REF Lessons in Providing AM Solutions to Enhance Soldier Readiness

Joe Bookard

presentation by COL Joe Bookard, Director, U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force at Virtual Additive Manufacturing for Defense Conference [live, online, December 10, 16:30 – 18:00 CET]. REGISTER HERE to attend

The presentation will provide a brief background about the REF, what the organization has done using AM (to include partnerships with units and industry), and its perspective on where the AM space is moving.

Colonel Joe Bookard is the Director of the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. He is responsible for providing immediate materiel solutions to support the Army’s forces employed globally and informs the materiel development of the future force to meet operational demands.

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Expeditionary metal 3D printing for the defense sector-new technology and latest status

Stefan Ritt

presentation by Dipl.eng Stefan Ritt, Managing director SPEE3D Europe at Virtual Additive Manufacturing for Defense Conference [live, online, 16:30-18:00 CET). Stefan will speak on November 3, during the session Additive Manufacturing for and in the battle field: science fiction or reality? The Applications! For the complete program click here.

The Australian Army has now completed a successful two-week field trial of a ‘WarpSPEE3D’ metal 3D printer at the Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory.

A team of Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) soldiers from 1st Combat Service Support Battalion (1CSSB) overcame extreme conditions to design, print and finish a series of ground-breaking 3D printed parts in the field as case studies.

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SAVE THE DATE | CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Virtual AM for Defense Conference, 13 October 2020 – 3 November 2020

Virtual AM for Defense Conference

Jakajima, matchmaker for innovators, and 3D Print magazine join forces. Together they will organize the Virtual AM for Defense Conference. In four sessions, top speakers explain why the defense industry is going to adopt additive manufacturing in the coming years, the potential applications, the impact on the supply chain and what we can learn from the leaders in this industry.

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