19th Annual International RAPDASA Conference

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RAPDASA Pre-Conference Seminar

Protea Parktonian Braamfontein

Johannesburg, ZA

November 6, 2018 – November 7, 2018

Based on South Africa’s position as the world’s second largest producer of titanium raw material, a national Titanium Metal Industry Strategy was developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). In 2009 the Titanium Centre of Competence was established as implementation vehicle of this strategy. Additive manufacturing of titanium alloys featured as one of the technology platforms of the Titanium Centre of Competence.

Following on the need for a national additive manufacturing plan expressed by the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) in 2012, the DST commissioned the development of a South African Additive Manufacturing Strategy. This strategy was published in 2016 (see http://www.rapdasa.org) and provides guidance to South African players in identifying economic opportunities, addressing technology gaps, focusing development programmes and informing investment decisions that would eventually enable local companies and industry sectors to become global leaders in selected areas of additive manufacturing.

Early in 2015 the national Collaborative Program in Additive Manufacturing (CPAM), funded by the DST, was initiated to pursue implementation of this strategy. This program is executed by a consortium consisting of the CSIR National Laser Centre, the Central University of Technology, Free State, Aerosud, Stellenbosch University, Northwest University, Vaal University of Technology, University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, University of the Witwatersrand, Rapid3D and Altair. An important sub-program of the CPAM is aimed at Qualification of Additive Manufacturing of Ti6Al4V for Medical Implants and Aerospace Components.

Focus of the Seminar

This one-day seminar features research and development related to the CPAM sub-program on Qualification of Additive Manufacturing of Ti6Al4V for Medical Implants and Aerospace Components. It provides an opportunity for postgraduate students from the collaborating institutions to present their research to an international audience. Through their participation many of these students get their first exposure to the process of preparing and submitting conference papers for peer review and subsequent presentation in the seminar.

Abstract and Paper Submission

On acceptance of the abstract participants can submit a full paper or an updated extended abstract. Submitted papers will be subjected to the same blind peer review process as the RAPDASA conference papers. Successful papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be submitted for publication in the South African Journal of Industrial engineering.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts:.......................... 25 May 2018
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: ....................................  5 June 2018
  • Deadline for submission of full papers or final extended abstracts:.20 July 2018
  • Feedback after review of papers: ............................................. 3 September 2018
  • Deadline for final papers after rework:...................................... 28 September 2018
  • Registration deadline: ............................................................ 19 October 2018

Attendance Fees and Registration

Registration for the seminar, must be done at www.rapdasa.org.

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19th Annual International RAPDASA Conference

Protea Parktonian Braamfontein

Johannesburg, ZA

November 7, 2018 – November 9, 2018

Additive Manufacturing (AM), alternatively referred to as 3D printing, is a layer-based process used to manufacture physical objects. Using AM technology enables the manufacturing of geometrically complex parts, which require a high degree of customisation. AM technologies are currently used in a wide variety of manufacturing sectors, which include Aerospace, Medical, Bio-medical, Dentistry, R&D, Automotive and many more. Throughout the years, AM has demonstrated its value, is of a disruptive nature and can be considered a technology that can be used improve quality of life.

This year’s conference will focus on Additive Manufacturing’s impact on Industry 4.0. As such, this year’s conference theme is:

Additive Manufacturing as a key driver of the 4th Industrial Revolution

With respect to the conference theme, papers can be submitted under any of the following topics:

  • Additive Manufacturing business development / New Additive Manufacturing applications
  • Impact of AM on the intellectual property environment
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Material evaluation and selection
  • Post processing and qualification
  • Material / Process development
  • Product development

Please note the following important dates:

  • Submission of extended abstracts (2 pages):............ 31st May 2018
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: ................... 5th June 2018
  • Submission of full papers:...................................... 16th July 2018
  • Feedback on paper reviews:................................... 17th August 2018
  • Revised paper submission:.................................... 17th September 2018
  • Selected papers to be submitted to SAJIE: .............. 30th September 2018
  • Early bird registration: ......................................... Before 31st July 2018
  • Conference registration: ....................................... Before 20thOctober 2018
  • Preconference seminar: ........................................ 6thNovember 2018
  • Conference:......................................................... 7th -9th November 2018

