Past Events

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

Panel Discussion:

·        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

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

Panel Discussion:

·        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

Additive Manufacturing Coalition Presents:

Automation Alley’s Project DIAMOnD

A Distributed, Independent, Agile Additive Manufacturing Approach for Small/Medium Enterprises

April 28, 2021

Panel Discussion:

·        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.

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

Panel Discussion:

  • 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 

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Congresswoman Haley Stevens

What to Expect from the 117th Congress

Zoom Forum - January 26, 2021

COVID & Additive Manufacturing Certification and Validation: 


How has COVID-19 impacted AM?  Lessons Learned and Opportunities Discovered. 

September 21, 2020

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

Joint Congressional Briefing on PREP Act Protections for Additive Manufacturers

July 13, 2020

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: