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J-DAMMIT registrants, 

We are excited to host you this week. Here are a few important items to know before your arrival. 

  1. Dress Code: While we all want to appear professional, this event may be a bit out of the norm for some folks. We will spend the majority of our time in the lab. For safety purposes, PLEASE WEAR LONG PANTS AND CLOSED-TOED SHOES. If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie, or similar item, to pull your hair back. In some of the labs, you may be wearing a lab coat, and/or other safety equipment, so please be comfortable. Jeans/slacks and a t-shit/polo would be ideal. The labs all have concrete floors, so I suggest gym shoes or boots over dress shoes, but that is up to you. 
  2. Lab Demos: The experts providing the demos will have enough information to share throughout each demo. They will talk to you about material and equipment and will show you how the equipment operates. IT IS YOUR JOB TO GET INVOLVED. If you want to get hands-on experience with material handling or equipment operation, then speak up and let your demo provider know you are ready to get your hands dirty. (There is one demo that will be less hands-on because there is so much to show, but it will be engaging none the less).
  3. Network with others interested in advanced manufacturing, learn something new, try out equipment you are considering procuring for your own facility, grab a few student resumes if you are looking for your next manufacturing expert…………Whatever your reason for coming to HU; welcome and have a great time!!!

Welcome to the Joint-Defense Advanced Manufacturing Meeting for Innovation and Transition, J-DAMMIT. This event incorporates collaborative discussion with hands-on demonstrations of advanced manufacturing techniques and descriptions of how these innovative technologies are being implemented to support the Warfighter.  Attendees will network with advanced manufacturing experts from Industry, Academia and Government, while visiting equipment and material vendor displays in an expo area that will also include a student poster session.  The student posters will be presented by students from Harrisburg University (HU), Penn State University (PSU), and Viriginia Tech (VT).  

This event will take place in HU’s newest facility, a 260,000fteducation and research tower in downtown Harrisburg, PA, which houses our Advanced Manufacturing labs and reception space. 

The HU Advanced Manufacturing Team and our Industry Partners will provide IMMERSIVE demonstrations in Robotics, Additive Manufacturing, CNC Machining, Hybrid Manufacturing (DED + CNC), 3D Electronics Printing, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Smart Factory, and others. Attendees can get real Hands-On exposure to these technologies. Experts will be available to guide attendees through the equipment operation. No other event allows attendees to test the operational capabilities of manufacturing technologies while presenting defense-focused use cases.  

On the evening of 21 SEP, we will be hosting a special networking event for our attendees. You won’t want to miss this social time!!

Registration and attendance is limited to citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Citizenship or dual-citizenship outside of these countries will not be permitted attendance.


J Dammit Warfighter


Welcome to the first annual J-DAMMIT. As we are focused on delivering content that is DoD-centric we want to include (and promote) Warfighter input in the Advanced Manufacturing community. To that end, we are initiating a Warfighter Innovation Award for Advanced Manufacturing that will be presented annually at this meeting. Nominations throughout this year will be discussed at the meeting in September and the awardee will be invited to the meeting next year to receive the award in-person. Nominations should be focused on awareness and impact around the point-of-need. This would be a service member (active or reserve) that has identified a problem in-field (operational or tactical, from shipyard to arsenal to FOB) and has either created a part/solution or has leveraged the OIB to produce a part/solution that is being used/installed/deployed. Our Warfighters are intelligent and resourceful, and this is an opportunity to award a service member for embracing and implementing Advanced Manufacturing to better their unit and the defense of our country.


Event Registration


21 September 2023, 0730-1630 and 22 September 2023, 0830-1500.


222 Chestnut Street, HarrisburgPA 17101, United States


Street parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis in downtown Harrisburg.  There are also several parking garages in the vicinity, including: The Harrisburg University Garage (326 Market Street), The Chestnut Street Parking Garage (322 Chestnut Street), and hotel parking at the Hilton Harrisburg (One N 2nd Street) and Crown Plaza Harrisburg (23 S 2nd Street). On-street parking is free in Harrisburg after 1700, otherwise there are fees for parking in the city.
Hilton Harrisburg

Hotel Information

The Hilton Harrisburg is our event partner and is only one city block from HU. 
The Hilton Harrisburg is located at One N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Rooms have been secured at the federal rate for government travelers and a reduced rate for non-government travelers. 
Government attendees should use this link to secure a room:
or call 717.233.6000 and reference code, 94K
Non-government attendees should use this link to secure a room:
or call 717.233.6000 and reference code, JDAM9
We do not have an overflow room block, but we can suggest the next closest hotel.
The Crowne Plaza is located at 23 S. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
and can be reached at 717.234.5021 or through


The agenda provided below can be used for planning purposes. A detailed agenda will be sent to all registrants once registration closes.


0730 Registration and Check-in, Morning Refreshments

0830-0845 Opening Remarks

0845-0900 Welcome Address Presented by Mr. John Harrison, Senior Vice President for Global Additive, Phillips Corporation. 

0900-0930 Keynote Presented by Major General Darren L. Werner Formerly Commanding General, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command 

0930-0945 Description of the Day’s Activities

0945-1000 Break and Move to Lab Demos

1000-1130 Demonstration Session #1

1130-1330 Lunch; Expo and Student Posters are Open

1330-1345 Break and Move to Lab Demos

1345-1515 Demonstration Session #2

1530-1600 Guest Presentation by Dr. Christopher Williams, PhD. L.S. Randolph Professor, Virginia Tech: “Printing Outside the Box: Achieving Multi-functionality through Additive Manufacturing Process Chains.

1600 End of Formal Event Schedule

1600-1730 Expo and Student Posters are Open

1730-TBD Evening Meal and Networking 


0800 Registration and Check-in, Morning Refreshments

0845-0900 Welcome and Opening Remarks

0900-0930 Keynote Presented by Mr. Matthew D. Sermon, Executive Director, Program Executive Office, Strategic Submarines

0930-0945 Description of the Day’s Activities

0945-1000 Break and Move to Lab Demos

1000-1130 Demonstration Session #1

1200-1400 Lunch; Expo and Student Posters are Open

1400-1430 Guest Presentation by Dr. Timothy Simpson, PhD. Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Penn State University: “DFAM + MFAM = Successful AM Adoption.”

1430-1500 Closing Presentation by Dr. Brett Conner, Senior Program Manager supporting Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology Office and Facilitator of the Joint Additive Manufacturing Working Group (JAMWG)

1500 End of Formal Event Schedule

1500-1630 Informal Tours, Expo and Student Posters are Open


5 Star

phillips logo

4 Star

cimquest logo
DYE Mansion

3 Star

nScript Logo
LuxCreo Logo
stratasys logo
Barnes Global Advisors Logo
advanced printed electronic solutions

2 Star

xact metal logo
SME Logo
Nano Dimension Logo

1 Star

aura technologies logo
earlbeck logo
real random logo
Direct Dimensions