AMMO Monthly Meeting


  1. AFRL Section 219 – Fundamental of AM Course and ACADEMI – Dennis Butcher
  2. USMC CoLab – Col Howie Marotto / Ian Wing, Deloitte / Mark Laviolette, Deloitte
  3. AM Contracting Guide Update – Capt. Kurdian, NAVSUP
  4. 18 Joint Additive Manufacturing Working Group Update – Tracy Frost, OSD,MIBP
  5. 3Di PDF Workshop – John Schmelzle, NAVAIR
  6. Mx and Sustainment Advisory Group Update – Marilyn Gaska, Lockheed Martin



On 7 February 2018, the Additive Manufacturing Maintenance Operations (AMMO) working group conducted a teleconference with over 50 participants.  A summary follows:


Fundamental of AM Course and ACADEMI – America MakesDennis Butcher discussed America Makes expansion into DoD with their Advanced Curriculum in Additive Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Innovation (ACADEMI), developed in their Innovation Factory over the course of 15 months with inputs from over 100+ members and non-members. The AM learning model factory of the future is to utilize subject matter experts and mature AM research in order to address market gaps with training/workforce development, deep dives, and workshops.  ACADEMI allows participants to have hands on experience and see real-time results, as well as establish a baseline understanding across organizations, and meet currently unfulfilled AM training needs.

America Makes hosted 50 AFRL and AFLCMC scientists & engineers for a two-day AM fundamental workshop in August 2017. America Makes also hosted 11 AFRL and AFLCMC participants; materials scientists, design/application engineers, technicians, and program manager, for a five-day bootcamp in September 2017. Overall goal was interchange of ideas and approaches between scientists & engineers in different parts of the product lifecycle; integration of design for AM at all stages. The equipment onsite at the Innovation Factory allowed engineers to answer questions.

ACADEMI is currently looking to expand outside of Service participants to host modules and bootcamps specific to any size company or organization. The overarching benefit of ACADEMI is to provide end-to-end consideration for AM, mostly metals, in a full cycle. America Makes and The Lanterman Group are conducting the first public offering of ACADEMI in Metals Design for Additive Manufacturing on March 5-9, 2018. The course is open to members and non-members from industry, academia, and government. For more information, you can visit


USMC CoLab – Deloitte / USMCCol Howie Marotto, Ian Wing, and Mark Laviolette are crowdsourcing to share, mimic, and use ways to advance AM. Local Motors solicited ideas from around the world to do rapid prototyping through a three-stage process; 1) crowdsourcing: solicit ideas, 2) Manage digital thread technology, 3) micro-factory manufacturing. This approach is applied to design and deliver novel equipment to the Marines at a much faster pace. USMC CoLab quickly moves design concepts from the crowd platform into a digital manufacturing/logistics environment.

Co-creation fosters a new kind collaboration to design better, faster, stronger products for Marines through the toolkit; 1) discussion, 2) live broadcast, 3) brainstorm, and 4) challenge. The design challenge is the key tool on the platform, which allows produces specific requirements for what the Marines want to accomplish from participants for a monetary or non-monetary reward. Currently, Co-Creation has over 150,000 register users with the motivation to share their ideas, gain experience for future opportunities, introduce and leverage capability, and network. The USMC CoLab community is currently tasked with designing a new vehicle system that allows Marines to hot-swap new modules to meet different on-base use cases. You can join in the co-creation community today. You will join over 1,000 others interested in designing, iterating, and building something better for Marines. Visit to get started.


3Di PDF Workshop – NAVAIRJohn Schmelzle briefed the update of MIL-STD-31000.  The update incorporates the concept of 3Di models in MIL-STD-31000. The document has been drafted and been through two internal DoD review cycles, with the SAE G-33 Committee offered to serve as industry liaison in the review of -31000. Comments were received via the SAE G-33 Committee website, and were formally staffed via the ASSIST website. Submission for comments closed 2 Dec 2017, and received and adjudicated 90 comments. MIL-STD-31000 is a high-level document, which defines the true definition of a Technical Data Package (TDP). NAVAIR is currently working with DAU on a new course designed for better written contacts requesting a TDP. The new terminology produced by the MIL-STD-31000 is 3Di PDF: 3-Dimensional Intelligent pdf. The 3Di PDF will be an option on the selection worksheet. Option Selection Worksheet revised to match changes and try to make it a more usable document.


TDP types include.

  • Type 2D: 2-Dimensional (2D) Technical Data Package.
  • Type 3D: 3-Dimensional (3D) Technical Data Package. Type 3D will include one or more:
  • 3D native models.
  • 2D drawings derived from the 3D native models.
  • 3Di PDF viewable data derived from the 3D native models.
  • Neutral files derived from the 3D native models.


The purpose of the MIL-STD-31000 and its standardization is to provide a common language; to establish uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices; and to provide a standard of reference or widely recognized model of authority. The updated version should be published in the next few weeks that incorporates 3Di PDFs as an option. Government and Industry teams need to engage early and often on the best TDP solution for their programs. As a warning, to be advised, requirement to deliver 3Di PDF based TDP may be coming soon to a contract near you.


AM Contracting Guide Update – NAVSUP – Capt. Kurdian is hosting an AM Contracting Guide Update at LMI HQ in Tysons, Va on April 5-6, 2018. The formal announcement is posted on the AMMO website. The Board of Directors for the WG is composed of advisors from the top members of the organization. There is a strong advocacy across the Services and DoD of support.


