Session 19: 3D Printing
Hybrid Printed Fabrication of Munitions Components & Systems
Thursday, June 22, 2017
8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
Recent advances have enabled the U.S. Army to design and develop numerous new processes and applications for munitions, Soldiers and weapons systems. By combining multiple AM technologies together (i.e. Metals, Plastics, Electronics, Energetics, etc.) the DOD is able to fabricate devices and systems previously unachievable. By integrating printed electronics, energetics, and power sources into/onto 3D structures, new solutions and applications can be realized to enhance our Warfighters’ capabilities.
Mr. James Zunino is a Materials Engineer within the Armaments Engineering Analysis & Manufacturing Directorate, located at the U.S Army Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. He serves as the RDECOM Additive Manufacturing Co-Chair. Mr. Zunino is a subject matter expert on additive manufacturing, embedded electronics, smart coatings, flexible electronics, materials printing, and novel ink development at ARDEC. He provides technical support to ARDEC's broad mission and is responsible for designing, testing, and overseeing related technologies. Mr. Zunino works with customers and end users to develop prototypes and provide solutions to help meet their requirements and needs. He holds a Master's of Business Administration and a B.S in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has received numerous awards including: Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award, IDTechEx Academic R&D, as well as other DoD and Industry awards.
ARDEC - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center of the US Army Materiel Command. Its workforce provides lifecycle support for most of the Army's lethality used by the US Warfighter. Its missions are to improve existing field items, develop new items, maintain a strong armament technology base and provide technical support to soldiers in the field.
US Army ARDEC