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Friday, Oct 28, 2016

Additive Manufacturing for Defense and Government Symposium

  • Revolutionizing Aerospace & Defense Innovation, Production, Logistics & Readiness
  • 8 December, 2015 - 9 December, 2015, Washington, DC, United States

Unlike traditional manufacturing, which involves creating a smaller object from a larger source material, additive manufacturing takes raw materials, feeds them through a digital manufacturing system and creates a customized object from that material, eliminating excess material waste. This potential ability to exchange AM design and manufacturing capabilities via file sharing has enormous potential ramifications for reducing shipping and production costs, slashing production-to-end-user cycle times, dramatically improving SWaP ratios, and significantly reducing the logistics footprint. The range of potential applications is limitless: spare parts, medical prosthetics, bioengineered human cells, armor and other force protective equipment, explosives, sensors, and perhaps eventually entire systems, containing printed circuitry, power storage and software.

This outstanding symposium gathers together the government and industry experts who are shaping the future of additive manufacturing for defense and government. They will examine the latest DoD and government plans for spurring the growth of this dynamic technology.

  • How are DoD and Service manufacturing strategies being shaped by additive manufacturing?
  • How are DoD and Service manufacturing strategies being shaped by 3D printing and additive manufacturing?
  • How is the state-of-the-science being pushed by NIST, DOE, NASA, NSF and other government efforts?
  • What are the emerging lessons learned from early tactical deployments of 3D printing on the battlefield? Aboard ship?
  • What new materials and processes are needed?
  • What are the potential cyber security challenges and solutions?
  • What is 4D printing? How will 4D printing enable future systems to evolve in response to immediate tactical stimuli?
  • What are the latest 3D and 4D printing and AM capabilities on the industry drawing board? How can you get involved?

These and many other critical questions will be examined during this outstanding two-day event.

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  • Dr. Timothy Persons, SES, Chief Scientist, United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Dr. William Regli, Deputy Director, Defense Science Office, DARPA
  • Dr. Timothy Bunning, Chief Scientist, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, WPAFB
  • Ms. Stacey Kerwien, Deputy Division Chief, Materials, Mfg. & Prototype Technology, Army RDECOM-ARDEC
  • Dr. Marty Irvine, Head, Maritime and Joint Systems Development, Naval Surface Weapons Center
  • Capt Frank Futcher, Director, Navy Business Operations & TOC Branch, OPNAV N41
  • Dr. Joseph T (Tim) Arcano, Jr, Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
  • Mr. Glenn Gardner, Director for Engineering Policy & Standards, and Industrial Engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  • Dr. Raymond Clinton, Deputy Manager, S&T, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Mr. Johnnie DeLoach, Head, Materials Division ,Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
  • Mr. Ben Bouffard, Senior Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Division Carderock
  • Dr. William Frazier, Chief Scientist Air Vehicle Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Ms. Elizabeth McMichael, Director of Innovation, Aviation Readiness, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Dr. Leo Christodoulou, Director, Engineering, Materials and Structures, The Boeing Co.
  • Dr. Vivek Saxena, Vice President, Leader, Aerospace Operations and Supply Chain Practice, ICF International
  • Dr. Rainer Hebert, Director, Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, UConn
  • Dr. Alexander Mueller, Head, Chemistry Division, Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Dr. Shawn Kelly, Principal Engineer, Additive Manufacturing, Director, Additive Manufacturing Consortium, EWI
  • Mr. James Zunino, Senior Materials Engineer, Materials, Mfg. & and Prototype Technology USA Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal
  • Dr. Peter C. Liacouras, Director of Services, 3D Medical Applications Center, Dept. of Radiology, Walter Reed, National Military Medical Center
  • Mr. Neal Orringer, Vice President, 3D Systems
  • Mr. James Joyce, Director, Commercial Additive Manufacturing, Deloitte Consulting
  • Dr. Russell Kirk, Pirlo Research Biologist, Bioenergy and Biofabrication Section, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
  • Mr. Jason Dunn, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Made In Space, Inc.
  • Dr. Wayne King, Director, Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Initiative,
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dr. Richard Fonda, Manufacturing Science Program Manager, ONR
  • Mr. Brian Rosenberger, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

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