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    Additive Manufacturing: A Transformative Technology Panel Discussion

    Additive Manufacturing: A Transformative Technology Panel Discussion


    Morris   Susilla   Photo Not Available   Flite   MacDonald
    Ed Morris
    Director, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute and Vice President, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (invited)
      Paul Susalla
    Section Supervisor - Rapid Manufacturing, Global Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering, Ford Motor Company  
      Dan Johns
    Chief Technologist, Additive Manufacturing, GKN Aerospace  
      William Flite
    Project Engineering Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics  
      Eric MacDonald
    Associate Director, W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation, University of Texas at El Paso  


    Additive manufacturing has progressed from a technology used to make nonstructural rapid prototypes to a manufacturing method capable of producing structural components that meet aerospace requirements. This session will highlight, from an industrial perspective, what applications for additive manufacturing are underway and what challenges are being addressed to expand the range of applications. Particular emphasis will be on the elements of additive technology that provide advancements in manufacturing that enable new product designs, greatly reduced lead times, and streamlined supply chains.