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; review ongoing projects to improve AM Cybersecurity; 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 various TDP initiatives 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 Presentation
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

1:00 – 1:05 PM
Welcome Back – Greg Kilchenstein / Kelly Visconti / Marilyn Gaska

1:05 – 3:30 PM
Work Groups Leads Present Out-briefs

AM Guidebook (Final OUTBRIEF) v4

Cyber Challenges (Final OUTBRIEF)

Data Mangement (Final OUTBRIEF)

Workforce Dev (Final OUTBRIEF)

Metrics Group (Final OUTBRIEF)

Part Risk and TDP (Final OUTBRIEF)


3:30 – 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks – Mr. Rob Gold, (OUSD Research & Engineering) / Mr. Steve Morani (DASD Materiel Readiness)



On 29 June 2020, the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Workshop Working Group (WG) Co-Leaders conducted a call to discuss lessons learned during the 23-25 June 2020 Virtual AM Workshop.  The following were the main discussion points:

Virtual Specific:

  • Need to identify someone dedicated to virtual support (Jenn Khoury was excellent)
  • Would like to align sooner by having WGs and sub-WGs meet prior to the workshop. Late registrants will be an issue.
  • Would like to have venues to work across the WGs to share thoughts and integrate topics
  • The live event probably can’t be completely replaced, but some virtual prep and/or use of virtual tools during the workshop to enhance data gathering and input could be very effective.

 Agenda/Format Specific:

  • Workshop vs Presentations. It was mentioned that some WGs agendas were heavy on presentations vs working in groups (break-outs), causing concern for some that the large number of attendees were not actively engaged. Some individuals preferred one method over another. It was agreed that when choosing a format, the virtual aspect must be considered, as conducting working groups (break-outs) requires a great deal of preparation, facilitation, virtual tools, and participation, but does allow more input from participants. Several groups utilized the “White Board” and “Chat” functions in Adobe Connect to increase dialogue.
  • As an example, the TDP session of the DLA workshop did have many briefings. Nevertheless, even with the number of questions received after each brief, there was enough time to go through them. These were targeted briefings provided by TDP SMEs from government, industry and academia which are helping address JAMWG task #1.1: Common Technical Data Package standard developed, accepted by all Military Services and published. The workshop event was a great start and we intend to keep this core team engaged with the Joint AM Acceptability (JAMA) project as we move forward to achieve the JAMWG goal.
  • The use of https://www.polleverywhere.com/app was a game changer in the Parts Selection / TDP Workgroup. Not only does it provide the ability to conduct brainstorming sessions, it also provides you better control of Q&A activities. It provides a real time visualization of how your response fits in the collective thinking of the topic. PollEv is among many other alternatives in this market sector that produces tools to keep the audience engaged without stepping over each other. Another advantage is that it keeps your input anonymous so that introverts and extroverts have the same chance to provide input. This type of tool is certainly a keeper for virtual or live AMMO Workshops.
  • Workshop Size and Frequency. Look at some smaller workshops throughout the year. Smaller focused workshops like 25-30 people max on a specific topic that is something like 4-6 hours over 2 days may be a good approach to get there.
  • A 2nd day subgroup regroup was not necessary when we are virtually. That is more time folks could use in their groups or more of a break.  In person that makes a lot more sense.
  • WG Topics. The group agreed that the WG Topics selected were appropriate and also suggested two additional topics to add:
    • While often included as a cybersecurity topic, blockchain is more encompassing and should be its’ own topic.
    • Digital Thread. Connectivity at the enterprise level is extremely important and should be considered for an additional WG. This particularly could lend itself to some kind of scenario based experience if others are interested in helping plan this let’s discuss. There is a separate group out of the OSD Digital Engineering world working this and I think we could propose an integrated workshop.  If you are interested let Kelly Visconti, visconti@pm2strategies.com, know!
  • It was widely agreed that three consecutive full days doing a virtual workshop was exhausting for the co-leaders / facilitators / organizers. We also experienced many participants needing to break away from the WGs to attend other calls or work other tasks. Several people suggested a virtual framework with smaller segments over a longer time period.

Admin Support

  • Admin support from NCMS was outstanding. Availability was never an issue.
    • Registration
      • The registration process and website were very user friendly.
      • It was noted that the registration due date on the registration website, was not updated for a time period after the due date was extended.
      • Late registrants caused a great deal of late shuffling within the WGs and the late joiners did not have the information previously sent to the WG participants. Several late registrants “jumped” WGs to find better fits. It was suggested to have a hard registration due date.


  • Briefings utilized a set template and outline and were presented by the WG Co-leads themselves. Roughly ten minutes were allocated for each brief plus additional time for questions. All of the three plenary briefing sessions ended on time or ahead of time.
    • The virtual environment resulted in fewer questions during the out briefs.
    • The SES’s were not as engaged during the out briefs this year as last year. Could be due to the virtual format but need to consider new ways to prep the SES’s for the session.
    • All the out briefs will be posted on the AM for Maintenance Operations (AMMO) WG website. Any additional information that the WG co-leads want posted will also be posted.
  • It was recommended to add to the out brief a review of the products actually developed. No in-depth product discussion, but to show those and make sure those products are shared out.  For example, in the Guidebook there will be a word document outline and next level of detail basically a strawman for the Guide – In the out brief, the “table of contents” was presented, but not the full doc, which will be shared out.  That will be great to get from each group in a central repository.

Next Steps / Follow-on

  • It was recommended that the WG Co-Leads send their WG outputs to their WGs to review , engage, and keep their WG members engaged.
  • Also recommended that each of the subgroup leads look at the outcomes/action and develop a plan for the next steps and identify what you can do within your group, where is it someone else’s responsibility and do you need more resources to support (what and how much?).
    • Would be great to get those action plans from each group as a follow up from the workshop by say mid-July. This becomes the input to the JAMWG planning and prioritization of topics and focus for the next year.
  • Mini-Workshops were suggested as possible venues to continue work in the WGs.
  • The AMMO WG monthly calls are also an available venue if WG Co-Leads would like to provide updates in the future.

POC for this action is Ray Langlais, LMI, rlanglais@lmi.org, (571) 633-8019


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


Registration (closed)

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


The registration period for this event has closed. 


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Date(s) - 06/23/2020 - 06/25/2020
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