Fully In-person Conference
The Thirty-Fourth Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference will be held August 14-16, 2023 at the Hilton Austin Hotel (500 East 4th St.) in Austin, Texas USA.
The weather in Austin is hot, temperatures averaging between a low of 75° (24°C) and a high of 100°F (38°C). The average relative humidity is 50%. The probability of precipitation is virtually zero.
The SFF Symposium conference hotel is the four-star Hilton Austin Hotel, 500 East 4th Street, in downtown Austin. Technical sessions will also be held at the Hilton Austin Hotel.
The Hilton Hotel is in the downtown area of Austin just over a mile south of The University of Texas. The hotel is located only a short block from Austin's famous "Sixth Street" entertainment district. Please book your hotel room reservation via the link below no later than July 10, 2023, to receive the special group rate and concessions.
March 31 Registration Opens
April 17 Call for Abstracts Closes
April 24 Proceedings Instructions Sent
July 1 Manuscript (1st) Submission Deadline – Reviewed
July 10 Housing Deadline
Aug. 9 Registration Deadline
Aug. 14 Manuscript Reviews Due
Sept. 11 Manuscription Submission Deadline – Unreviewed
Sept. 11 Manuscript (Final) Submission Deadline – Reviewed
Nov. 15 Proceedings Completed and Ready to Post
Manuscript and Proceedings Information
Authors must present their work at the meeting to have their manuscript included in the proceedings. Click here to download manuscript instructions. Manuscript submission is optional for presenters. Authors submitting manuscripts have the option to have their manuscript reviewed/refereed. Having a conference proceedings article reviewed is important to some authors, particularly academicians. Each manuscript receives two reviews using a referee pool composed of all authors submitting reviewed manuscripts. Authors selecting reviewed status for their manuscript must review two other manuscripts. Reviews are due Aug 14; final manuscripts are due Sep 11.
Papers presented as oral presentations or in the poster session will be published if a manuscript is submitted. Each person (including students) registering for the full meeting will receive a download version of the full proceedings ~3 months after the meeting. Hard copies (swing-hinge format) are available for purchase. Proceedings papers will be accessible and downloadable on line on the home page at no charge. Past Proceedings articles are available on this website at no charge. Please select the "Proceedings Archive" menu under the "More" tab.
AWARD SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Nominations by May 15 to receive full consideration
International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award
The 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. For the 2022 award, the nomination packet should be received by May 15 to receive full consideration, but nominations will be accepted until the selection committee meets. The award winners will present technical talks Monday morning at the conference and will receive their awards at the Awards Banquet Monday evening.
International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award
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. To be eligible, applicants must be 35 years old or younger on August 1 of the year in which the award is presented. The award consists of a certificate, freeformed trophy and a check for $1000. The nomination packet should be received by May 15 to receive full consideration, but nominations will be accepted until the selection committee meets.
Year Senior Award Young Researcher Award
2022 Behrokh Khoshnevis, Univ. of Southern California Filomeno Martina, WAAM 3D
2021 Ola Harrysson, North Carolina State University Joy Gockel, Colorado School of Mines
2020 Ming Leu, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technol. Abdalla Nassar, John Deere
2019 Olaf Diegel, University of Auckland Rayne Zheng, U. California Los Angeles
2018 Chee Kai Chua, Singapore Univ. Technol/Design Guha Manogharan, Penn State Univ.
2017 Ian Gibson, University of Twente Allison Beese, Penn State University
2016 Brent Stucker, 3D Systems Li Yang, University of Louisville
2015 Richard Hague, University of Nottingham Ibrahim Ozbolat, Penn State University
2014 Joseph Beaman, University of Texas at Austin Adam Clare, University of Nottingham
2013 David Rosen, Georgia Tech University April Cooke, Seurat Technologies
2012 Jean-Pierre Kruth, KU Leuven Christopher Williams, Virginia Tech
2011 Dave Bourell, University of Texas at Austin Candice Majewski, Sheffield University
2010 Gideon Levy, TTA Technology Turn Around Peter Mercelis, LayerWise N.V.
2009 Phill Dickens, University of Nottingham Carolyn Seepersad, Univ. Texas Austin
Events for 2023
SUNDAY EVENING PRE-CONFERENCE WELCOME EVENT (August 13)
An informal pre-conference social event is scheduled for Sunday evening. The cost is included in the full registration fee. The purpose is to provide a venue where attendees can renew old friendships and meet new people prior to the start of technical sessions. Beverages and light refreshments will be served. It will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Salon G from 5:30-6:30 PM.
MONDAY EVENING AWARDS BANQUET (August 14)
The annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Hilton Hotel (500 E. 4th St) in the meeting rooms in Salons HJK. The banquet cost is included in the full registration fee and for those one-day registering for Monday. The awards banquet start with a reception at 6:00 PM, Welcome remarks from 6:30 PM to 6:40 PM. Short remarks from FAME award winners will also be presented. The banquet runs until 9:00 PM.
CONFERENCE LUNCH (August 15)
An informal networking lunch will be provided near the meeting rooms in Salon G & F at the
Hilton Austin at the lunch break on Tuesday. The cost is included in the conference registration
AM RESEARCH - Reflections, Best Practices, and Future Direction Lunch Panel. The lunch and panel runs from 12:30 to 1:40 PM. The panel will be held in Salon H.
NSF Student Support
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY JUNE 9TH.
2023 MEETING NSF STUDENT AWARDS
The meeting organizers are thankful to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their award to fund a student registration support competition. If the student application is selected 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:
Awards will directly cover the full student registration fee. Award winners will pay no registration fee to attend the full meeting.
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. The abstract submission deadline is past, but student award applicants may submit an abstract (poster presentation only) along with their application for a travel award to meet this requirement. If selected for a travel award, the abstract will also be accepted.
“Student” means an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a US institution of higher learning. Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible.
Awardees are responsible for the cost of their own accommodation and transportation.
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.
To be eligible for an award, students must download, complete and submit the application form.
The application deadline is Friday, June 9th by 5:00 PM CDT. You should be informed of acceptance by Monday, June 19th, 2023.
Priority for selection will be given to applicants who are lead authors and/or who actually present the oral or poster presentation. The presentation of NSF-sponsored research is also positive.
Please click the year in question. A Table of Contents will open with links to pdf versions of the papers for that year. Files may be freely downloaded. Respecting permissions to republish, short excerpts including figures may be republished so long as it is appropriately cited. If written permission is needed, please contact joe Beaman directly, email@example.com. Due to COVID-19, there is no published proceedings for the 31st Annual Meeting (2020).