19th Annual International RAPDASA Conference

Protea Parktonian Braamfontein

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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