Technical sessions will be offered throughout the week on topics of relevance to the DoD and national security. Topics will address multi-disciplinary approaches to advancing existing and emerging technology areas to serve the imperative national security interests of the United States. Abstracts will be accepted and reviewed through the following focus areas but should address what and how technology and platforms would benefit from their investment:
Presentations within the Metals track will highlight projects that reduce cost and cycle time, improve manufacturing capability, and increase performance or producibility of metals, with special emphasis to projects funded through the DoD ManTech, RIF and IBIF programs. Topics of interest to the Metals Processing and Fabrication Subpanel include:
The Electronics Processing and Fabrication Subpanel requests abstracts on key electronics issues and solutions directly related to current defense-related manufacturing activities. In addition, current ongoing Manufacturing Technology programs funded by DoD or its departments are encouraged to submit abstracts that show the accomplishments and the Warfighter impacts of their programs. The combined effect of military budget constraints, rapid changes in electronics technology, and the need to deliver superior and affordable weapons to our Warfighters continues to challenge the defense manufacturing community. Compounding the technology challenge is the requirement to sustain many of our existing weapon systems well beyond their original lifetimes. Papers are sought that address the challenges and offer innovative manufacturing technology solutions that will keep our Warfighters second-to-none on any battlefield.
Suggested topics of selected interest include but are not limited to:
Selection criteria will include relevance to manufacturing and meeting Warfighter needs. Other topics of interest will also be considered to include any electronics-related topics from the Manufacturing USA Institutes. Selected papers may be used to introduce and support interactive panel discussions or be recommended for poster presentations.
The Co-Chairs of the 2022 DMC Energetics and Munitions Technical Track seek abstracts on energetics and munitions manufacturing technology for consideration in planning for and conducting technical sessions. Presentations should focus on the support of present and future weapon system, subsystem and component performance requirements of the warfighter and discussions on the issues and solutions impacting affordable manufacturing of superior systems and platforms. Areas to consider are affordable process technologies, controls, and analyses; new or improved manufacturing techniques/methods; environmental impacts and resolutions; technology applications and implementation; energetics and munitions life cycle issues such as demilitarization, sustainment, and repair; fuze and additive manufacturing for energetics; and the results from DOD Manufacturing Technology sponsored energetics/munitions activities. The agenda is open to industry, academia, and other government agencies, and/or teaming arrangements that include the areas of interest mentioned above, as well as other topics focusing on energetics and munitions.
The Department of Defense has announced an aggressive schedule for fielding Directed Energy systems, specifically High Energy Lasers (HEL) with combat capabilities. The US Industrial Base and government Manufacturing Technology activities are working closely to insure the timely and cost-effective provision of military grade materials, technologies, and components for system integration and delivery as first units equipped (FUE). We are soliciting presentations from industry and government relevant to the current state of the HEL industrial base, key technologies, and components, anticipated and current challenges, and lessons learned for presentation at the Defense Manufacturing Conference.
COMPOSITES PROCESSING AND FABRICATION
The composites processing and manufacturing technology session presentations are sourced from a mix of invited presenters and selected abstracts. You are invited to submit abstracts which describe practical demonstrations of Composites & Plastics Manufacturing and Supporting Technologies which can enable a step change for: system structures at all temperatures (organic matrix, carbon-carbon and ceramic matrix, thermoplastic, and polymeric additive). Areas of interest include: rapid response - agility in composites design/manufacturing in a low volume high mix environment, low cost & attritable structures, automation & robotics, integrated structures, joining, industry 4.0, application of artificial intelligence / machine learning in composites manufacturing, repair technologies and, manufacturing resiliency.
Abstracts should be submitted for presentations which will share the technical details of manufacturing advancements, demonstrations, transition and transition risk reduction to systems requirements which increase the manufacturing readiness levels of enabling technologies addressing warfighter needs.
Only submitted abstracts in which the intent is to share sufficient technical information to provide a springboard to process improvements for the attendees will be considered. Sales pitches are not invited.
The Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise (AME) subpanel is requesting abstracts for presentations to be given at DMC 2022. The abstract should not exceed 200 words and should explicitly identify the specific thrust area, best practice, or lesson learned that will be presented. Presentations should be no longer than 30 minutes including 5 minutes for speaker introduction and questions. Presentations on the following topics will be given preference:
Biotechnology has been identified as a critical technology area by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The Under Security of Defense for Research and Engineering includes biotechnology as a critical technology area:
Biotechnology is an emerging engineering discipline that uses living systems to produce a wide range of technologies and capabilities. From fighting global pandemics and avoiding surprises to reducing logistics and sustainment costs and increasing energy efficiency, biotechnology can help change the way the Department conducts missions, performs in contested logistics environments, and adapts to major global changes.
Biotechnology applications have already leveraged biology’s disruptive capabilities for agile basing, warfighter performance enhancements, cold chain mitigation for therapeutics/diagnostics, etc. We aim to accelerate technological advancements by building biotechnology capabilities to support a wide range of DoD needs. Developing the U.S. biotechnology industrial base is necessary to demonstrate and hasten the transition of biotechnological solutions to defense applications in areas such as agile basing, sustainment, supply chain assurance/diversification, and warfighter readiness and performance. We are soliciting submissions that articulate the use of biology with direct impact on materials, processes, tools, or technologies in materials, manufacturing, and sustainment for defense applications, in four major areas:
Presentations MUST be framed for the DMC audience and have a significant focus on educating that audience in biological concepts/benefits and how they compare to traditional manufacturing processes and synthetic chemistry. Presentations that include brief, high-impact demonstration(s) of biological concepts are highly encouraged. Abstracts that share the relevant details of biotechnology advancements, demonstrations, transitions, and transition risk reduction to products which increase the manufacturing readiness levels of enabling technologies addressing warfighter needs throughout the product life cycle will be given priority.
The JDMTP-sponsored Manufacturing Readiness Level Working Group is soliciting abstracts for its sessions during this year’s Defense Manufacturing Conference. The Working Group plans to fill out the session slots with a mix of invited presenters and selected abstracts. You are invited to submit abstracts covering a variety of Manufacturing Readiness Level topics, from lessons learned/challenges encountered when applying/implementing MRLs within your program or company to ways you have adapted/applied the MRL tools or discipline to maximize the value and benefits of manufacturing readiness. We especially welcome abstracts capturing the cost and productivity benefits identified through MRL use.
Only submit abstracts in which the intent is to share sufficient technical information to provide a complete story on the value or challenges of MRLs. We are not seeking company marketing pitches, but rather real world MRL application experiences.
All submissions must comply with the following guidelines. Failure to observe these requirements may result in a rejection of the abstract.
When writing your abstract make sure you address key elements of your presentation.
In general, the abstract committee evaluates the abstracts on the following basis:
If your abstract is selected for presentation at DMC 2022, you will be requested to submit presentation materials to ARCTOS in electronic format no later than November 18, 2022. Upon acceptance of your abstract, specific instructions for technical preparation will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: Only one author can be identified as the presenter and make the presentation.