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We ensure high visibility and traffic wherever your booth is located so you can showcase your solutions to a qualified, interested audience.

Below are just a few examples of unique and interactive features you will find on the show floor at many SME events.

The Intersection/The Deck

Where technology meets industry in the center of the event floor with daily keynotes, panel discussions, and networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees alike.

3D Playground

A hands-on Additive Manufacturing lab for enthusiasts with actual 3D printing and 3D scanning equipment located in the middle of the exhibit floor developed by SME and America Makes and several industry partners.

RAPID Contemporary Art Gallery

Provides artists familiar with design software and additive manufacturing processes the opportunity to display their 3D artwork.

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Resource Center

Showcases the growing number of additive manufacturing applications including Stereolithography (SLA), laser sintering and fused deposition modeling. Interactive exhibits demonstrate technology that can lower production expenses, speed product development, and enable new designs.

Innovation Factories

A live manufacturing operation allows attendees to experience new technologies or applications in a new way. Showcase your emerging technologies and how they work to increase efficiency, capacity, capability and competitiveness.

Advanced Materials & Lightweighting Resource Center

A forum of technical and manufacturing expertise in the areas of molded plastics, advanced composites, and specialty coatings in one location including a series of technical presentations at the Knowledge Bar.

Innovation Tech Zone and the Technology Spotlight

Featuring innovations and technology including additive manufacturing and 3D printing plus medical manufacturing. Present new perspectives and different applications — take advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and how best to use the technologies you offer.