The Twenty-ninth Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium – An Additive
Manufacturing Conference, held at The University of Texas in Austin on August 13-15, 2018, was
attended by 680 researchers from 18 countries. The number of oral and poster presentations increased
to 517 this year. The meeting was held on the Hilton Austin in the downtown area and consisted of a
Monday morning plenary, 59 parallel technical sessions, and a poster session.
The conference attendance continued to grow, reflective
of the interest at large in the area.
The recipient of the International Outstanding Young
Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing
Award was Dr. Guha Manogharan from Penn
State University. Dr. Chee Kai Chua from Nanyang
Technological University in Singapore received the
International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing
Excellence (FAME) Award.
There are 212 papers in the conference proceedings. Papers marked “REVIEWED” in the title area
were peer reviewed by two external reviewers. We have sequentially numbered the pages of the papers to facilitate citation. Manuscripts for
this and all preceding SFF Symposia are available for free download below and at the conference website: http://
The editors would like to thank the Organizing Committee, the session chairs, the attendees for their
enthusiastic participation; and the speakers both for their significant contribution to the meeting and
for the relatively prompt delivery of the manuscripts comprising this volume. We look forward to the
continued close cooperation of the additive manufacturing community in organizing the Symposium.
We also want to thank the Office of Naval Research (N00014-18-1-2558) and the National Science
Foundation (CMMI-1826959) for supporting this meeting financially. The meeting was co-organized by
the Mechanical Engineering Department/Lab for Freeform Fabrication under the aegis of the Advanced
Manufacturing and Design Center at The University of Texas at Austin.
The 2019 SFF Symposium is set for August 12-14, 2019 in Austin, Texas USA.
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