2023 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium

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The 34th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference, was held from August 14-16, 2023. There were 589 registrants from 9 countries. The total number of scheduled oral and poster presentations was 513. The meeting consisted of a Monday morning plenary, 56 parallel technical sessions and a poster session. The plenary session included an excellent mixture of presentations from Industry, US National Laboratories, and Universities. The Plenary Session also included presentations from the recipients of the 2023 International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award Dr. Niocholas Meisel, from Penn State University and Anthony Rollett from Carnegie Mellon University who won the International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence (FAME) Award.

There are over XX papers in this conference proceedings. Papers marked “REVIEWED” in the title area were peer reviewed by two external reviewers. The Table of Contents file and Author-Attendee file have links to all the papers. 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 at the conference website: https://www.sffsymposium.org; select the “Proceedings Archive” pull-down menu item.

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 are grateful to TMS conference management staff for their significant contributions to the meeting planning and proceedings production, particularly Jeff Gnacinski, Tess De Jong, Kellye Parsson, Colleen Madore, and Trudi Dunlap. We look forward to the continued close cooperation of the additive manufacturing community in organizing the Symposium. We also want to thank the National Science Foundation (CMMI- 2226705) for supporting this meeting financially by providing 75 student registration fee waivers. Funding from the Office of Naval Research is also gratefully acknowledged. The meeting was organized within the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation (CAMDI) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Joe Beaman took over as the Chair of the Organizing Committee The next SFF Symposium is August 12-14, 2024 at the Hilton Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas USA. The conference website will become active in mid-January 2024.


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