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3D Printing Science & Technology Workshop


The University of North Carolina (UNC) is hosting a workshop, sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO), to explore the frontiers of 3D Printing (also called Additive Manufacturing, “AM”) science and technology. The event will bring together invited experts from academia, industry and government and military organizations to discuss emerging and future advances in AM technologies that may benefit the Warfighter.

The featured keynote speaker is Dr. Joe DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at N.C. State University, and founder of the recently announced startup company Carbon3D.

Sessions will focus on: identifying current state of the art additive manufacturing (AM) related science and technology; identifying key research breakthroughs that are needed to advance the state of the art; and identifying possible areas for future government investment and collaboration with academia and industry partners. These sessions will be designed around specific topic areas, such as:

  • 3D printing to meet military requirements
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Software and modeling·
  • Training methods for the novice
  • Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing·
  • Intellectual Property

*For out of town attendees, please visit the following link to view a list of hotel located near the McKimmon Center:

*If you are an academic attendee who is speaking on a panel, please contact Kathie Sidner at no later than April 28th for lodging information.


McKimmon Center

North Carolina State University

1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

There is ample free parking available at the McKimmon Center.

Contact Information

Kathie Sidner
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Event Resources

Attendance is by invite only. If you received an invitation, please RSVP here if you plan to attend the event.


Workshop Packet