Accession Number : ADA362745
Title : Solid Freeform Fabrication Proceedings (9th) Held in Austin, Texas on August 10-12 1998
Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN
Personal Author(s) : Marcus, Harris L. ; Beaman, Joseph J. ; Bourell, David L. ; Barlow, Joel W. ; Crawford, Richard H.
Report Date : AUG 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 778
Abstract : The Ninth Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium, held at The University of Texas in Austin on August 10-12, 1998, was attended by over 150 national and international researchers. Papers addressed SFF issues in computer software, machine design, materials synthesis and processing, and integrated manufacturing. New sessions on ceramic materials and multiple materials SFF were added to this year's program. The diverse domestic and foreign attendees included industrial users, SFF machine manufacturers, university researchers and representatives from the government. We are pleased once again with the strong showing of university students. The excitement generated at the Symposium reflects the participants' total involvement in SFF and the future technical health of this growing technology. The Symposium organizers look forward to its being a continuing forum for technical exchange among the expanding body of researchers involved in SFF. 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 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 new researchers and users entering the field.
Descriptors : *CERAMIC MATERIALS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , SYMPOSIA , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , FABRICATION , LASER APPLICATIONS , MACHINES.
Subject Categories : CERAMICS, REFRACTORIES AND GLASS
MFG & INDUSTRIAL ENG & CONTROL OF PRODUCT SYS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE