2022 Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Join the effort to address foundational aspects of additive manufacturing necessary for the DOD’s wide adoption of this game-changing capability.

Event Details


Tuesday 6/28

7:15 AM

8:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions / Facility Description – Steve McKee – OSD(MR) / Brett Conner – OSD(R&E) Presentation

8:10 AM
MxD Presentation- Federico Sciammarella – MxD

8:20 AM
America Makes Presentation- John Wilczynski – America Makes

8:30 AM
Introduce Keynote Speaker – Ms. Barbara McQuiston, Deputy CTO for Science and Technology, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

9:00 AM
Introduce Keynote Speaker Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, Assistant Director for Space Policy, White House Office of Science Technology Policy (OSTP)

9:30 AM
Review Objectives & Agenda  Steve McKee – OSD(MR) / Brett Conner – OSD(R&E)

09:40 AM
Workgroup Introductory Briefs  Work Group Leaders

10:20 AM
Move to Individual Work Group Rooms

10:20 AM
Work in Individual Work Groups

11:50 AM
Working Lunch

12:30 PM
Work in Individual Work Groups

4:00 PM
Work Group Day 1 Out Briefs and Q&A – Work Group Leaders

5:00 PM

6:00 – 8:00 PM
MXD Hosted reception // No-Host Social

Wednesday 6/29

8:00 AM
Welcome Back/ Plan of the Day / Tour Schedule* – Steve McKee – OSD(MR) / Brett Conner – OSD(R&E) / Federico Sciammarello – MxD

8:15 AM
Move to Individual Work Group Rooms

8:30 AM
Work in Individual Work Groups

Working Lunch

12:30 PM
Work in Individual Work Groups

3:00 PM
Work Group Day 2 Out Briefs and Q&A – Work Group Leaders  Presentation

Wrap-Up – Steve McKee – OSD(MR) / Brett Conner – OSD(R&E) / Federico Sciammarello – MxD

5:00 pm

Working Groups

DOD Standardization Prioritization

Co-Lead: Jesse Chambers, DSPO; Jesse Boyer, Pratt and Whitney

The AM Standards breakout group from the 2021 AM workshop identified a prioritized list of standards gaps. These include the following:
• AM part classification system for consistent qualification standards
• Machine qualification
• Contents of a TDP
• Harmonization of AM quality and compliance (Q&C) terminology
• Design allowables
• Terminology for the Identification of AM flaws detectable by non-destructive examination (NDE) methods
• Standard guide for the application of NDE to objects produced by AM processes

The standardization prioritization breakout group will revisit this list, amend, and update the list based upon a structured feedback session. Participants will be led through exercises that identify standardization opportunities that can benefit from applied research. Participants will engage in brainstorming that identifies and prioritizes gaps in methods, tools, and technologies pertinent to various standardization priorities.

Cybersecurity (wargame) Hack-a-thon; and Improving AM in Small and Medium Manufacturers (Registration Closed Due to Capacity)

Co-Leads: Larry Lynch, USACE; Laura Elan, MxD

Day 1—Hackathon: Participants will engage in a Red Team / Blue Team hack-a-thon relevant to a manufacturing environment. Each participant will have the opportunity to work with both a Red Team and Blue Team to actively attack or defend a manufacturing environment. The activity includes the opportunity to execute several DOD-relevant hack-a-thon exercises (wargame, manufacturing operating scenarios) to identify, prioritize, and document cybersecurity vulnerabilities for AM digital workflows. Multiple equipment makes/models, support software types (design, build file generation, etc.), and AM modalities will be considered. Identifying vulnerabilities under different manufacturing operating scenarios will serve to assess the scope of vulnerabilities that arise not only to hardware or software design features, but also to the AM operations occurring under different use cases or operating scenarios. Parameters of the wargame will be vetted and developed in collaboration with DOD stakeholders to ensure relevance. It is expected that these vulnerabilities will influence future R&D investment, product development, and education and workforce development efforts for the AM supply chain.

