The 3D Opportunity: Additive Manufacturing Forum


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.

Deloitte seeks to comply with federal executive branch gift rules and the Presidential Executive Order on Ethics (and related Ethics Pledge) for appointees. Deloitte has organized this event making a good-faith effort to meet the requirements of a “widely attended gathering,” as defined in federal government ethics regulations applicable to executive agency employees and officials. It is recommended that employed government invitees consult their applicable agency ethics official regarding attendance at this event. If you are required by applicable rules to pay any part of the costs of attending this event, or if you would prefer to pay the fair market value for this event (even if not required to do so), please contact Caroline Anderson.

Event details:

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

Event contact
Allison Pan

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


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For more insights, check out the entire Deloitte Insights Collection on additive manufacturing.

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Mark Cotteleer

Mark Cotteleer

Managing Director | Center for Integrated Research

Dr. Mark Cotteleer is the Research Director of the Center for Integrated Research.  He collaboratively works with other thought leaders to deliver insight for Deloitte clients. His  research focuses o... More

Kelly Marchese

Kelly Marchese

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kelly leads Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain and Network Operations practice for the Government & Public Services (GPS) market. Kelly specializes in global supply chain transformations, supply c... More