Fostering the Industrial Internet to Accelerate Economic Growth and Transformation

The global economy is undergoing a profound transformation as industry and society integrate the sophisticated information technology systems often referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into modern engineering, production processes, and economic activity. NCMS Rebecca Taylor recently spoke with industry and legislative leaders on this transition. Taylor remarks “Manufacturers are starting to […]

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Maintenance Innovation Challenge Deadline Extended to 9/28

Over the past month, our country has seen numerous natural disasters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to numerous wildfires affecting the west from California to Washington.  The impact of these disasters will be felt for years to come. Additionally, many of our corporate, government, and academic partners that make the MIC a successful competition from […]

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Project Announcement: Reversible Adhesives – Phase 2

A major goal of this project is to enable the continued development of reversible adhesive systems. Partners should possess the ability to develop, characterize, and/or model thermoplastic adhesive systems. These adhesive systems will need to be able to readily incorporate proprietary additives that enable the reversible adhesive system to function correctly.  Adhesive systems will be […]

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Project Announcement: Expanded Use of Autonomous Logistics Platforms

Intermodal shipping containers have had a huge impact change on commercial and military wholesale distribution operations. Commercial and government container operators have improved container shipping operations through the addition of sophisticated tracking technologies such as RFI and new operational concepts such as “inventory in motion”. The recent introduction of air and land based autonomous systems […]

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Project Announcement: Long Term Tire Storage Phase 2

A major goal of this project is to enable the accelerated testing and durability evaluation of tire storage coatings. Partners should possess the ability to consistently apply uniform barrier coatings to the inside and outside of military-size truck and trailer tires. Tires will be aged according to the appropriate industry standard, and then evaluated for […]

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Project Announcement: Integrated Corrosion Phase 2

A major goal of this project is to enable the development of an accelerated corrosion test system that simulates real-world conditions better than current accelerated corrosion tests. The US Army and NASA are designing a new prototype accelerated corrosion test system. This project will support that development through test sample production of various coating systems. […]

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Project Announcement: Combat Vehicle Lightweight Efforts

A major goal of this project is to enable the evaluation of lightweight components for very heavy vehicles. This project will support efforts to improve SWaP-C by determining if replacing components with lightweight equivalent parts is possible. Components will be large, and multi-material solutions are envisioned. More than one component will be investigated. Government furnished […]

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CompositesWorld: Highlights from 2017 Dept. of Defense Advanced Composite Maintainers meeting

From Composites World: Leaders from military and private industry present and discuss latest developments and future directions for composite structures design, maintenance, repair, and sustainability. The 2017 US Department of Defense (DoD) Advanced Composite Maintainers Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) was held Aug 22-24 at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The […]

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2017 DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers TIM Recap

Thank you to all presenters, attendees, and tabletop exhibitors at this year’s DoD Advanced Composite Maintainers Technical Interchange Meeting. This year’s event was hosted by the U.S. Army, was presented by NCMS, and took place at The Landing at Hill Air Force Base, UT. From the event kickoff to the event-closing working group discussion, this […]

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