Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2015 to feature the RAPID Canada Conference and Pavilion
Andrew Wheeler posted on July 08, 2015 |
Canada’s premiere industry-wide tradeshow to include RAPID 3D printing.

3D printing, continuing to quickly evolve within the manufacturing, aviation and medical fields, arrives in Toronto this year. 


The SME announced today that RAPID Canada’s Conference will be a part of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2015, being featured from September 29-30 at the International Centre. The Rapid Conference will join the CMTS after a successful inaugural event in 2014 as Canada’s leading conference on 3D printing, 3D scanning and additive manufacturing. Since its introduction by the SME in the U.S. in 1994, it has been the longest-running and most well-respected 3D printing conference in the industry. 


“RAPID has been serving the global marketplace from its base in the U.S. for more than two decades – with the launch of the RAPID Pavilion at CMTS, we’re continuing to give it a uniquely Canadian flavor,” said CMTS event manager Julie Pike.   

According to Wohlers Associates, 3D printing product and service sales are projected to be around $6 billion worldwide by 2017. "Forecasts show that 3D printers and services will increasingly be used to directly manufacture production parts and finished goods," Pike added. “This is still a young market, but with so many industries willing to accept 3D into their practices, adoption is expected to accelerate over the coming years.” 

Additive manufacturing technology has applications for industries including: architecture, construction, industrial design, automotive, aerospace, military, engineering, civil engineering, dental and medical industries, biotech (human tissue replacement), fashion, footwear, jewelry, eyewear, education, geographic information systems, food and other industries where firms use 3D printers to create economical prototypes of products. 


The RAPID Canada Conference and Pavilion at CMTS will address both additive manufacturing and medical applications of 3D printing.  


Some highlights include: 


  • A keynote speech by Jeff Degrange, CCO of Impossible Objects LLC, a pioneer of composite-based additive manufacturing,  


  • Expert speaker sessions throughout the conference highlighted by the panel “Medical Additive Manufacturing: The Canadian Conundrum,” 


  • Exhibits showcasing the most cutting-edge technologies with applications in the automotive, aerospace, bio-printing, printed electronics, 3D scanning/imaging, and material development industries and 


  • The 3D Playground - a hands-on exhibit giving attendees the chance to see the latest in bio-printing, manufactured edibles, and 3D scans of visitor busts. 


With the motto “Manufacture the Future,” CMTS 2015 continues to build on its reputation as being the largest and most well regarded event in Canadian manufacturing – revealing the latest developments in machine tools, tooling, metal forming and fabricating, automation, design engineering, plant management and 3D printing to over 10,000 manufacturing professionals. 


To register or learn more about CMTS 2015, visit

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