The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials & Manufacturing Directorate is holding a special Collider Event in response to the latest Air Force Open Topic, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) solicitation 21.1 and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) solicitation 21.A. This event focuses specifically on two topics under theses solicitations: AF211-DCSO2, Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainment Pitch Day (Direct to Phase II under 21.1), and AF21A-TCSO2, Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainment Technologies and Processes, (Phase I under 21.A).
Join us as technical experts from across the Air Force come together to discuss advanced manufacturing and sustainment technology needs that have a direct impact on our current and future fighting force. Sit in on informative discussion panels in the areas of sustainment, additive manufacturing, robotics, bonded aircraft structures, agile, low-cost technologies, and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR).
Get your questions answered by our technical experts in Q&A sessions following each discussion panel. If your organization is submitting a proposal for the 21.1/A solicitation, this is a must-attend event to further learn about technologies the Air Force is looking for. Register now!
Speakers and Presentations:
0900-0910: Opening Remarks - Speaker TBD
0910-0940: Keynote Speaker: Mr. Timothy Sakulich, Director, AFRL Material & Manufacturing Directorate - Strategic Site Picture for Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainment and the SBIR process/timeline for this 21.1/A Topic Release
1000-1050: Dr. Eric Lindgren, Nondestructive Evaluation Technology Lead, AFRL Materials & Manufacturing Directorate - Innovative Sustainment for Current and Future Weapons Systems
1100-1150: Dr. Mark Benedict, Additive Manufacturing Lead, AFRL Materials & Manufacturing Directorate - Advancing the force with Additive Manufacturing
1300-1350: Mr. Nihad Alfaysale, Future Factory Program Lead, AFRL Materials & Manufacturing Directorate - Robotics and Manufacturing: A Natural Partnership
1400-1450: Dr. Dean Foster, AFRL Co-locate to the AFLCMC Bomber Directorate, and Ms. Tara Storage, Manufacturing and Producibility Chief, AFLCMC Bomber Directorate - Advanced Technologies for Affordable, Bonded Aircraft Structures
1500-1550: Mr. Rob Wittman, Senior Materials Engineer, AFRL Materials & Manufacturing Directorate - Agile and Low-Cost Technologies
1600-1650: Ms. Asheley Blackford, Minority Leaders – Research Collaboration Program Manager, AFRL Materials & Manufacturing Directorate - Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Leveraging America’s Seed Fund