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Military Additive Manufacturing Summit
Delivering Innovative & Responsive 3D Printing Solutions to the Warfighter

1 February, 2018 - 2 February, 2018, Tampa, FL, United States

Our 2nd Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit is designed as an educational and training ''Town Hall'' forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military services, Defense agencies, and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate.

This year's Summit will focus on the technology and innovation needed to further develop additive manufacturing technology and current level of capability in order to deliver greater flexibility to the Warfighter in deployed environments.

This Year's Topics to Include:

  • Innovations in Advanced Additive Manufacturing
  • Logistical Support on Demand: Flattening the Supply Chain in Support of the Warfighter
  • Leveraging Practical Maintenance & Sustainment Solutions to Reduce Operational Costs
  • Improving Mission Readiness through Utilization of AM Technologies
  • Utilizing Additive Manufacturing to Reduce Strain on Existing Supply Chains
  • DoD Perspective on Enhancing the Industrial Base's Additive Manufacturing Capabilities
  • US Navy Perspective towards Additive Manufacturing: Leveraging the Technology to Enhance the Fleet Durability & Readiness
  • Redefining Manufacturing: Rapid Prototyping to Functional Production
  • Bringing Additive Manufacturing Capabilities to the Point of Need
  • Providing On-Demand Fulfillment & Reducing Dependence on Resupply Missions
  • Improving the Functionality of 3D Printed Parts and Equipment through AM Innovation

Why You Should Attend the Military Additive Manufacturing Summit

According to recent reports, the worldwide 3D printing industry is expected to grow to $12.8 Billion in 2018, and is projected to exceed $21 billion by 2020. Manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, aerospace, high tech, and medical products are all piloting and using 3D printing technologies today. However, the US Military is taking an extremely active role in implementing the unique set of tools that additive manufacturing has proven that it can offer to units in resource scarce environments operating under restricted time schedules.

Through the use of 3D printing solutions, the Military is able to enhance the maintenance and sustainment capabilities needed to reduce downtime; minimize the costs associated with having to purchase, transport, and store additional resources; offer more operational flexibility to leaders in the field of logistics; and provide units in remote locations with the ability to reduce the size of their supply chains becoming more self-sufficient and agile in isolated and contested environments.

Additionally, the latest innovation in this field is metal additive manufacturing. This is accomplished by taking a base material, usually in the form of a metal powder and using heat generated by lasers to build a form. Other materials are being explored for additive manufacturing as well. We are beginning to move beyond 3d printing only being extruded plastic polymers and the military is particularly interested in this. The Navy has taken the first steps to explore this technology and the other branches are engaged as well. This forum will offer additive manufacturing solution providers, members from Government, and leaders in academia the opportunity to hear from some of the US Military's most senior and qualified subject matter experts on the future role of additive manufacturing in the Defense industry.

At Our Summit You Will Have the Ability to

  • Gain Education & Insight:  Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analysts.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence:  Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.


Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602

Attendees are responsible for booking a hotel on their own. DSI does NOT have special rates with any hotels for this summit. Hotels Nearby Include the follow:
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk,
111 W Fortune St, Tampa, FL 33602

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown
102 E Cass St, Tampa, FL 33602

Hilton Tampa Downtown
211 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
200 N Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
sheratontampariverwalk.comThe agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Early Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • LTG Darrell Williams, USA, Director, Defense Logistics Agency
  • MajGen Craig Crenshaw, USMC, Commanding General, MARCORLOGCOM
  • William Bray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
  • MG Edward Dorman, USA, Director, J4 Logistics & Engineering, USCENTCOM

Cybersecurity for Additive Manufacturing Panel*

  • *Moderator* Col Howard Marotto, USMC, Lead for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Development and Implementation, HQMC
  • Dr. Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics, North Dakota State University
  • Jeffrey Schrader, Chief Financial Officer, Guardtime
  • Keith Stouffer, Project Leader, Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems Engineering Lab, NIST


Event details

Defense Strategies Institute
1 February, 2018
2 February, 2018
Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
United States


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