Youngstown,Ohio. —April 1 2013. NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, awarded on August 2012, and driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), announces that it will conduct its first Program Management Review and Project Kickoff Meetings for NAMII members only on April 2-3, 2013. The two-day event will be hosted by NAMII member Youngstown State University at the Williamson College of Business Administration (WCBA) conference center auditorium.
“Next week’s meetings are certainly an accumulation of historic ‘firsts’ for NAMII, representing all the effort and collaboration by our team and members since our official award seven months ago,” said NCDMM Vice President and NAMII Director Ed Morris. “Our initial Program Management Review and Project Kickoff Meetings demonstrate significant and quantifiable achievements we have attained. Moreover, the convening of these meetings underscores the fact that NAMII is advancing on the path toward sustainability and accelerating the integration of additive manufacturing into the mainstream U.S. manufacturing sector.”
Also as part of the Program Management Review meeting, NAMII will officially welcome and recognize all current members as a result of the first Open Membership Call that was announced on November 27, 2012, at the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) in Orlando,Fla.
At press time, the following is a list of current NAMII members: 3D Systems Corporation; Abbatron; Allegheny Technologies; Association of Manufacturing Technology; APEX CNC Swiss; AST2; Automated Dynamics; Bayer Material Science; Ben Franklin C&N PA; BenFranklin SE PA; BioDevice Design; Boundry Systems; Carnegie Mellon University; Case Western Reserve University; Catalyst Connection; Concurrent Technologies Corporation; DVIRC; Energy Industries of Ohio; The ExOne Company; FMW Composites; Fourth Economy; GE Global Research; Greenleaf; Innovation Works; IRC Network, Inc.; Johnson Controls, Inc.; JumpStart; Kennametal; Kent Display; Kent State University; Lehigh University; Liquid X Printed Metals; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Lubrizol; M-7 Technologies; MAGNET; Manufacturing Resource Center (MRC); Missouri University of Science and Technology; NE PA IRC; NorTech; Northern Illinois Research Foundation; Northampton Community College; Northrop Grumman; nScrypt; NorthWest IRC; Ohio Aerospace Institute; Optomec; OSRAM Sylvania; Oxford Performance Materials; Pennsylvania State University; PTC ALLIANCE; Raytheon; Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI); Robert Morris University; RTI; Society of Manufacturing Engineers; Solid Concepts; Stratonics; TechSolve; Thogus/RP+M;The POM Group; The Timken Company; Touchstone Research Lab; United Technologies Research Center; University of Akron; University of Pittsburgh; University of Texas – Austin; University of Texas at El Paso; University of Connecticut; University of Toledo; Westmoreland County Community College; Wohlers Associates; Wright State University; Youngstown Business Incubator; and Youngstown State University.
The NAMII Project Kickoff Meeting will include presentations by the recently awarded project teams to familiarize all NAMII members with the objectives, scope, and anticipated outcomes of the projects. The seven NAMII-selected projects span a variety of metals and polymeric additive manufacturing processes and materials with near-term technical achievements impacting multiple key markets within a few months. The agenda for the two-day meeting event is as follows:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
|8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||Governance Board, Executive Committee, and Technical Advisory Board Joint Meeting|
|10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Program Management Review for All NAMII Members and Government Team|
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Open House Reception at NAMII Facility Hors D’oeuvres and Refreshments will be served.|
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
|8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.||NAMII Project Kickoff Meeting – Brief Presentations by Team Leads for All Project Call Awards|