Advanced manufacturing Olympics October 20-23, 2020

JOIN US AT THIS FREE, VIRTUAL GATHERING!

For four days of unforgettable technical experiences, cutting-edge speakers, virtual peer networking and more. Wherever you are, discover new technologies and insights from thought-leaders across government, industry, academia and small businesses – delivered straight to your digital device.

SPEAKERS & PROGRAMMING

Hear from accomplished luminaries and gain access to educational training opportunities and strengthen your advanced manufacturing skills.

Whether you’re a student or a professional, you don’t want to miss the exciting opportunity to gain exclusive access to hands-on learning and training courses. Throughout the Advanced Manufacturing Olympics, registered attendees will be able to take up to five specialized technical and design-focused courses – all for free and at any time.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Barbara M. Barrett

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force

Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond

Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force

HOSTED BY

Leland Melvin

Former NASA Astronaut and NFL Wide Receiver

Peter Zelinski

Editor-in-Chief of Modern Machine Shop, Editor-in-Chief of Additive Manufacturing Magazine, and Co-Host of The Cool Parts Show

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The Advanced Manufacturing Olympics is aimed at translating innovative ideas into enduring solutions. By working together through technical challenges and more, we will identify solutions for progress. Join us and be a part of finding those solutions.

  • Government personnel
  • Non-traditional DoD suppliers
  • Traditional government contractors
  • Academia (high school students, college or university students)
  • Startups and tech companies

AT THIS EVENT

SPEAKERS:
Pathfinders discussing advanced manufacturing and more from across industry, government and academia.

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS:
Panel and town hall style discussions with thought leaders in industry, government, and academia.

ONLINE TRAINING:
Virtual training opportunities for registered participants.

INNOVATION PLAYGROUND:
Experiential space to highlight and demonstrate technology breakthroughs and advancements. Open to industry partners, small businesses and academia.

VIRTUAL EXPO:
Virtual booth space for government, industry partners, small businesses, and academia.

TECHNICAL CHALLENGES:

See teams compete for $1M in prize money in unique technical challenges designed to solve some of the Air Force’s most significant sustainment issues. Learn more below.

CHALLENGE 1
TDP RELAY:
The goal of this challenge is for participants to accurately recreate a 3D printed part from an existing Technical Data Package using innovative techniques, all while demonstrating accuracy, skill, and completeness.

CHALLENGE 2
BOX OF PARTS FLOOR EXERCISE:
With the rise of handheld scanning, the end goal is to identify automated or hands free scanning for rapid and accurate reverse engineering capabilities.

CHALLENGE 3
MATERIAL HURDLES:
The goal of this technical challenge is to identify and demonstrate new aluminum materials that will further the AM industry.

CHALLENGE 4
APPROVAL SPRINTS:
The goal of this technical challenge is to identify innovative strategies for rapid design, qualification and deployment of sustainment solutions which leverage new manufacturing materials, processes, and components.

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