South African Additive Manufacturing show RAPDASA to run this November

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

South African Additive Manufacturing show RAPDASA to run this November

Participants at RAPDASA’s 2017 conference and exhibition (Courtesy RAPDASA)


The Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) will hold its 20th annual international conference and exhibition at the central University of Technology, Free State (CUT), in Bloemfontein, South Africa, from November 6–8, 2019. According to RAPDASA, the annual conference has grown in size and importance since it was established in 2000, and is now recognised as a key showcase for the AM sector in South Africa.

The exhibition which runs concurrently with the conference has also grown, with international and local exhibitors showcasing the latest technology and applications. The first exhibition to be opened to the general public was held at the International Conference Centre, Durban, Africa, in 2017.

The three-day conference will include a pre-conference seminar focused on Design and Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Parts, as well as a Design Competition which provides a platform for designers to compete in a number of categories in the creation of designs which would not be possible to manufacture using conventional technologies. RAPDASA states that the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Creating the Future of Manufacturing – Layer by Layer’.

Those wishing to attend can take advantage of discounted early registration until June 14. Further information about registration and submissions is available via the event’s website.

May 31, 2019

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Metal AM in the aerospace sector: from early successes to the transformation of an industry
  • Slowly but surely: Industrialising metal Additive Manufacturing the Norwegian way
  • Hot Isostatic Pressing and AM: How to improve product quality and productivity for critical applications
  • The convergence of Additive Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence: Envisioning a future that is closer than you think
  • ADAXIS: On a mission to reduce the layers of complexity in robotic Additive Manufacturing
  • Exploiting your metal Additive Manufacturing data assets: Faster industrialisation and new revenue streams

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap