november, 2020

04novallday06RAPDASA 2020 Conference and Exhibition


Event Details

Following the success of the 20th Annual International Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) conference hosted by CUT in November 2019, we are pleased to announce the final call for papers for the 2020 RAPDASA Conference.

Additive Manufacturing (AM), better known as “3D Printing”, has matured from a prototyping technology (in the 1990’s) into the fully-fledged manufacturing technology which it is today.  AM products are used as final products in aerospace, automotive, medical and the consumer product industries, and the technology has proved itself in aiding designers and engineers to achieve complexity in design and manufacturing.

The 21st Annual Conference theme:

Additive Manufacturing for Our Rapidly Changing World

with its sub-theme: Solving diverse, complex, and interconnected issues,  will offer many opportunities for participants from industry, R&D institutions, academia and government to gain insights from world experts in this field and for the South African AM community to showcase the cutting-edge work carried out in this country.

The conference will cover sectors such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical and Bio-medical
  • Automotive
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Architecture

Apart from these, papers can also be presented on topics covering all aspects of the rapid product development chain, such as:

  • Computer-aided Design
  • Product Engineering
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Process Modelling
  • Structural Analysis
  • Materials Selection for Design
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Processing
  • Tooling Design and Development
Read more and register here 


november 4 (Wednesday) - 6 (Friday)


Stellenbosch – STIAS Stellenbosch University Bloemfontein – Central University of Technology, Free State Centurion – Aerosud



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