Prototype This! Co-Host Mike North Will Kick Off RAPID 2009 Conference with Keynote Address

Dearborn, MI- January 26, 2009 – He’s beyond smart and has a PhD in Material Science and Engineering to prove it. He’s taken technology beyond cool because he can “prototype this” and just about anything.

Dr. Mike North, co-host of the Discovery Channel’s “Prototype This!,” which aired in 2008, will be the opening keynote speaker at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) RAPID 2009 Conference & Exposition.

Set for May 12-14, 2009 in Schaumburg, Illinois, RAPID 2009 is the manufacturing industry’s premier and largest prototyping event for learning and networking.

Each year, RAPID, and the co-located 3D Imaging Conference, bring together the movers and shakers of design, prototyping, tooling and direct manufacturing technologies.

And Dr. Mike North is certainly one who knows how to move and shake things up – literally. During his graduate work, he designed and fabricated the world's first adhesive that can be turned on and off electronically.

Beyond his inventions, his scientific pursuits include biomimetics, micro/nanofabrication, nanoscale microscopy and micro/nanomechanical characterization. What all this means for the uninitiated is that Dr. North understands how to make big things happen on a microscopic or very small scale and his investigations in these areas have been published in leading scientific journals.

Along with “Prototype This!” co-hosts and engineering geniuses Zoz Brooks, Joe Grand, and Terry Sandin, Dr. North invented such memorable innovations and contraptions from the useful (mind controlled car, traffic busting truck, wearable airbag) to the playful (automated pizza delivery, waterslide simulator, virtual sea adventure).

At Rapid 2009, he will not only share stories about these adventures, but also discuss how prototyping plays a pivotal role in getting inventions done right and in 3D living color.

“I'm really looking forward to the conference and making the most of interacting with the community,” he says.

Dr. North’s appearance at RAPID 2009 was made possible by the collaborative efforts of SME and the global prototyping and industry solutions company, Z Corporation. And SME Show Manager, Gary Mikola says, “Our advisory committee invited Mike because he brought the importance of prototyping to the masses in a fun and exciting way. We’re overjoyed that he has accepted our invitation and we are grateful to Z Corporation for its support and participation in this year’s Conference.”

For more information about RAPID 2009 and the co-located 3D Imaging Conference or to register, please visit www.sme.org/rapid.


About RAPID:


RAPID is North America's largest annual rapid manufacturing conference and exposition. The event brings buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct manufacturing technologies together in an environment that facilitates networking and business interaction. Attendees can evaluate the latest materials and machinery, compare processes, talk to industry experts, and make valuable contacts. Exhibitors can meet new customers, discuss projects face-to-face and generate sales.


Some additional RAPID 2009 keynote speakers include
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* Terry Wohlers, founder of Wohlers Associates, Inc., author of The Wohlers Report and foremost rapid expert
* Michael Raphael, founder of Direct Dimensions and SME RAPID conference advisor


About SME:

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers ( http://www.sme.org) 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 practitioners and executives annually. The Society has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide.

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