Additive Manufacturing – Mission Ready

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a top priority for the DOD as they aim to accelerate Mission Readiness through a robust and innovative supply chain. Lean into that journey with the DOD with this webinar as we discuss:

  • What is Additive Manufacturing and what can it do?
  • What is the DOD AM strategy and approach to AM adoption?
  • A framework for assessing your company’s AM readiness
  • Examples of AM in industry and DOD
  • The AM market, where it’s been and where it’s going

Who Should Attend

This webinar will be tailored for those who are new to Additive Manufacturing or those who want to know more about its application in Defense.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Carter is an industry leader in research and strategy development for advanced materials and manufacturing with over 18 years of experience in the defense and medical sectors. Most recently, Rob was the Director for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering at Stryker Orthopedics where he was responsible for leading the development of new materials and additive manufacturing techniques for next-generation orthopedic devices. Prior to that, he spent 16 years with the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) where he was the Branch Chief of Materials Manufacturing Technology and the Founding Director for the Center for Agile Materials Manufacturing Science (CAMMS). In these roles, Rob led the development of manufacturing technologies for lethality and protection applications, research into AM and cold spray technologies, development of new materials and designs for Army applications (alloys, ceramics, and composites), and the development of specifications and standards for defense materials and manufacturing requirements. Rob led ARL’s long-term manufacturing research strategy and was ARL’s representative for the DoD working group with AmericaMakes to create the DoD AM Roadmap. He has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech and serves on the external advisory boards for the Mechanical Engineering departments at Penn State and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Rogers has used additive technologies to solve manufacturing, repair & supply chain problems for the last 10 years.  He began consulting full-time in 2018 after leading the technical team in the startup of a $40M Additive Manufacturing R&D center.  The majority of Kirk’s nearly 20-year career at GE was in medical device manufacturing.  Dr. Rogers has 25 years of experience in materials processing, metal additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, and ceramic matrix composites.  He has authored and co-authored nearly 50 publications and has been invited to speak on advanced manufacturing topics numerous times. Kirk obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University.


If you’re a small or medium-sized manufacturer in the defense industry seeking to expand business and operational capabilities to strengthen the supply chain and create and maintain jobs, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form and we’ll be in touch soon.