Day 2—Improving AM in Small and Medium Manufacturers: There is a critical need to improve cybersecurity in small and medium manufacturers (SMMs) that are part of the DOD supply chain. In the second day of this workshop, cybersecurity assessments will be explained in an easy-to-understand format. The Cyber Marketplace, developed by MxD, describes the assessment process and helps an organization conduct a self-assessment against the types of vulnerabilities and attack scenarios exposed during the Day 1 hack-a-thon. Outcomes are used in the Cyber Marketplace tools to determine prioritized tools, services, and policies that should be implemented to close security gaps.

Assessing Additive Manufacturing Crisis Response

Co-Lead: John Wilczynski, America Makes; TBD

The DOD wants to assess the ability of the department to respond to crises such as natural disaster, pandemic, or hostile events. This session seeks to review the lessons learned from AMCPR and COVID-19. Participants will be asked to help define scenarios and use cases. The workshop will determine the questions that should be asked for an assessment. From this information, assessment formats can be proposed (e.g., wargame, table-top exercise, chalk talk, demonstration, exercise, or other).

Additive Manufacturing Portal for Education (AMPED)

Co-Lead: Michael Britt, Crane;  Jeremy Chang, OSD Mantech; Courtney Puhl, America Makes

America Makes, in collaboration with a number of partners (including OSD ManTech EWD and JAMWG EWD), will be hosting a series of three workshops during AMMO AM Workshop.
Workshop 1 (Day 1 – AM) will be a continuation and culmination to validate the previous additive manufacturing roles identification and definition across the DOD and organic defense base. Building from the work in the last workshop, the team will validate and confirm the identified roles, and through continuous improvement, qualify this data set to move forward in the AMPED project.
Workshop 2 (Day 1 – PM) will be a continuation and culmination of the previous work both in the JAMWG EWD team and AMMO workshops in the identification and analysis of DOD training assets. The team will explore the listing and categorization of training offerings to explore gaps and missing assets, and to assist in the prioritization of future needed assets.
Workshop 3 (Day 2 – AM) will allow the team to work through existing requirements of the AMPED portal to highlight areas of focus important to the group as well as key features that would be valuable in a full-scale launch of the new tool hosted by America Makes in collaboration with OSD ManTech EWD.

Agile Inspection and Testing

Lead: Derrick Lamm, Lockheed Martin

Required testing timelines for additive manufacturing first article efficacy do not meet demand requirements. There is a need to improve inspection throughput and techniques.In addition, resources for witnessing acceptance testing at the vendor site are limited and remote inspection methods need to be considered. Cybersecurity and IT procedures can pose challenges to remote inspection or portability of digital inspection data to the engineering authority. The output of this session should be a multi-year plan with phased approach to incrementally improve the ability to create the framework for agile inspection and testing of AM parts.

Information and Accommodations

2022 Additive Manufacturing Workshop

June 28-29

MXD Headquarters

1415 N Cherry Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

  • Ambassador Chicago, 1301 N State Pkwy (1.3 miles from MxD)
  • Hotel EMC2, 228 E Ontario Street (2.8 miles from MxD)
  • Omni Hotel Chicago, 676 N Michigan Avenue (2.3 miles from MxD)
  • The Robey, 2018 W North Avenue (2 miles from MxD)

Ample free parking is available to MxD guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Clybourn Metra Station is a short taxi ride from the facility. The station is located at 2001 North Ashland Ave., approximately 1.5 miles from MxD. The Clybourn Station serves Metra’s Union Pacific/North Line and Union Pacific/Northwest Line.
For more information, visit www.metrarail.com.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Train
MxD is accessible by CTA Red and Blue Line trains. From the Blue Line: Exit Division stop, then walk east on Division or take #70 Division Bus east to Cherry Avenue. Walk north on Cherry to MxD. From the Red Line: Exit North/Clybourn stop. Walk west on North Avenue, then make a left onto the Cherry Avenue pedway bridge (near Jiffy Lube), continuing down Cherry Avenue to MxD.

Attendees of the 2022 DoD AM Workshop should adhere to a business casual dress code.


The workshop is open to industry, academia, and government personnel willing to participate in a working group intent on finding solutions and developing recommendations for the topics listed in the workgroup section. Foreign Nationals will require a DOD sponsor to register.

If you plan on attending the Additive Manufacturing Workshop at MXD headquarters please register by June 13, 2022.

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.

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Date(s) - 06/28/2022 - 06/29/2022
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