Next Generation Requirements for Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives
In recent years, Additive Manufacturing technology has advanced so rapidly that machinery is capable of making elements so complex that we can only analyze them by physical testing. This is a major reason why certifying these components to safety and reliability standards in mission critical functions is such a challenge. Despite these challenge, huge advantages in improving supply chain and structural capability are possible and outweigh any issues to attain them.
With new techniques such as crowdsourcing being considered to generate novel solutions by the military, Additive Manufacturing has the strong potential to become a truly grassroots movement to dramatically increase our military and aerospace capabilities in a short time frame. Evolving alongside this are advances in materials, in situ monitoring, and increases in build volumes with decreased production times. Come learn how to capitalize on this revolutionary capability in your agency!