New NCMS Member- ThinGap, LLC

November 26, 2012. ThinGap offers light and highly powerful motors for industry, unmanned platforms and robotics. They replace the traditional iron core motors with an ironless composite stator and unique new rotor design offering tremendous power and torque density.

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James Bond Does 3D Printing

November 21, 2012. Any James Bond movie is sure to feature an iconic auto subjected to high speed chases and often explosions. The newest installment, Skyfall, featuring a classic 1960’s Aston Martin DB5 that is involved in a series of stunts and huge explosions including one scene which saw the priceless vehicle explode in flames is certainly no different. Being a rather expensive car, the producers didn’t have the luxury of using an actual vehicle for every scene. The priceless Aston Martin DB5, which was already used in the first James Bond film exactly 50 years ago, needed to remain unscathed.

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NCMS Partner Company Universal Synaptics Voted as the Winner of the 2012 “Great Ideas” Competition at the Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium

November 20, 2012. The aim of the annual “Great Ideas” Competition is to provide a forum for the sharing of the most effective and leading edge innovations in maintenance technologies and processes. Six finalists had been selected to present their “Great Idea” at the Symposium. Each finalist had just 15 minutes to make the case as to why they should be chosen as the best of the “Great Ideas” participants.

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CTMA Connector November 2012: DoD Maintenance Update

November 20, 2012. NCMS/CTMA Technology Showcase at Anniston Army Depot, 30 January 2013. CTMA Symposium, 8-10 April, US Navy Yard, Washington, DC featuring $100,000 Maintenance Challenge, Deputy Commanders Panel, Service Laboratories; News from 2012 DoD Maintenance Symposium; Recently Completed CTMA Project: Automated Process and Inspection Guide

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New NCMS Member- PARC, a Xerox Company

November 19, 2012. PARC, a Xerox company, is in the business of Breakthroughs. Practicing open innovation, they provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, start-ups and government agencies and partners.

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Michigan Announces Innovation Center to Accelerate Manufacturing Across State

November 13, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced today that it has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish the first innovation center in a national grid that will accelerate manufacturing in Michigan and across the country by providing easy access to digital modeling and simulation tools for businesses.

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New NCMS Member- Equipois, Inc.

November 8, 2012. Equipois is dedicated to the mission of utilizing its patented exoskeletal arm technology to reduce injuries, increase productivity, and decrease costs in the workplace. Their proprietary technology enables and enhances the most versatile tools in existence – human hands guided by the human mind. The goal: eliminating the costly and widespread injuries caused by exertion, repetition and strain.

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