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Rapid + TCT 2022
May 24, 2022
Rapid + TCT is North America’s largest and most influential Additive Manufacturing event. This year the event featured
400+ exhibiting companies including Ultimaker, Formlabs, Raise3D, BASF and BCN3D. There were also
keynote presentations, thought leadership panel discussions, new product previews, networking and so much more!
Shop3D.ca Co-Founder and CEO Ken Wan made his way over to Detroit and came back with tons of great insight into what is new and upcoming for Additive Manufacturing! Here are some of the highlights from his time there!
Here we go!
After a long drive, the event has started and Ken is ready to go!
Old friends at Ultimaker!
Ken posing with an old friend, Luis Rodriguez,
Amazing highlights from UM booth
Hammer and Robot Gripper displayed at
is bigger than Ken! Markforged also had some sample prints at their booth featuring 3D Printed Mill Shanks and Grippers.
Shining UE Pro Professional Scanner
is raising the bar once again when it comes to 3D Scanning technology! Think we should carry it?
Raise3D Metalfuse Forge 1
Raise3D's Forge 1
brings metal printing to the consumers! Ken pictured with John Wu, VP
RMF BIG BOY
is an incredible machine with a massive print head! Check out the picture on the right (Water bottle for scale).
BCN3D + VLM Tech
booth featured some great items! BCN3D showcased their VLM support material, as well as the
and some amazing looking Prints at their booth!
Formlabs Form Wash/Cure L
gave us a good look at large format post-processing up close! The new
Wash L and Cure L
from Formlabs has changed the game for large scale resin washing/curing!
Mosaic Array + Element
Ken & Mitch pose for a picture as
shows off their new innovations! The
are amazing machines!
After being on your feet for hours, it's always great to take a short break to relax. Guests were treated to refreshments and a live band! It's Party Time!
Fortis 3D Filaments
Wayne Lam from
happily shows off their filaments near the end of the day!
Windsor & Detroit Landscape
Amazing scenery from Rapid+TCT of the Detroit skyline.
New Water-Soluble solutions from AquaSys
Today we start fresh by looking at some new
Water Soluble Support
showed off their new drying station, the
and a neat display stand for their products!
Ken had a chance to speak with Casey Wong and Alex Wiecke from
at their booth, and got a good look at the Pantheon Speed 3D printer. These printers are designed to be 5x faster than traditional 3D printers!
flexed on the competition with a MASSIVE booth to match their MASSIVE printer, the
Polymaker Specialty Filaments
had a great display showcasing their filaments and some sample prints.
Ken also made a quick stop at the
booth, and got a good look at some of their machines!
After seeing all the amazing and innovative displays from the manufacturers, Ken had a long drive back home. Luckily he made it back in one piece. Keep an eye out for Ken at next years Rapid event!
Inspired by the Tech at Rapid+TCT? Give us a call to talk about your applications & ideas!
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Holiday Shipping Notice 2023
November 20, 2023
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