Engineering Innovation

Additive Manufacturing


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This course presents a broad overview of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies but also focuses on the practical considerations that decision makers need to make the best choices for their organizations.

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Course Description

Engineering student using a 3D printer in the lab and printing a prototype

Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known colloquially as 3D Printing, is a disruptive technology that has received significant attention in recent years both in the media and the manufacturing industry. While the current and potential future applications for this technology, especially for mission-critical metal parts, are impressive and imaginative, the full potential for AM has not been realized. Additionally, it is often difficult to distinguish between the hype and reality of the state of AM technologies. This course will provide attendees with an accurate depiction, including the different process types, implementations across a variety of application spaces (including sustainment and readiness), the requirements and economic realities of AM parts production, advantages & limitations, and potential concerns of AM in security.

Key Takeaways

By the end of this course:

  • Attendees will have the knowledge of the foundational aspects of AM necessary to make the best high-level AM decisions for their organizations.

Prerequisites

None

Who Should Take this Course

DoD political appointees responsible for platform acquisition and modernization

DoD leaders responsible for production and sustainment investments

DoD engineering advisors who assist with decision making processes related to production, sustainment, and platform modernization

Price

$1,500

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Instructors

John Slotwinski
Senior National Security Analyst and Project Leader
Dr. John A. Slotwinski is a Senior National Security Analyst and Project Leader in The Applied Physics Laboratory’s (APL) National Security Analysis Department, where he leads and performs studies on national security topics for the U.S. Government. Prior to that he was Additive Manufacturing Section Supervisor in the APL Research and Exploratory Development Department. In…