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1st Edition

Additive Manufacturing Change Management
Best Practices

ISBN 9781138611757
Published February 18, 2019 by CRC Press
180 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has altered manufacturing as we know it, with shortened development time, increased performance, and reduced product costs. Executive management in industry are bombarded by marketing from their competitors showcasing design solutions leveraged through AM. Therefore, executive management ask their project management teams to figure out how to utilize AM within their own company. Clueless on how to approach the problem, managers start learning about AM from experts and become overwhelmed at the highly technical information. Unlike other AM books that focus on the technical output of AM technology, this new book focuses solely on the managerial implementation.


  • Presents the impacts of AM technology
  • Provides engaging, practical, and entertaining "war stories" from the front line of AM industrialization
  • Describes in detail, the significant hurdles in AM certification and implementation
  • Offers templates of proven change management best practices, as practical solutions
  • Omits the technical verbiage that gets in the way of management understanding how the process is implemented

Table of Contents

Section I: Additive Manufacturing Background and Potential. 1. Additive Manufacturing Overview. 2. Additive Manufacturing

Potential for Industry. Section II: Creating and Managing Additively Manufactured Change. 3. The Impact of Disruptive

Technology. 4. War Stories from the Front-Line of Industrializing AM – Five Case Studies. Section III: Additive Manufacturing

Barriers. 5. Certification. 6. Machine Cost of Ownership. 7. Make vs. Buy. 8. Skilled Workforce, or Lack Thereof. 9. Cultural Adoption

of Change. Section IV: Applying Change Management Best Practices to AM. 10. Establish a Sense of Urgency. 11. Creating a

Guiding Coalition. 12. Develop a Vision and Strategy. 13. Communicate the Change Vision. 14. Empower Broad Based Action. 15.

Generate Short-Term Wins. 16. Consolidate Gains and Promote more AM Adoption. 17. Anchor New Approaches in the Culture.

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David Dietrich, Ph.D., has 15 years’ experience in additive manufacturing within aerospace. Currently, he is the Additive Manufacturing Engineering Design Fellow for Honeywell Aerospace. In this role, he develops designs for additive manufacturing technologies for use in aerospace production. In addition, he worked for 12 years for the Boeing Company researching additive manufacturing technologies for both polymers and metals in St. Louis. During the last two years of employment at Boeing he was an ORNL - Industrial Fellow embedded at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. David has over 18 years of manufacturing industry experience that includes both production and research with expertise in the areas of Additive Manufacturing, Quality Engineering, Six Sigma, and Lean production.

Academically, he’s held adjunct faculty roles with the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is currently an Industrial Advisory Board member for Arizona State University - Polytechnic and regularly mentors senior engineering students at ASU.

Dr. Dietrich received his Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. His dissertation research aligned with the development of additive manufacturing supply chains for aerospace. He also holds a Master of Manufacturing Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and MBA from Maryville University of St. Louis. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science from Murray State University. In 2011, he was awarded the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer distinction from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). In addition, he has presented at over 20 conferences in the field of additive manufacturing, holds 11 US patents and published several papers on the subject.

Michael Kenworthy is currently the Vice President of Additive Manufacturing (AM) at Divergent 3D, a start-up company focused on disrupting traditional manufacturing with additive at its core. Recently, he was the Chief Engineer for AM at Honeywell Aerospace helping the team with implementation of the technology and enabling processes across a broad product portfolio of turbine engines, auxiliary power units, and other mechanical systems such as pneumatic controls. Previously, as a Technology Program Leader while at General Electric – Aviation, he held Controlled Titles for several technology areas and focused on disrupting conventional products. Earlier in his career, he worked with various other novel manufacturing technologies, new material development, and products for aerospace and industrial applications such as ignition systems and turbine engine pressure, temperature, and clearance sensors.

Mr. Kenworthy received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later, he received his Master of Engineering Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has presented at numerous conferences on such topics as Design for Additive Manufacturing and Engineering Change Management and holds several granted US patents, many of them enabled by AM.

Elizabeth Cudney, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University, Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford, and her doctorate in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri – Rolla.

In 2018, Dr. Cudney was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). In 2017, Dr. Cudney received the 2017 Yoshio Kondo Academic Research Prize from the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) for sustained performance in exceptional published works. In 2014, Dr. Cudney was elected as an American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) Fellow. In 2013, Dr. Cudney was elected as an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Fellow. In 2010, Dr. Cudney was inducted into the International Academy for Quality. She received the 2008 ASQ A.V. Feigenbaum Medal. This international award is given annually to one individual "who has displayed outstanding characteristics of leadership, professionalism, and potential in the field of quality and also whose work has been or, will become of distinct benefit to mankind." She also received the 2006 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award. This international award is given annually to engineers "who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry." She has published seven books and over 70 journal papers. She holds eight ASQ certifications, which include ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, amongst others.