Additive manufacturing technology has had a huge effect on the manufacturing industry, and has also gained significant interest of those in the military.  Deployed weapons systems often go idle due to lack of spare parts.  Imagine the capability to create spare parts or repair weapon systems at the point-of-need and on command.  Several favorable outcomes of this scenario would include: increased operational readiness, and a potential reduction of logistical support.  In addition, the armed forces are increasingly playing humanitarian roles in the context of providing assistance to those who are suffering due to a natural disaster and/or live in parts the world where there is no infrastructure for creating buildings, roads, bridges, or manufacture materials that can clean water, create energy, or repair machines. The ability to build and make components at the point-of-need dually serves both the armed forces and society's needs.  These speakers will discuss the basic research being performed regarding the realm of the possible of additive manufacturing at the point of need, as well as efforts that have been made to make this a reality. 

Session Chair: Mr. Marc Pepi, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Introduction by Session Chair

Mr. Marc Pepi, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Expeditionary Manufacturing in the Marine Corps

MSgt. Doug McCue, U.S. Marine Corps

Additive Manufacturing of Energetic Materials

Dr. Jason Robinette, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Additive Manufacturing-Grade Metal Powder Production in a Conex

Mr. Andrew LaTour, MolyWorks Corp

Development of an Agile, Novel Expeditionary Battlefield Manufacturing Plant Using Recycled and Reclaimed Thermoplastic Materials

Dr. Prabhat Krishnaswamy, EMC2

Recycling and Reuse of Metal Alloys by a Single Solid-State Additive Manufacturing and Repair Process

Dr. Paul Allison, The University of Alabama

From Waste Steel to Material: Additive Manufacturing Enabled Agile Manufacturing

Dr. Jianyu Liang, Worchester Polytechnic Institute