The 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference will be held in Austin TX on August 7-9, 2017.  The meeting is a major high-level research conference dealing with all aspects of Additive Manufacturing.  The meeting has grown significantly over the years.  At the 2016 conference, over 540 people attended, representing 20 countries. A total of 391 presentations were given, 337 oral presentations and 54 posters. The 2016 Conference Proceedings included 197 papers and is over 2500 pages. The meeting is organized by a local organizing committee from The University of Texas at Austin.  For more detailed information, please see the “Information” tab on this webpage.  A limited number of NSF-sponsored student registration fee waivers is available.  For more information, please scroll down this page.

For our “veteran” attendees, there are some changes from recent years.  The meeting will be held at the Hilton Austin Hotel (500 East 4th St) in the downtown area, about 1 mile south of the university.  A block of hotel rooms is being held at a special rate.  The Sunday night and Monday night social events will take place.  Please see the “Events” tab for more information.  Tuesday evening is now a free evening.  There will instead be on Tuesday only an informal lunch at the conference site near the meeting rooms.


April 17         Abstract Deadline

May 1           Guaranteed Consideration Deadline for FAME Award Nominations

June 30        Manuscript (Review Option) Deadline [See Manuscripts Section]

August 1       All Manuscript Reviews Due (Review Option)

August 15     Deadline for Submission of Revised Manuscripts (Reviewed Option) AND  Non-Reviewed Manuscripts

November 15  Proceedings Mail Out (Electronic Form)

2017 Meeting NSF Student Awards (Registration Fee Waivers)

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, MUST attend the entire conference (Monday‐Wednesday) and MUST be an author or co-author on an oral or poster presentation.

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

8. Priority for selection will be given to applicants who are lead authors and/or who actually present the oral or poster presentation.  Presentation of NSF-sponsored research is also positive.  The abstract submission deadline is April 17.  Use the “Conference Tools” button on the website homepage to submit an abstract.


Contact: dbourell@mail.utexas.edu