The 3D Opportunity: Additive Manufacturing Forum
May 8, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
Join us for a full-day event to hear from leading additive manufacturing experts in both government and industry.
Additive manufacturing (AM) holds the potential to increase performance and efficiencies, improve combat capabilities in the field, and unlock cost savings. Join us for a full-day event on May 8, 2018 as we convene some of government and industry’s best and brightest to drive deployment of these technologies forward with greater speed and success.
We will bring together a variety of experts from a cross-section of governmental and private sector sources to drive a deeper level of understanding about key considerations, obstacles, and enablers in AM, including:
- Digital thread and technologies
- Considerations for workforce development
- Qualification, certification, and standards
- The future of additive manufacturing in defense
Who should attend?
Personnel from the Department of Defense, civilian agencies, the legislative branch and industry, as well as academia and media, with an interest in exploring how additive manufacturing technologies can efficiently advance mission-critical strategies in an era of significant budget challenges.
Call for abstracts
In order to fully leverage/improve engagement and collaboration, Deloitte is looking to “crowd source” content for this year’s forum from the brightest minds in DoD and industry in the area of additive manufacturing. You are invited to submit an abstract detailing previous work in one of the eight topic areas listed below for the opportunity to speak at the forum and/or participate in a panel discussion. Abstracts should be submitted to the Deloitte Fed3D Forum mailbox no later than March 16—see below for additional details. For questions regarding this call for abstracts, please contact the Deloitte Fed3D Forum mailbox.
Abstracts should be one-two pages in length. Submissions should also include: The title of the proposed paper, author's names, affiliations, addresses, e-mail address of the contact author, references to prior work.
Recommended topics are below. You are also welcome to submit abstracts on more than one topic.
|Topic name||Topic description|
|Supply chain talent development||Discuss the challenges and opportunities around developing a workforce geared towards operational AM.|
|Infrastructural challenges to implementation||Discuss energy, bandwidth, and physical infrastructure requirements necessary to implement AM across DoD.|
|Preparing for AM: Current and future technologies||Discuss technological trends in AM, including forecasting upcoming technology and associated timelines. Explore the use of technology forecasting to help DoD prepare for AM implementation.|
|Security challenges and opportunities||Explore the challenges and opportunities related to cybersecurity as it pertains to operational AM.|
|Intersection of federal and commercial||Compare and contrast commercial versus federal approaches to AM implementation including challenges, solutions, and lessons learned. Explore applying commercial lessons learned to the federal space. Explore opportunities to implement commercial approaches in federal.|
|Cross service approaches to AM||Discuss the similarities and differences between the steps the services have taken towards operationalizing AM.|
|Digital thread||Discuss applications for the digital thread as it relates to AM and highlight opportunities to leverage blockchain technology.|
|Policy changes needed for implementation||Highlight regulatory challenges related to operational AM including any that are unique to government agencies.|
|Forum registration opens||3/1/2018|
|Notification to selected presenters||4/2/2018|
|Final forum presentations due||5/1/2018|
|Deloitte’s Additive Manufacturing Forum||5/8/2018|
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Date and time
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EST
Georgetown University Conference Center,
3800 Reservoir Rd NW,
Washington, DC 20057
Modest food and beverages will be provided in accordance with federal executive branch gift rules and the Presidential Executive Order on Ethics (and related Ethics Pledge) for appointees.
Highlights from the 2016 forum
Additive Manufacturing in Defense Forum: 2017 Agenda
- View last year’s Additive Manufacturing in Defense Forum agenda
- To learn more about Deloitte’s Federal Government insights, visit www.deloitte.com/us/federal.
3D opportunity for scan, design, and analyze: The first phase of the digital thread
The digital thread is a single, seamless strand that carries data through the additive manufacturing (AM) process. Reaping the benefits of AM requires an in-depth understanding of the digital thread—including the first phase, scan/design + analyze, which lays the groundwork for subsequent stages.
3D opportunity for blockchain: Additive manufacturing links the digital thread
How could blockchain be utilized in additive manufacturing to support supply chain scale and product innovation and add value to the digital thread? Learn the potential challenges and opportunities involved when infusing blockchain into the AM process.
3D opportunity for the Department of Defense: Additive manufacturing fires up
In an era of unsustainable defense budgets and increasingly complex enemies, AM holds the potential to help the United States to meet its mission and responsibilities in both
3D opportunity for the digital thread: Additive manufacturing ties it all together
The digital thread—a single, seamless strand of data that stretches from the initial design to the finished part—can help scale and enhance AM capabilities.
3D Opportunity for intellectual property risk: Additive manufacturing stakes its claim
In a shifting value chain, information related to an object’s AM design could become more valuable than the object itself―yet intellectual property law is struggling to keep pace with AM technology advances.
3D opportunity for the talent gap: Additive manufacturing and the workforce of the future
As AM transforms the engineering and manufacturing industries, the broader manufacturing workforce is struggling to adapt to the rapid pace of change.
For more insights, check out the entire Deloitte Insights Collection on additive manufacturing.