Machining workshop

NSF-sponsored Workshop on Research Needs in Machining and Machine Tools

Dates: Monday and Tuesday, March 5-6, 2018

Location: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA, 2nd floor, rooms E 2020/2030

 

The purpose of this workshop was to identify fundamental research needs for a resurgent US machine tool and machining industry. The workshop brought together key thought leaders from academia, industry, government agencies, trade organizations, and national labs to identify and prioritize research needs in machining and machine tools.

 

The objectives of the two-day workshop were to:

  • review the state-of-the-art in fundamental research in machining and machine tools
  • identify priorities, needs, gaps, and challenges facing machine tool builders and users across a broad range of market segments
  • identify key current and key missing resources for machine tool and machining fundamental research and development
  • benchmark US machine tool and machining research investments against those from other nations
  • formulate recommendations for new initiatives, new policies, and further actions necessary to create a robust US machining and machine tool industry.

 

Agenda

Day 1
8:00 am

Welcome, Scott Smith

 

8:15 am

Keynote session: Framing the issues in technology capacity, and national security

  • 8:15 Adele Ratcliff, Program Director, DOD Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment
  • 8:45 Tim Shinbara, Vice President, Association for Manufacturing Technology
  • 9:15 Mike Molnar, Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO)
  • 9:45 Karthik Ramani, Donald W. Feddersen Professor, Purdue University

 

10:15-10:30 am

Break

 

10:30 am
Session 1: Fundamental research opportunities in machine tools and machining

 

11:30 am
Session 2: Translational research opportunities in machine tools and machining

  • 11:30 Dan Frayssinet, DP Technology
  • 11:50 Jerry Halley, Tech Manufacturing
  • 12:10 Chris Tyler, Boeing

 

12:30 pm
Working lunch: rapid fire perspectives from participants

 

1:30 pm

Panel 1: What are current technological, economic, and policy barriers faced by the US machine tool industry?

  • Mark Rubeo, Moore Nanotechnology
  • Mark Larson, Makino
  • Axel Henning, OMAX
  • David Mohring, OptiPro

 

2:30 pm
Panel 2: What can the federal government do to incentivize research activity and growth in the US machine tool and machining industry?

  • Rob Ivester, DOE
  • Tracy Frost, DOD
  • Steve Schmid, NSF

 

3:30-3:45 pm
Break

 

3:45 pm
Session 3: Fundamental research opportunities in machine tools and machining

 

5:05 pm
Continue rapid fire perspectives from participants

 

Day 2
8:00 am

Welcome and summary of day 1, Scott Smith

 

8:30 am

Panel 3: Open swim, rapid perspectives from participants

 

9:30 am

Panel 4: How can current and new research efforts be leveraged by the machine tool and machining industry?

  • Alex Slocum, MIT
  • Laine Mears, Clemson University
  • Bruce Kramer, NSF
  • Brigid Mullany, NSF

 

10:30 am

Panel 5: How can US industry incentivize research activity and growth in the US machine tool industry?

  • Jaime Camelio, CCAM
  • Steve Stahley, Cummins
  • Dean Bartles, UNH
  • ZJ Pei, TAMU

 

11:30 am

Wrap-up, Scott Smith

 

12:00 pm
Working lunch to discuss National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing

 

2:00 pm

Adjourn

 

Supporting documents

AMT report 1

AMT report 2

SME blue sky competition

Attendees

 

Photo gallery