Sixty Technical Presentations Announced for AeroDef Manufacturing 2014

DEARBORN, Mich., January 15, 2014AeroDef® Manufacturing Summit and Exposition 2014 will include 60 technical presentations developed in partnership with leading aerospace and defense manufacturers, according to event producer SME. AeroDef Manufacturing, the only event solely dedicated to aerospace and defense manufacturing, takes place February 25–27, 2014, at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center.

The technical presentations will be offered across four technology tracks: composites, metals and advanced materials; digital and additive manufacturing/3D printing; integrated assembly and robotics; and precision machining and tooling. A full listing of sessions can be found at

“It’s very seldom that you get this level of expertise in one place at one time,” said Don A. Kinard, PhD., senior technical fellow, deputy, F-35 Fighter Production System, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “AeroDef is a great source for manufacturing professionals who want to see real-world application of technologies that can be used to improve the efficiency of their own manufacturing operations.”

Presenting companies include Airbus Operations GmbH, Air Force Global Strike Command, Boeing Research & Technology, Dassault Systemes, Delta Sigma Company, Dimensional Control Systems, Inc., FANUC America Corporation, Honeywell Aerospace, Janicki Industries, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM), National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Nokomis, Inc., Northrop Grumman, Sandvik Coromant, Stratasys, TenCate/CCS Composites and 3D Infotech.

Join our Twitter group @AeroDefMfg and our LinkedIn group to learn details about AeroDef as they unfold, including keynote speakers, panels and sponsorship opportunities for exhibitors.

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About AeroDef Manufacturing
AeroDef Manufacturing is the leading technical conference and exposition for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. Produced by SME in partnership with leading industry OEMs, its mission is to foster innovation across the extended enterprise to reduce costs, expedite production times and maintain U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.

About SME
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for industry. At SME, we are making the future. Together.


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