Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase

Defense Strategies Institute’s 2019 Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase will take place on February 6-7, 2019 in Tampa, Florida.

Hoboken, NJ, October 21, 2018 --( Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase will take place on February 6-7, 2019 at CAMLS Center in Tampa, Florida. The event 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 and current level of capability in order to deliver greater flexibility to the warfighter in deployed environments.

The emergence of additive manufacturing technologies over the last few years in Industry has provided Military commands & defense agencies the opportunity to implement advanced 3D printing capabilities into their supply chains on a large scale that drastically reduce the manufacturing, maintenance, & sustainment costs of strategic resources & materials, with the overall goal of advancing & ensuring mission readiness.

2019 Speaker Sessions will include:

• LTG Aundree F. Piggee, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army will present Delivering an Effective Army Logistics Supply Chain in Support of a Ready, Sustainable Force
• MG Daniel Mitchell, USA, Commanding General, TACOM will explore how the U.S. Army is Utilizing Additive Manufacturing Processes in Support of Army’s Ground and Support Systems.
• Kathy Cutler, SES, Director, DLA Information Operations and CIO, DLA will discuss Modernizing Supply Chains through Additive Manufacturing in Support of the Warfighter.
• CAPT Jason Bridges, USN, Director, Navy Business Operations/Total Ownership, OPNAV N415 will examine US Navy Initiatives Towards Integrating Additive Manufacturing Processes: Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Further Fleet Durability and Readiness
• Event Moderator LTG David Halverson, USA (Ret), Chairman and CEO, Cypress International

Please visit for the full agenda and list of speakers.

Discussions at this summit will also focus on emerging topics in the additive manufacturing community to include expeditionary printing for enhanced manufacturing capability, as well as detail the role of the Military Industrial Base in ensuring the availability of the advanced materials necessary for these innovative 3D printing processes. Ultimately, AM will help to lower cost by enabling a more agile and efficient Military logistics supply chain.

Seating is limited to allow for actionable discussion in a “Town Hall” format. Active military, government and state personnel attend free of charge. Those interested in participating in the 2019 Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase can visit the website at

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions, please contact Nicholas Liberato-Randall at, 201-210-8804.

* Summit is Closed to Press/No Recordings
Defense Strategies Institute
Nicholas Liberato-Randall