Canadian manufacturers interested in advanced manufacturing technologies can now attend a newly expanded biennial trade show and conference
.RAPID Canada, an event for additive manufacturing/3D printing, will join the Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AMExpo) at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON, September 23-24.
The larger event also includes the Medical Manufacturing Innovations (MMI) series.
Together, the three events under one roof will offer manufacturers an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies in advanced manufacturing.
Nick Samain, SME group manager, says the introduction of RAPID Canada “is a direct response to market demand. Some poeple are calling 3D printing technologies teh third industrial revolution, the biggest thing since the Internet.”
According to SME, RAPID Canada will provide a leading platform for decision makers, design, production and quality engineers, to interact with the latest world-class technologies and gain a competitive edge. Geared towards delivering high-productivity solutions to enhance manufacturing performance, efficiency and quality, the show will also provide insight from experts on current industry challenges, best practices and trends.
Targeted at both industry veterans as well as those looking to enter the 3D printing market, RAPID Canada will feature such technologies as model making, compression and injection molding, mold, tool and die design, CAD/CAE/CAM, castings, and pattern making, among many others, while extending/widening the scope (or expanding the toolbox) to include various additive manufacturing methods and processes.
While still early to predict, Samain expects to see a larger trade show with approximately 100 to 150 exhibitors, in addition to a more comprehensive conference.