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Webinar - Research Series: NAMII's Mission and R&D Portfolio

October 2, 2014 | Category: Education

October 9, 2014
Presented by Ed Morris, America Makes - National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

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October 9, 2014
Presented by Ed Morris, America Makes - National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

This webinar is free and open to the industry; however, registration is required (see link below).

Date & Times
One Session
October 9, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT (US)
5:00-6:00 p.m. CEST (Central Europe)
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America Makes – National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute is the initial pilot institute established as part of the Obama Administration’s vision for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. Their mission is to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing technologies in the U.S. manufacturing sector in order to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Mr. Ed Morris, Director of America Makes and Vice President, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, will discuss their operating strategy as a public-private partnership to innovate through collaboration with their growing membership of over 100 organizations. He will also review their R&D portfolio of projects that address the key technical barriers to ubiquitous use of additive manufacturing, more commonly called “3D printing,” in multiple product applications.

Speaker Biography

Ed Morris, America Makes - National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Ed Morris is Vice President, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and Director of America Makes – National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Driven by NCDMM, America Makes serves as a nationally recognized additive manufacturing center of innovation excellence, working to transform the U.S. manufacturing sector and yield significant product realization advancements throughout industry. Under Ed’s leadership, America Makes is focused on accelerating the adoption of additive manufacturing design and production technologies in the U.S. by bridging the gap between basic research and technology development/deployment. America Makes is the pilot institute for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) across the country.

Previously Mr. Morris was the Director of Mechanical Engineering & Manufacturing on the Lockheed Martin Corporate Engineering & Technology team. Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering, he worked with the Business Areas to develop and maintain the mechanical engineering skill set and tools necessary to efficiently design and manufacture Lockheed Martin’s portfolio of products. Mr. Morris is an active member of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Manufacturing Division and Executive Committee, having served three two-year terms as the Division Chairman. He represents industry on the DoD ManTech Program Strategic Planning Working Group and the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel’s Electronics Subpanel and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Subpanel. He is also a member of the National Academies’ National Materials and Manufacturing Board.

Prior national leadership activities include membership in the Aerospace Industries Association’s Engineering Management Committee and the joint industry/government Pb-free Electronics Risk Management Consortium Steering Committee. He has served as a member of the Industrial Advisory Boards for the Navy Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility, the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering Electronic Products and Systems Consortium at the University of Maryland, the National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics at Auburn University, and the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Lasers and Plasmas. In 2013 he received the Outstanding Aerospace Engineer (OAE) Award from Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Mr. Morris has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has more than 40 years of defense, commercial and international aerospace industry experience with emphasis on program management, engineering, procurement, and manufacturing. Mr. Morris is a nationally recognized leader in advanced manufacturing technology.

Series Background

This webinar is the sixth in a series of research seminars focused on a variety of developing technologies and featuring presentations from universities and research institutes. Held as webinars, some of these seminars -- like this one -- will be open to the industry, while others will be available to iNEMI members only. For information about previous webinars.