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Conference Info



 $660 (full), $450 (student). The registration fee includes, in addition to full meeting access, the Sunday evening pre-conference social event, the Monday evening awards banquet, an informal Tuesday lunch at the meeting and a download version of the full conference proceedings. One day registration is available ($250/day) and includes one social event but not access to the conference proceedings.  To register, please click the "Register" button on the website homepage.  If you prefer a non-web-based version, a pdf of the registration form may be downloaded here in due course.  You may also purchase extra tickets for the social events if you intend to bring a non-registered accompanying person/s.


 Dress for the meeting and evening special events is casual.


The official language of the conference is English.


To submit an abstract, please click the "Conference Tools" button on the website homepage (   The abstract submission deadline is April 3rd.


A poster session is set for late Tuesday afternoon.  To participate, please submit an abstract and check the poster button.  Specific information respecting poster set-up may be found here.


The Hilton Hotel is providing complimentary in-room internet service for attendees making reservations on the conference block of rooms.  Complimentary wireless internet is available on the meeting floors at the conference space.


The conference program will be available at this website by late June.


Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Awards will be given at the 2022 meeting. Information, including eligibility, selection criteria and nomination/application forms, may be found under "FAME Awards" on the website homepage.  The deadline for package submission for preferred consideration is May 1.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recommended funding for student support.  Based on this and the timing of the meeting, we are initiating the application process now. In the unlikely event that NSF funding is not provided, no registration fee waivers will be awarded. A final funding announcement will be made here once we know.


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. 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.

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 25 by 5:00 PM CDT.  You should be informed of acceptance by Monday, June 6.  

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. 


You may download the instructions and application form here.  If you have any questions, email Penn State University Professor Guha Manogharan at

To request an official visa invitation letter for this conference, please send your request to Letters will be generated as requested, so you can submit it along with other required documentation to the appropriate Consulate/Embassy. Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. If you need additional assistance please call at 1–724–776–9000, ext. 241.



Authors must present their work at the meeting to have their manuscript included in the proceedings.  Manuscript submission is optional for presenters. Manuscript instructions may be obtained here.  Manuscripts should be uploaded at the conference website.  Please click the "Conference Tools" button on the website homepage.  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.  Please see the conference main homepage for deadlines.  Reviews are due at the conference; final manuscripts are due August 26.


Authors must present their work at the meeting to have their manuscript included in the proceedings.  Papers presented in presentation and poster sessions will be published in a downloadable format.  Each person (including students) registering for the full meeting will receive instructions to download the full proceedings about 4 months after the meeting.  Individual proceedings papers will be accessible to anyone and will be downloadable on line at the conference website.  Past Proceedings articles are available at the conference website homepage.  Click the "Proceedings Archive" tab under "More".


Organizing Committee

Joe Beaman, Chair    -    The University of Texas at Austin
Rich Crawford             -   The University of Texas at Austin
Desiderio Kovar         -    The University of Texas at Austin
Carolyn Seepersad    -    The University of Texas at Austin

Mehran Tehrani          -     The University of Texas at Austin

Advisory Committee

Jack Beuth            -   Carnegie Mellon University

Denis Cormier      -   Rochester Institute of Technology

Phill Dickens         -   Nottingham University

Chad Duty            -   University of Tennessee

Brian Giera           -    Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Richard Hague     -    University of Nottingham

Ola Harrysson      -    North Carolina State University

Carl Hauser          -     TWI Technology Centre

Neil Hopkinson    -     XAAR

Bradley Jared       -    Sandia National Labs

Brandon Lane       -    NIST

Ming Leu               -     Missouri University of Science & Technology

Frank Liou             -     Missouri University of Science & Technology

Toshiki Niino         -     The University of Tokyo

David Rosen         -      Singapore UTD

Tom Starr              -      University of Louisville

Brent Stucker        -     ANSYS

Ryan Wicker          -     The University of Texas at El Paso

Chris Williams       -     Virginia Tech



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