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

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The Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program (MP3) has proven to be a valuable resource for both the Air Force and its contractors. MP3 has proven its value as a way for the Air Force and its industry partners to generate and distribute information intended to minimize schedule and cost impacts due to unanticipated problems or anomalies.  Updates and changes within the materials community that facilitate participation in Air Force space programs will also be discussed.

The theme of the meeting this year is Quality Strategies for Additive Manufacturing. The 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. 


A new feature has been added to the meeting this year. After the formal presentations, Dr. James Nokes, Principal Director of the Aerospace Space Materials Laboratory, will summarize and lead a discussion of the strategies presented.

For more program details, view the Agenda

Confirmed Exhibitors

Aligned Vision
Element Materials Technology
Fives Machining Systems, Inc.
Keyence Corporation
Laser Technology, Inc.
Plataine Inc.
Precision Measurements and Instruments Corporation
TA Instruments
TenCate Advanced Composites USA
Thermal Wave Imaging 
Toray Composites (America)

Non-Exhibiting Sponsors

Airtech International
Hitco Carbon Composites
Janicki Industries

Hosted by The Aerospace Corporation in cooperation with the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and the Los Angeles Chapter of SAMPE.

For more information, contact Dr. Howard Katzman, meeting chair, at 310-336-5860 or e-mail

Three additive manufacturing events have been scheduled Nov. 7-9 to enhance innovation and collaboration.  MP3 is Nov. 7, the NASA Additive Manufacturing Quality Workshop is Nov. 8, and the Additive Manufacturing Guidance Development workshop is Nov. 8-9.

Visit Space System Additive Manufacturing to register for the NASA Additive Manufacturing Quality Workshop  and the Additive Manufacturing Guidance Development workshop.

If you’d like more information on each of the workshops, please access their descriptions on the Technical Workshops page:



  • When

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    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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