Synthesis and formulation play an important role in the production of propellants, explosives and pyrotechnics. New environmentally sustainable practices have not yet been applied to the manufacturing of military ordnance. In many cases the processes we use today have been employed for several decades with only modest improvements. In this session we will explore some of the methods that have been used in industrial processes and which may be adapted to the production and packaging of energetic materials.

Session Chair: Dr. Sara Pliskin, NAVSEA,

Office of Naval Research Advanced Energetic Materials Synthesis and Formulation Efforts

Dr. Chad Stoltz, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Division

Additive Manufacturing of Propellants Using Vibration Assisted Direct Write Printing

Dr. Emre Gunduz, Purdue University

Resonant Acoustic Mixing of High-Energy Composite Materials

Dr. Andrew Nelson, U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD)

Energetic Manufacturing via Advanced Flow Reactor

Mr. Omar Abassi, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC)

New Production Technologies for Energetic Materials that can Reduce Environmental Impact; Additive Manufacturing and Solventless Extrusion

Dr. Joost van Lingen, TNO

Resonant Acoustic Mixing of Pyrotechnics at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane

Dr. Eric Miklaszewski, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division