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.