Past event: Advanced Manufacturing for Defense Summit

The Premier Advanced Manufacturing event for Aerospace, Defense & Space

Our Premier Am Event Returns To The United States In June 2024

Join us on June 11-12, 2024 at The Westin Hotel in Pasadena, California for the Advanced Manufacturing for Defense Summit, where in our 5th iteration we explore the cutting-edge realm of additive manufacturing, a sector set to surpass a staggering value of USD $76.16 billion by 2030. This dynamic sector, thriving at the intersection of aerospace, space, and defense, is at the forefront of revolutionizing modern manufacturing practices.

This gathering, conducted in collaboration with ASTM International, will serve as a nexus of industry leaders, experts, and innovators, where collaborative discussions will unfold against the backdrop of recent investments by industry, as well as program initiatives funded by the current administration, adding a layer of timeliness and relevance to the discourse.

Reasons to attend Advanced Manufacturing for Defense, Aerospace & Space

  • Cutting-Edge Insights: Gain access to the latest advancements and insights in advanced manufacturing
  • Industry Leaders' Perspectives: Hear directly from industry leaders, including representatives from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and General Atomics, sharing their perspectives on the future of manufacturing technologies
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals, experts, and innovators in the defense and aerospace sectors, fostering collaboration and potential partnerships
  • Strategic Insights: Gain strategic insights into the future of defense manufacturing, enabling your organization to make informed decisions and stay ahead in a rapidly evolving industry
  • Deep Dive into Aerospace: Delve into specialized discussions and case studies focused specifically on aerospace applications, providing targeted insights for professionals in the aerospace sector

Key Themes

  • Qualifications and Certifications: Explore the evolving landscape of workforce qualifications and certifications crucial for success in the dynamic field of Advanced Manufacturing
  • Metals and Powders for Space: Delve into the realm of space-grade materials, uncovering innovations in metals and powders shaping the future of aerospace
  • Cybersecurity for DoD Programs: Navigate the complexities of cybersecurity uniquely tailored to Department of Defense (DoD) Advanced Manufacturing programs, ensuring the integrity and security of critical processes
  • Supply Chain Resilience: Discover strategies to fortify your manufacturing materials supply chain, mitigating risks and disruptions for a more resilient and responsive production ecosystem
  • Advancements in Aerospace Manufacturing: Explore cutting-edge technologies driving advancements in aerospace manufacturing

ASTM Workshop | June 10, 2024

Join us for a full exclusive tour of the Boeing El Segundo Advanced Manufacturing Facility, including insights into new and innovative technology systems.

Who is this for?
This workshop will focus on the implementation of Additive Manufacturing for Critical Applications, which has direct relevance to Aerospace and Defense organizations. Additive Manufacturing Engineers, Structural Integrity Engineers, and Business Leaders are the target audience.

What will you learn?
You will learn the latest movements in Additive Manufacturing, based on global trends, which can steer your business towards the right applications. To do this, you will learn about the Standards landscape, key considerations in the use of AM in Aerospace and in critical applications, and how to leverage digital transformation initiatives to enable industrial scale up.

The site visit has limited availability. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Very valuable. We acquired a state-of-the-art understanding, not only of technologies but also of the data and documentation complexities and eco-system of the AM community

Rasmus Dejgaard Jensen, Programme Lead , Vestas Wind Systems

Excellent. Well balanced to reflect the wide spectre of AM applicability” “For a starting company in this field this event has been valuable in particular with its applicability to automotive and power generating industries

Alexander Urban, Chairman &CEO , Integrated Steel & Power Ltd

Good cross-section of speakers, interesting inclusion of Space/satellite industry

Neall Heath, Industrial Engineer , Selex ES

It was a very valuable event, I will be attending any future events

Mark Booth , Program Manager, Tronosjet Maintenance

2024 Event Chair

  • Dr Mohsen Seifi, Vice President, Global Advanced Manufacturing Programs, ASTM INTERNATIONAL

2024 Speakers

  • Nicholas Mule, Director of Additive Manufacturing Intelligence Center, The Boeing Company
  • Suraj Rawal, Additive Manufacturing Senior Technical Fellow, Lockheed Martin
  • Steven Floyd, Systems Engineering Manager, Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Steven G. Wax, Principal, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology
  • John Wilczynski, Executive Director, America Makes
  • Steve Fournier, Additive Manufacturing Manager, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Josh Heller, Additive Manufacturing Implementation Lead, Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN)
  • Jim Zunino, Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM), US Army DEVCOM
  • Dr. Mark Benedict PhD, Additive Manufacturing Director, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Alan Fung, Program Manager, Aerojet - Rocketdyne
  • Dr Nima Shamsaei, Director, Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, Auburn University
  • Michael Ernest Kassner, Dean's Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Professor of Chemical and Materials Science and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Satyandra Gupta, Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing Director, Realization of Robotic Systems Lab Associate Chair, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
  • Timothy Simpson, Ph.D., Professor, Penn State
  • Xiaochun Li, Raytheon Chair in Manufacturing, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, Henry Samueli School of Engineering
  • Jay Lee, Clark Distinguished Chair, Director of Industrial Artificial Intelligence Center, The University of Maryland
  • Dr Howard Grimes, CEO, Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute

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The Westin Pasadena
191 N Los Robles Ave, 91101
Pasadena, CA, USA

TEL: +1 626-792-2727

Group Rate: $189 per night, excluding applicable taxes and fees

Reservation Method: Reserve your room by clicking on this reservation link. We have reserved a selection of rooms at a discounted group rate, subject to availability;

Cut-off date: Monday, 20th May 2024 (After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only.)
Event details
Organizer : IDGA
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24849