The 18th Annual International RAPDASA Conference, Save the Date

Following the success of the 17th Annual International RAPDASA conference, we are pleased to announce the 2017 conference to be held in the 1st week of November, in warm and sunny Durban, South Africa.

The 2017 conference will be hosted by Rapid3D on behalf of RAPDASA.

The Organising Committee, on behalf of RAPDASA, invites SMME’s, entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers, product designers, toolmakers, production staff, technical directors and managers from industry involved in design, development and manufacturing of products and components to participate or simply attend the conference.

In addition, participants from international product development communities, academia, national R&D and educational institutions are also invited to attend and participate in the conference.

The RAPDASA conference is sure to attract many key industry partners, technology demonstrators and renowned academics.

The conference plays host to some of the best local and international keynote speakers that the Additive Manufacturing industry has to offer. This year will have the biggest exhibition that RAPDASA has ever had.

Extended Abstract submissions will open soon so keep a look out for the ‘Call for Abstracts’. All full papers are double blind reviewed and selected papers will be published in a special edition of the South African Journal of Industrial Engineering (SAJIE).

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  1. Robert Phillips-Reply
    9 March 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I am most certainly keen to join the conference .

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      9 March 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Robert. We’ll keep you updated as we get closer to the date.

  2. Ben Bosch-Reply
    9 March 2017 at 12:30 pm

    please remind me closer to the time again.
    can we bring along at least 4 students and two more teachers please

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      9 March 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Will do Ben. Keep an eye on your mailbox.

  3. Adrian Boutelje-Reply
    9 March 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Sounds interesting

  4. 9 March 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I will definitely be there. I would also be interested in the early bird packages for accommodation etc.

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      9 March 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Great news Martin. We will keep you in the loop as the planning progresses. Watch your inbox.

  5. 9 March 2017 at 1:23 pm

    keen to join

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      9 March 2017 at 1:37 pm

      Good news. We’ll keep you updated.

  6. 9 March 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Sounds great. We’re quite keen.

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      9 March 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you Fritz. We’ll keep you in the loop.

  7. 9 March 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Will be there, but send reminders

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      9 March 2017 at 4:18 pm

      Absolutely will do.

  8. Rohan-Reply
    9 March 2017 at 7:10 pm

    My Son and I are Keen. Please remind me.

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      9 March 2017 at 8:59 pm


  9. Nelson-Reply
    10 March 2017 at 8:19 am

    Looking forward to the event, let the revolution kick into 2nd gear.

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      10 March 2017 at 10:59 am

      Absolutely Nelson. See you there.

  10. 10 March 2017 at 10:28 am

    The Kuunda 3D team from East Africa would be interested…please remind us.

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      10 March 2017 at 10:59 am

      Will do Beth.

  11. 12 March 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Always keen. Thanks

  12. Professor A.M.Kuthe-Reply
    24 March 2017 at 8:40 am

    I am ready to attend the conference subject to approval from my institute

    • Marketing Team-Reply
      17 April 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Looking forward to seeing you there Professor

  13. 1 September 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Would like to attend on behalf of SAIIE . Please send me details

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