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Extreme Manufacturing Agenda

NIST Extreme Manufacturing Workshop
Draft Agenda

DAY ONE: Tuesday, January 11, 2011




8:00 am

Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am

Welcome and Challenge

Pat Gallagher, Director, NIST
Howard Harary, Dep. Director, NIST EL

9:15 am

Keynote Speakers

Ken Gabriel – Dep. Director, DARPA
Rodney Brooks, Chairman and CTO, Heartland Robotics
Om Nalamasu, , Advanced Technologies CTO, Applied Materials



11:00 am

Topic Overviews
Brief presentations by Session Chairs
#1 Susan Smyth, GM
#2 Paul Collopy, VDDI
#3 John Randall, Zyvex
#4 Mike McGrath, Anser

FOR EACH TOPIC (15 minutes): 

  • Defining the topic
  • Why is this important?
  • Compelling questions or concerns
  • Highlights of issue papers

12:00 pm

Sridhar Kota, Assistant Director, Advanced Manufacturing, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

1:15 pm

Breakout Sessions: Goals and Objectives in each topic area

  • Capturing Goals and Objectives
    • What does this topic area mean to you and how would you define it?
    • What aspects of this topic area might be especially important?
    • What is the current state of the art and what extreme realms do you foresee in the future?
    • What are some of the compelling technology questions and concerns about these particular extreme realms in manufacturing?
  • Discussion/grouping of Goals and Objectives


3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions Technology Gaps
and Emerging Technologies

  • Capturing Technology Gaps and Emerging Technologies
    • What is needed to make this facet of manufacturing extremely different and more competitive in the future?
    • What are key impediments to their realization?
    • What emerging technologies may disrupt dominant manufacturing methods?

4:30 pm


4:45 pm

Day One Session Highlights

FOR EACH TOPIC (10 minutes):

  • Key insights
  • Top Goals and Technologies

Group discussion of common themes/needs (20 minutes) 

  • Key enabling and cross-cutting capabilities

6:00 pm

Reception / Dinner

Holiday Inn
2 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD

DAY TWO: Wednesday, January 12th




8:00 am

Breakfast and Networking

8:45 am

Day Two Challenge

Richard Van Atta, STPI

9:00 am

Breakout Sessions: Recommendations for Government Investment and Strategy

  • Desired outputs
    • What actions, activities, and approaches should the US Federal government undertake to overcome the gaps and impediments to achieving the objectives for meeting the goals?
    • How should the Federal government involve and interact with non-governmental stakeholders in the development and implementation of these approaches?
    • How could US government activities be done in a way to promote unique domestic benefits?
    • What other USG involvement would be desirable to promote manufacturing breakthroughs? (E.g., commercialization, public-private partnerships, roadmapping, infrastructure development, support for standards, training, etc.) 
    • Are there things the USG industry and research community should avoid doing?

10:30 am


11:00 am

Recommendations from breakout sessions (15 minutes each)

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Plenary Session: Next Steps and Future Directions

Open discussion
Richard Van Atta, STPI

2:00-2:15 pm


Richard Van Atta, STPI
Howard Harary, Deputy Director, NIST EL

Created December 13, 2010, Updated March 9, 2011