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Time-Compression Technologies Magazine Named Official Publication For SME's Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Community & Events

October 142003
DEARBORN, Mich., October 14, 2003 - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced a cooperative agreement with Communications Technology, Inc. naming Time-Compression Technologies as the official publication for all of SME's Rapid Manufacturing events. The Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference & Exposition, scheduled for May 10-13, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn in Dearborn, Mich., will be the first event where the partnership will be highlighted. Under this new agreement, Time-Compression Technologies will publish the official show directory and assist in the event's promotion.

For more than 10 years, the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference & Exposition, North America's largest annual rapid manufacturing event, has brought together users and providers of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct manufacturing technologies. This partnership with Time-Compression Technologies, which serves the same market and has a similar mission, will provide a vehicle to cover SME's rapid prototyping activities year-round.

The 2004 event will host three days of exhibits, more than 20 conference sessions, a keynote presentation, hands-on workshops for attendees and more. Terry Wohlers, industry consultant, author and speaker, who serves as a voice in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing industry, will deliver The State of the Industry Report, an RP&M exclusive. Mr. Wohlers has established a tradition of providing high-quality analyseis that cover all facets of RP, including business, product, market, technology, and applications.

For more information on participating in the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference & Exposition, contact the SME Resource Center at +1 (800) 733-4763, or log onto www.sme.org/rapid .

Time-Compression Technologies Magazine offers valuable rapid product development information to benefit both the reader and advertiser - including R&D, management, sales and marketing, Internet, engineering, tooling and manufacturing issues that affect a product's time-to-market. Time-Compression Technologies provides the highest quality editorial written by staff writers as well as the industry's leading experts. Tips, trends and technologies that focus on reducing a product's time-to-market are presented through technical articles, application stories, practical pointers and profiles. www.timecompress.com

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing engineers and executives annually. The Society has members in 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide. www.sme.org
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