14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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13:45 David Dietrich & Michael Kenworthy, Honeywell Aerospace


Tuesday, 14.11.2017, 13:45 - 14:15 hrs


13:45 Instituting Additive Manufacturing Change Management within Industry
Michael Kenworthy, Honeywell Aerospace, Chief Engineer, Phoenix, USA
David Dietrich, Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, USA
Additive Manufacturing (AM) excitement within companies is at an all-time high. Industrial companies are beginning to differentiate themselves with elegant AM design solutions, process-material interaction knowledge and process qualification know-how. What is often left out of the discussion is the cultural phase change that occurs within companies as industrial enterprises transition from conventional design and manufacturing to an additive manufacturing acceptance phase. Using a blend of modern organizational behavior theory best practices and historical experience, David Dietrich and Michael Kenworthy will address topics of introducing AM change with organizational frameworks, change acceleration/acceptance, common resistivity to AM change and practical approaches to overcoming change resistance.


Dr. David Dietrich
David Dietrich
Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, USA
Mr. Michael Kenworthy
Michael Kenworthy
Honeywell Aerospace, Chief Engineer, Phoenix, USA
Michael serves as the primary technical focal point for additive manufacturing (AM) technology within Honeywell. He provides technical leadership in development and support of AM roadmaps and product implementation and works across business units to identify part candidates and lead, train and mentor teams to develop, certify and incorporate AM parts into production delivered end-items.