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A Workshop Statement of Task An ad hoc committee will convene a 2-day public workshop to discuss future advances in limited affordable low-volume manufacturing, including, but not limited to topics such as (1) additive manufacturing; ( 2) the use of commercial off-the-shelf items; (3) commercial manufacturing services; and (4) short produc- tion runs in the United States. The committee will also consider additional topics close to and in line with the four mentioned above when developing the workshop agenda and selecting and inviting speakers and discussants. The workshop will use a mix of individual presentations, panels, and question-and-answer sessions to de- velop an understanding of the relevant issues. Key stakeholders would be identified and invited to participate. Approximately 8-10 speakers will make presentations. An individually authored workshop summary document will be prepared by a designated rapporteur. 49