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  • 1 / 15 Policy Considerations for Additive Manufacturing Thomas R. Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E. HUSCO/Ramirez Distinguished Chair in Fluid Power and Motion Control Professor Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia USA Inside 3D Printing July 11, 2013
  • 2 / 15 “Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.” - President Barack Obama February 12, 2013
  • 3 / 15 “Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race.” - President Barack Obama February 12, 2013
  • 4 / 15 Why Manufacturing Matters • Conducts 70% of US R&D, 90% of patents issued • Close connection between R&D, design, and manufacturing • Health of industrial commons (know how, process engineering capability, workforce skills, suppliers) • Manufacturing multiplier ($1.40 for $1 of manufacturing output) • Critical for national security
  • 5 / 15 Adv. Mfg. Initiative Developments June 2009 Jan 2012 Feb 2012 March 2012 July 2012 Feb 2013
  • 6 / 15 Primary Recommendations from AMP SC • 3 key areas / 16 recommendations for action • Enabling innovation – improved coordination among industry, academia, and the government in R&D funding for cross-cutting technologies. • Securing the talent pipeline – community college level education and enhancing advanced manufacturing university programs. • Improving the business climate – tax reform, regulatory, trade, and energy policy.
  • 7 / 15 $1B • Bridge the gap between basic research and product development • Create shared infrastructure (particularly for smaller manufacturers) • Create world-class environment for education and training • Foster regional “hubs” National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
  • 8 / 15 2012 Pilot Manufacturing Institute on Additive Manufacturing Source: Wohlers Report 2013 Sales Growth of Personal 3D Printers Source: Wohlers Report 2013 Systems Sold by Region
  • 9 / 15 Analog Digital Compressed Distributed 1D: Sound 2D: Image TIME 3D: Volume 1991 201x 1987 1992 BREP, CSG, Triangular mesh Voxel model 201x 201x New volume representation and compression technology Cloud computing, Parallel processing, GPGPU 1982
  • 10 / 15 Encouraging Careers in STEM • The President’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative is leveraging private-sector partners to get students excited about STEM subjects. – FIRST students many more times likely to major and pursue careers in science and engineering • “Technology shifts and increasing investments in advanced manufacturing are creating a great demand for STEM- capable students worldwide.” - Paula Davis, President, Alcoa Foundation White House Science Fair, Feb 2012 White House, November 2009
  • 11 / 15 Education / Cultural Issues • Population – Image of manufacturing • K-12 – Baseline for curricula – Educating the educators • Community colleges • Universities – Integration of manufacturing into curricula – Applied research • Certification
  • 12 / 15 The Big Picture • AM – a new standard – Geometry – Materials – Functionality – Flexibility • Infrastructure • Other initiatives – Robotics Initiative – Materials Genome Initiative – Big Data
  • 13 / 15 The Growing Policy Issues • IP • Security • STEM • Industry / Innovation Leadership / Flexibility • Standards • Thinking in a completely new fashion
  • 14 / 15 Global Wellbeing • Wealth creation • Sustainability / efficiency • Enabling SME’s • National well being • Secured international leadership • The United States of America – Innovation – Manufacturing • The World – Making a difference “In times of change, learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” (Eric Hoffer 1902-1983)
  • 15 / 15 “Think about the America within our reach: A country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs. A future where we’re in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world. An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.” - President Barack Obama January 24, 2012