The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently announced a call for presentation abstracts for the RAPID 2012 and 3D IMAGING Conference and Exposition, to take place May 22-25, 2012, in Atlanta. The RAPID 2012 and 3D IMAGING events will reveal the latest developments, trends, and techniques specific to additive manufacturing and 3D imaging at the industry’s largest forum for presentation and discussion.

“RAPID continues to be the source for expert information and advanced applications of rapid technologies,” said Gary Mikola, Business Development manager. “Submission for presentations and case studies at all levels are welcome, and we especially encourage papers that share knowledge and expertise vital to users of additive manufacturing, 3-D printing and 3-D imaging technologies.”

The deadline to submit abstracts is October 28. Submissions will be reviewed by the technical advisors of SME’s Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing community. Presentations will inform attendees and contribute to a comprehensive collection of research, case studies and application notes in several subject areas.

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