Additive Manufacturing: Enabling DoD Readiness through Emerging Materials and Applications

Additive manufacturing (AM) has become accepted as a proven manufacturing process for many segments of industry, as well as the Department of Defense. AM Applications and materials run far and wide, and include energetics, metals, polymers, and ceramics among others. The DoD sees AM as a means of improving warfighter readiness, as well as a way to reduce massive logistics tails in the repair and replacement of essential parts and components. This technical session covered several aspects of additive manufacturing looking at the vast potential of this technology. 

Session Chair: Mr. Marc Pepi, DEVCOM-ARL
Introduction by Session Chair Mr. Marc Pepi, DEVCOM-ARL
Metals Additive Manufacturing R&D for Army Modernization and Readiness Dr. Brandon McWilliams, DEVCOM-ARL
Energetic Material AM at DEVCOM-ARL Dr. Ian McAninch, DEVCOM-ARL
AM for Advanced Ceramics: Beyond Near-Net-Shape Manufacturing Mr. Nick Ku, DEVCOM-ARL
Environmental Advantages of an Additively Manufactured Micro-Turbine Engine Mr. Mike Froning, AFLCMC
Development of an Agile, Novel Expeditionary Battlefield Manufacturing Plant Using Recycled and Reclaimed Thermoplastic Materials – AM of Recycled Polymers (rPET) Dr. Prabhat Krishnaswamy, EMC2
Solid-State Additive Repair of Airfield Matting Dr. Paul Allison, University of Alabama

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