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IDGA Announces Additive Manufacturing for Government Conference

Additive manufacturing (AM) — referred to as “three-dimensional” or “3D” printing—is a potential game changer with important implications to the DoD and federal government. Because of its ability to produce a wide variety of objects, AM can have significant national security and healthcare implications.

The US government is taking AM seriously and the numbers show this. There are enormous potential benefits to the defense, health and government areas. Specifically, 3D printing provides the chance to build spare parts on demand, maintenance and repair, metal implants and prosthetics. Production times and costs are reduced, lightweight structures can be built and physical inventories can be replaced with digital inventories.

With President Obama's recent creation of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation - which includes $1 billion in funding for FY 2014 - the time is now to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in a government and defense context.

As a result, IDGA is proud to announce its latest 2-day conference Additive Manufacturing for Government, taking place on December 10-11, 2013 in Washington D.C.

Don't Miss:

  • Presentation from TED fellow Skylar Tibbits on the advances of 4 Dimensional Printing
  • Sponsored demos from the latest additive manufacturing technology providers
  • Sessions from the Departments of Defense, Energy, National Science Foundation, NIST, NASA and more!

What topics will be covered?

  • The current state of advanced manufacturing
  • Development of new Materials for AM
  • The latest developments in 3D and 4D Printing Design software
  • DoD implications and uses for AM

High Profile Speakers Include:

  • Ed Morris, Director, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute
  • Skylar Tibbits, Founder, Self-Assembly Lab and TED Fellow, MIT
  • Dr. Robert Ivester, Acting Director, EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office, Department of Energy
  • Elana Broitman, Principal Deputy to the DAS/D, Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, Department of Defense
  • Dr. John Slotwinski, Physicist, Science Based Manufacting Group, NIST

Prototype Today readers can receive a 20% discount on the 2-day conference with promo code PT_WB

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