Accession Number : ADA277718


Title :   Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium Proceedings Held in Austin, Texas on August 9-11, 1993


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH


Personal Author(s) : Marcus, Harris L ; Beeman, Joseph J ; Barlow, Joel W ; Bourell, David L ; Crawford, Richard H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a277718.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 397


Abstract : This Proceedings of the Fourth Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, held at The University of Texas in Austin on August 9-11, 1993, reaffirms the dynamic nature of the research area. The interest shown by researchers over the wide range of disciplines and subdisciplines that make up Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) highlight this technical Symposium. The speakers addressed problems in computer software, in machine design, materials synthesis and processing, and SFF in integrated manufacturing. The exponential growth in the research, application and development of SFF approaches was readily apparent from the attendees from industrial users, SFF machine manufacturers, universities, and government. This Symposium is the first where real progress toward structurally sound samples and parts was demonstrated as SFF moves from 'feelie' to 'non-structural' to 'structural' real parts over a range of materials. This advancement in the state-of-the-art of SFF will continue to drive the exponential growth of the area. The excitement amongst the Symposium participants will continue to serve as the catalyst for the continued growth and the availability of Solid Freeform Fabrication. The Symposium organizers look forward to its being a continued source of technical exchange among the growing body of researchers involved in SFF.


Descriptors :   *MATERIALS , *POLYMERS , *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES , *CERAMIC MATERIALS , *SINTERING , *PROCESSING , METALS , FABRICATION , OXIDES , SILVER , SILICON CARBIDES , BARIUM , EPOXY RESINS , POWDER METALLURGY , NICKEL , MACHINES , COPPER , ALUMINUM OXIDES , BRONZE , YTTRIUM , WELDING , WAXES , LITHOGRAPHY , LASERS , PROTOTYPES , SUPERCONDUCTORS , SYMPOSIA , MANUFACTURING , COMPUTERS


Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE