DEARBORN, MICH. - Table-top milling machines for model making and reverse engineering are among items on the menu for a Society of Manufacturing Engineers conference in the spring. Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '95 is scheduled for May 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dearborn, where the society is headquartered. Lori Hastie, leader of SME efforts on the meeting, said there will be at least 85 exhibiting companies this year, compared with 62 at the society's 1994 rapid prototyping conference. Six plant tours will be offered, and two new tutorial subjects have been added, she said.
The Automotive Industry Action Group has endorsed the conference. AIAG, based in Southfield, Mich., is a fast-growing organization aiming at improving productivity through standardizing business practices.
Among scheduled presenta-tions is one that puts out this lure: ``Grasp how one user benchmarked all the rapid prototyping systems available on the market today and see the results.''
Price of the three-day conference is $625 for SME members and $725 for nonmembers. Tel. (800) 733-4763.