7th Military Additive Manufacturing Summit

February 2023 | Tampa, FL

*All information below reflects our January 2022 Summit.
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DSI’s 6th Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit is designed as an educational “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders & key policymakers across military services, defense agencies, & civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions & debate. This year’s Summit will focus on the current/future advancements made in the 3D printing space as well as how the DoD is working to quickly integrate AM technologies in order to supply durable, affordable equipment & parts to the Warfighter in the battlespace.



Why You Should Attend This Summit

FY2022 Defense Funding has allocated $25.5 million in research and development funding for large-scale additive manufacturing development, additive manufacturing training programs, and additive manufacturing supply chain development. Additionally, revenues from 3D Printing for Space and Defense Aerospace are expected to reach $600 Million by 2022. With the global 3D printing market expected to grow from USD 12.6 billion in 2021 to USD 34.8 billion by 2026, this technology will only expand in usage across the military & defense industry. This year’s Summit will focus on the current/future advancements made in the 3D printing space as well as how the DoD is working to quickly integrate AM technologies in order to supply durable, affordable equipment & parts to the Warfighter in the battlespace.

This event will focus on collaborations with key industry partners on how to leverage advanced manufacturing products & 3D printing solutions for military operations. Military commands & defense agencies will have the opportunity to learn how industry is working to deploy expeditionary 3D printers that will help supply limited use parts to the point of need, increase the size, weight, & power (SWaP) of Warfighter platforms/weapons systems, & enable efficient replacements for legacy/obsolete parts. Attendees at this forum will also have the chance to hear senior leaders from across the services that will be explaining current/future goals toward utilizing 3D printing capabilities to transform materiel/combat readiness.

Panel discussions at this Summit will focus on emerging topics in the additive manufacturing community to include innovative 3D Printing Methods that are empowering future human exploration to space, leveraging advances in Metal 3D printing to increase operational flexibility & readiness, & how 3D printing can revolutionize the way rocket engine parts are engineered.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees:

- DSI’s Summit directly supports US Military Services, DoD Labs, & Government Agencies 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.)


Exhibit and Sponsorship Information

The Military Additive Manufacturing Summit provides opportunities including round table discussions, product demonstrations, networking receptions, and more. Download the sponsorship prospectus to find out how you can get involved.

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At our Summit you will have the ability to:

Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing advanced manufacturing and 3D printing experts.

Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.

Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

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Topics of Discussion at the 2022 Summit:

- Leading DoD Initiatives Toward Investing in Additive Manufacturing

- Integrating Additive Manufacturing Technologies Into the Army’s Tactical, Operational & Organic Industrial Base to Enable Enhanced Soldier Capability

- Utilizing 3D Printing to Transform Aircraft Maintenance & Overall Operational Efficiency Across the U.S. Air Force

- Leveraging Advances in Metal 3D Printing to Increase Efficiency & Solve Supply Chain Issues Across the U.S. Military

- Implementing Emerging Technologies Such as Additive Manufacturing to Enable an Effective Naval Logistics Enterprise

- Advancing 3D Printing Capabilities in Support of a More Expeditionary & Lethal MAGTF

- Driving DLA Initiatives to Partner With the DoD to Transform the Future of Additive Manufacturing

- Pioneering Innovative 3D Printing Methods to Empower Future Human Exploration to Space

- Revolutionizing the Way Rockets, Engines & Space Vehicles are Engineered Through the Integration of Additive Manufacturing Technologies


Participating Organizations at the 2021 Summit:

3D Systems, Craitor, University of Delaware, Defense Alliance, Pratt & Whitney, Hexcel, Velo3D, Booz Allen Hamilton, PTC, General Atomics – EMS, Siemens Digital Industries Software, MITRE, Atomus, North Star Imaging, Open Additive, Rugged 3D, Titan Robotics, Dimension Works, Nano Dimension, AddUp, TRUMPF, MakerGear, Xact Metal, Zeiss, Autodesk, PTC, ATI Defense, Compendium Federal Technology, Boeing, Innovative 3D Manufacturing, LLC, Leonardo DRS, Phillips Federal, Phillips Corporation, STS Technical Services, Collins Aerospace, IDA, L3Harris, EWI, Cincinnati Incorporated, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin Space, GE Aviation, Raytheon Technologies, Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Tyonek, Sierra Nevada Corporation, SLM Solutions, 6k Inc., Siemens Additive Mfg., The Spectrum Group, GTRI, Penn United Technologies, Hawk Ridge Systems – Markforged, Trimech, Rapid Prototyping Services, Desktop Metal, Protolabs, Hawk Ridge Systems, Optomec, Essentium, Stratasys, University of Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, General Electric, ADS Inc., America Makes/NCDMM, University of Louisville, Raytheon, Jabil Additive, Youngstown State University, ANSYS Inc, Avonix Imaging, Open Additive, Additive Engineering Solutions (AES), Oshkosh Corp, General Atomics Aeronautical, FLIR Systems, Deloitte Consulting, Concurrent Technologies, Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, GovSmart, GE Additive, Moog, GE Additive, SAIC, AON3D, 3D Coalition, Army G4, Navy N4, Air Force A4, DLA, US Army Materiel Command, Air Force Materiel Command, HQMC Installations & Logistics, OUSD R&E, Joint Staff J4, RIA-JMTC, NSWC-Carderock, NAVAIR, NAVSEA, ONR, Marine Corps Systems Command, Army Futures Command, CCDEVCOM – Armaments Center/Army Research Laboratory, AFLCMC, Air Force RSO & many more…!