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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.
Check out the new AM Forward website at:
Check out White House statement on AM Forward...
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.
Has anyone been successful in getting access to JAMMEX?
I've been trying but haven't been able to get a list of external approvers to allow access. I've emailed J62HJAMMEXPMO@dla.mil for assistance with no results thus far. Specifically looking for external Air Force Approvers for the amps roles.
Millennium drills down on 3D printing, as MEO missile tracking effort progresses - Breaking Defense
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
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.
Check out this link to get to DoDI 5000.93 the Use of Additive Manufacturing in DoD https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/500093p.PDF?ver=t9U2MxdIBhofxnEOhrcx6A%3d%3d
The next in a series of FY21 webcasts on Additive Manufacturing is Here! is scheduled for 28 April at 1400 Eastern Time. This educational webinar series will help you understand how Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) is being applied today in the DoD. Register and get the link at https://www.dau.edu/events/Additive%20Manufacturing%20is%20Here%20Ground%20Case%20Studies
The DoD AM Strategy (January 2021) establishes a common vision for the use of this game-changing technology. You can find it at: https://www.cto.mil/dod-additive-manufacturing-strategy/.
Please join DAU and OSD for the FY20 "AM is Here!" live Webinar Series. The first webinar is Wed Nov 18, 2020 and features Ms. Tracy Frost, OUSD R&E, Director, Manufacturing Technologies Office who will host a Q&A with panelists:
CAPT X. Lugo, USN, OPNAV N414; Mr Eddie Preston, Chief Engineer to the USAF Rapid Sustainment Office; and Mr. Andrew Meighan, Defense Logistics Agency.
I'm looking for a graphic or document that specifically identifies where in the DoD aquisition process are the points at which parts should be selected, evaluated and programed for AM production.
In case you were not already attending the virtual event, the Air Force’s Additive Manufacturing Olympics (AMO) is underway, and so far has been quite interesting, thought-proving and engaging!
This virtual gathering includes cutting-edge speakers, virtual peer networking and technical experiences. Learn and discover new technologies from leaders across government, industry, academia and small business.
It continues through Friday 23 Oct.
Join at https://www.afrso.com/advanced-manufacturing-olympics/
Channel surfers rejoice! DAU this week launched new multi-media “AM Zone” channel specifically focused on the topic of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)! Designed to complement DAU’s ever-more comprehensive portfolio of learning assets on this important multi-disciplinary topic, the AM Zone initially offers users access to a comprehensive playlist entitled “3D Opportunity – The Course on AM for Business Leaders” comprised of 7 lessons and 26 short, high-impact overview videos. Additional info at https://www.dau.edu/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Now-Premiering-The-New-DAU-AM-Zone
at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a
new method of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. Published in a new
paper, it has the potential to create complex structures with nanometer-scale
precision. Read more at https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2020/09/nist-scientists-get-soft-3d-printing.
The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office's (RSO) inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics — AMO for short — will be held virtually this October. AMO will bring together a wide spectrum of participants from military, businesses, and academia to share insights on advanced manufacturing including 3D printing, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, and more.
Next week, the RSO will be hosting an Ask Me Anything to share exclusive information, and open the floor to any questions regarding the virtual event. If you're looking forward to learning more about the mission and purpose behind AMO, join Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics on Thursday 6/25 at 12:30 pm EST.
Register and submit any questions here. <https://afrso.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9e575ae4387f65930c36be2df&id=9cc331dd1e&e=0dce05b99e>
The initial release of the Joint Additive
Manufacturing Model Exchange (JAMMEX) is officially live for use and ready for
DoD users. The Exchange is a portal that
allows for cross Services viewing and sharing of 3D print technical data. Please take time to register and distribute
this information widely within the DoD. Access can be requested through DLA Account Management and Provisioning System. Go to amps.dla.mil to register. For questions contact J62HJAMMEXPMO@dla.mil
The Australian Army is utilizing metal 3D printing technology to make its supply chain more resilient and to reduce the time it takes to get replacement parts into the hands of Soldiers in the field. Read more about it here:
Check out this story on 3-D printed pliable concrete used to build homes and mentions applications for Defense Department and NASA. Beads of pliable concrete material are printed from an 11 foot tall printer weighing 3,800 lbs. https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/3d-printed-homes-a-concept-turns-into-something-solid/2020/03/05/61c8b0d2-36e4-11ea-bf30-ad313e4ec754_story.html
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