Advancing Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace and Defense: Industry Leaders Convene for Panel Discussion

Published on May 9, 2024 by Madeleine P.

If you’re looking for game-changing Additive Manufacturing (AM) materials for Aerospace and Defense (AeroDef) applications or need to upgrade to AM materials that offer high performance, connectivity, and cybersecurity, SPE’s online Between the Layers: Panel Discussion – Additive Manufacturing Materials and Innovations for Aerospace & Defense, scheduled for June 7, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time, will give you the information you need and more. This panel discussion is an interactive event with industry experts from diverse sectors of the value chain focused on materials and innovations in AM for AeroDef applications.

Join the Discussion!

The panel will zero in on how to integrate AM applications for AeroDef, including using cutting-edge materials and innovations found in the AM sector. This event is designed for users of high-performance AM materials, participants in the AeroDef value chain, and those wanting insights into additive manufacturing.


  • Moderator: Dr. Matthew Thompson, Sr. Mgr. Technical Service, Toray Composite Materials America
  • Dr. Theo Dingemans, Chair, Department of Applied Physical Sciences, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Vittorio Jaker, Materials Development Manager, Stratasys
  • Dr. Wout De Backer, Mechanical Engineering, McNair Center, University of South Carolina

Key Discussion Points:

  • Current AM materials & processes utilized in AeroDef
  • Tailoring solutions to meet specific AeroDef market demands such as high performance, digital twin/digital thread, connectivity, and cybersecurity
  • Looking at the future for high-performance AM materials & processes

The event will feature an interactive Q&A session, allowing attendees to ask questions and actively engage with the panel. Attendance for the panel discussion is complimentary, but registration is required. Visit for more information and registration.

Between the Layers: Panel Discussion – Additive Manufacturing Materials and Innovations for Aerospace & Defense is supported by Addman, and produced by 3Dnatives, SPE’s AdditiveManufacturing & 3D Printing Technical Interest Group, and ImplementAM.

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