You are invited to join government, industry, and academia/non-profit leaders to participate in the upcoming 2020 Additive Manufacturing Workshop, 23-24, June 2020 that will be held at Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Crystal City, VA. This model workshop is a follow up to the Business Model Workshop held at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center, 18-19 June 2019. The purpose of this workshop is to address five foundational aspects of additive manufacturing necessary for DoD’s wide adoption of this game-changing capability.
The workshop is being sponsored by DoD’s Joint Additive Manufacturing Working Group, America Makes Additive Manufacturing for Maintenance and Sustainment Advisory Group and the Additive Manufacturing for Maintenance Operations (AMMO) Working Group. We are looking for government, industry and academia/non-profit to actively participate in the workshop. Five working groups will be assembled to focus on key integral areas. The teams will consist of key disciplines: Program Management, Legal, Engineering, Logistics (maintenance and supply), Enterprise IT, Cybersecurity, Training, Administration and Contracts. This event presents a unique opportunity for AM leaders and functional stakeholders to collaborate on key issues that pertain to leveraging additive manufacturing capabilities.
Registration for this event closes June 1, 2020.
Additive Manufacturing Working Groups
The Additive Manufacturing Business Model Workshops will feature these focus areas:
- Data Standards and Data / Model Sharing Work Group
- Qualification and Certification Work Group
- Business Practices Work Group
- Workforce Development Working Group
- DoD AM Policy Development Working Group
Data Standards and Data / Model Sharing Work Group – Dennis Butcher / LCDR Pat Veith
- JAMMEX (America Makes Project) Sub-Group – John Wilcynzski / Joe Fagan
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.
- TDP Standard Project Sub-Group – John Schmelzle / Tony Delgado
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
- Cybersecurity Challenges and Solutions (Blockchain Experience) Sub-Group – Jim Regenor / Dana Ellis / Tim Abbott
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.
Qualification and Certification Work Group – Jennifer Wolk / Jeff Gaddes
- Database & Common Language Sub-Group – Dr. Yan Lu / Jennifer Wolk / Peter Coutts (PSU)
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.
- Standards Subgroup – Matt Borsinger / Jim McCabe
The origin of this subgroup was to help address the gap QC4 “Process Approval for DoD-procured Parts” from the America Makes & ANSIAdditive 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.
- Quality Assurance / Post Processing Sub-Group – Mark Benedict / David Busby / Ron Edmunds / Teresa Clement
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?
Business Practices Work Group – Greg Kilchenstein / Marilyn Gaska
- AM Contracting Guide Sub-Group – Tim Koeppel / Bob Appleton / Noel Koenig / Debbie Lilu / John Ballou
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.
- AM Integration into Supply Chain Sub-Group – Edilia Correa / Andrew Meighan / Ben Thompson
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.
- IP Management Sub-Group – Mike Acousta / Tim Slabouz / Howie Marotto
This working group will take a deeper look at a “netflix,” or “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.
Workforce Development Working Group – Michael Britt-Crane / Jim Davis
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 (e.g. what information do leadership, peers, and others need to know?). Sub-working group outputs from the workshop will include a list of stakeholders and opportunities/roadblocks identified for their sub-working group as they apply to short and long-term strategies.
- AM technician training and certification for the conventional supply chain as well as forward deployed and tactical applications.
- DoD engineering education and training requirements (conventional supply chain focus)
- DoD acquisition of professional education and training requirements
DoD AM Policy Development Working Group – Greg Kilchenstein / Steve Linder
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.
Public Transportation Options
- Metro Rail-Crystal City Metro Station (Blue/Yellow Lines) (located beneath 241 18thStreet South)
- Virginia Railway Express (VRE)-Alexandria VRE Station @ 110 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, Va.
- Regional Bus Connections
Public underground vehicle parking is also available at the Lockheed Martin building via the entrances located at either 20th/Crystal Drive or 23rd/Crystal Drive. ***Park in the section painted “yellow” so you may access the elevator banks to the first floor and enter the glass doors with the Lockheed Martin logo.
Parking Garage Hours: 6:00 am – 12:00 am / (Monday – Friday)
3 hours to close $21.00 (maximum)
Weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday, parking is free.
Additional Local Information
Arrival/Check-In Procedures at the Global Vision Center
Upon arrival at the GVC, please register at the Lockheed Martin Security Desk located near the GVC Globe on the lobby level. All non-Lockheed Martin visitors will be asked to present valid government-issued photo identification (driver’s license or passport) to the security guards. Upon validation of identity, the security guards will issue a visitor badge and then give you directions on how to proceed to your reserved conference room.
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Date(s) - 06/23/2020 - 06/24/2020
Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center