US-based Military Additive Manufacturing Summit to be held February 2019

November 28, 2018

The Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase will be held from February 6–7, 2019, at the USF Health, CAMLS Education Institute in Tampa, Florida, USA. The event aims to bring together experts and key-policy makers across military services, defence agencies and civilian organisations.

This year’s summit is set to focus on the latest techniques and innovations being developed to further various AM processes, as well as the technology’s current levels of capability, in order to deliver increased flexibility on the battlefield. The organisers stated that according to recent reports, the aerospace and defence Additive Manufacturing market is expected to surpass $4 billion by 2023, and is projected to increase 23.2% annually over the next five years.

Manufacturers across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, aerospace, high-tech and medical products are all now either piloting or using Additive Manufacturing technologies and the US Military has for some time been taking advantage of developments in AM, which has been integrated into several aspects of the military services, in particular for the production of spare parts in the field of combat.

The 2019 Military Additive Manufacturing Summit will detail how, through the use of AM, the military is able to enhance its sustainment capabilities, minimising the costs associated with the purchase, transport and storage of additional resources. Panels during the event will explain how the military logistics supply chain has become more efficient through the implementation of expeditionary printing methods and various cutting-edge AM innovations, producing a more self-sufficient and agile force in austere and contested environments.

More than three hundred attendees are expected at the forum, 45% of these being from the military or government. Registration is currently open, and further details are available via the event website or by contacting Nick Liberato-Randall, Marketing Associate ([email protected]).

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