Additive manufacturing (AM) — referred to as “three-dimensional” or “3D” printing—is a potential game changer with important implications to the DoD and federal government. The technology allows the “art to part” fabrication of complex objects from a computer model without part-specific tooling or human intervention. Because of its ability to produce a wide variety of objects, AM also can have significant national security and health care implications.
The US government is taking AM seriously and the numbers show this. There are enormous potential benefits to the defense, health and government areas. Specifically, 3D printing provides the chance to build spare parts on demand, maintenance and repair, metal implants and prosthetics. Production times and costs are reduced, lightweight structures can be built and physical inventories can be replaced with digital inventories. With President Obama's recent creation of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation - which includes $1 billion in funding for FY 2014 - the time is now to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in a government and defense context.
- Presentation from TED fellow Skylar Tibbits on the advances of 4 Dimensional Printing
- Sponsored demos from the latest additive manufacturing technology providers
- Sessions from the Departments of Defense, Energy, National Science Foundation, NIST, NASA and more!
What are the Top Three Benefits of Attending?
- Best chance to understand where the government and Armed Forces are right now in terms of AM requirements
- Small crowd great for networking and gaining insight
- Timing: happening just as new government manufacturing innovation centers are being built
What Topics will be Covered?
- The current state of advanced manufacturing
- Development of new Materials for AM
- The latest developments in 3D and 4D Printing
- Design software
- DoD implications and uses for AM
Venue & Accommodation
Waterview Conference Center
1919 North Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209
The Waterview Conference Center, metropolitan Washington’s premier event space, offers a new avenue for hosting corporate and social meetings, conferences, receptions, and retreats in the nation’s capital, all high above the waters of the Potomac River. With unrivaled views of and access to downtown, the Center is designed to showcase the best of the city while providing cutting-edge event space. It is where the best of the nation’s capital converges and where an unforgettable experience continually awaits.
SLEEPING ROOM ACCOMMODATIONS:
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2013 Speaker Lineup
- Ed Morris, Director, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
- Skylar Tibbits, Founder, Self-Assembly Lab and TED Fellow, MIT
- Dr. Robert Ivester, Acting Director, EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office, Department of Energy
- Dr. John Slotwinski, Physicist, Science Based Manufacting Group, NIST
- Elana Broitman, Principal Deputy to the DAS/D, Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense
- Steve Luckowski, Division Chief, Materials and Manufacturing Prototype Technology Division, Army Armaments, Research, Development Engineering Center
- Michael Maher, Program Manager, Open Manufacturing, DARPA
- Dr. Alberto Piqué, Head, Electronic and Optical Materials & Sensors Section, Materials Science & Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory
- Dr. Jack Beuth, Professor, Mechaniacl Engineering, Carnegie Mellon
- Dr. Tom Campbell, Associate Director for Outreach, Research Associate Professor, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech
- Zhijian Pei, Program Director, Manufacturing Machines and Equipment, National Science Foundation