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Join Us at RAPID 2016

Next week, we’re excited to join 3D printing and manufacturing thought leaders and innovators from around the world at RAPID 2016. Now in its 26th year, SME’s annual conference is an indispensible opportunity to discuss the future of 3D printing and see amazing technology in action. 


At RAPID, we’ll share the latest developments on HP Multi Jet Fusion technology in the HP booth. See the details below to find out how you can register for an exclusive HP Multi Jet Fusion session, join industry leaders in discussing the Factory of the Future and sign up to receive the latest information on HP 3D printing developments. 


Even if you can’t attend in person this year, you can still follow our live coverage on the @HPGraphicArts Twitter profile.


Here’s what you need to know:


Opening Keynote Panel


Steve Nigro, President of the 3D Printing business at HP, will participate in a keynote panel titled Next Generation Manufacturing: Leveraging the Digital Thread at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17th.


The panel will include John Vickers, Principal Technologist and Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA, and Dean L. Bartles, Phd, FSME, Chief Manufacturing Officer at Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute, who will join Steve to discuss how additive manufacturing and 3D technologies will impact the Factory of the Future.


Must See! HP Multi Jet Fusion Sessions at the HP Booth

You can find us at Booth 733, where we’ll be conducting HP Multi Jet Fusion Sessions, where you’ll learn about the future of 3D printing with HP’s disruptive technology. The sessions are scheduled on the hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on May 17th through May 18th, and from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on May 19th.


Seating is limited, so make sure you reserve a session time now — right here


R&D Conference Track

HP will also present “The Future of 3D Printing with HP Multi Jet Fusion” in the RAPID R&D Conference track, on Wednesday May 18th at 10:15am.


Live Event Coverage

Follow @HPGraphicArts on Twitter for event updates and highlights. We will begin live coverage of the keynote panel and additional conference activities on Tuesday, May 17th, at 8:15 a.m., Eastern.


We’re planning live broadcasts on Periscope as well. Watch @HPGraphicArts for details on timing. Find more videos during and after the event on the HP Graphic Arts YouTube channel


To take part in the larger event discussion, follow the #RAPIDevent hashtag. If you’re attending the event in person, visit the RAPID Social Media lounge, which will include a social media wall displaying a live stream of social posts throughout the event.   


RAPID Details and Registration


RAPID 2016 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, from Monday, May 16th through Thursday, May 19th.


Orange County Convention Center

West Building

9800 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819  


The conference is open to anyone over 18 years of age, with multiple registration options available. To see a full conference schedule and register to attend, please visit the RAPID website


We hope you’ll join us for RAPID and future events, whether in person or online. 2016 is a pivotal year for HP 3D Printing, and we’ll have a lot of ideas and news to share in the coming months. Connect with us now to stay up-to-date with the latest news and events from HP.  


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