On July 18 – 19, the Defense Strategies Institute will host an Advanced Materials for Defense Summit. The goal of the conference is to “develop and integrate technology-based options for advanced materials and manufacturing processes that drastically alter the affordability, survivability, lifecycle cost, and readiness capabilities to maintain current, and propel future U.S. Defensive capabilities.”
The technical areas to be covered include:
- “Materials Processes for Increased Platform Survivability and Life Extension;
- Increasing Affordability of Military Equipment through Adoption of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes;
- Materials Development for Use in Extreme Environments;
- Developing Civil Engineering Capabilities for Enhanced Force Protection and Sustainment;
- Leveraging Advanced Materials to Meet the Size, Weight, and Power Needed Without Sacrificing Performance;
- Integrating Materials Development Methodology Guided by Platform-Level Design Intent;
- Developing 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Capabilities for Enhanced Material Use;
- Advancing ICME Capabilities for Accelerated Material Discovery and Development; and
- Developing Best Practices in the Management of Materials Data”
The conference is bringing together Department of Defense (DOD) personnel, federal agencies officials, industry professionals, and representatives from academia. The conference will allow ample opportunities to network with DOD officials and better understand the Services’ materials and manufacturing needs. For researchers interested in building stronger relationships with DOD program managers, this is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss research strengths and future directions.
The Summit will take place at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia on July 18 - 19. The registration cost for representatives from academia is $450.
Additional information on the Summit and the full agenda is available at http://materials.dsigroup.org/.