Advanced Manufacturing Olympics
On October 20-23, 2020, the RSO hosted the inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO), a state-of-the-art virtual conference, to bring together experts across government, industry, academia and business. AMO was four days of unforgettable technical experiences, cutting-edge speakers, virtual peer networking and more. If you missed it, we got you covered – stay tuned for on-demand videos from the sessions!
3-D Printing is About to Save the Military Billions of Dollars
Advanced manufacturing plays a critical role in improving the Air Force sustainment process. Currently, we’re already forecasting billions in savings, new initiatives, such as certifying printers instead of the end-state product, which will allow us to supply even more out-of-stock parts, writes Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Read more from his Washington Post op-ed about the future of advanced manufacturing in the Air Force.
Our approach is a three-step process with distinct but overlapping phases to ensure potential new solutions are prototyped and tested quickly, and optimized for success at scale. The RSO is focused on a set of six core technology areas where emerging and commercial technology solutions have outsized impact on increasing readiness and decreasing costs.
Identify, assess and develop mature, new and emerging technologies from across the public and private sectors.
Prototype, validate and verify the utility of a solution in an Air Force environment.
Deploy technology or processes across the Air Force enterprise that successfully demonstrate the ability to decrease cost and/or increase readiness.
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Automation & Robotics
Data & Digital Environments
Augmented & Virtual Reality
Rapid & Austere Maintenance Environments