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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Ace Clearwater Enterprises http://aceclearwater.com/ Ace Clearwater custom manufactures complex metal forms, components and welded assemblies for the Aerospace and Power Generation industries. America Makes American Plastics The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents leading manufacturers of plastic resins. We may not think about them often, but versatile plastics inspire countless innovations that […]

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2016 CTMA Annual Partners and Integrated Project Meeting

  CTMA Annual Partners and Integrated Project Meeting 10-12 May, 2016 Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation “The Lighthouse”  Suffolk, VA Event Overview Join us for the 2016 CTMA Annual Partners and Integrated Project Meeting, 10-12 May 2016 in Suffolk, VA at the Lockheed Martin Center for Innovation known as “The Lighthouse.” This year’s event, themed […]

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Joint Intermittence Testing (JIT) Capability – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 140801 Problem: Intermittent faults are a growing problem in electronic equipment, and many of the maintenance problems are due to material fatigue and interconnectivity problems between electronic components or assemblies. Hard failure, where wiring issues are consistent, are relatively routine to detect and fix. However, major electrical issues occur when the electrical […]

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2015 DOD Maintenance Symposium

  The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will be showcasing many maintenance capabilities at Innovation Station, a Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA). CTMA is a joint Department of Defense/NCMS effort promoting collaborative technology development, demonstration, and transition within DoD. Its objective is to ensure American troops and their equipment are ready to face […]

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Reducing No Fault Found and Improving Operational Availability through Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation

Author: Ken Anderson, Vice President, Universal Synaptics Corporation   For those in the avionics repair and maintenance business, the acronyms NFF (No Fault Found) and CND (Cannot Duplicate) are unfortunately, all too familiar terms. After several decades of frustration with this illusive phenomenon, it continues to consume an enormous amount of test and diagnostic effort […]

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