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NEW!!  2016 Meeting NSF Student Awards

The meeting organizers have arranged for National Science Foundation funding for student support.  The funding will cover the full registration fee for selected students (foreign and domestic) studying at a US institution of higher learning.  Please note the following:

1. Awards will directly cover the full student registration fee.  Award winners will pay no registration fee to attend the full meeting.

2. Before applying, please note that to qualify for the award students MUST (no exceptions, so please don’t ask) be a student at a US institution of higher learning and MUST attend the entire conference (Monday‐Wednesday).

3. “Student” means an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a US institution of higher learning.  Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible.

4. Awardees are responsible for the cost of their own accommodation and transportation.

5. The number of awards is limited, and organizers reserve the right to limit the number of award recipients per university or per faculty advisor to fairly distribute the funds among institutions across the nation.

6. To be eligible for an award, students must download, complete and submit the application form.

7. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 3 by 5:00 PM EDT.  You should be informed of acceptance by Tuesday, May 31.  The conference registration deadline for awardees is Monday, July 11.

8. Criteria for selection include submission of a presentation abstract/s (including oral and poster) and presentation of NSF-sponsored research.  The abstract submission deadline has been extended to May 4.  Use the “Conference Tools” button on the website homepage.


The 2016 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, will be held in Austin, Texas, USA on August 8-10, 2016.  The meeting is scheduled to run three full days, starting approximately 8 AM on Monday and ending approximately 5 PM on Wednesday.  There will be a pre-conference social event Sunday evening, August 7.  The meeting will be held at the AT&T Conference Center (1900 University Avenue) on the campus of The University of Texas in Austin, Texas. 

Conference management (abstracts, manuscripts, review process and meeting registration) is accessible using the "Conference Tools" button at the upper right side of this webpage.  It will be active on February 15, 2016.


April 1            Guaranteed Consideration Deadline for FAME Award Nominations

April 15          Abstract Deadline ***Abstract Deadline Extended to May 4!!!***

July 15           Manuscript (Review Option) Deadline [See Manuscripts Section]

August 10     Manuscript (Non-Reviewed Option) Deadline; All Reviews Due

August 31     Revised Manuscripts Due

Contact: dbourell@mail.utexas.edu

Best Paper Awards for 2015

The best oral presentation and poster presentation were selected from 230 oral presentations and 32 poster presentations.  The judging criteria were the quality of the presentation and the significance of the work, as evaluated by peers during the presentation.  An additional poster criterion was the qualit yof interaction between the poster presenter and the evaluators during the poster session.  Submission of a manuscript to the conference proceedings was a prerequisite.  Final selection was made by the SFF Symposium Organizing Committee.  Recognition includes:

Mention on the conference website and in the Preface of the Conference Proceedings
Certificates for each author
50 GB Pounds to be shared among the authors, from Emerald Publishing
1-year on-line access to the Rapid Prototyping Journal
Inclusion of the manuscript in a special issue of the 2016 Rapid Prototyping Journal

Best Oral Presentation 2015
Thermographic Measurements of the Commercial Laser Powder Bed Fusion Process at NIST
B. Lane, S. Moylan, E. Whitenton, L. Ma, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Best Poster Presentation 2015
Exploring Variability in Material Properties f  Multi-material Polyjet 3D-printed Parts
L. Bass, N. Meisel, C. Williams, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University