Past Events

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)

Panel Discussion:


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

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

Introduction by:
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

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 

Congresswoman Haley Stevens

What to Expect from the 117th Congress

Zoom Forum - January 26, 2021

September 21, 2020 - COVID & Additive Manufacturing Certification and Validation:  How has COVID-19 impacted AM?  Lessons Learned and Opportunities Discovered. 

The Additive Manufacturing Coalition held a zoom briefing to discuss how the Additive Manufacturing community has handled the COVID pandemic - impacts on the research and development of AM technologies, as well as experiences stepping forward to fill the gaps for the production of PPE and other necessary items to help the nation respond to the pandemic.  The discussion was a wide-ranging discussion across several federal agencies and organizations.  This five star panel included:

Craig Blue - Director EERE Programs - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Phil Burton - Program Manager Additive Manufacturing TACOM

Joe Kott - Lead - Additive Manufacturing - Ground Vehicle Systems Center TACOM

John Wilczynski - Executive Director- America Makes

Paul Witherell - Life Cycle Engineering Group - NIST

July 13, 2020 - Joint Congressional Briefing on PREP Act Protections for Additive Manufacturers

The Additive Manufacturing Coalition held a joint briefing with the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus on liability protections for additive manufacturers who stepped up to produce PPE for front-line health care workers.  The briefing for Congressional staff was designed to both highlight the manner in which additive manufacturers responded to the pandemic by producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to ensure the safety of health care workers during the pandemic, as well as to express the need for liability protections under the PREP Act be applied consistently across the U.S.  

Speakers included:

Heidi Hertel, Founder of Fitz Frames ( spoke about the role her company is playing in providing eye protection during the pandemic.

Shaun Troxler - Associate General Counsel - North Carolina State University - spoke on the efforts at the university to respond to the pandemic as well as the legal considerations and concerns they had and steps they took to protect the institution from future litigation.

Erik Swanholt - Partner Foley and Lardner, LLC - gave a presentation on the PREP Act (Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act) and how the implementation of the Act has created an inconsistent application of the law across the country. 

View the recording of the briefing here: