Invest Cast, Inc., is proud to be an exhibitor at the Rapid 2013 Conference and Exposition. As a leader in additive manufacturing, specializing in high quality high tolerance production and prototype metal castings, Invest Cast is offering free admission postcards for this popular industry event. This year’s conference will be held June 10-13 in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Contact us to receive your postcard – supplies are limited!
What Is the Rapid 2013 Conference and Exposition?
There’s no better place than the Rapid Conference to meet industry leaders and learn about the latest developments in additive manufacturing. For over twenty years, the RAPID Conference has been on the cutting edge of industry trends and the leading source for information about additive manufacturing, rapid technologies, 3D printing and 3D imaging. Topics at this year’s conference include applications of these technologies that allow you to:
- Revolutionize your product design
- Reduce time to market
- Create prototypes in a fraction of the time of traditional methods
- Cut costs
- Eliminate tooling
- Manufacture functional demonstration parts
- Produce low volume end-user parts and components
What is Additive Manufacturing?
Additive Manufacturing is done through several unique technologies but each additive process begins the same way. The general process begins with a CAD file with a specific geometry that is then converted to a surface tessellation file (STL). The file is the basis the additive manufacturing process. The geometry is then divided into horizontal slices of varying thickness. First developed in the 1970s, the technology of additive manufacturing has developed rapidly.
Advantages of additive manufacturing include:
- Speed. Additive manufacturing does not require molds or dies, so you can make parts and prototypes on demand.
- Design freedom. With additive manufacturing, design changes can be made quickly and easily.
- Convenience. Design and production can all take place in-house with additive manufacturing.
The future of additive manufacturing includes 3D printing, which by many is considered “manufacturing for the masses.”
Learn more about the future of additive manufacturing, 3-D printing and more at the Rapid 2013 Conference and Exposition. We hope to see you there!