Dan Braley is a Boeing Associate Technical Fellow and the Boeing Global Services Additive Manufacturing Technical Focal & Initiatives Leader. In this role, he serves sustainment of all Boeing military, commercial, and derivative aircraft platforms through use of Additive Manufacturing technologies and implementation of advanced composites. Dan has greater than 17 years of aerospace program and R&D experience in additive manufacturing, technical program management, materials and process engineering, composites, electromagnetic product development, and manufacturing technology development.
Prior to his current role, Dan was the USN/USMC Air Vehicle Technical Integrator through Boeing, with a focus on F/A-18 Flight Control Surfaces, wings, complex spares and repairs. He has held positions with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, L-3 Communications ESSCO, and the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Aerial Vehicle (MNAV) directorate at Eglin Air Force Base as well. Dan currently holds 48 US and international patents in the areas of additive manufacturing and next gen conductive composite materials development with dozens more still pending. He is a past recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the Boeing Meritorious & High Honors Invention Awards, the Northrop Grumman Innovation Award, and the F-35 Lightning Rod Award. Dan received his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University, an MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University, and a Certificate in Additive Manufacturing from MIT. Dan is also a Certified Additive Manufacturing Technician (CAM-T) through UL, America Makes, and SME Tooling University.