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America Makes TRX @ UTEP

America Makes TRX @ UTEP

From March 14, 2017 until March 16, 2017

University of Texas El Paso, El Paso, TX


**This event is for America Makes Members Only!**

In 2016, more than 425 business leaders, engineers, professors, students, and innovators came together to review the incredible advancements that the U.S. additive manufacturing industry is accomplishing through the America Makes portfolio of research and development (R&D) projects.

This year we invite you to join us at the America Makes Technical Review & Exchange (TRX) on March 14-16, 2017 on the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) campus, where America Makes members will continue to share their R&D plans, progress, and results with project kickoffs, technical updates, and closeout briefings.

Four of five Technical Roadmap swim lanes will be represented by 23 projects with over 100 organizational collaborators. The format of TRX is structured to be flexible and conversational to encourage more organic interaction and learning throughout each of these presentations.

All America Makes members are welcome to attend TRX. However, since the material presented will be structured for a highly technical audience, we encourage members to send their more technically-inclined individuals.



TRX is more technically focused with content being shared at a more in-depth level than what the PRMM agenda allows. Additionally, the TRX presentation format is intended to be flexible and conversational in its structure to permit more organic interaction throughout each presentation. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during a presentation to gain a deeper understanding of the research underway rather than holding all questions until the conclusion of a presentation. All TRX presenters have prepared their presentations to allow for this increased level of engagement.



The America Makes Team is excited to unveil the culmination of our efforts over the past 10 months with Platinum members’ Deloitte and Siemens. The group has focused their efforts on defining a Data Management Solution that allows users to more easily consume the information and have visibility as to how the data is connected. Also, the user will be able to see a live version of the Technology Development Roadmap. This solution has been named the America Makes Digital Storefront and we look forward to you discovering its possibilities.


UTEP’s Keck Center features a 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the art facility with more than 50 additive manufacturing machines. The lab showcases a unique blend of additive manufacturing equipment and facilities to perform fundamental research, allowing for trailblazing discoveries to be made in limitless arenas of science including 3-D printed electronics, airplanes and satellite components, human augmentation, biomedical implants, and future energy systems.

For those members interested in learning more about the Keck Center, two separate open houses have been scheduled for the following times:

Wednesday, March 15, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Thursday, March 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm 



All America Makes members are welcome to attend TRX. America Makes encourages our members to send more technically inclined individuals to TRX as we have structured the content to be presented and shared at the event to speak to this audience.


Registration is required and costs $110 per person, broken out when registering per day. Registration cost covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and snacks on Tuesday; breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks on Wednesday; and breakfast drinks and snacks on Thursday.  



AGENDA (subject to change without notice):

Downloadable Agenda


7:30 - 8:00       Check-in, Tomas Rivera Conference Room
8:00 - 8:10       Welcome & Opening Remarks, Morris/Gorham
8:10 - 8:40       Keynote, Adele Ratcliff
8:45 - 9:15       3000 Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low Cost Sustainment, UDRI
9:15 - 9:45       3003 High Performance Additive Manufactured Thermoplastics, RP+M
9:45 - 10:10     Break
10:15 - 11:00   4037 AM Laser Powder Feed (Reborn), Optomec
11:00 - 11:45   4048 Multidisciplinary Design Analysis for Seamless AM Design, Analysis, Build, and Redesign Workflows , Raytheon
11:45 - 12:55   Lunch
1:00 - 2:00       Digital Storefront/Roadmap, Gorham/Veranese
2:00 - 2:30       4058 Optimal Design and AM of Complex Internal Core Structures for High Performance Aerial Vehicle Production, Carnegie Mellon
2:30 - 2:55       Break
3:00 - 3:45       4052 Digital Threading of Additive Manufacturing, Boeing
3:45 - 4:15       4051 A Flexible Adaptive Open Architecture to Enable a Robust Third-Party Ecosystem for Metal Powder Bed Fusion AM Systems, GE
4:15 - 4:45       4061 Multi-functional Big Area AM w/ Multi-Purpose Wire Embedding, UTEP
5:30 - 7:30       Evening Reception @ TBD


7:30 - 8:00       Check-in, Tomas Rivera Conference Room, 
8:00 - 8:45       4038 Support of AM Mission - CIMP-3D, Penn State
8:45 - 9:15       4062 MULTI-Source/Feedstock/Meter-Scale Metal AM Machine, Wolf Robotics
9:15 - 9:45       4045 Conformal Fan Duct Heat Exchanges for Engine Thermal Management Systems, UTRC
9:45 - 10:10     Break 
10:15 - 10:45   4043 Non-Destructive Evaluation of Complex Metallic AM Structures, EWI
10:45 - 11:30   4023 Dev of Knowledgebase of Deposition Parameters for Ti-6Al-4V and IN718, Optomec
11:30 - 12:00   4046 AM of Heat Exchanges for Propulsion Applications, Honeywell
12:00 - 1:10     Lunch 
1:15 - 2:15       Digital Storefront/Click-through demo, Gorham/Veranese
2:15 - 3:00       4027 In-Process Quality Assurance (IPQA) for Laser Powder Bed Production of Aerospace Components, GE Aviation
3:00 - 3:25       Break 
3:30 - 4:00       4059 Biomimetic Multijet Materials, 3D Systems
4:00 - 4:30       4050 Integrated Design Tool Development for High Potential AM Applications, Univ. of Pittsburgh
5:00 - 6:30       Keck Center Open House 


7:30 - 8:00        Check-in, Tomas Rivera Conference Room, 
8:00 - 8:30        4049 Economic Production of Next Generation Orthopedic Materials through Powder Reuse in Additive Manufacturing, Notre Dame
8:30 - 9:00        4064 Multimaterial 3D Printing of Electronics and Structures, Raytheon
9:00 - 9:45        4040 Dev & Demo of an Open, Layered Protocol for Powder Bed AM, Penn State
9:45 - 10:10      Break 
10:15 - 10:45    4063 AM for Metal Casting, Youngstown Business Incubator
10:45 - 11:15    4053 A Design Guidance System for AM, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:15 - 11:45    4060 Non-Empirical Predictive Model for AM Lattice Structures, Phoenix Analysis and Design
1:30 - 3:00        Keck Center Open House

Downloadable Agenda





Technical Review & Exchange (March 14-16)

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
Tomás Rivera Conference Center
Union Building East
3rd Floor - Room 308
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968

Click here for a map of UTEP.


TRX attendees should park at the Sun Bowl Parking Garage on campus, free of charge. 

Parking elsewhere is not guaranteed free or non-ticketed parking. All parking tickets will be the responsibility of the attendee/guest.

Click here for a map of UTEP.


America Makes recommends the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University

Click here for a full list of area hotels.


El Paso Visitor Center Website.
University of Texas at El Paso Website.
Keck Center Website.



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