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Registration is complimentary, but U.S. citizenship is required.  All attendees must present valid, current, government-issued photo identification at check-in.



The MP3 meeting enables an exchange of information between the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the contractor community on ways to prevent problems and minimize schedule and cost impacts on space programs. This year's meeting will highlight recent progress and lessons learned in the areas of materials for space structures, with an emphasis on assuring quality of materials made by additive manufacturing (AM), otherwise known as 3-D printing.  Last year's meeting had presentations by government and contractors describing parts that they were already making by AM or planned to make in the near future.  If these materials are to be used in the future satellites and launch vehicles, it is imperative that the community quickly develops best-practice manufacturing procedures.

Another focus of the meeting is to provide attendees with the opportunity to directly interact with vendors representing all aspects of current and future space materials manufacturing.

For a list of speakers, view Preliminary Speakers.


For more information, contact Dr. Howard Katzman, meeting chair at 310-336-5860 or e-mail
Hosted by The Aerospace Corporation in cooperation with the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the Los Angeles Chapter of SAMPE.

Confirmed Exhibitors
Assembly Guidance Systems
Element Materials Technology
Exova OCM
Fives Machining Systems, Inc.
Laser Technology, Inc.
Mistras Group
Plataine Inc.
SLM Solutions NA
TA Instruments
TenCate Advanced Composites USA
Thermal Wave Imaging
University of Dayton Research Institute

Non-Exhibiting Sponsors

Airtech International
Hitco Carbon Composites


  • When

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • The Aerospace Corporation
    2310 East El Segundo Blvd.
    Building A1 - Titan IV
    El Segundo, California 90245

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