Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS)

November 6, 2014 – November 7, 2014

Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies have ex­panded vastly over the more than 20 years of its history. Originally seen as mostly suitable for Rapid Prototyping (RP), these processes are not exclusively used for that purpose any longer. Intensive research efforts in recent years focused primarily on the technologies for processing metallic powders and showed their huge potential for delivery of end-use components, or to be an adequate complementary to advanced machining. With its more than 1000 systems currently in use, South Africa is swiftly following this general trend.

The Annual International RAPDASA Conference is taking place for the fifteenth time. Over the years it grew constantly in importance both from academic and industrial perspective, as well as in international significance. Having a fully peer reviewed conference and keeping at the same time its industrial relevance, this anniversary signifies a milestone in its own right. In this way it meets its main objective to be a generator of innovative ideas and fruitful collaboration both locally and abroad. The theme of the conference captures this objective, expressing the precondition of engineering education and skills development for industrial growth.


To upload an abstract or paper for RAPDASA:

1. Log into existing Sun Conference profile or create a new profile - Create Profile / Log In

2. Once Logged in, go to "Call for Papers" (menu at the right hand side or bottom of the screen) and follow submission instructions.

To register for RAPDASA:

Go to Rapdasa website - www.rapdasa.org



SAIIE31 Goes Virtual!


We are excited to announce the final format for the SAIIE31 Green conference for 2020.  Due to the current uncertainty around the course of the pandemic over the next few months, we have made a decision to go forward with a virtual conference.

The conference will still take place from 5-7 October 2020 and we are currently putting together an exciting line up of activities for these three days to ensure a wonderful SAIIE conference experience.

As a result of this change, we will be adjusting the conference registration fees and the deadlines for registration.  We are also extending the abstract and presentation only track deadline.

A full brochure giving you a better glimpse of what to expect and providing further information on registration and presentations will be going out early next week, so please watch out for this.

The SAIIE31 Team is really looking forward to our event this year and although it will be different, we are sure that it is going to be a conference that you will never forget!

Posted: 2020-07-30
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