AM Forward Workshop
Join us on December 12-13, 2023 | Music City Center | Nashville, TN
Manufacturers, suppliers, investors, military, and government are invited to join us December 12-13, 2023, at the Music City Center for the AM Forward Workshop. This informative and interactive session will cover three major thrusts of the AM Forward initiative and how companies can get involved.
AM Forward focuses on helping small/medium sized manufacturers address three challenges to adoption of Additive Manufacturing, namely access to capital, regional innovation and workforce development, and a common AM qualification process.
Additive Manufacturing Forward (AM Forward) is a partnership between several iconic manufacturing companies and the Biden-Harris administration to increase supply chain resilience through the adoption of additive manufacturing. This is a voluntary, public-private compact that will broaden 3D printing technology usage among U.S.-based small- and medium-sized suppliers.
Tuesday, December 12 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
COMMON AM QUALIFICATION: Accelerating and scaling AM adoption by developing a common template to rapidly and affordably qualify a metal AM process based on multiple OEM’s proprietary requirements.
Wednesday, December 13 - 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
ACCESSING CAPITAL: The Department of Defense (DoD) and Small Business Administration (SBA) jointly announced a Small Business Investment Company initiative to allow major companies to pool investments as a private equity fund into small suppliers. This is designed to spur private innovation in DoD Critical Technologies, specifically for procurement of industrial AM systems and ancillary infrastructure.
REGIONAL INNOVATION & WORKFORCE: Gathering a community of stakeholders in key regions to nurture the advanced manufacturing ecosystem through the development of skilled AM workforce at the point of need.
The initial participants in AM Forward are seven large manufacturers — GE Aviation, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Siemens Energy, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman — and their network of domestic, U.S.-based suppliers, which include small to medium-sized manufacturers.
Music City Center
201 Rep. John Lewis Way S.
Nashville, TN 37203
Date & Time
December 12, 2023
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
December 13. 2023
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM