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Additive Manufacturing in Defense and Federal Government

The 3D opportunity

In an era of unsustainable budgets and increasingly complex challenges, additive manufacturing holds the potential to help the United States meet its mission and responsibilities in both arenas. The technologies in this rapidly evolving space can increase performance and efficiencies, improve capabilities in the field, and unlock cost savings—but how do we get there?

The 3D Opportunity: Additive Manufacturing Forum

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.

Learn more about The 3D Opportunity: Additive Manufacturing Forum.

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Highlights from the 2016 Additive Manufacturing in Defense Forum

Insights from Deloitte Insights

Industry 4.0 in government: Digital supply networks transform the federal landscape
Digital supply networks could be a game-changer for federal government agencies, which are tasked with managing some of the largest, most complex supply chains in the world.

Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity: Managing risk in an age of connected production
The fourth industrial revolution brings a new operational risk for smart manufacturers and digital supply networks: cyber. In the age of Industry 4.0, cybersecurity strategies should be secure, vigilant, and resilient, as well as fully integrated into organizational strategy from the start.

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 arenas.

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 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.

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In the News

Six steps to securing additive manufacturing
Source: Government Computer News | March 13, 2017

Report says manufacturing USA ‘Is a valid approach’
Source: Advanced Manufacturing | January 23, 2017

Pentagon playing key role in reshaping US industrial future
Source: National Defense Magazine | January 17, 2017

Investing in the future of US defense during a time of transition at home and abroad
Source: Brookings | December 05, 2016

Special issue: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
Source: Defense Acquisition University | November 2016

Military wants to 3D print robots, drones, thousands of spare parts
Source: The Baltimore Sun | April 01, 2016

Gen. Wald: additive manufacturing, 3D printing “game changer” for DoD
Source: National Defense Week Radio Program | March 13, 2016

3-D printing holds promise, but policy decisions needed first
Source: IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly | March 10, 2016

Military experts: 3D printing going to be big, but challenges loom
Source: Washington Technology | March 2, 2016

Officials: The time is now for battlefield 3D printing
Source: Defense Systems | March 2, 2016

The 3D opportunity: additive manufacturing in defense forum–recap
Source: AM on the Cusp blog | March 1, 2016

The future of national security technologies in shaping the battlefield of tomorrow
Source: Brookings Up Front Blog Post | August 4, 2015
 

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Deloitte’s Innovation in Manufacturing Blog

For more advanced manufacturing insights, check out Deloitte’s Innovation in Manufacturing Blog.

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Deloitte’s Jim Joyce on 3D printing in the military

Deloitte’s Jim Joyce joined a Brookings Institution panel to talk about the military’s use of technologies such as drones, robotics, and 3D printing, and their potential applications for and by the US military.

Click here to watch the video.

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Deloitte's Additive Manufacturing capabilities

Deloitte’s AM leadership gathers the firm’s specialists in supply chain, human capital, and information technology to help government agencies drive AM technologies forward with greater speed and success.

Deloitte’s Capabilities can help agencies overcome challenges around building AM strategies, measuring benefits and performance, guiding transformation efforts, demonstrating AM’s impact on the supply chain, enabling information management systems, defining cyber risk and protection tactics, and addressing human capital considerations.

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Kelly Marchese

Kelly Marchese

Principal | Supply Chain Strategy Leader

Kelly is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of its Supply Chain Strategy practice. She has more than 20 years of experience leading projects in complex manufacturing industry sectors ... More

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

General Charles F. Wald

General Charles F. Wald

Vice Chairman Senior Advisor| Deloitte Services LP

Charles serves as vice chairman and senior advisor in the Federal Practice of Deloitte Services LP. He is responsible for providing senior leadership in strategy and relationships with the US Departme... More