As a Member of the AM Coalition (www.addmfgcoalition.org), you are invited to shape the topics, focus and format of our annual public Forums, join us for our closed, member-only, AM Coalition Roundtables with key Government officials, industry leaders, and academic experts, and ad hoc policy coffees with Congressional staff.
The AM Coalition presents a holistic view of additive manufacturing for the larger AM community. Together, we engage and educate manufacturing and research policy leaders across the Federal government. As AM penetrates across more sectors and markets, it will continue to be a disruptive technology that will likely be met with challenges and possibly even opposition. The AM Coalition stands ready to serve as a voice in support of all that additive manufacturing has to offer across national security, health, information technology and so much more.
Companies, Annual dues - $5,000
Small Businesses (less than 20 employees), Annual dues - $2,500
Academic Organizations, Annual dues - $2,500
Non-profit Organizations, Annual dues - $2,500
Membership allows unlimited representatives from your organization to participate in AM Coalition events and activities. Supplemental conferences, workshops and sponsorships are planned and designed for additional opportunities to participate with a fee. We can also design events specifically for you to raise awareness of issues and programs most important to your organization.
Benefits of Membership include:
•Invitations to quarterly policy, operational and business issue Lunch Forums with key decision-makers, including Members of Congress, key House and Senate staff, White House, DOD, and other agency officials;
•Inaugural AM Coalition Members will be announced at all AM Coalition Forums during2021;
•Included in quarterly invitation-only policy roundtables with key decision-makers;
•Regular updates on key Federal policies;
•Participate in advocacy efforts in support of laws, regulations, and policies that support the AM community;
•Up to three representatives per member included in Annual "fly-in" lobby days to educate and advocate before Members of Congress and their staff (Additional representatives may participate for the regular fly-in fees. This doesn't include travel, room or board for any participants. Beginning Spring 2022.);
•Included in quarterly meetings with AM Coalition Leadership to discuss future events, activities, policy topics and policy issues to be considered for advocacy;
•Members will be listed on AM Coalition’s website with a link to Member’s website.
As a part of our education efforts, the Additive Manufacturing Coalition has been conducting a number of educational forums this year, with many more planned for the future. These virtual forums have enabled engagement from industry, academia, non-profits, federal officials and the media to engage with key leaders and experts.
The following list are brief descriptions of the forums we have already had and ones we plan to have in the future. These are in addition to our members only meetings with key legislative staff and other speakers of interest and our formal advocacy efforts. If you have an idea for an event, please let us know—we will work with you to make it happen.
Note: We are seeking sponsors for each of our Forums. Each primary sponsor will have the opportunity to make introductory remarks or to play a 2-minute video at the Forum and will be acknowledged as appropriate in marketing materials.
1) A View from the Hill — Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI) provides her Perspective on the Importance of Additive Manufacturing and the expectations for the 117th Congress (January 26, 2021)
2) Panel Discussion: A View from Washington -The 117th Congress and the Biden Administration (February 2, 2021)
Ryan Keating, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Tim Ryan
Matt Peterson, Director of Federal Affairs North Carolina State University
Matthew Herrmann, Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group
3) A Case Study into the Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges
Neighborhood 91: A platform solution blueprint for future Public/Private partnerships in Advanced Manufacturing (February 25, 2021)
Congressman Conor Lamb (PA-17)
Defining the Supply Chain Challenges:
Craig Blue, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Panel Discussion on the Neighborhood 91 Approach to Solving These
John Barnes, The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA)
Philip Moslener, Wabtec Corporation
Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County (PIT) Airport Authority
4) Additive Manufacturing Coalition Forum
on People, Technology and Quality - A Case Study on How Additive Manufacturing Will Keep the American Heartland Advancing Into the Future (March 28, 2021)
Opening Remarks by
Congressman Randy Feenstra (IA-04)
Dr. William E. Frazier, President, Pilgrim Consulting LLC
Dr. Eric Johnson, Materials Engineering Fellow, John Deere
Dr. Martin Thuo, Associate Professor, Ames Laboratory
Dr. Pete Collins, Professor, Iowa State University
5) Additive Manufacturing Coalition Presents: Automation Alley’s Project DIAMOnD - A Distributed, Independent, Agile Additive Manufacturing Approach for Small/Medium Enterprises (April 28, 2021)
· Mr. Thomas Kelly, Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley
· Mr. Steve Michon, President, Zero Tolerance LLC
· Mr. Josh Tucker, Purchasing Agent, Tucker Induction Systems
· Mr. Ryan Wenzlick, Shop Manager, Air and Liquid Systems, Inc.
6) Additive Manufacturing Coalition Presents: A Research and Development (R&D) Demo & Discussion (D&D) Of Additive Manufacturing
A research and development outlook of the future of Additive Manufacturing with a demo, a use example, and a research lab. (June 9th, 2021)
· Mara Hitner, VP of Strategic Partnerships, MatterHackers, Inc.
· Matthew Sozio, Strategy and Business Development, Additive Manufacturing, Xerox
· Heidi Hertel, Founder, Fitz Frames, Inc.
· Dr. Allison Beese, Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
7) Additive Manufacturing Coalition Presents: Workforce Development Panel and Discussion
A discussion on the workforce needs and approaches to developing a strong additive workforce for tomorrow. (July 14th, 2021)
Opening Remarks By:
· Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), House Science, Space, Technology Committee
· Dr. Ellen Lee, Technical Leader Additive Manufacturing, Ford Motor Co.
· Dr. Jim McGuffin-Cawley, Case Western Reserve University (Ohio)
· Professor Eric Wooldridge, Somerset Community College (Kentucky)
· Capt. Brad Baker, United States Naval Academy
8) Additive Technology in Aerospace:
The Opportunities, the Challenges, and the Reality (September 22, 2021)
Dr. Kevin Slattery, Barnes Global Advisors, formerly Boeing
Mr. Bill Freyvogel, VP, Sales and Marketing, Cumberland Additive (Texas)
Maj. Benjamin R. Steffens, USAF, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lab Director & Assistant Professor, United States Air Force Academy (Colorado)
Mr. Jeswin Joseph C., Program and Research Manager, National Institute for Aviation Research, Wichita State University
Cybersecurity and the integrity of the Additive Manufacturing supply chain
Application of Additive Manufacturing for Bio-printing and medical applications
Panel 1—Health and Human Services Official
Panel 2—University, Medical Device Industry Representative, and affected individual that relies on prosthetics or other man-made human parts.
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