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The Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO)

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The Air Force Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO)

October 20, 2020 - October 23, 2020

Good afternoon friends and colleagues! As you may or may not have seen on social media, we are looking for great candidates to participate in the USAF Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO).  The AMO is an exciting week of collaboration, technical design challenges, speakers, and more, all focused on advanced manufacturing. Wherever you are, discover new technologies and insights from thought-leaders across government, industry, academia and small businesses – delivered straight to your digital device.

Technical Challenges – We are looking for qualified applicants (government, industry, academia) to drive innovation in operations and sustainment and compete in following challenges. These skills can make a difference to help design solutions to real-world challenges:

  • Box of Parts – Teams will demonstrate 3D scanning & printing technology’s ability to accurately reengineer a part without an existing plan
  • TDP Relay – Teams will recreate a technical data package while demonstrating accuracy, skill, and completeness
  • Materials Hurdles – Teams will identify and demonstrate new developments in aluminum materials that will demonstrate material properties and provide potential solutions for the Air Force
  • Approval Sprints – Teams will apply innovative methods to accelerate Gov’t approval timelines by identifying creative qualification strategies for new materials, machines, and components. Teams will compete to deliver a polymer additively manufactured replacement solution for rapid deployment of a specified A-16 aircraft component
  • Supply Chain Marathon – Teams will solve an Air Force supply chain problem set – seeking promising, innovative advanced manufacturing basing stratagies and capabilities that can be integrated and quickly fielded to ensure AF readiness goals are met
  • If an interested party does not have a team, they are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to be paired with others
  • Register for the technical challenges at


Innovation Playground

  • Experiential space to highlight and demonstrate technology breakthroughs and advancements – will be fresh, groundbreaking, and fun
  • Open to industry partners, small businesses, and academia
  • Will be virtual, looking for a compelling/dynamic virtual space – format should include technology demonstrations, engaging videos, live Q&A sessions
  • Looking for things like Industry 4.0, AR/VR, Robotics, and other emerging, advanced technologies
  • No charge
  • Sign up at to be the first to receive information on this event


Virtual Expo

  • Open to any businesses, academia, etc…
  • More traditional booth space, only virtual leading to a great audience
  • Ability for links to external websites
  • Highlighted during breaks through the course of the programming
  • No charge
  • Sign up at to be the first to receive information on this event



  • Looking for industry & academia speakers
  • Opportunity for panel discussions, fireside chats, and mini-keynotes (government will also be participating)
  • Current themes are:
    • Leading Edge Technology
    • The Digital Realm
    • Pathways to Innovation
    • Industry Translation
  • Potential topics may include but are not limited to the following
    • New Materials in AM
    • Pioneering Printers
    • Aerospace & AM
    • Gaps in AM Technologies
    • Cold Spray Laser Development
    • Alternate Industry Success (what are medical, automotive, etc. doing that could translate)
    • Open Source Design in AM
    • AM Specific Supply Chains
    • Future Focused Infrastructure (Gov’t, industry, & academia collaboration to develop AM tools of tomorrow)
    • AM Prototyping
    • Coding Security Threats
    • 3D Printing and Space
    • Startup Acceleration
    • Please reach out to

Thank you for supporting this event driving advanced manufacturing solutions for the future!


October 20, 2020
October 23, 2020
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