By Melissa Donovan
RAPID + TCT is held April 20 to 23, 2020 in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event is North America’s largest and most important additive manufacturing (AM) event, according to the show’s organizer, SME.
The SME ZONE is the focal point of everything happening at RAPID + TCT. Here, visitors attend theater presentations and panels to learn about where the AM industry is headed in the future. They can visit the Knowledge Bar to talk with experts. The networking reception held Wednesday evening April 22 is also hosted in the SME Zone, allowing participants to connect with other attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and industry leaders.
The 2019 edition of the show was held in Detroit, MI with 434 exhibitors and 112,200 square feet of exhibition space. 5,200 attendees visited the expo.
Above: RAPID + TCT is held April 20 to 23, 2020 in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim Convention Center.
At the Show
This year, over 400 exhibitors plan to bring their services and goods to the show floor. We compiled some of the three-dimensional (3D) printing companies attending RAPID + TCT and share main offerings.
3D Platform, booth 1200, provides a user-configurable printer, the WorkSeries family. It offers over 250 unique combinations, ensuring that end users find a machine to fit their performance needs and budget.
3DXTECH, booth 1010, is a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-performance 3D printing filaments, including PEEK, ultem, carbon fiber, and carbon nanotube grades for fused deposition modeling and fused filament fabrication (FFF).
3YOURMIND, booth 1026, provides software platforms to streamline industrial 3D printing for innovative companies and 3D print services. Its platforms enable customers to use the technologies to their utmost potential.
Adaptive Corporation, booth 1037, offers a comprehensive suite of products to address the product lifecycle including 3DEXPERIENCE PLM software, 3D scanning, and 3D printing solutions.
Additive Industries, booth 3000, accelerates industrial AM of high-quality functional metal parts by offering a modular, end-to-end powder bed fusion system, MetalFAB1, and seamlessly integrated MRP and data acquisition platform, Additive World Platform, to highly regulated and demanding industrial markets.
AON3D, booth 1228, makes affordable industrial 3D printers designed for printing high-performance thermoplastics, including PEEK, PEKK, Ultem 9085, and polycarbonate. The AON-M2 is its flagship 3D printer.
Aurora, booth 400/617, is an industrial technology and innovation company specializing in the development of 3D metal printers, powders, and digital parts and their associated intellectual property. Aurora manufactures the S-Titanium Pro 300w 3D metal printer.
BigRep, booth 1600, develops some of the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing.
ChemCubed, booth 2323, is a U.S.-based research, development, and manufacturing company of materials for the AM industry.
Cincinnati, booth 826, manufactures powdered metal compacting presses, a type of high-production AM. BAAM is one of the first additive machines designed and constructed from the viewpoint of a company that makes rugged reliable production machinery meeting the demands of U.S. manufacturing.
Desktop Metal, booth 3019, offers two systems that cover the full product lifecycle, from prototyping to mass production. The Studio System is the first office-friendly metal 3D printing system. Its three-part solution automates metal 3D printing and enables rapid prototyping in an engineer’s office or on the shop floor. The Production System is a fast metal printer, delivering the lowest cost per part needed to compete with traditional manufacturing.
Digital Metal, booth 3626, manufactures and sells 3D metal printers for AM, as well as providing printing services. The focus is on small, complex components with high resolution and excellent surface finish. The DM P2500 is the first metal binder jetting system to receive UL certification.
EnvisionTEC, booth 3213, is a world leader in rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing equipment. With thousands of EnvisionTEC systems in the field since 2002, the simplicity and reliability of the company’s digital light processing technology makes the systems popular in a range of markets.
EOS, booth 2405, is one of the world’s leading technology suppliers in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is a pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in AM.
Essentium, booth 3400, exists to help propel its partners forward by addressing AM at scale by delivering a supply chain solution that focuses on machine, materials, and process. With the High Speed Extrusion Platform, FlashFuse plasma technology, and industrial-grade materials, customers trust they will receive a no-compromise solution.
Farsoon Technologies, booth 2200, is a global comprehensive solution supplier of industrial-grade polymer and metal laser sintering systems.
Formalloy, booth 2430, is a metal AM technology company that is engaged in the design, research, development, manufacture, and integration of AM systems, products, and services. Formalloy’s laser metal deposition systems provide an innovative, cost-effective solution for 3D metal part production, repair, and coatings to a diverse set of industries.
Formlabs, booth 2005, is changing the engineering, design, and manufacturing landscape by making high-end industrial technology available to a wider range of companies. The Form 2, Form 3, and Form 3L stereolithography 3D printers enable anyone to create intricate designs and functional prototypes on their desktop.
Fortify, booth 1442, is transforming the 3D printing industry with its patented Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) platform. DCM delivers new levels of AM part performance by introducing aligned reinforcing fibers.
Fusion3, booth 1602, manufactures affordable, high-performance 3D printers for business and education users. Designed and assembled in the U.S., Fusion3’s printers feature high print quality at fast speeds, with a large one cubic foot build area.
Lithoz, booth 3522, specializes in the development and production of materials and AM systems for 3D printing of high-performance ceramics for industrial and medical use. Lithoz CeraFab systems are intended for the production of highly precise and complex ceramic applications.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., booth 612, is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. MakerBot believes there’s an innovator in everyone, so it makes 3D printing tools that make your ideas matter.
Markforged, booth 200, offers industrial strength 3D printers that empower professional users to affordably create workhorse 3D parts that solve real problems as well as realize reinforced structures never before possible.
Matsuura, booth 1231, produces the LUMEX Series, a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. It combines selective laser sintering (SLS) along with high-speed milling commonly called Hybrid AM.
MELD Manufacturing, booth 3430, is a solid-state technology for AM of metal and metal matrix composites. Aeroprobe offers full-scale MELD machines, contract manufacturing of components, and associated products and services.
Nanoe, booth 3823, develops Zetamix, a range of ceramics loaded filament that can be used on any FFF 3D printer. Zetamix allows users to equip themselves quickly, to print ceramic green parts, and to sinter them for less than a tenth of the usual cost in the sector of ceramic AM.
Optomec, booth 3632, is breaking new ground in the world of AM with unique 3D printing technology that supports a range of functional, production-grade materials and feature sizes. Its AM technology provides unique advantages over traditional manufacturing approaches.
Origin, booth 1432, is pioneering the concept of Open Additive Production, a new way to build based on open materials, extensible software, and modular hardware. The company has worked with a network of material partners for over a year to develop a range of commercial grade materials for its system.
Plural Additive Manufacturing, booth 325, engineers 3ntr printers to produce superior quality parts in a range of engineering thermoplastics.
Polymaker, booth 410, is a high-tech international manufacturing company. It is dedicated to developing new and functional materials for the entire 3D AM printing industry.
RIZE Inc., booth 1235, is a Boston, MA-based next-generation AM company defining desktop industrial 3D printing. RIZE’s patented Augmented Deposition technology, combining material extrusion and material jetting, is an industry breakthrough that delivers industrial-strength parts with minimal post processing, complete authentication and trust by printing text, images, and quick response codes directly onto parts.
RPS, booth 2122, manufactures the NEO800, designed and built by engineers, for engineers. A stereolithography system with proven reliability and performance, the NEO800 is in operation worldwide and placed in multiple Formula 1 teams, service bureaus, architectural model makers, and universities.
Sinterit, booth 539, is a game changer in the 3D printing industry. As a producer of the most affordable and easy-to-use SLS 3D printers on the market, Sinterit made this revolutionary technology available for companies worldwide.
SPEE3D, booth 2000, is an innovative technology company that developed a 3D printer, LIGHTSPEE3D, able to print metal parts 100 to 1,000 times faster than existing printing methods. The first-to-market printers offer users a low-cost and high-speed alternative to metal casting, streamlining mining supply chains through to automotive production lines.
Stratasys, booth 2400, provides a 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise—advanced materials; software with voxel level control; precise, repeatable, and reliable FDM and PolyJet 3D printers; application-based expert services; on demand parts with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; and industry-defining partnerships.
Titan Robotics, Ltd., booth 2427, is a production AM solutions provider. Its mission is to develop innovative solutions and technologies to enable adoption of AM in industrial production. Titan designs and fabricates large format, purpose built 3D printers, and provides solutions to its customers by developing processes using Titan’s AM technology.
Ultimaker, booth 810, creates powerful, professional, and accessible desktop 3D printers. Its team of over 300 employees continually strives to offer the highest quality 3D printers, software, and materials on the market.
VELO3D, booth 3442, frees technology leaders to manufacture anything. With the VELO3D Sapphire 3D production printer, Flow print preparation software, and Assure Quality Assurance and Control System, engineers have the means to change the industry and accelerate metal AM.
Voxeljet, booth 2827, has some of the biggest industrial 3D printers in the world, making it possible to flexibly produce large individual molds, many small components, or a combination of the two.
Xact Metal, booth 2207, is taking the essential specifications that metal powder bed fusing AM systems require, combining them with breakthrough technology to save money and establishing a new level of price and performance. It is dedicated to supporting the entire next generation of innovative manufacturing solutions powered by metal 3D printing.
XJet, booth 2800, displays its NanoParticle Jetting technology, which uses solid metal nanoparticles suspended in liquid ink in sealed cartridges. An ultra-fine layer of liquid droplets containing stochastic metal and support nanoparticles are deposited onto the system build tray. This produces metal parts with the same ease and versatility of inkjet printing without compromising throughput.
XYZprinting, booth 1819, is dedicated to bringing professional grade, cost-effective 3D printing to consumers and businesses around the world. With proven industry expertise, and an innovative spirit, XYZprinting is poised to break down the barriers of the 3D printing industry by creating easy-to-use devices that provide an outstanding user experience.
ZMorph, booth 1131, is a manufacturer of innovative digital fabrication machines. The latest ZMorph VX Multitool 3D printer is one of the most advanced desktop digital fabrication devices on the market with interchangeable tool heads enabling multi-material 3D printing, CNC milling and cutting, laser engraving, and thick paste extruding within one desktop machine.
Be sure to visit Anaheim in April to see the latest AM technology.
Apr2020, Industrial Print Magazine