Monday, February 6, 2012

Exciting Events and Contests at RAPID 2012

The RAPID show and 3D Imaging conference is one of the largest events in our industry. Each year they continue to add more amazing sessions, exhibits and even competitions.

In 2010, the show added a contemporary art gallery, specifically for art created using 3D modeling and additive manufacturing. It was such a success that 2012 will mark the third year for the gallery. SME is accepting submissions for the 2012 gallery until February 28th.

Reflecting the ever growing list of fields that utilize 3D design and additive manufacturing, this year RAPID will also feature a 3D Printing Fashion Show. Interested parties can submit their designs until February 28th.

This year will also introduce a new competition for students (both high school and university levels) called the Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition. From the RAPID website:

The 2012 Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition has begun!
Using the capabilities of direct digital manufacturing (DDM), can you and your team develop a new and innovative product?
Can you and your team integrate DDM into a product or subassembly that effectively illustrates the potential impact of additive manufacturing?

If you can answer YES to both questions, this competition is for YOU!

Make sure to check out the above events and, of course, stop by and see Direct Dimensions at RAPID 2012/3D Imaging Conference.