February 6-7, 2019 | CAMLS Center, Tampa, FL

DSI’s 3rd Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Tech Showcase 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. The 2019 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.

Some information below reflects our 2018 event. Our 2019 Summit will return to the CAMLS Center in downtown Tampa, FL and feature an expanded Technology Showcase with 20+ Exhibitors and over 300 Attendees.


2018 Keynote Speakers Included:

LTG Darrell Williams Headshot SQ LTG Darrell Williams, USA
Defense Logistics Agency

MAJ Gen Craig Crenshaw USMC SQ MajGen Craig Crenshaw, USMC
Commanding General

William Bray Headshot William Bray
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

MG Edward Dorman III Headshot MG Edward Dorman, USA
Director, J4 Logistics & Engineering

*Cybersecurity for Additive Manufacturing Panel*

Panel Moderator: Col Howard Marotto, USMC, Lead for Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Development and Implementation, HQMC

Dr. Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics, North Dakota State University

Jeffrey Schrader, Chief Financial Officer, Guardtime

Keith Stouffer, Project Leader, Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems Engineering Lab, NIST

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Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

The Military Additive Manufacturing Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

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Why You Should Attend the Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Showcase 2019

Through the use of 3D printing solutions, the Military is able to enhance the maintenance and sustainment capabilities needed to reduce downtime; minimize the costs associated with having to purchase, transport, and store additional resources; offer more operational flexibility to leaders in the field of logistics; and provide units in remote locations with the ability to reduce the size of their supply chains becoming more self-sufficient and agile in isolated and contested environments.

The latest innovation in this field is metal additive manufacturing. This is accomplished by taking a base material, usually in the form of a metal powder and using heat generated by lasers to build a form. Other materials are being explored for additive manufacturing as well. We are beginning to move beyond 3d printing only being extruded plastic polymers and the military is particularly interested in this. The Navy has taken the first steps to explore this technology and the other branches are engaged as well. This forum will offer additive manufacturing solution providers, members from Government, and leaders in academia the opportunity to hear from some of the US Military’s most senior and qualified subject matter experts on the future role of additive manufacturing in the Defense industry.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD, IC, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department's mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.

DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.

The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.

(Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)



Participating organizations at last year’s Summit:

NAWCAD; Department of Energy, NETL; Missile Defense Agency; U.S. Army AMRDEC; NASA; NAVAIR; Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division; SASPO United States Air Force; US Army AMCOM/AMRDEC; Defense Logistics Agency; US Army Manufacturing Technology; United States Air Force; OPNAV N4; US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT); NAVAIR; NAVAIR Additive Manufacturing, 6.8 Innovation Cell; United States Department of State; USAF Materials and Manufacturing Directorate ; DoE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory; 62 MXS/USAF; SPAWAR SSC PAC; Royal Navy; USAR/AFSOC; 1st Maintenance Battalion, EXMAN; USAF AFMC OO-ALC; USCENTCOM J4; HQ US CENTCOM CJ4