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 tentative program for  this year's meeting is found here, and a one-page "program at a glance" is also available now.  The meeting has grown significantly over the years. We anticipate 650-700 attendees at this year’s conference, including about 90 graduate students receiving NSF sponsored registration fee waivers. A total of over 500 presentations will be given, including about 50 posters for the Tuesday afternoon poster session. Last year’s Conference Proceedings included 197 papers and was 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.

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.

The Award Selection Committee, chaired by Dr. Chad Duty at the University of Tennessee, has made the 2017 selections for the Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) awards.  The young researcher award recipient is Dr. Allison Beese from Pennsylvania State University.  The senior FAME Award winner is Dr. Ian Gibson from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.  The recipients will be recognized Monday evening, August 7, at the conference Awards Banquet.

NOTE:  The Hilton has extended the preferred room rate cutoff date to July 24.  Please make your room reservations quickly!!


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)


Contact: dbourell@mail.utexas.edu