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Innovative Platforms

INNOVATIVE PLATFORMS: INTEGRATED EVENT ACTIVITIES WITH THE EXHIBIT FLOOR


We ensure high visibility and traffic wherever your booth is located so you can showcase your solutions to a qualified, interested audience.

The Deck

Located at AeroDef Manufacturing
A collaborative effort at the center of the exposition floor where you’ll hear keynote speakers and panel discussions.

The Intersection

Located at Mfg4
Where technology meets industry in the center of the event floor with the daily keynotes, information interchange, networking opportunities and SME Resource Center.

3D Playground

Located at RAPID
A hands-on RAPID lab for enthusiasts with actual 3D printing and 3D scanning equipment located in the middle of the exhibit floor developed by SME and America Makes and several industry partners.

RAPID Contemporary Art Gallery

Located at RAPID
Provides artists familiar with design software and additive manufacturing processes the opportunity to display their 3D artwork. Other artists had their drawings transformed into actual 3D works of art using additive manufacturing.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center

Located at RAPID, THE BIG M, Mfg4 and MMTS Events
Explore the growing number of applications including Stereolithography (SLA), laser sintering and fused deposition modeling. Discover how this technology can lower production expenses, speed product development, enable new designs, and change how and what you manufacture.

Innovation Factories

Located at RAPID and THE BIG M
Experience new technologies or applications in a new way – through a live manufacturing operation. See how these emerging technologies work together to increase efficiency, capacity, capability and competitiveness.

Advanced Materials & Lightweighting Resource Center

Located at RAPID and THE BIG M
A forum of technical and manufacturing expertise in the areas of molded plastics, advanced composites, and specialty coatings in one location including a series of technical presentations at our knowledge bar.

Innovation Tech Zone and the Technology Spotlight

Located at AMExpo
Experience the latest and greatest in innovations and technology including additive manufacturing and 3D printing plus medical manufacturing located in 2 areas on the show floor. Gain perspectives from different applications — how best to use the technologies you have and those you could have.