The 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference will be held in Austin TX on August 13-15, 2018. For more information, please see the Information tab. The event venue is the Hilton Austin Hotel. For more lodging information,please see the Lodging tab. This website is now fully active, including the sections for abstract submittal (See "Conference Tools" button) and participant registration (See "Register" button).
Student Travel Registration Fee Waivers We hope to be able to offer a limited number of full conference registration fee waivers for undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in US universities. More information will be posted here once our funding is secured, hopefully by the end of February. Students must attend the entire three-day meeting and must present an oral or poster presentation. Postdoctoral scholars will not be eligible.
The Twenty-Eighth Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference, held at The University of Texas in Austin on August 7-9, 2017, was attended by 654 researchers from 20 countries. The number of oral and poster presentations increased to 473 this year. The meeting was held on the Hilton Austin in the downtown area. The meeting consisted of a Monday morning plenary, 50 parallel technical sessions and a poster session. The recipient of the International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award was Dr. Allison Beese from Penn State University. Dr. Ian Gibson from Deakin University in Australia won the International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award. There are 220 papers in the conference proceedings which is almost 2900 pages. The proceedings papers are stored individually on a flash drive in pdf format. The Table of Contents file and Author file have links to all the papers. We have sequentially numbered the pages of the papers to facilitate citation. Manuscripts for this (and all preceding SFF Symposia) are now available for free download at the Archive tab.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2018
January 15 Website Open for Abstract Submittal
April 16 Abstract Submission Deadline
May 1 Guaranteed Consideration Deadline for FAME Award Nominations
July 2 Manuscript (Review Option) Deadline [See Manuscripts Section]
August 1 All Manuscript Reviews Due (Review Option)
August 31 Deadline for Submission of Revised Manuscripts (Reviewed Option) AND Non-Reviewed Manuscripts
December 1 Proceedings Mail Out (Electronic Form)