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18th Annual International RAPDASA Conference

Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre

Durban, ZA

November 8, 2017 – November 10, 2017

Additive Manufacturing (AM), alternatively referred to as 3D printing, is a layer-based process used to manufacture physical objects. Using AM technology enables the manufacturing of geometrically complex parts, which require a high degree of customisation. AM technologies are currently used in a wide variety of manufacturing sectors, which include Aerospace, Medical, Bio-medical, Dentistry, R&D, Automotive and many more. Throughout the years, AM has demonstrated its value, is of a disruptive nature and can be considered a technology that can be used improve quality of life.

This year’s conference will focus on Additive Manufacturing’s impact on economies and how it promotes a different way of thinking. As such, this year’s conference theme is:

Game Changing Thinking: 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Internet of Things

With respect to the conference theme, papers can be submitted under any of the following topics:

  • Additive Manufacturing business development / New Additive Manufacturing applications
  • Impact of AM on the intellectual property environment
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Material evaluation and selection
  • Post processing and qualification
  • Material / Process development
  • Product development

Please note the following important dates:

  • Submission of extended abstracts (2 pages):............ 16th June 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: ................... 1st July 2017
  • Submission of full papers:...................................... 11th August 2017
  • Feedback on paper reviews:................................... 8th September 2017
  • Revised paper submissions:....................................22nd September 2017
  • Selected papers to be submitted to SAJIE: .............. 29th September 2017
  • Early bird registration: ......................................... Before 31th July 2017
  • Conference registration: ....................................... Before 20th October 2017
  • Preconference seminar: ........................................ 7th November 2017
  • Conference:......................................................... 8-10th November 2017

To Submit an Abstract or Paper for the Actual Conference click here

 

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RAPDASA Pre-Conference Seminar

Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre

Durban, ZA

November 7, 2017 – November 8, 2017

Background

From its position as the world’s second largest producer of titanium raw material, South Africa has the potential to add significant value to this natural resource. In response to recommendations of the National Research and Technology Foresight Project, dating back to 1999, a national Titanium Metal Industry Strategy was developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). In 2009 the Titanium Centre of Competence was established as implementation vehicle of this strategy. Additive manufacturing of titanium alloys featured as one of the technology platforms of the Titanium Centre of Competence.

Following on the need for a national additive manufacturing plan expressed by the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) in 2012, the DST commissioned the development of a South African Additive Manufacturing Strategy. This strategy, published in 2016 (see http://www.rapdasa.org), provides guidance to South African players in identifying economic opportunities, addressing technology gaps, focusing development programmes and informing investment decisions that would eventually enable local companies and industry sectors to become global leaders in selected areas of additive manufacturing.

In response to the recommendations of this national strategy, a national Collaborative Program in Additive Manufacturing (CPAM), funded by the DST, was initiated in 2015. This program is executed by a consortium consisting of the CSIR National Laser Centre, the Central University of Technology, Free State, Aerosud, Stellenbosch University, Northwest University, Vaal University of Technology, the University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, the University of the Witwatersrand, Rapid3D and Altair. An important sub-program of the CPAM focuses on Qualification of Additive Manufacturing of Ti6Al4V for Medical Implants and Aerospace Components.

Focus of the Seminar

This one-day seminar features research and development related to the CPAM sub-program on Qualification of Additive Manufacturing of Ti6Al4V for Medical Implants and Aerospace Components. The progress and achievements of this national program will be presented by researchers from the collaborating institutions. Postgraduate students from the participating universities will present their research executed under this CPAM sub-program.

Please note the following important dates:

  • Submission of extended abstracts (2 pages):............ 28th June 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: ................... 3rd July 2017
  • Submission of full papers:...................................... 18th August 2017
  • Feedback on paper reviews:................................... 8th September 2017
  • Selected papers to be submitted to SAJIE: .............. 28th September 2017
  • Early bird registration: ......................................... Before 31th July 2017
  • Preconference seminar registration: ....................... Before 20thOctober 2017
  • Preconference seminar: ........................................ 7th November 2017

To Submit an Abstract or Paper for the Pre-Conference Seminar click here

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