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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

RAPID 2013 in Pictures

RAPID 2013 kicked off Monday in Pittsburgh, Pa., with educational sessions and a keynote covering the history of the still-growing, but twentysomething, industry. Over 100 exhibitors from 27 different countries, including Turkey, India, Israel, and more, hosted booths on the trade floor starting Tuesday to show off their 3D printing, 3D scanning, and educational solutions. Below are some pictures from around the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, on the banks of the Allegheny, showing some of the most innovative technology and leading minds congregating to discuss additive manufacturing. Click any picture to enlarge.

20th Anniversary

The Monday afternoon keynote included a “20 for 20″ presentation, highlighting 20 innovations in additive manufacturing over 20 years of RAPID.

Rapid Schedule

The RAPID schedule included educational workshops throughout Monday, followed by a keynote presentation, paper deliveries, and various panel discussions throughout Tuesday and Wednesday.

Crowd on Show Floor

Meanwhile, the show floor opened for Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing visitors to check out solutions and network.

Show From Above

Here’s a shot of the trade show floor from above.

Interlocking Art

RAPID 2013 is also host to an art show, featuring “impossible” forms…


…works inspired by the style of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol, such as this frozen, exploding tomato soup can…

Creepy Baby

…and… well, whatever this one is.


Attendees had to arrive early to find a seat at many of RAPID’s presentations, as when Shayne Kondor of the Naval Postgraduate Dental School gave a talk about AM in battlefield surgical instruments.

Rainy Bridge

Pittsburgh is known for its bridges, and this defunct old rail bridge sits across the Allegheny just outside the convention center. Monday was a bit rainy.

RAPID sign

Did you go to RAPID 2013? Share your stories or pictures with us in the comments, or tweet @BrianL_TN!

–Brian Lane

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