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.
March 1 Registration Opens
April 3 Call for Abstracts Closes
April 24 Proceedings Instructions Sent
June 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 August 14; final manuscripts are due September 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: Will be announced later!!
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 1 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 1 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 Will be announced later 2022 is shown below
SUNDAY EVENING PRE-CONFERENCE WELCOME EVENT (JULY 24)
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 on the sixth floor of the Hilton Hotel in the Grand Ballroom Foyer from 5:30-6:30 PM. You may also register and pick up your conference packet at that time and place, or any time after 1 PM Sunday.
MONDAY MORNING PLENARY EVENTS (JULY 25)
The theme of the Monday morning plenary session is "Emerging Women Leaders in AM". Chaired by Professor Carolyn Seepersad at The University of Texas at Austin, six presentations will be made by outstanding women researchers early in their careers. Following will be the two traditional technical presentations by the FAME Award winners. You are encouraged to grab a quick lunch at the close of the session at 12:10 PM, and then to return at 12:45 PM for a panel discussion dealing with issues related to becoming and being an emerging woman leader in AM. The panel will consist of the plenary session emerging women leaders. The panel moderators are Professor Seepersad and Dr. Cindy Waters from the NSWCCD-Carderock Division. The room location is Salon G in the sixth floor of the Hilton Hotel, and the session will end in time for attendees to move to the afternoon parallel sessions at 1:30 PM.
MONDAY EVENING AWARDS BANQUET (JULY 25)
The annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Hilton Hotel (500 E. 4th St) near the meeting rooms in Salons HJK. The banquet cost is included in the full registration fee and for those one-day registering for Monday. Additional tickets may be purchased at registration. No transportation will be provided. Please see the final program for details. Given complications of COVID-19, the banquet may have a different look and format from previous years to maximize the safety of attendees. FAME awards will be presented at the awards banquet.
TUESDAY LUNCH (JULY 26)
Lunch is provided for all attendees on Tuesday, July 26 in Salons FGH on the sixth floor ot the Hilton Hotel. Cost is included in the registration fee. Please see the final program for room information and times.
For students, a special program and panel will be held during the lunch period in Salons FG. The theme is: "How to be prepared for Careers in Additive Manufacturing (AM) - A panel discussion with AM experts across application domains". Professor Guha Manogharan from Penn State University will moderate the panel. The four panelists represent various career paths and stages:
For students, a special program and panel will be held during the lunch period. The theme is: "How to be prepared for Careers in Additive Manufacturing (AM) - A panel discussion with AM experts across application domains". Professor Guha Manogharan from Penn State University will moderate the panel. The four panelists represent various career paths and stages:
Narra received a master of science in computational mechanics, and a master of science and doctorate in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). After receiving her doctorate, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Next Manufacturing Center at CMU. She then served as an assistant professor in the materials and manufacturing program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, before joining CMU as an assistant professor in Fall of 2021. Dr. Narra’s additive manufacturing process design research lies at the intersection of process modeling including numerical, analytical, and semi-analytical methods, processing experiments, materials characterization, and data-driven analysis.
Maryna is an AM Academy - Product and Partnership Manager. She joined EOS in the summer of 2016 as an Applications Engineer for metal AM, then transitioned to digitalization topics, and currently supports the development and delivery of training content. She believes that education plays a key role in implementing emerging technologies, including industrial 3D Printing, and successfully transforming organizations.
Maryna earned her master's degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and the National Technical University of Ukraine Polytechnic Institute. At KIST she did research about the flexible floating ring seal that is used to reduce air leakage and increase compressor efficiency.
Now together with EOS Additive Minds, she shares her expertise in facilitating innovation with industrial 3D Printing. Maryna works on the development and delivery of Additive Manufacturing programs and products for professional development.
Nick Bass, is the Lead AM Engineer at an AM service bureau. He holds a Masters degree in Additive Manufacturing & Design from Penn State. At Cumberland Additive, Nick supports manufacturing projects with Powder Bed Fusion in rigorous industries like Aerospace, Defense, and Energy. His focus is on the industrialization of AM technologies for the manufacture of end-use parts. Prior to Cumberland, Nick worked held roles at Arconic, Flex, and Lockheed Martin Space. Nick brings high tech, high volume, diverse industrial experience to advance AM applications and streamline the AM factory.
Chelsea is an AM consultant from The Barnes Global Advisers, contributing to a variety of projects mainly supporting design for the process and advising customers on digital tools available to support their AM strategy. She began her engineering career at Honeywell Aerospace, gaining experience in various roles, including AM. Her AM experience focused on developing metal parts built on powder bed machines for aerospace applications. Her experience qualifying production parts for AM with the FAA at Honeywell led her to a role in new product engineering at Arconic (formerly Alcoa) where she successfully qualified additively manufactured parts for aerospace production for a major aircraft manufacturer. Her work with various manufacturers for flight and space has honed her AM design skills for diverse applications. Lean certified by her alma mater, Arizona State University, and Honeywell, she cultivates streamlined AM designs, production, and applications.
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 Dave Bourell directly, email@example.com. Due to COVID-19, there is no published proceedings for the 31st Annual Meeting (2020).