2020 AMMO Workshop Questionnaire

The planning team for the 2020 Workshops requests responses from stakeholders to include the following information (you may respond to any one or all of these questions). Responses will be accepted until 31 October 2019.

Which topics from the June 2019 Workshops (listed below) should be a focus in 2020? What specific information, outcomes, or actions are envisioned from a workshop on these areas?

Which topic (numbered below) should be explored again in 2020?

Provide a short abstract for the proposed 2020 workshop session.

What are specific outcomes envisioned from the workshop session?

Provide a recommendation for the leadership of the session (OK to include yourself!)

2. What are other topics not included in the last year’s workshop that you would recommend for the 2020 Workshop?

Please describe how this topic is aligned with the DoD AM Roadmap, the JAMWG priority areas as outlined by the Stakeholder Councils and Teams list, or other common defense industrial base needs.

Provide a short abstract for the proposed 2020 workshop session.

What are specific outcomes envisioned from the workshop session?

Provide a recommendation for leadership of the session (OK to include yourself!)

3. What are other aspects of the AM Workshops the planning team could consider to improve the quality of the outcomes from the experience?

4. It has been noted that workgroup sessions facilitated by trained and experienced Blackbelts are generally more productive. If you have Blackbelt or workgroup facilitation training and experience and would like to facilitate a group, please indicate that in your response.

June 2019 Workshop Topics Summary

1. Data Standards and Data / Model Sharing Work Group

1.1. JAMMEX (America Makes Project) Sub-Group
Abstract: This working group will review the status of the Joint Additive Manufacturing Model Exchange (JAMMEX) project, a first phase 3D model sharing platform for the DoD and look “Beyond JAMMEX”. The objective is to look at industry best practices and identify needs within the DoD and industry for data and information sharing that support and expand on the concept that JAMMEX represents.
1.2. TDP Standard Project Sub-Group
Abstract: DoD activities have done significant work in the development of Technical Data Packages (TDPs) for Additive Manufactured items. MIL-STD-31000 has been revised and TDP standard procedures have been developed to create a model base TDP in a neutral format addressing many of the challenges AM presents in the TDP process. This working group shall evaluate the different TDP procedures/formats, addressing the pro and cons of each, to try to establish a more universal approach to TDP development for AM items in the DoD
1.3. Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions (Blockchain Experience) Sub-Group
Abstract: We’ll focus on changing the technological landscape required to address the cybersecurity challenges and solutions for Additive Manufacturing required to support the warfighter and tomorrow’s soldier on the battlefield. As one specific objective, this group will evaluate an Additive Manufacturing Blockchain supply chain process in producing an Additive Manufacturing part. The workshop will address a range of better tools and solutions to protect data from hackers, preventing potential fraud and decreasing the chance of data being stolen or compromised during data transfer, as well as security of hardware and quality assurance systems.

2. Qualification and Certification Work Group

2.1. Database & Common Language Sub-Group
Abstract: The objective of this working group is to further the development of a common data format and data dictionary for materials and process data for additive manufacturing. Defining common terms and definitions for AM data elements and fields is foundational to being able to share and/or connect AM materials and processing data sets that may have different schemas. This working group will look at existing data architectures/schemas and provide a forum for the community to discuss a common understanding of data definitions and the materials data related to supporting the implementation of AM.
2.2. Standards Subgroup
Abstract: The origin of this subgroup was to help address the gap QC4 “Process Approval for DoD-procured Parts” from the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC) Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing. In this group we will discuss the issues that affect the DOD for Qualification and Certification, such as determining which standardization gaps the DOD should prioritize, what standards are mature enough for the DOD to adopt, and how to have a centralized DOD response to questions related to non-government standards for Additive Manufacturing.
2.3. Quality Assurance / Post Processing Sub-Group
Abstract: This working group will look at how Quality Assurance processes need to be modified to incorporate AM specific data and requirements to certify parts and qualify vendors. The working group is targeted to be an opportunity for interaction between the AM technical community and the QA and acquisition communities to identify gaps in documents or procedures that need to be updated with AM specific content and information. What documents, processes and procedures need to have AM specific content incorporated in order to certify parts and qualify vendors?

3. Business Practices Work Group

3.1. AM Contracting Guide Sub-Group
Abstract: This Additive Manufacturing (AM) Contracting Guide will be the first reference incorporating AM considerations within the Department of the Navy during the acquisition, contracting, and program management processes. A working group of professionals representing the military services, industry, and academia will review and provide final edits before the official draft is signed out in September.
3.2. AM Integration into Supply Chain Sub-Group
Abstract: This working group will identify the key steps needed to integrate additive manufacturing into the DOD supply chain. A Directive-Type Memorandum issued by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, identifies to the Military Services and the Defense Logistics Agency the responsibilities necessary to ensure safe and effective use of AM in the DOD Sustainment Enterprise. Participants will utilize Use Cases to explore how AM items could be cataloged in the supply chain, what technical data is needed to define a procurable and qualified AM part and the impact on demand signals across the supply chain. Outcomes from this session will feed into policy and operational changes that are still being finalized, such as DOD cataloging, digital data exchanges, data protection, and demand planning models.
3.3. IP Management Sub-Group
Abstract: This working group will take a deeper look at a “pay as you go” data rights licensing effort that was initiated at the DoD Business Model Wargame II in May 2017. The workshop will include a mock licensing negotiation exercise utilizing a factual scenario with two competing defense contractor teams and a government team trying to negotiate access and rights to OEM data to support DoD additive manufacturing.

4. Workforce Development Working Group

Abstract: Discuss and develop short and long term strategies for the development of the DoD workforce in the application of additive manufacturing technology as it applies to their respective field. The objective is to identify gaps and prioritize needs within different stakeholder groups within the DoD workforce. There will be three distinct sub-groups focused on the particular needs and challenges within these communities and the groups they engage.
4.1.1. AM technician training and certification for the conventional supply chain as well as forward deployed and tactical applications.
4.1.2. DoD engineering education and training requirements (conventional supply chain focus)
4.1.3. DoD acquisition of professional education and training requirements

5. DoD AM Policy Development Working Group

Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) needs strategic alignment, collaboration, and enterprise-level guidance to focus and streamline AM implementation across the Military Services and DoD Components, maximize the value of AM investments, and ensure interoperability of AM capabilities in support of sustainment. On 12 March 2019, Ms. Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment signed a Directive-type Memorandum (DTM) that provides “Interim Policy and Guidance for the Use of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Support of Materiel Sustainment”. The DTM expires in 12 months. This working group will review current policy, to include the AM DTM, and develop new, long term AM policy, guidance and implementation strategies to holistically integrate AM across DoD acquisition, technology development and application, engineering, and logistics.