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Desktop Engineering Magazine
In addition to rapid technologies (RP, RM, reverse engineering, scanning, and digitizing), covers MCAD/CAM, analysis/simulation, and computers/peripherals.

Daily blog tracks developments in fabbing, 3D printing, and desktop manufacturing.

Along with its print companion, Digital Manufacturing Review, covers additive, subtractive, and reverse engineering of prototypes and finished parts.  Part of the Design World community.

The Rapid Prototyping Home Page
Established in 1995, this directory lists system manufacturers, service providers, consultants, academic institutions, software developers, and associations.

Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Group on Facebook
Created by Erkut Negis

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community
Offers news, forum, job listings, and certificate program.  Hosts RAPID, North America's largest annual rapid manufacturing conference.

T.A. Grimm and Associates
Todd Grimm offers consulting services on rapid prototyping and related technologies, including competitive analysis, benchmarking, and educational programs.  Also supples technical marketing services.

The TCT Magazine
The top Europe-based publication in the rapid product development and rapid manufacturing sector.

Time Compression
The bimonthly North America-based magazine is now owned by Gardner Publications, and is dedicated to the rapid product development industry. 

Wohlers Associates, Inc.
U.S.-based consultant, analyst, author, and speaker Terry Wohlers is one of the most influential people in the RP industry.  Publishes annual state of the industry report.

The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping 
One of the most exhaustive rapid prototyping and solid freeform fabrication sites on the web.  Notable are technology and application descriptions, and coverage of patent activity.

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