Accession Number : ADA318152

Title :   Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium Proceedings, September 1996.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar-31 Jul 96,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bourell, D. L. ; Beaman, J. ; Marcus, H. L. ; Crawford, R. ; Barlow, J.

PDF Url : ADA318152

Report Date : 30 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 653

Abstract : The Seventh Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium, held at The University of Texas in Austin on August 12-14, 1996, was attended by over 200 national and international researchers. Papers, addressed SFF issues in computer software, machine design, materials synthesis and processing, and integrated manufacturing. The continued growth in the research, application and development of SFF approaches was readily apparent from the increased participation over previous years and the diverse domestic and foreign attendees from industrial users, SFF machine manufacturers, universities, and government. The excitement generated at the Symposium reflects the participants' total involvement in SFF and the future technical health of this growing technology. The Symposium was again organized in a manner to allow the multi-disciplinary nature of the SFF research to be presented coherently, with various sessions emphasizing computer issues, machine topics, and the variety of materials aspects of SFF. We believe that documenting the constantly changing state of SFF art as represented by these Proceedings will serve both the people presently involved in this fruitful technical area as well as the large flux of new researchers and users entering the field.

Descriptors :   *MANUFACTURING, *FABRICATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, METALS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, AIRCRAFT, SYNTHESIS, HEALTH, MATERIALS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FLUX(RATE), PROTOTYPES, LASERS, MEDICAL RESEARCH, SPACE TRANSPORTATION, SEALING COMPOUNDS, SINTERING, CERMETS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE