2018 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference

August 13–15, 2018 • Hilton Austin Hotel • Austin, Texas, USA

Online and advanced registration is now closed.

Onsite registration is available beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, at the Hilton Austin in the Salon H Foyer on the 6th floor. To expedite the registration process, you may complete and print the PDF registration form and bring it with you. Staff will be available to assist you with your registration.

The 2018 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference (SFF Symposium) will be held Monday, August 13, through Wednesday, August 15, with a pre-conference social event scheduled for Sunday, August 12 Additional information regarding this symposium, such as events, awards, and hotel options, can be found on the SFF Symposium website.


Abstract Submission Deadline:
April 15, 2018

Registration Deadline:
August 9, 2018

Conference Dates:
August 13–15, 2018


Registration Information

Full-conference and student registration fees include the following:

  • Sunday evening pre-conference event
  • Monday evening awards banquet
  • Tuesday lunch
  • A flash drive copy of the conference proceedings+

+The conference proceedings flash drive will be sent to full-conference and student registrants at the address provided on this form. If the proceedings should be sent to a different address, please notify TMS before August 15. Individuals who cancel their registrations and do not receive a refund are entitled to the flash drive conference proceedings.

Technical sessions will begin on Monday, August 13, and run through Wednesday, August 15. Attendees are required to register and badges must be worn for admission to technical sessions and all conference events.

Registration Fees

Full Conference $620
Student* $400
Daily (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday)** $250

*Must be a full-time graduate or undergraduate student to register at student rate. Students may register online, and must send a copy of their student ID card by email to mtgserv@tms.org. Students must bring their student ID cards with them on-site to get their conference materials.
**One-day registration includes one social event, but not a copy of the proceedings.

Cancellation Policy
Requests for cancellations must be made in writing (by e-mail or mail) to TMS. A $75 processing fee is charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be processed after August 9, 2018.

Obtain a Travel Visa for Conferences held in the United States

Request a Visa Letter

To request an official visa invitation letter for this conference, please send your request to TMS Meeting Services. Letters will be generated as requested, so you can submit it along with other required documentation to the appropriate consulate/embassy. Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. If you need additional assistance, please call at 1–724–776–9000, ext. 211.

Visa Application Process

Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa takes a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. The U.S. State Department website includes visa information concerning temporary visitors to the United States that may be helpful to you.

Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for Visa Waiver Program travelers. Complete information is available on the Visa Waiver Program page of the U.S. State Department website.

For More Information

For questions or more information regarding this symposium, please e-mail the TMS Programming Staff.

Please Note: The 2018 Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference is organized by the Mechanical Engineering Department/Lab for Freeform Fabrication under the aegis of the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is handling registration and programming support services for this symposium.