The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) of the Science and Technology Organization (STO) of NATO is organizing a Research Workshop on Future of Manufacturing for Military Applications. The meeting is to be held during the Spring 2018 AVT Panel Business Week meeting in Torino, Italy. This Research Workshop will be open to NATO nations + Australia, Finland and Sweden.
General Scope and Meeting Objectives
Manufacturing is in a renaissance era as engineers and professionals transition from conventional methodology to learning and applying new skills in digital technology. Additive manufacturing is a key enabler in this future and its technological potentials have been assessed in a number of activities within AVT.
AVT-267 has the objective to discuss the future of manufacturing technologies in light of the availability and rapid development of additive manufacturing and the general transition towards automation, robotics and intelligent/advanced materials and technologies. The influence of new technologies on solving obsolescence issues of parts, tooling and manufacturing technologies for military logistics and operations will be discussed.
Papers are solicited that provide technical information on the new technologies so that the discussions can cover the impact of these technologies for military operations and logistics. Current practices are the baseline and current challenges, like composite repair or repair of forgings and single crystal components will be addressed.
Reverse engineering and obsolescence
o Manufacturing process obsolescence and influence on part properties
o Digital scanning and tolerances and parts requirements
o Security and IPR
Additive Manufacturing (AM) in military operations
o In-theatre application and limitation of AM
o Impact on logistics
o Requirements enabling in-theatre AM
o Design for in-theatre AM
Adaptive automation and robotics
o Composites manufacturing
o Industry 4.0
New manufacturing technologies and their impact on logistics in the military context
o Graded materials
o Precision and near net shape manufacturing
o Integrated structures (electronics, sensors, complex geometric shapes)
More details about the selection process, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDf document "Call for Papers" on the right.