Date(s) - 03/31/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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AM offers numerous opportunities to improve the DoD maintenance enterprise’s ability to deliver weapon systems faster and in some cases with improved designs. Some of AMs greatest benefits include time, cost, complexity, and customization, compared to some its greatest challenges in quality, trust in meeting requirements, and workforce development. OSD and the military services are investing substantial resources to advance AM technologies, processes, and material to improve DoD sustainment operations. These efforts include the development of Military Service AM implementation plans, establishment of joint leadership and working groups, and qualification and certification of AM repairs and parts production.
Currently, AM in DoD is primarily decentralized within the military services, with a goal for selective AM capabilities to be developed in a centralized manner to qualify noncritical parts. This will allow the standardization of AM equipment, processes, and training to be shared and implemented across the DoD enterprise. Once obtained, a “global AM network” can be established to include a cyber-secure parts library.
This forum will examine ongoing efforts to implement AM across the DoD sustainment enterprise, including a discussion on DoD AM policy and guidance, a description of the Joint Additive Manufacturing Working Group (JAMWG) and their goals for 2020, and updates from the Military Services on their AM implementation plans and the AM capabilities they are currently implementing and developing.
The Additive Manufacturing forum will be conducted virtually via Adobe Connect and an audio line. The link and audio information are below:
Enter as a guest on Conference America: https://ncms.adobeconnect.com/jteg/
We will be using a separate line for audio: Call: 888-537-7715, Conference ID: 16161715#