Accession Number : ADA335248

Title :   Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Proceedings (8th) Held in Austin, Texas on August 11-13, 1997

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr-31 Dec 97

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN ENGINEERING MECHANICS RESEARCH LAB

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

PDF Url : ADA335248

Report Date : 14 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 770

Abstract : The Eighth Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium, held at The University of Texas in Austin on August 11-13, 1997, was attended by 200 national and international researchers. Papers addressed SFF issues in computer software, machine design, materials synthesis and processing, and integrated manufacturing. Eighty-six presentations were made, 65 oral presentations and 21 poster presentations. The diverse domestic and foreign attendees represented industrial users, SFF machine manufacturers, universities, and government. 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. We are pleased to report that the SFF Symposium attracted a large number of young scientists th1is year. We had 51 students from 21 universities (4 international universities), approximately 25% of the entire meeting participants. The Organizing Committee has always valued the role of technical meetings as a venue for graduate students in research.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *FABRICATION, METALS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, MANUFACTURING, MACHINE TOOLS, TOOLS, COMPUTERS, POLYMERS, PROCESSING, LAMINATES, CERAMIC MATERIALS, LASER APPLICATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE