Additive manufacturing offers an enormous potential for faster, more economical and sustainable production. In order to exploit these capabilities comprehensive information on new developments of materials, techniques and machinery is indispensable. The 10th Rapid.Tech event is the perfect place for gathering all the information and for exchanging knowledge. This is ensured, on the one hand, by the clear focus on finished products. On the other hand, the close correlation between application-oriented lectures and exhibition program provides added value. Rapid.Tech 2013 in Erfurt (Germany) will also be the stage for the 7th Student Design & Engineering Award for Rapid Manufacturing.