementing additive manufacturing and review case studies on how the technology is transforming traditional manufacturing.



See 350+ Additive Manufacturing exhibiting companies, showcasing the latest 3D technologies and applications in hands-on exhibits. Find everything you need to know about the latest 3D technologies, all under one roof, and learn real-world additive manufacturing solutions from the industry’s most respected experts. Get ahead of the competition with the technologies, products, and services that will impact your bottom line.



The SME ZONE is the focal point of everything happening at RAPID + TCT. Major attractions will be hosted in the SME ZONE – and while you’re there, learn how SME can help you grow your business and advance your career.

Explore the 2023 Conference and Event Preview!

This year’s show features 350+ exhibiting companies, keynote presentations, thought leadership panel discussions, new product previews, networking and so much more!

Explore the RAPID + TCT 2023 brochure to find out why this is the must-attend AM event in North America!

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Event and Industry News

  • Speaker at RAPID + TCT
    August 3, 2023

    RAPID + TCT 2024 Call for Speakers is Now Open

    ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 2, 2023 – SME and the TCT Group are now welcoming speaker submissions for the 2024 RAPID + TCT Conference.
  • RAPID + TCT 2023 Recap with Todd Grimm
    June 6, 2023

    RAPID + TCT 2023 Recap with Todd Grimm

    With so much to do and see at RAPID + TCT 2023, it might have been impossible to experience it all! Join Todd Grimm, event advisor and industry consultant, in a recap of all the exciting 3D Printing and Additive technologies at the event.
  • May 25, 2023

    From Defense to Deep Space: RAPID + TCT 2023 Charts the Future of AM

    From May 2 to 4, 2023, America's largest and most influential additive manufacturing (AM) event returned to Chicago. A long-standing hub for manufacturing, the Windy City was a natural home for RAPID + TCT 2023, which attracted 9,500 attendees from 34 countries.

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With an All-Access pass to RAPID + TCT, you'll receive a free 1-year SME membership! SME members can connect with peers, gain knowledge related to manufacturing technology and trends, solve problems and participate in leadership opportunities.