Leveraging Innovative 3D Printing Capabilities to Strengthen America’s Defense

DSI's Military Additive Manufacturing Summit is designed to support the DoD's efforts to leverage 3D Printing technology to deliver greater operational flexibility to Warfighters in the deployed environment. Speakers joining this forum will outline their efforts to use additive manufacturing to improve overall mission readiness and drastically reduce the manufacturing, storage, maintenance and sustainment costs of resources as they pass through the Military logistics supply chain.

The Department of Defense is exploring more cost-effective ways to provide Warfighters with the parts and supplies they need in hostile and austere operating environments. To further reduce production and storage costs, the US Government has invested a substantial amount of time and money into developing additive manufacturing, a potentially game-changing new technology that seeks to radically change the way that resources are produced and sustained within the Military logistics supply chain.

Additive Manufacturing, or 3D Printing, has the potential to provide the US Military with the ability to drastically reduce the maintenance and sustainment costs of equipment, improve overall mission readiness, decrease the amount of storage needed for spare parts, and deliver increased operational flexibility to Warfighters in the deployed environment. Providing the US Military with the ability to manufacture parts on-demand not only strengthens military units' ability to become more self-sufficient, but it fundamentally transforms the defense industrial complex as we know it.

DSI's Military Additive Manufacturing Summit, occurring on February 7th & 8th, 2017, will focus on advancing the DoD's capacity to leverage 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing in order to deliver greater operational flexibility to Military Leaders and Warfighters in the deployed environment.

Senior Level Speakers Include:
• General Ellen Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command
• LtGen Michael G. Dana, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics
• Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director,MIBP, OUSD AT&L
• MG Edward F. Dorman III, USA, Director, J4 Logistics & Engineering, CENTCOM
• RADM Vincent Griffith, USN, Director, Operations, Defense Logistics Agency
• James B. Lackey, SES, Director, Engineering Directorate, US Army AMRDEC
• Anthony Cifone, SES, Deputy Assistant Commander, Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command
• Marilyn Gaska, Chair, America Makes Maintenance and Sustainment Advisory Group, America Makes
• Michael Guinn, Advanced Manufacturing Lead, Acquisition Agility, US Special Operations Command

Anyone interested in participating in the summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at http://militaryam.dsigroup.org/ for more information or contact Morgan at mcolfax@dsigroup.org, 1-201-266-0058
**Summit is closed to press**

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