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DAU FUEL: Additive Manufacturing is Here: Air Weapon Systems

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    Additive Manufacturing is Here!

    This educational webinar series will help you understand how Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) is being applied today in the DoD. Subject matter experts will share the latest on strategy, policy and current applications of Additive Manufacturing focusing on advances in quality control and reliability. This series will promote how additive manufacturing can be adopted to modernize weapons systems, increase materiel readiness, and enhance warfighter innovation & capability.


    Air Weapon Systems: How far have we really come using AM? A series of case studies will cover the proof of confidence from design, testing, production and acceptance for additively manufactured items for Air weapon systems. 


    Maj. Gen. David Maxwell, USMC, Vice Director for Logistics, J4

    Major General Maxwell is the Vice Director for Logistics, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Prior to assuming his current duties, he served as the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (Plans, Policies and Strategic Mobility).  David Maxwell also commanded the 2nd Marine Logistics Group.  On promotion to Brigadier General, he was assigned as the Combined Joint Director of Logistics (CJ- 4) for NATO Resolute Support, Afghanistan.  

    Major General Maxwell graduated from The National War College in 2007 with distinction and the Naval Academy in 1988


    Ms. Sunita Chavan, USAF

    Sunita Chavan is a Senior System Integration Engineer and AM lead in the Air force Materiel Command Engineering headquarters (AFMC/EN) for last 18 months. Prior to joining AFMC/EN, She was a Senior Advisor: Strategic Technology Partnership for the Air force research labs in materials & manufacturing directorate (RX).

    She started her career working for Kodak as a research engineer and worked her way up from engineering management, project management, and program management. Ms Chavan worked as a director of business development at Omnova Solutions, before joining USAF, with over 20 years of industry experience.

    Ms Chavan has a Master's degree in Chemical engineering from University of Dayton and MBA from Boston University

    Mr. Kyle Cobb, USN

    Kyle Cobb is the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Lead at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, NJ and one of the Engineering Leads for NAVAIR's National Additive Manufacturing (AM) IPT.  Kyle has been working at NAVAIR since 2010 and is responsible for the strategic allocation of resources with respect to personnel, technology, facilities, and finances related to the use of Advanced Manufacturing Technology on naval aviation applications. Prior to this role, he provided engineering support for the Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS) and Moriah Wind System (MWS). Kyle holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, a B.S. in Physics from Fordham University, and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

    John Schmelzle, USN

    John Schmelzle is a certified NAVAIR AIRSpeed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a graduate of the NLDP, a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Jersey, and the current President of the Joint Base at Lakehurst Chapter of the Naval Civilian Managers Association (NCMA).  Mr. Schmelzle serves as the AIR-4.8 Additive  Manufacturing and Model Based Definition Initiative Lead. In this role, he is working with a NAVAIR Command-wide team to further explore 3D printing and its potential to rapidly respond to urgent fleet needs. 

    Ms. Anna Safigan, USN

    Anna Safigan is an aerospace engineer at the Naval Air Warfare Center -Aircraft Division for the past 10 years.  She has worked in various roles supporting propulsion systems, corrosion research, flight test instrumentation, and additive manufacturing. Anna currently supports the Propulsion and Power Department in Structural Integrity and Materials Applications.  She has been the project lead for several metal additive initiatives focused on both repairing and printing obsolete parts.  Anna holds a Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Master's of Engineering from the University of Maryland.

    Mr. Mark Shaw, GE

    Mark is Director of Government Programs and Technology for GE Additive to provide additive solutions to government customers.  Mark has previously worked closely with the aviation regulatory authorities to develop an additive product qualification process roadmap for flight hardware.  Mark continues to be one of GE's primary additive leaders for AM qualification and certification.

    Mr. Mike Froning, USAF

    Mike Froning currently serves as Technical Director for the Product Support Engineering Division of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.  Mr. Froning has twenty nine years of industry experience working for General Motors and Delphi Automotive serving in multiple senior level positions including:  Manager of Product and Manufacturing Engineering, Divisional Chief Metallurgist, Divisional Manager of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, and Direct Manufacturing Operations Manager over multiple product lines and plant facilities.  During his industry career, Mr. Froning was involved in a foreign plant start-up, managed large engineering and manufacturing organizations, led multiple new product and process developments, successfully transitioned new technologies from laboratory to plant floor, and managed lean manufacturing implementations.  

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