3D Aerospace & Defense Symposium Takes Place January 12, 2017


Approximately eighty industry and government leaders in additive manufacturing gathered on January 12, 2017, at OpenWorks in Baltimore for RAMP MD’s 3D Aerospace & Defense Symposium. Additional photos from the event can be found at https://www.flickr.com/groups/rampmd/.

Symposium Proceedings Can be Downloaded Here:

Panel 1: Aerospace & Defense Applications and Technical Challenges

Panel 2: Future Requirements in Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace & Defense

Break-Out Session: Technology Innovation

  • Lester Hitch, EOS North America
  • Ricardo Rodriguez, 3D Systems Corporation

Break-Out Session: Supporting Services

Break-Out Session: Intellectual Property

Break-Out Session: Educational Pathways

Download the Symposium Program here (pdf). Program Sponsor Insert.

Additive manufacturing is a transformative technology in the aerospace and defense industries – a true game changer. Lighter, cheaper, and faster products are possible, and additive is rapidly changing the acquisition lifecycle.

Maryland is home to many companies with significant capabilities in aerospace and defense additive manufacturing, such as Orbital ATK, AAI, Lockheed, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and many smaller companies. It is also home to the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, the Army Research Laboratory, and the Naval Air Systems Command in Pax River. These agencies offer facilities and expertise in additive manufacturing unmatched in the country.

Representatives from industry, government, academia, and the research sector came together January 12, 2017, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., at OpenWorks in Baltimore, to explore topics of interest to aerospace and defense:

  • New applications of 3D printing in aerospace & defense sectors
  • Future requirements of government agencies in aerospace & defense additive manufacturing
  • New materials and databases
  • Trends and forecasts in additive manufacturing hardware, equipment, and technology
  • Educational pathways and workforce development
  • Intellectual property and working in classified environments
  • And much more…

RAMP MD is pleased that OpenWorks — Baltimore’s newest makerspace — hosted this year’s Symposium. Its mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible and affordable. We were pleased to partner with this important organization. Find them at www.openworksbmore.com.

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