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GARPA Expands

May 31, 2005

Filed under: additive manufacturing — Terry Wohlers @ 14:46

The Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping Associations (GARPA), founded in 1998, recently expanded by adding its 18th and 19th members. GARPA serves as a catalyst for the exchange of information on additive fabrication technologies and applications across international borders. As a part of this sharing, GARPA members from around the world participate in activities that include technical presentations and panel sessions at major industry events and the publication of industrial case studies. GARPA also participates in business meetings and social events.

Members of GARPA include groups and associations in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, the UK, and the U.S. GARPA’s newest members are the Spanish Association for Rapid Manufacturing (May 2005) and the Portuguese Rapid Prototyping Association (January 2005).

In related news, the Rapid Prototyping Journal has recently become the official journal of GARPA. Members of GARPA plan to contribute to each issue.

Additional information on GARPA is available at