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Agile Manufacturing for Advanced Armaments Systems

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The United States is being challenged to maintain dominance across all domains as our adversaries have continued to develop and advance their military capabilities. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command continue to invest and advance state-of-the-art PEEMS technologies (printed electronics, energetics, materials and sensors). Utilizing advanced hybrid technologies for Armaments is enabling the U.S. Army and its strategic partners lethality overmatch. Maintaining and enhancing our armaments’ technology base through design, development, manufacturing and integration is allowing new processes and applications to address Army modernization and readiness objectives. DEVCOM is developing manufacturing solutions for weapon components utilizing Advanced Manufacturing (AdvM) capabilities, to include additive manufacturing, flex hybrid electronics, AI, automation, AR/VR etc. The Printed Electronics, Energetics, Materials & Sensors (PEEMS) Center is integrating these technologies to support remote design of AdvM components at Army installations and forward deployed units. This involves integrated virtual and augmented reality technologies to enhance hybrid agile manufacturing and integration cells for armaments. Highlighted transitions, applications and Warfighter solutions will be discussed as well as results from integrated manufacturing demonstrations and testing with stakeholders. 

Identifying, analyzing and assessing potential new technologies and tools is advancing the Army’s capabilities. These advanced capabilities enable integrated manufacturing environments for the Army’s advance manufacturing capability. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what the U.S. Army is doing to advance manufacturing and why they are doing it.
  • Understand what materials, equipment and techniques the U.S. Army is interested in for collaborations and partnerships.
  • Understand and share best practices between the Department of Defense and industry/academia.
  • James Zunino
    Senior Scientific Technical Manager - Future Concepts
    US Army Comabt Capabilties Development Command
  • Dave Sabanosh
    PEEMS Lead / Mechanical Engineer
    US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center