Annual rapid manufacturing event scheduled for May
RAPID 2007 comes to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center May 1-3, 2007. North America's largest annual rapid manufacturing conference and exposition, the event provides an interactive environment where buyers and sellers can gather to discuss, demonstrate, review and evaluate the latest applications in design, prototyping, tooling, and direct manufacturing.
It allows industry professionals to meet new suppliers, compare equipment, network with peers, discover new applications and find a range of solutions and cutting-edge products to make operations more efficient and profitable. Highlights include three days of exhibits, more than 20 conference sessions and pre-conference tours and workshops, among others. Log onto www.sme.org for more information.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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