5/24/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Advanced Materials for Defense Summit Addresses Military Manufacturing

The July summit focuses on the strategic use of materials and manufacturing processes for Department of Defense logistics operations. 

Defense Strategies Institute’s Advanced Materials for Defense Summit will bring together thought leaders and key policy-makers across DoD labs, U.S. military commands, federal government agencies and other organizations on July 11-12, 2018, for two days of actionable discussions and debate. At the summit, participants will explore DoD initiatives to facilitate and implement technology-based options for advanced materials and manufacturing processes. Briefings lead by senior-level speakers will focus on the utilization of strategic materials and manufacturing processes and how they significantly reduce cost, increase sustainability and advance the readiness capabilities of DoD logistics operations.

DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of summits’ content and focus areas. The summit’s non-partisan approach provides the ability to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.

The Advanced Materials for Defense Summit will offer 14 sessions with diverse senior leader speakers from the Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Naval Research Laboratory, U.S. Army, HQMC, DoD Manufacturing USA Institutes and Air Force Material Command. Topics to be covered include: 

  • Advancing innovative materials research for critical defense needs
  • Providing support to global logistics operations through enhanced manufacturing capabilities
  • Developing high-performance structural materials for warfighting capabilities
  • Developing materials and manufacturing sciences to ensure the development of affordable advanced materials
  • Integrating high reward strategic materials that provide higher levels of combat power
  • Ensuring material readiness and maintenance for major weapons systems
  • Guiding 3D printing processes to accelerate Army manufacturing processes
  • Integrating strategic materials onto soldier clothing and equipment to defeat and reduce threats of fragmentation and heat
  • Assessing the impact of foreign investments into acquisition materials in the US
  • Managing the utilization of Rare Earth Elements across the DoD

Early registration is now open for the summit, and seating is limited. To register, visit materials.dsigroup.orgFor more information, contact Morgan Colfax at mcolfax@dsigroup.org or 201-266-0058.