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Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

This community serves as an interdisciplinary knowledge repository for life cycle logistics, production, quality and manufacturing (PQM), systems engineering, acquisition law, and other defense acquisition workforce members and their defense industry counterparts. This community contains an extensive body of knowledge on this rapidly evolving topic, including processes and procedures, organizations and consortiums, and links to an extensive library of reports, papers, articles, and GAO/IG audits.

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Navy's USS Bataan Receives 3D Printer for Metal Parts
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November 10, 2022 - 05:03pm
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​Hi All,

I saw this story in Breaking Defense today but I found another source to post link to here since it may be more accessible (doesn't require a subscription). Neat stuff to shorten the supply chain, shorten Administrative Delay Time waiting for parts to be ordered/made/delivered to the fleet.

https://www.naval-technology.com/news/us-navy-bataan-3d-printer/#:~:text=The%20US%20Navy's%20Wasp%2Dclass,Commander%2C%20Naval%20Surface%20Force%20Atlantic.

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AM Forward Website
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May 25, 2022 - 03:25pm
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Check out the new AM Forward website at:


https://www.astroa.org/amforward




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White House launches AM Forward
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May 10, 2022 - 12:12pm
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Check out White House statement on AM Forward...

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/05/06/fact-sheet-biden-administration-celebrates-launch-of-am-forward-and-calls-on-congress-to-pass-bipartisan-innovation-act/

White House pushes AM Forward to help lower costs for American families by improving the competitiveness of America’s small-and-medium-sized manufacturers, creating and sustaining high-paying manufacturing jobs, and improving supply chain resilience through adoption of additive manufacturing.


 


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Content Author… May 10, 2022 - 12:14pm

Here's two additional articles on the same AM Forward topic:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/cea/written-materials/2022/05/09/using-additive-manufacturing-to-improve-supply-chain-resilience-and-bolster-small-and-mid-size-firms/

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https://www.astroa.org/amforward


Another Article about upcoming Millenium Space 3D-Printed small satellite bus
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April 11, 2022 - 12:46pm
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3D-Printed Satellite Structure to Launch to Orbit in Near Future
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March 28, 2022 - 09:10am
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​Link to article below by Sandra Erwin of Space News posted 24 Mar 22 about Millennium Space plans to launch a 3D-printed satellite structure to orbit in near future.


Millennium Space to launch to orbit a 3D printed satellite structure - SpaceNews

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Get the Facts: The Intelectual Property Legal Experts on AM
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December 30, 2021 - 09:12am
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​Did you miss the recent DAU webinar on Intellectual Property and Data Rights?  A panel of DoD Intellectual Property legal experts gives you just the facts on additive manufacturing and IP.  Watch the recording and Learn the key pitfalls and best practices from the best in the business.  

https://www.dau.edu/event/


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AM is Here! Webinar - 18 Nov 2020
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​Join us for "AM is Here" a webinar series with OSD and AM experts at https://www.dau.edu/events/Additive%20Manufacturing%20is%20Here%2018

The first webinar in the series is 18 Nov when a joint panel will answer questions on current Additive Manufacturing policy and strategy, processes and scale of implementation across the Services, and level of confidence in the use of AM.  This first event of the series will be a business process focused panel of experts from across the DoD talking about the real state of AM today. 

Resources / Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

Acquipedia Articles
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Organizations and Consortiums

Additive Manufacturing Organizations and Consortiums


Just a few of the many potentially useful links available on this important transformational technology, and its impact on both manufacturing and DoD Supply Chain Management are listed below. Please note the disclaimer at the bottom of this site.

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Additive Manufacturing Working Groups

Additive Manufacturing Maintenance Organization (AMMO) Working Group

  • The DoD Additive Manufacturing Maintenance Organization (AMMO) Working Group is chartered to develop an integrated DoD strategic vision and facilitate collaborative tactical implementation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology in support of DoD's global weapon system maintenance enterprise. The AMMO Working Group activity will include development of OSD guidance recommendations, selection and prioritization of opportunities to employ AM technology, coordination and standardization of AM activities into established DoD maintenance processes and procedures, and preparation and maintenance of the AMMO Roadmap. Chartered under the authority of the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs, the Working Group is composed of members from the Army, Air Force, Department of the Navy, DLA, and other government agencies such as NIST, DOE, NASA, and industry, as jointly approved by the co-chairs. AMMO WG members will be authoritative maintenance leaders, recognized AM leaders, and domain-level experts from the JDMTP Subpanel communities. Participation is voluntary and involves collaboration with multiple agencies.

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Additive Manufacturing Contracting Guide Working Group

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Disclaimer: This website contains links to both DoD and non-DoD resources. They are provided solely to assist defense acquisition workforce professionals in finding information and learning about these important Additive Manufacturing technologies and their impacts on DoD Supply Chain Management. Neither the Department of Defense or the Defense Acquisition University provide any warranty of these resources whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents of the item will be error-free. This site should under no circumstances be considered as being all-encompassing, and is in no-wise meant to endorse the capabilities or products of any particular individual, company, or organization. Note: For the private sector section of this community of practice in particular, rather than listing each of the hundreds of companies providing additive manufacturing related services, equipment, materials, and software, we instead link to several other websites which provide this type of information.

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Additive Manufacturing Reports, Papers and Articles


Just a few of the many potentially useful links available on this important transformational technology, and its impact on both manufacturing and DoD Supply Chain Management are listed below. Please note the disclaimer at the bottom of this site.

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Additive Manufacturing Professional Development


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Disclaimer: This website contains links to both DoD and non-DoD resources. They are provided solely to assist defense acquisition workforce professionals in finding information and learning about these important Additive Manufacturing technologies and their impacts on DoD Supply Chain Management. Neither the Department of Defense or the Defense Acquisition University provide any warranty of these resources whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents of the item will be error-free. This site should under no circumstances be considered as being all-encompassing, and is in no-wise meant to endorse the capabilities or products of any particular individual, company, or organization.

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DoD IG AM Audit Report publicly released Oct 2019
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The objective of this audit was to determine the extent to which the DoD used additive manufacturing (AM) when obtaining sustainment parts. Specifically, we evaluated the DoD’s actions to implement AM for the sustainment of equipment and weapon systems, including the coordination of AM efforts across the DoD. In this report, “sustainment parts” refers to parts being replaced on existing weapon systems. Our review also included the tools and molds produced through AM that were used to sustain weapon systems.

Department of the Navy (DON) Additive Manufacturing (AM) Implementation Plan v2.0 (2017)
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Department of the Navy (DON) Additive Manufacturing (AM) Implementation Plan v2.0 (2017)

AM and the Future of Supply Chains_DHL_2016
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Air Force Sustainment Center Logistics & Sustainment Enterprise 2040
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The Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) continues to make great gains toward achieving the Art of the Possible. While these gains have been significant, we’ve only started to realize the full potential of the Air Force’s logistics and sustainment enterprise (LSE). In order to continue the trend of substantial improvements in the way we do business, we need a long-term vision to vector revolutionary changes to our business practices, process re-engineering, and technology development across the enterprise.

U.S. Army Advanced Manufacturing Implementation Plan (Volume I)
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Emerging Concept for the Army of 2025 and Beyond 29 Mar 2016

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Technical Standard - DRAFT FOR REVIEW
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Engineering and Quality Standard for Additively Manufactured Spaceflight Hardware DRAFT 1 – JULY 7, 2015 MSFC-STD-xxxx REVISION: DRAFT 1 EFFECTIVE DATE: Not Released

DAU White Paper Competitive Threats to the Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing Industry , DTD February 2016
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This white paper, written by DAU faculty member, examines the five competitive forces that shape strategy,  the competitive landscape, and a current threat assessment. .

Additive Manufacturing AM Business Model Strategic Simulation Wargame
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Working with America Makes and other government and industry members of the Additive Manufacturing community, Department of Defense (DoD) organizations will be participating in an America Makes-sponsored Additive Manufacturing Business Model Wargame for Maintenance and Sustainment scheduled for May 9-10, 2016.   Additive Manufacturing (AM) has great potential to revolutionize DoD's supply chain; greatly reducing supply wait times and enabling "just in time manufacturing" coincident with maintenance operations. The intent of the war game is to illuminate the required business transactions when the DoD requires critical and non-critical parts be additively manufactured at a DoD depot location or at a 3rdparty location in support of an immediate readiness goal. The wargame will also include assessing commercial gaps and challenges that may be discovered during this simulation in order to begin developing the necessary environment to support the continued adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM) capabilities.With this as a goal, America Makes is sponsoring this strategic simulation (i.e., wargame) to identify issues facing Government and Industry, potential courses of action, and solutions. The simulation will bring together senior executives from both the DoD and Industry to gain a better understanding of respective goals with the objective of expanding the “intersection of interests” in order to deliver improved weapon system readiness and enhanced sustainment for the warfighter.  To date, much of the effort directed toward expanding DoD's use of AM centers on the resolution of technical challenges to enable the utilization of AM; but much remains to be been done to better understand and enable the business environment necessary in order for DoD and industry to engage in an AM enabled world.  America Makes is the sponsor of this event.  The Maintenance and Sustainment Advisory Group along with the maintenance communities Additive Manufacturing for Maintenance Operations (AMMO Working Groups are teaming to plan and execute the wargame.  Dates, times, and location for this event are as follows:  Dates: May 9-10, 2016 Times:  May 9: 1200-1730 and May 10: 0900-1300 Location: Lockheed Martin Corporation - Center for Innovation 8000 Harbor View Blvd, Suffolk Virginia 23435  Because this is a working session, space is limited and registration must be done at:  http://www.ncms.org/index.php/2016/03/ctma-additive-manufacturing-wargames-9-10-may-2016/  Multifunctional participation from DoD and industry is necessary in order to meet wargame objectives.  Participants with expertise in procurement, contracts, intellectual property, design engineering, product support, support engineering, industrial operations, AM technology, supply chain management, and policy are needed participants. . Reference Link: Additive Manufacturing AM Business Model Strategic Simulation Wargame Registration (http://www.ncms.org/index.php/2016/03/ctma-additive-manufacturing-wargames-9-10-may-2016/ )

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