In February 2023, the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) – part of Wichita State University (WSU) – awarded a contract to the Applied Science & Technology Research Organization of America (ASTRO America) to identify key small and medium sized AM suppliers in the Midwest that could benefit from free training at a future AM Workforce Development Center.  This Center, funded in part through the Federal Building Back Better initiative, will provide training to all facets of Additive Manufacturing, ensuring this region has the opportunity to develop its AM workforce to the fullest.  To introduce this capability, NIAR will be hosting a AM3I Workshop in Wichita, KS on September 27-28, 2023.

Your organization is cordially invited to attend this workshop. 

Additive Manufacturing Prototype

September 27-28, 2023

Wichita State University
John Bardo Center

Attire is business casual.

(316) 978-5363



  • Keynote speakers and Prime Contractor/Government perspectives on the role of small and medium sized AM businesses in aerospace, defense, and energy sectors
  • AM Supplier Qualification and Sourcing Guide briefing
  • Preview of NIAR Additive Manufacturing Curriculum
  • Midwest Additive Manufacturing small and medium sized business presentations
  • Roundtable discussions on AM Qualification and Sourcing Strategies
  • NIAR AM Facility tours




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Hotel Accommodations
  • The Hyatt Place @ Wichita State University
    4703 E. 19th St. N.
    Wichita, KS 67208
    (316) 364-4700 Request the WSU-NIAR rate
  • Courtyard Marriott Wichita East

    2975 N. Webb Rd. 
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (316) 636-4600 Request the WSU rate

  • Hampton Inn
    2433 N. Greenwich Rd. 
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (316) 636-5594 Request the WSU rate
  • Hilton Garden Inn @ Bradley Fair
    2041 N. Bradley Fair Pkwy 
    Wichita, KS 67206
    (316) 219-4444 Request the WSU rate

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WSU Strategic Initiatives
John Bardo Center
Room 163
1815 Innovation Boulevard
Wichita, KS 67208


(316) 978-5363
Business Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)
Monday - Friday

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