Sunday Pre-Conference Social Event (August 12)

Come for food and fun at Buffalo Billiards, 201 East 6th St in downtown Austin.  It is only 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from the Hilton Hotel.  From their website: “This turn-of-the-century building was built in 1861 by the Ziller Family and named the Missouri House. Touted as Austin’s first boarding house and rumored to be a brothel, many a cowboy had a good time here.” The entire venue consists of three full bars, 19 pool tables, 7 shuffleboard tables, 5 foosball tables, 15 pinball machines, a collection of classic and modern arcade machines and 2 air hockey tables.  We will have the run of the place from 6-8:30 PM.  There will be a “Tex Mex” style fajita buffet.  Come and meet old friends and make new ones before the “business” starts Monday!  There is no additional charge to attend for conference registrants or accompanying persons.  No transportation will be provided. IMPORTANT: You must bring a government issued identification (passport, driver's license, etc.) to prove your age regardless of how old you are.  Only 21 and older can be admitted.



Monday Evening Awards Banquet (August 13)

The annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Hilton Hotel (500 E. 4th St) near the meeting rooms.  Please see the final program for details. 

The banquet speaker will be Professor Anthony Rollett from Carnegie Mellon University.  Anthony Rollett is the co-Director of the NextManufacturing Center there. Prior to joining CMU in 1995, Tony was with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has over 200 peer-reviewed journal publications that cover a wide range of topics. He is widely known for his teaching and research in texture and anisotropy. His most recent honors include: Member of Honor of the French Society of Materials (SF2M) in 2015; the Edgar C. Bain Award from the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASM International in 2016; and appointment as US Steel Professor of Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017.  Tony has used the third generation (synchrotron x-rays) Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne Natl. Lab. to produce remarkable videography of melt pool and vapor keyhole phenomena in metal powder bed fusion. He will introduce, present and discuss these measurements.  However, Tony has accepted the challenge to pitch the entire talk at a level that a 10-12 year old might understand (!).  In addition, Tony will close the program with some novel entertainment that everyone will enjoy.

FAME awards will be presented at the awards banquet. The International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding researcher in the field of freeform/additive fabrication.  The award consists of a certificate, freeformed trophy and check for $2000. The International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding young researcher in the field of freeform/additive fabrication early in their career; applicants must be 35 years old or younger on August 1, 2018. The award consists of a certificate, freeformed trophy and a check for $1000. Complete application packets must be received by May 1, 2018 to guarantee consideration.  More information and forms are available at the Awards tab. 

There is no additional charge to attend for conference registrants.  Additional tickets may be purchased at registration.  No transportation will be provided.

Tuesday Lunch (August 14)

An informal networking lunch will be provided near the meeting rooms at the Hilton Hotel at the noon break on Tuesday.  Cost is included in the registration fee.  There is no organized Tuesday evening social event this year.