On May 8, 2018 Deloitte hosted their fourth annual Additive Manufacturing Forum in Washington, DC. Dr. Dan Henkel, CCAM Research Manager for Additive Manufacturing, spoke about bridging technical and workforce gaps between additive research and full-scale production. The purpose of the day was to drive actionable solutions to additive manufacturing challenges and resulting technologies to impact readiness and cost for the Department of Defense. Speakers included representatives from the US Navy, Arconic, GE Additive, Siemens, CCAM, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, and Virginia Tech, among others.
Dr. Henkel also participated in a panel with Ed Colvin, Vice President, Technology at Arconic (and CCAM Board Member) and Eric Vazquez, Specialist Leader for Deloitte. The panel focused on the challenges and opportunities in developing a workforce that is positioned to drive the operationalization of additive manufacturing. The discussion was an opportunity to highlight collaborative relationships in industry and academia with respect to talent development.