Military Additive Manufacturing Summit

Tampa, FL, United States

Our 3rd Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase is designed as an educational & training "Town Hall" forum, where thought leaders & key policy-makers across Military services, defense agencies, & civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions & debate. This year's Summit will focus on the latest revolutionary technologies & innovations being developed to further various additive manufacturing processes & current level of capability, in order to deliver greater flexibility to the Warfighter on the battlefield.

Topics to be Covered at the 2018 Symposium:

  • Acquiring and fielding the most effective & innovative additive manufacturing technologies for mission success across the DoD
  • Utilizing additive manufacturing processes in support of Army's ground and support systems
  • Delivering an effective military logistics supply chain in support of a ready, sustainable force
  • Guiding the implementation of additively manufactured parts into the DoD logistics network
  • Integrating additive manufacturing processes: utilizing advanced technologies to further fleet durability & readiness
  • Enhancing additive manufacturing capabilities in support of a more agile & resilient MAGTF
  • Enabling the airmen to be more self-sufficient through the utility of 3D printing technologies
  • Ensuring sustainable and innovative industrial capabilities in support of the Warfighter
  • Advancing expeditionary 3D printing to support Warfighters at the point of need
  • Developing the Next Generation of 3D Printing and Processes in Support of the Warfighter

Why You Should Attend the 2019 Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Showcase

According to recent reports, the aerospace and defense 3D printing market is expected to surpass 4 billion by 2023 and is projected to increase 23.2 percent annually over the next five years. Manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, aerospace, high tech, and medical products are all piloting and using 3D printing technologies today. The US Military is taking advantage of these 3D printed components, integrating them into the various US military services for reduced maintenance and production costs. Additive manufacturing has proven that it can allow the Warfighter to print spares and other vital materials at the point of need, not having to operate under restricted time schedules.

This 2019 Military Additive Manufacturing Summit will detail how through the use of 3D printing solutions, the Military is able to enhance their sustainment capabilities, minimizing the costs associated with having to purchase, transport, and store additional resources. Additive manufacturing has enabled the Warfighter increased operational flexibility in deployed environments. Panels at this event will explain how the Military logistics supply chain has become more efficient through the implementation of expeditionary printing methods and various AM cutting-edge innovations, producing a more self-sufficient and agile force in austere and contested environments.

This Summit also will touch on metal additive manufacturing and how this 3D printing method can revolutionize the production of large steel structures by replicating them in a short period of time. The process occurs when taking a base material, usually in the form of a metal powder and using heat generated by lasers to build a form. The Navy has also taken the first steps to explore different forms of 3D technology on a large scale by producing small submarines from these new, elaborate manufacturing processes.

Ultimately, 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 advancing Warfighter readiness and over operational effectiveness.

2019 Scheduled Speakers Include:

  • LTG Aundre Piggee, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, US Army
  • Lt. Gen. Warren D. Berry, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, USAF
  • MG Christopher J. Sharpsten, USA, Director, J4 Logistics & Engineering, USCENTCOM
  • Bryan H. Wood, SES, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics, USMC
  • COL Ken Letcher, USA, Commander, JMTC & AMC AM Lead, TACOM
  • CAPT Jason Bridges, USN, Director, Navy Business Operations/Total Ownership, OPNAV N415
  • Kathy Cutler, SES, Director, DLA Information Operations and CIO, Defense Logistics Agency


CAMLS Training Center
124 S Franklin 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 following:

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
Event details
Organizer : Defense Strategies Institute
Venue : CAMLS Training Center, Tampa, FL, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19121

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