2020 Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Due to the extended DOD stop-movement order restricting domestic and international travel for all DOD personnel, the 2020 AM Workshop (June 23-25) will be conducted virtually. 

Registration will remain open and the agenda and objectives will be modified to support a virtual workshop.


You are invited to join government, industry, and academia/non-profit leaders to participate in the upcoming 2020 Additive Manufacturing Workshop, 23-25, June 2020 that will be held virtually.  This model workshop is a follow up to the Business Model Workshop held at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center, 23-25 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.  Seven 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 16, 2020.


Below you will find:

Additive Manufacturing Working Groups

The Additive Manufacturing Business Model Workshops will feature these focus areas:

  • Addressing AM Cyber Challenges – (Al Lowas & Dana Ellis)
    • The ability to securely connect and operate 3D printers is integral to taking advantage of the distributed manufacturing capability that additive manufacturing offers.  In this workshop track, participants will work to develop a common understanding of the DoD and industry cyber-physical security requirements for networking and machine operation with respect to the NIST risk management framework; and identify best practices to address known or common challenges to being able to connect machines to IT networks.
  • AM Data Management: Standards and Data Dictionary / Common AM Database Experiment (CAMDEN)   (Jennifer Wolk, Mark Benedict, Alex Kitt)
    • The additive manufacturing community continues to evolve a common set of definitions and language to provide interconnected engineering data sharing capabilities, critical for streamlining the qualification and certification process for AM parts.  This track will continue to mature those standards and definitions, as well as review an experiment within the DoD to share pedigree materials and engineering data and brainstorm what a truly connected digital thread might look like in the DoD and industry.
  • Workforce Development for AM – (Michael Britt-Crane, Josh Kramer, Karla O’Connor)
    • This track will identify new programs and models to develop and deploy AM training content in the defense manufacturing industry, addressing the need for training platforms and commonly accepted stackable credentials, and identify remaining gaps for targeted stakeholder groups.
  • AM Metrics – Measures of Effectiveness and Measures of Performance – (Jim Disch, Dr. Bernard Goodly, Kelly Visconti, Ernesto Ureta, Dr. Stephen Kuhn-Hendricks, Tim Vorakoumane, & Bill Peterson)
    • In this track, participants will review best practices for measuring and communicating the value of additive manufacturing, specifically to focus on developing a proposed common cost estimating approach to capture the financial impact of additive manufacturing to 1) sustainment and 2) new weapon systems.  The discussion will include identifying common metrics and best practices for data collection.
  • AM Part Risk Categorization and Relation to Part Criticality – Day 1 (Edilia Correa, Andy Meighan, Tony Delgado, Eric Kirchner, Ian Wing)
    • AM part risk categorization is inherent to a part’s technical requirements that will drive the quality requested in a contract to the suppliers and ensure the intended performance. The workshop participants will discuss interdependencies between AM risk categorization and part criticality and the impact they have on the selection of parts considered for additive manufacturing.
  • b. AM TDP for Procurement in Sustainment – Day 2 (Edilia Correa, Andy Meighan, Tony Delgado, Eric Kirchner, Ian Wing)
    • This workshop session will bring together the various initiatives below to identify common approaches that can support clear manufacturing and quality data requirements for procurement in sustainment; a vision where TDPs are all-encompassing with design, manufacturing, and testing requirements. Working group discussion will include inputs from participants on how MILSVCs are expanding AM TDP requirements.
  • Framing the DoD-level AM Guidebook – (Greg Kilchenstein)
    • This business practices working group will utilize newly formulated AM policies, leverage work from previous AM workshops, and the in-development AM Acquisition Guide, to develop a framework for a DoD AM Guidebook.  The guidebook will be a resource to assist with holistically implementing AM across the AM lifecycle to include DoD acquisition, technology development and application, engineering, and logistics.  The deliverable of this workshop is to complete a storyboard of what should be included in the guide.


June 23 (Day 1)

8:00 – 8:10 AM
Welcome and Introductions – Greg Kilchenstein (ODASD Materiel Readiness) / Kelly Visconti (OUSD Research & Engineering), / Marilyn Gaska (America Makes / Lockheed Martin)

8:10 – 8:40 AM
Opening Remarks – Mr. Rob Gold, (OUSD Research & Engineering) / Mr. Steve Morani (DASD Materiel Readiness)

8:40 – 10:00 AM
Work Group Introductory Briefs – Work Group Leaders

  • Group Objectives / Deliverables
  • Team Members
  • Agenda / Schedule / Call-in Numbers & Links

10:00 – 5:00 PM
Work in Individual Work Groups

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Virtual “Happy Hour” (More Info to Follow)

June 24 (Day 2)

8:00 – 8:10 AM
Welcome Back; Plan of the Day – Greg Kilchenstein / Kelly Visconti / Marilyn Gaska

8:10 – 9:40 PM
Work Group Leads Review Day 1

9:40 – 10:00 AM
Break / Prep for Work Groups

10:00 – 5:00 PM
Work in Individual Work Groups


June 25 (Day 3)

8:00 – 11:00 AM
Work Groups’ Prepare Out-briefs

11:00 AM
Deadline for Work Groups’ to Turn-In Out-briefs

12:00 – 12:05 PM
Welcome Back – Greg Kilchenstein / Kelly Visconti / Marilyn Gaska

12:05 – 1:45 PM
Work Groups Leads Present Out-briefs

1:45 – 2:00 PM
Closing Remarks – Mr. Rob Gold, (OUSD Research & Engineering) / Mr. Steve Morani (DASD Materiel Readiness)



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


Parking Information

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)

Parking Rates:
1-hour $6.00
2-hours $11.00
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

Global Vision Center Visitor Guide


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.


If you have any questions about or issues with registering for the Additive Manufacturing Workshop, please contact Debbie Lilu at debral@ncms.org or call 734-262-0758



Please register for the Additive Manufacturing Workshop below.  Registration will close June 1st, 2020.

Once you’ve completed the registration process a confirmation email will be sent. If you do not receive this email, please confirm that you completed the registration process, or check your clutter, junk, or spam folders.

Please direct any questions to debral@ncms.org

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Date(s) - 06/23/2020 - 06/25/2020
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Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center