August 6-8, 2012
The Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication (LFF) at The University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1988, following student Carl Deckard's remarkable invention of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), one of the first freeform fabrication processes. Faculty in the LFF are active in research in diverse areas related to freeform fabrication.
The LFF is host to the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, first held in 1990 and the longest continuously running annual meeting dealing with research in freeform fabrication.
The purpose of the Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium is to provide a forum for technical exchange of research and developments in all areas of liquid, solid or gas phase SFF, the computer/machine technologies associated with the SFF processes, studies of various disciplines associated with SFF, and applications of SFF.
These include but are not limited to solid modeling, computer controls, system design,
beam-materials interactions, and the materials science & engineering of SFF processing and post-processing of parts.