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Efforts to Deliver 3D Printing Solutions to the Warfighter Discussion at Military Additive Manufacturing Summit

DSI’s 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.

Alexandria, VA, December 07, 2017 --( On February 1-2, 2018, thought leaders & key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, & civilian organizations will convene in Tampa, FL for two days of off the record briefings and informal discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s 2nd Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit.

This year’s summit will focus on the technology & innovation needed to further develop additive manufacturing technology & current level of capability to deliver greater flexibility to the Warfighter in deployed environments.

The realization of additive manufacturing technologies provides military commands & defense agencies the opportunity to integrate advanced 3D Printing capabilities into their supply chains. These innovative capabilities drastically reduce the manufacturing, maintenance & sustainment costs, reduce downtime and, improve & ensure Warfighter readiness. Discussions will focus on emerging topics in the additive manufacturing community; including a panel on the application of cybersecurity strategies for improved protection of the digital thread for additively manufactured military equipment. To that end, the summit will offer over 16 diverse senior-level speaker led sessions including:

- Modernizing Supply Chains through Additive Manufacturing in Support of the Warfighter Speaker: LTG Darrell Williams, USA, Director, Defense Logistics Agency

- US Navy Perspective Towards Additive Manufacturing: Leveraging the Technology to Enhance the Fleet Durability & Readiness
Speaker: VADM Dixon Smith, USN, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness & Logistics

- Logistical Support on Demand: Flattening the Supply Chain in Support of the Warfighter
Speaker: MajGen Craig Crenshaw, USMC, Commanding General, MARCORLOGCOM

- Harnessing Additive Manufacturing to Improve Force Readiness & Resiliency
Speaker: RADM John Polowczyk, Vice Director, J4, Joint Staff

- Increasing Mission Readiness & Durability in Tactical Environments
Speaker: MG Edward Dorman, USA, Director, J4 Logistics & Engineering, USCENTCOM

Seating is limited –
To allow for the highest quality of dialogue between speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Early registration has now begun. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary.

Anyone interested in participating in the 2nd Additive Manufacturing Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at for more information or contact Morgan at

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