AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
September 2017
  • Join AMP SoCal at WESTEC 2017 this week
  • Register for upcoming AMP SoCal Webinar - Exploring Additive Manufacturing for Your Company
  • Weekly Federal Announcements Being Posted on AMP SoCal Blog
  • Manufacturing Day 2017: Educating the Next Generation of Workers
  • Increase Sales in Global A&D Markets
  • Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Certification for Executives - Ending Soon!
  • Recruiting Defense Impacted Manufacturers for Free or Reduced Cost Assistance
  • A&D Forum California Chapter Meetings
  • 2017 SBIR Road Tour - September 12
  • Western Museum of Flight - Iris Critchell Event - September 16
  • Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond - September 18 - 20
  • UEDA Economic Development Summit - October 1- 4
  • High Desert SAMPE - Technical Conference - October 4
  • Manufacturing Day 2017 - October 6
  • Global Aerospace & Defense Industry Sector Trends, Outlook and M&A - October 18
  • World Manufacturing Forum - November 7-9
  • Save the Date: AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting – November 14
Join AMP SoCal at WESTEC 2017
September 12 - 14
Los Angeles Convention Center
Booth 2943
AMP SoCal is teaming up with WESTEC and Tooling U-SME to offer a series of insightful and informative panels that are specifically created to provide value to those within the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry.
Presented by: AMP SoCal

September 13, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The space industry is harnessing a new generation of innovators to fuel its meteoric rise to the cosmos. But how do top companies find the tools and talent to soar? 

Make plans to have lunch with an all star panel and discuss the technologies and opportunities allowing mankind to fly higher, reach farther, and travel faster – including what it takes for manufacturers to find people with the right skills to get us there. 

Cost: $25 - RSVP when you register

Lt. Colonel, Robert M. Atkins - USAF

Dion Jackson - USC Center for Economic Development

Bradley Schneider - Rocket Lab USA

Roland Coelho - Tyvak

George Bugg - Stratolaunch
NEW! Workforce Development &
Training Sessions 

Technology is amazing, but manufacturing is also a business. Workforce development and training sessions at WESTEC will help you to grow your business and understand how to maximize your profits and exceed customer expectations.

Check out these sessions taking place in the WESTEC Theater.

September 12, 2017 10:30 am – 11:30 am

September 13, 2017 10:30 am – 11:00 am

September 13, 2017 11:00 am – 11:30 am

September 14, 2017 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
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Register for Next AMP SoCal Webinar: 
Exploring Additive Manufacturing for
Your Company
Thursday, September 21, 2017 
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Speaker: Chris Wentworth, Additive Manufacturing Practice Lead, CMTC

Chris Wentworth is a product development and Additive Manufacturing (AM) expert. He has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, and 12 years working with AM. Chris has worked with companies like Boeing, Western Digital, and Hitachi to solve manufacturing problems and help bring products to market faster than ever before. Chris has been a speaker on Additive Manufacturing and Product Development at many different events and forums.

Weekly Summary of Selected Federal Resources and Info Being Posted on
AMP SoCal Blog

Every week a selection of recent announcements gleaned from various federal sources and colleagues is provided to EDA’s Economic Development Integrators to increase awareness of complementary resources for economic development. The announcements include funding opportunities, events and important information. The information is provided to AMP SoCal and its blog is updated weekly with each new round of announcements.

Manufacturing Day 2017: Educating the Next Generation of Workers

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October - this year it is Oct 6, 2017.

A number of AMP SoCal's partners across the region are hosting and participating in events. CMTC has helped facilitate and bring recognition to this momentous day for California's manufacturing industry. Read the CMTC blog post to learn more about what's going on near you.

Increase Sales in Global A&D Markets:
Facts, Benefits, How to Move Forward 
If you’re not selling in global markets, you are missing out on the chance to access new customers and increase sales by exporting!
ExporTech™ for Manufacturers (SMMs) helps you:
  1. Create an actionable export growth plan,
  2. Identify key global markets, and
  3. Connect you with Trade Professionals to achieve your export objectives.

Scholarships are available for California companies. Next ExporTech™ starts on September 19 in San Bernardino, CA.

Ending Soon! Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Certification for Executives

Online Course - Available until Sept. 15

This 12-hour online course offers an executive-level Additive Manufacturing (AM) certification based on the latest industry standards and best practices. The course provides an understanding of when, where, and if AM technologies may be applied within your company. Developed by UCI Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation and brought to you by AMP SoCal. 