Mx and Sustainment Advisory Group Update – Lockheed MartinMarilyn Gaska provided the following update:

  • The AMMO Update including Workshop plan –
    • May 30-31 workshop: Registration target 2 months ahead. Topics highlighted in December minutes):
  1. AM Contracts Guidance, 2.  AM Acquisition Requirements, 3. Securing the AM Digital Thread via Blockchain technology, 4. End to End Case Study Documentation of AM part delivery from desire to part order fulfillment

– AM M&S Parts Classification for AM Working Group Update – Jan. 8 WG meeting: NASA inputs and discussion)

  • Feature topic: Update on Impact of Past and Current America Makes Projects on Domestic Metal casting Supply Chain and Future. Jerry Thiel, Univ. Northern Iowa (UNI)
  • Mil AM Summit – Interest in AM Business Model Workshop highlighted in a number of briefings (including Ms. Tracy Frost, OSD)
    • Working with AMMO on plan for Government and Industry participation and partnership for May 30-31
  • Dave Siddle highlighted America Makes Upcoming events
    • AM course Dennis Butcher already addressed
    • TRX – UTEP, March 14-15 – Does not include MAMLS reviews
    • RAPID – Ft. Worth, TX, April 23-26 – UDRI has 2 MAMLS presentations
    • AA&S (Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment conference, includes the Propulsion Safety & Sustainment conference) – Jacksonville, FL, April 23-26;
      • Invited presentation on MAMLS on 25th or 26th and other MAMLS briefings
    • February 16 Monthly Meetings deep dive – NCDMM PM Dave Siddle with MAMLS overview
    • MAMLS Phase 3 proposals underway after downselect


Next Meeting: – The next AMMO WG call is scheduled for 10:30-12:00 am (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, 7 March 2018.


POC for this action is Ashley Mitchell, LMI,, (571) 209-2629



Dennis Butcher – AFRL Section 219 – Fundamental of AM Course and ACADEMI

Q1. Who is the primary customer for this AM training curriculum?  Engineers?  Maintainers?  Other?

A1. Right now, it is engineers and the people who are designing the parts. I think there is interest in other communities.  Outreach will continue.

Q2. When & Where is the next class?

A2. Mar 5-9 in Youngstown is the first public offering. It is on the website. Open to non-members and government / industry also.

Q3. Do you currently offer this course to engineering students at universities?  Could you if approached?

A3. I think they are eligible to participate in the public offerings. I do not know if there is a specific course for students.

Q4. How many example designs are available, and is tooling design being considered?

A4. We have only done the one design. We have about 23 use cases, tooling was one of those.

Q5. What is the group doing to implement additive manufacturing into the overhaul and sustainment of combat and tactical vehicles?  Dimensional restoration of unserviceable components due to corrosion, damage, wear etc.  Example Saddle, Housing, NIIN 011662189.  Providing an alternative to plasma spray or hard chromium plating?

A5. (Question not asked)


USMC CoLab – Col Howie Marotto / Ian Wing, Deloitte / Mark Laviolette, Deloitte

Q1.  (Comment) Co-LAB gives young…and older technically inclined patriots an outlet to contribute to the common defense…huge motivator for participants!

A1.  N/A

Q2.  Howie, is the operating model being described here going to be addressed during the upcoming AM Business Model session in May?

A2. Yes, we would like do that.

Q3.  Can this brief be provided to the Dean of engineering at a major university?  Imagine engineering professors advocating for Co-Lab participation and providing students with extra credit for submittals!

A3.  Yes, we are happy to work with you on what type of information to give out.


John Schmelzle – NAVAIR – 3Di PDF Workshop

Q1.  What do you see as the primary obstacles to DoD-wide adoption of 3Di TDP as a standard?  Is there a potential short-term negative consequence?

A1.  DoD is trying to move to a standard pdf. Services have different ideas on how to do this. Issue is agreeing to a single standard. Yes, it is. We showed that. DLA was able to go through three different vendors and get the parts made correctly.

Q2.  On your slide ranking Authorative data you rank a viewable file above a neutral file, why? A neutral file contains the same data as the native not just display information in a viewable file.

A2. There was no rank there. This was a terminology slide. A neutral file does, yes.

Q3.  How does the Army and NAVAIR 3D PDF’s support development of tools needed to manufacture a part?

A3.  They both include an embedded step file which what you manufacture the parts from.

Q4.  How will a standard like 3Di-TDP help DoD scale-up AM adoption?

A4. AM allows you to create designs never envisioned that cannot be shown in a 2D drawing. AM requires a model for downstream consumption.


AM Contracting Guide Update – Capt. Kurdian, NAVSUP

Q1.  Will there be a process for industry to comment on the Contracting Guide prior to publication?

A1.  I expect there will be. Once we have a draft guide. Keep in mind that industry was involved in developing the business model. It will likely go out for comment from industry.

Q2.  Is there something similar for procurement of parts guide as the contracting guide?

A2. I don’t really think so. This document should handle the AM specific part. There are general contracting policies.


Marilyn Gaska, Lockheed Martin – Mx and Sustainment Advisory Group Update –




AM Contracting Guide Public Release

Agenda 7 February

USMCColab_CoCreationBackground Public Release

3di workshop Presentations Public Release

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Date(s) - 02/07/2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM