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LEADING TECH
additive manufacturing technology and the newest advancements will be
on display in texas during rapid + tct 2018 in april

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"With the constant emergence of new technologies, machines, and materials, additive manufacturing is evolving so
quickly that if you do not stay up to speed, you will be left behind," SME says. "RAPID + TCT provides everything you need
to know about 3-D technologies, all under one roof. Experience
hundreds of hands-on exhibits, groundbreaking product announcements, education from the industry's most respected
experts and unparalleled networking."

more patients with 3-D printing. Presented by Jonathan M.
Morris, MD, and Amy Alexander, BME, both of the Mayo Clinic, "the Rise of Point-of-Care Manufacturing" will cover how
manufacturers can serve this market. The Mayo Clinic 3-D
Printing/Anatomic Modeling Laboratory produces more than
700 anatomic models each year for complex surgical care, multidisciplinary care of patients, and presurgical simulations of
patient-specific vascular and non-vascular procedures. Additionally, the laboratory creates custom devices and educates
medical professionals and patients.
"The use of 3-D printing has impacted patient care for many
years, from anatomical models to new patient-matched devices," Mayo Clinic explains. "3-D manufacturing in the clinical
setting has risen in the last few years supported by advancements in machines, materials, software and awareness. As a
leader in medicine, Mayo Clinic has also become a leader in
point-of-care manufacturing, establishing their first 3-D printing lab in 2006." mt

Impacting Patient Care
As part of SME's Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI)
series, RAPID + TCT will dedicate more of the event to 3-D
printing and bioprinting for the medical field. From manufacturing of end-use surgical devices and personalized implants,
to bone scaffolds and functioning organ replacements, additive
manufacturing/3-D printing is important for medicine, and
this is one of the fastest-growing areas for the additive field.
On April 25, the MMI keynote will focus on how to impact
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Produced by SME, Rapid + TCT will feature more than 150 industry leaders who can demonstrate how additive manufacturing can solve challenges such as:
* Revolutionizing product design;
* Reducing time to market;
* Creating prototypes in a fraction of the time of traditional
prototyping methods;
* Cutting costs;
* Eliminating tooling;
* Manufacturing functional demonstration parts; and
* Producing low-volume end-user parts and components.

SPECIAL SECTION

The largest and longest-running additive manufacturing conference in North America is heading to Fort Worth, Texas, this year.
From April 23 to 26, the Rapid + TCT will take place, allowing attendees
to witness the market's newest technologies and learn from the leaders
in the industry.


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