SME/RPA Rapid Tooling Conference'97--Anaheim

From: Linda Johnson (
Date: Wed Oct 01 1997 - 17:34:12 EEST

SME/RPA Rapid Tooling and Manufacturing '97 Conference and Exhibits
December 2-3, 1997
Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim, California

This event is designed especially for you-- professionals who need
better ways to develop and bring your product to market--quicker and
more economically than ever before. Designed with you in mind, this
clinic takes rapid prototyping a step further. This regional event is
aimed at the rapid prototyping industry as a whole, as well as
California. Experts will explain processes, practical applications, and
options available--along with comparable advantages or disadvantages to
your specific application. You will see how companies in your area are
routinely using rapid prototyping techniques to produce rapid tooling
and rapid parts.

Program at a Glance:

Monday, December 1
1:00 -5:00 p.m.
* Compression, Inc.
* Solid Concepts, Inc.

Tutorial Check-in:
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fundamentals of Rapid Tooling for Plastic Injection Molded Parts

Tuesday, December 2
Conference Check-in
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.

Plenary Session
8:30 - Noon
* Keynote Address: Brock Hinzimann, Director of TechMonitoring, SRI
* RP Industry Applications: Aerospace, Electronics and Consumer

Group Lunch
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
* Rapid Tooling for Cast Metal Parts
* Rapid Tooling for Plastic Parts

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 3
Plenary Session
8:30 - Noon
* Concept Modeling, Software for RP, and Research Applications

Group Lunch
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Plenary Session
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
* Reverse Engineering and Virtual Prototyping

Conference adjourns

SME Staff Contact:
Linda Johnson, Ext. 374

Tabletop Exhibits
As a manufacturing professional, it's essential for you to be well
informed about new products and their applications, especially advances
that save you time and money. On December 2, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
there will be Tabletop Exhibits and reception. The exhibits will
feature products, literature, and other informational material of
interest to Rapid Tooling. This is an opportunity for you to interact
with the other attendees, speakers and exhibitors who can help you
select the right products for your needs. If your company is interested
in exhibiting, call Carol Bossio at 313-271-1500, ext. 357 or email at

For more information or to receive a complete brochure on this event,
contact SME at or contact Customer Service at
313-271-1500, ext. 629 or 800-733-4763, ext. 629.

For more information about the Rapid Prototyping Association of SME or
future events, visit our website at

Linda Johnson
Sr. Technical Program Administrator
Conferencing Division
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
1 SME Drive
Dearborn, MI 48121

Phone: (313) 271-1500 ext., 374
FAX: (313)240-8254

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