AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
September 2018
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  • AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting September 20 - There's Still Time to Register!
  • Learn how to expand your opportunities by exporting with Mexico
  • DoD Supply Chain – The Deadline Delay is Over for Cybersecurity Preparedness
  • New NDAA Legislation Signals Possible Future of AMP SoCal
  • Manufacturing Day Events Happening in SoCal

  • Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's Makers Summit + Toolbox LA Grand Opening - October 1
  • ECEDC Manufacturing Expo 2018 - October 2
  • AIAA October Dinner Meeting - October 7
  • Calit2 at UC Irvine Expo and Career Day - October 9
  • North LA County Defense Supply Chain & Business Resource Event - October 25
  • Intro to 3D Modeling - October 26
  • Space-System Additive Manufacturing Technical Workshop - November 7

Register for the Fall 2018 Bi-Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 2018 | USC Tutor Campus Center

Thursday is the AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting but there's still time to register! The keynote speaker - Arnie Streland, Senior Director for Strategy and Business Development at Northrop Grumman, formerly with Orbital ATK - will share insights into their transition and opportunities for suppliers to work on future projects. Hear OEMs' expectations for suppliers to adopt additive manufacturing and new technology into their operations and how it can be done. Learn how cybersecurity compliance can be a competitive advantage and where to start. Find out what the DoD is doing to assist A&D manufacturers and how can your company benefit. Meet your colleagues during our networking lunch. Don't miss out!

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Keynote Speaker: Arnie Streland, Northrop Grumman
  • Panel 1: Opportunities Related to Drones, Space, and Cybersecurity 
  • Featured Conversation: The Case for Adopting Additive Manufacturing and New Manufacturing Technology
  • Networking Lunch
  • Panel 2: Preparing the Next Workforce
  • Featured Conversation: Future Trends for the Industry from the DoD

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Bi-Annual Registration includes continental breakfast and networking lunch.
We are grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and AMP SoCal partners and their role in making the Bi-Annual Meeting a success!
Learn how to expand your opportunities by
exporting to Mexico

AMP SoCal's next innovation forum will be assisting small and medium-sized manufacturers wanting to learn about the Baja California (Mexico) Industrial Sector which represents access to $11 billion of supplier opportunities. Baja multinational corporations are keen to connect with California-based manufacturers that can support OEM needs.

DoD Supply Chain – The Deadline Delay is Over for Cybersecurity Preparedness
Guest post by Brian Berger, Executive Vice President, Cytellix Cybersecurity

The deadline for supply chain compliance with NIST SP 800-171 under Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 was December 31, 2017, but the enforcement of this deadline was deferred until NOW. By August 2018, all contractors who have been awarded contracts to provide products or services which requires the use of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI),  have been put on notice that enforcement will begin this fall .

New NDAA Legislation Signals Possible
Future of AMP SoCal

Buried within the massive John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 was a win for manufacturing communities across the country as the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP) was signed into law last month. Many cities and regions who had previously held designation through the Obama administration's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative were particularly interested in the outcome of this bill and what its future may hold.

Manufacturing Day 2018 in Southern California

This year, National Manufacturing Day will be on October 5. It is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Meetings & Events
The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community that provides opportunities for sharing of information and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs. Visit for descriptions and links to RSVP to any of the meetings. Waitlists are maintained for all meetings and tours.

Los Angeles Chapter:
  • September 20 - A&D Leaders Evening (Invitation Only)

Orange County Chapter: 
  • October 4 - “Finding & Financing Southern California A&D Companies”

San Diego Chapter:
  • September 25 - Blue Tech/ Maritime Alliance, Panel 

San Fernando Valley Chapter:
  • October 10 - Tour of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - a joint meeting between the South Bay and San Fernando Valley chapters
  • November 15 - Tour of Vanderhorst Brothers, Inc. - an advanced machining facility in Simi Valley

South Bay Chapter:
  • October 10 - Tour of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - a joint meeting of the South Bay and San Fernando Valley chapters.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's Makers Summit
+ Toolbox LA Grand Opening
October 1, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

Join Mayor Eric Garcetti and Toolbox LA to officially kick off Manufacturing Week in Los Angeles! Explore Toolbox LA's innovation lab and meet people passionate about manufacturing. We will spotlight smart manufacturing in LA, tools, resources, and capital available to manufacturers and entrepreneurs, and how to prepare for tomorrow's manufacturing jobs

East County Manufacturing Expo
October 2, 2018 | El Cajon, CA

The East County Economic Development Council is hosting its third annual Manufacturing Expo on October 2, 2018 from 3:00-6:00 pm. Dozens of San Diego East County manufacturers like Computer Integrated Machining, Pacific Island Beer Company, and Taylor Guitars, will gather in one location to showcase their products and services to the public. This free event is part of U.S. Manufacturing Day, a nationwide effort to show the public what today's manufacturing looks like and dispel common misconceptions about the industry. 

AIAA LA-LV Section October Dinner Meeting
October 7, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Daniel P. Raymer, noted aircraft designer, educator, and author of the best-selling textbook "Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach," will give a talk on the historical development of the key technologies which have allowed the development of today's aircraft. Fun and not too technical, this presents the first reasonably successful and influential implementations of the design features that have become a common part of the Aircraft Design toolbox. It isn't about aviation records or famous pilots, it's about the aircraft and the designers whose lead we follow to this day. The talk also sneaks in some of the fundamentals of aircraft design and analysis through a historical context..

Calit2 at UC Irvine Expo and Career Day
Showcase Your Company to the Next Generation of Employees, Customers and Manufacturers
October 9, 2018 | Irvine, CA

Calit2 at UC Irvine has a long and successful history in partnering with businesses and the community. Now, in conjunction with CMTC, they are graciously hosting an on campus event for high school students to learn about today’s manufacturing processes and the opportunities that they present. The event will also give small and medium-sized manufacturers access to future skilled workers as they learn about the different careers available to them.

North LA County Defense Supply Chain & Business Resource Event
October 25, 2018 | College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA

Discover procurement opportunities to diversify your business, tap into resources to help make your business more competitive, and become more resilient in the area of cybersecurity.

Intro to 3D Modeling
October 26, 2018 | USC, Los Angeles, CA

This Short Course is designed for Innovators interested in using 3D Printers. This Course Is Offered for $30.00 Course Features: To participate, you must bring your own laptop. OnShape Software Training - The Google docs of CAD Intro to Advanced CAD Software - SolidWorks 3D printing of your own design Tour of CAM Lab Refreshments: coffee and lunch will be provided.

Space-System Additive Manufacturing Technical Workshop
November 7, 2018 | The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA

This structured workshop will leverage community knowledge to collaborate on comprehensive additive manufacturing guidelines. This activity is developing a comprehensive set of guidance for additive manufacturing use in the space industry. The following working groups will leverage that information and focus on recognized knowledge gaps. 

  • Working Group 1: Qualifications of AM Parts
  • Working Group 2: AM Outsourcing
  • Working Group 3: Defect Detection
  • Working Group 4: Production Life Cycle 

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