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Additive Hack Launch & Networking Event

09/Feb/2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Aim. Ahead of registration for the main FCG OIL AdM Hack this launch and networking event will provide an overview of the hack that will take place on the 3 & 4 April 23 and networking to allow for collaborative teams to form.

Format.  Following a presentation outlining the approach a speed dating format will be used so that all attendees can pitch to each other about their capabilities and exchange contact details.  After the event teams will be invited to register to take part in the Additive hack on 3 & 4 Feb 2023

Context. Recent operations in Ukraine have identified that the industrial manufacturing base of a nation is critical to success of future operations.  DE&S’ focus is moving away from large procurements to operations and is dependent on putting UK PLC on a campaign footing while the Defence Supply Chain Strategy is looking to create resilience through multiple points of near shore suppliers.  The concept of global logistic hubs provides the opportunity for production closer to point of consumption reducing the carbon footprint of distribution while inter regional supply in a star network configuration increase resilience.

Intent. Exploit and demonstrate mature Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) High Value Manufacturing, Digital Engineering, and Additive Manufacturing Capabilities and how they can contribute to the realisation of Support Advantage.

Objectives.  Using a diverse and dispersed team reverse engineer a part so that it has the same fit but has reduced weight and or part count. Demonstrate:

  •             Image capture
  •             File transfer
  •             Collaborative design 
  •             File conversion CAD to SWL
  •             Additive production
  •             Part reduction and or light weighting of an item

Note: the part will not be assessed functional or from a safety certification and is ther fore only a protype not for use.

Who Should Attend.  

  • Industry Attendees.  The hack event will be limited to ten teams.  Only a limited number from each team will be in teh i-bridge. Others will operate at reach 
  • MOD Attendees.  A member of each organisation involved in the development of Additive will be invited ot join each indsutry team.  Other members of MOD will be invite to vitas the I-bridge to renege with teh teams and see additive and digital engineering technologies in action.

Team Composition

  • 1 MOD plus 2 in the i-bridge to select and scan on for more items
  • Reach back to Design engineers and Additive production capabilities


Strategic Command, Strat Cmd


10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Steve Green
Darin Tudor


Babcock Technology Centre
Bristol Business Park
Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS16 1EJ
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