Programs Extended Through December 2017!

Recruiting Defense Impacted Manufacturers for Free or Reduced Cost Assistance

If you are an aerospace and defense manufacturer whose business has been negatively impacted by reduced Department of Defense procurement and contracting, you may be eligible for free or reduced cost business development services for your company.

A&D Forum Chapter Meetings

T he 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. See the  Meeting Notices  tab on the A&D Forum website for descriptions and links to RSVP to any of the meetings. 

  • Orange County Chapter - October 5: TBD
  • South Bay Chapter - September 13:"Urgency for DoD Contractor Cybersecurity Compliance by Dec 31, 2017: An update on DCMA, The Defense Contract Management Agency", Chris Buthe, Manager of Cyber Physical Security Services, CMTC
  • LA Chapter September 15: "Are Drones the New First Responders?" Barry Brennan, President and Founder, Flying Lion, Inc.
  • San Fernando Valley ChapterSeptember 19: "Leading and Managing Change" Shawn Webb, Director of Operations, AeroVironment, Inc.
  • San Diego Chapter - October 3: "How to Defend Against Economic Espionage"

2017 SBIR Road Tour in Southern California
San Diego - September 11, 2017
Irvine - September 12, 2017
Los Angeles - September 13, 2017

Attention small technology firms and innovators: America’s largest seed fund is coming to California! The 2017 SBIR Road will show you how to access funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. It’s your opportunity to speak directly with program officers from many federal agencies.

Western Museum of Flight - Intimate Evening with Iris and the Ninety Nines: A Moderated Talk with Women in Aviation
September 16, 2017
Torrance, CA

At 96 years old, Iris Critchell has had, and continues to have, a productive career as a pilot, educator, and mentor. She is a founding member of the Long Beach-South Bay Chapter of International Ninety-Nine's that celebrates its 65th Anniversary this night. This intimate discussion will feature the exclusive insights of a true legend in aviation history.

Discover Global Markets:
U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond
September 18-20, 2017
Cleveland, Ohio

Discover Global Markets is the U.S. Department of Commerce’s flagship event series for U.S. exporters in Cleveland, Ohio. In just two and a half days, September 18 -20, attendees at Discover Global Markets will uncover new exporting opportunities, learn from seasoned exporters, and connect with hundreds of networking contacts.

UEDA Economic Development Summit
October 1 - 4, 2017
Long Beach, CA

Each year the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) welcomes innovative and vocal leaders from across the nation to share ideas and best practices in higher education economic development. It is a great opportunity for businesses, communities, and EDCs to learn how to partner with two and four year universities while also networking with thought leaders from across the country. 

High Desert SAMPE - Technical Conference
October 4, 2017
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, CA

This event is a great opportunity for small and medium aerospace and defense suppliers. During the day there will be 10 technical presentations and 75 material supplier exhibitors. The entrance fee and lunch are complimentary and provided by generous sponsors. AMP SoCal will have a booth and we invite you to join us! 

Global Aerospace & Defense Industry Sector Trends, Outlook and M&A
October 18, 2017
California Club, Los Angeles, CA

This event presented by ACG Los Angeles in conjunction with LAEDC's SoCal Aerospace Council and the A&D Forum will focus on the future of aerospace and defense in the months and years ahead. Please join us as a panel of prominent executives and industry experts give their perspective on the developments and trends that are occurring in, and at different parts of, the aerospace and defense sector.

World Manufacturing Forum
November 7-9, 2017
Monterrey, Mexico

The WMF2017 will assemble in Monterrey, Mexico at the Parque Fundidora to explore the theme “Towards a Digital Market and Connected Manufacturing Ecosystems”. Global policy experts and industry leaders from large multinationals to small-to-medium sized enterprises, and academic leaders will discuss the policy, economic, social, and technical challenges that influence global manufacturing.

AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting: Manufacturing the Future of A&D

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
USC Tutor Campus Center, Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by the USC Center for Economic Development (CED)

The upcoming AMP SoCal Bi-Annual Meeting presents a unique opportunity for manufacturers, industry support services, government representatives and economic development professionals from across the Southern California region to gather and learn about innovation, industry advancement, and best practices for the promotion of job growth and business development.

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