Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan. Interest in Additive Manufacturing, 3-D printing and 3-D scanning is skyrocketing. It suddenly seems like everyone wants to take advantage of these technologies. Even more so, they want to know what’s next. How will these technologies revolutionize manufacturing in the future? RAPID brings these answers to life. For nearly 25 years, RAPID has been the authority on 3-D. The event was developed by SME members who wanted an annual forum to learn and share additive manufacturing knowledge and best practices, and buy and sell related equipment and services. These members built a community of like-minded professional with whom they have grown their skills, developed their network, and advanced their businesses. RAPID continues this tradition in 2014, leading the way for innovation in all areas of manufacturing. Highlights include: slot car races, innovation exchange, personal 3-D Playground, additive manufacturing resource center and the literature lounge.