Additive Manufacturing to Enhance DoD Operational Flexibility

The Military Additive Manufacturing Summit will be held at the University of South Florida’s CAMLS Center, located in Tampa, FL, on February 7-8, 2017. The summit discussions will revolve around this year's theme of "Leveraging Innovative 3D Printing Capabilities to Strengthen America’s Defense."

Tampa, FL, January 14, 2017 --( The Department of Defense is exploring innovative ways to provide Warfighters with the parts and supplies they need during an era of budget constraints, aging equipment, and growing international complexity. To further reduce supply chain limitations and production costs, the US Government has invested a substantial amount of time, effort, and money into developing a potentially game-changing new industrial technology, additive manufacturing.

DSI’s Military Additive Manufacturing Summit will focus on advancing the DoD's ability to deliver greater operational flexibility to Military Leaders and Warfighters in the deployed environment through enhanced additive manufacturing technologies and on-demand printing concepts and capabilities.

This two-day Summit will occur on February 7-8, and will be held at the University of South Florida’s CAMLS Center, located in Tampa, FL. Thanks in part to its leading business climate, workforce, and trade and transportation infrastructure, Florida ranks among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing and is home to more than 18,600 manufacturing companies. Join us for this year’s discussion as we bring together leading experts in the US Military, Government, industry, and academia to hold a constructive dialog on advancing the future of Additive Manufacturing within the US Defense industry.

Confirmed Government Speaker Sessions Include:

- General Ellen Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command. The AFMC is allocated $60 Billion dollars annually and is responsible for the management of all Air Force weapons systems, as well as the AF maintenance enterprise.

- Vice Admiral Philip H. Cullom, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics. VADM Cullom is the senior Naval Officer in charge of Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Executing (PPBE) logistics to ensure optimal levels of readiness across the US Navy.

- LtGen Michael G. Dana, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics. The Deputy Commandant is responsible for overseeing all USMC logistics matters and is tasked with formulating the Marine Corps logistics plans, policies, and concepts. In this discussion, LtGen Dana will identify several opportunities to leverage 3D printing to create a more flexible and expeditionary force that can be sustained in hostile, resource scarce environments.

- Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director, MIBP, OUSD AT&L. The MIBP provides oversight of America Makes - the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute - and is tasked with leveraging commercial/non-traditional tech suppliers and DoD-sponsored manufacturing institutes to expand additive manufacturing tech capabilities.

- MG Edward F. Dorman III, USA, Director, J4 Logistics & Engineering, CENTCOM. The J-4 Directorate provides Logistics and Engineering policies to support operations across the Middle East Theater. MG Dorman will brief on utilizing AM capabilities to solve challenges specific to CENTCOM's AOR.

With the Following Featured Topics in this Year’s Discussion:

- Future Opportunities for Delivering Innovative and Responsive Additive Manufacturing Technology to Warfighters and DoD Components
- Near-term Additive Manufacturing Initiatives to Create Self-Sufficient Repair and Maintenance Capabilities in Space
- Utilizing Additive Manufacturing Capabilities to Develop Flexible Hybrid Electronics Platforms
- Efforts to Facilitate the Revolutionary Development, Evaluation, and Deployment of Efficient and Flexible Additive Manufacturing Technologies
- Leveraging Additive Manufacturing Technologies to Transform the Maritime Maintenance and Logistics Supply Chain
- Overview of the Air Force’s Strategic Plan to Integrate 3-D Printing Technology into the Airpower Sustainment Mission
- Leveraging Additive Manufacturing Technologies to Expedite the Development of Prototypes for Engineering and Design Purposes
- Improving the Functionality of 3D Printed Parts and Equipment through Additive Manufacturing Capabilities

This summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum. Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission.

Anyone interested in participating in the summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at for more information or contact Morgan at, 1-201-266-0058

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