NCMS Member Navitas Systems Announces Award to Deploy StarlifterTM Lithium Forklift Batteries at Major Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Location

Press Release: Navitas Systems Announces Award to Deploy StarlifterTM Lithium Forklift Batteries at Major Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Location Contract with National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Enables DLA’s Largest Worldwide Site to Assess Performance Versus Lead Acid Forklift Batteries in Demanding Material-Handling Environment Woodridge, IL –December 5, 2016 – Navitas Systems LLC (www.navitassys.com), a […]

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2016 CTMA Technology Challenge Award Winner Announced

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the nation’s leader in collaborative technology development and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance (OSD) recently announced the winner of the 2016 Commercial Technologies Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Technology Competition. Honeywell, Inc. won the award for the Voice Directed Maintenance and Inspections technology, submitted […]

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Michigan Robotics Day

  Ann Arbor, MI –  April 5, 2016. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the nation’s leader in collaborative technology hosted the sixth annual Michigan Robotics Day today partnering with the University of Michigan’s School of Engineering. Ford Motor Company is the exclusive sponsor of this event, which has grown into the nation’s premier […]

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Pam Hurt Joins National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

Press Release: Ann Arbor, MI – March 23, 2016. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the nation’s leader in collaborative technology development, is pleased announce the addition of Ms. Pam Hurt to the NCMS leadership team. Ms. Hurt will join the NCMS as the Director of Membership and Communications, leading the development and supporting the […]

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NCMS' Senior VP, Rebecca Taylor addresses Advanced Manufacturing at FABTECH 2015

NCMS’ Senior Vice President Rebecca Taylor will be the featured speaker and moderator during FABTECH 2015’s “State of Industry : Advanced Manufacturing” panel discussion.  FABTECH 2015 is North America’s largest collaboration of equipment, technology and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industry. Taking place November 9-12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the event provides […]

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NCMS Teams Up to Show "Robots Transforming Lives" on Michigan Robotics Day

The event brought talent of all ages, from elementary school robotics teams to advanced researchers, manufacturing leaders in the field of robotics, and researchers. As NCMS President Rick Jarman said, this event is part of the effort in “making this technology a real part of our lives.” Robotics are becoming integrated with consumer and industrial products for greater autonomy, precision, and efficiency in concentrated areas like autonomous vehicles, safety features, advanced surgery, factories, and on the battlefield. NCMS has been especially involved in several robotics projects for military applications, such as one with the United Sates Army to build an exoskeleton for warfighters.

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NCMS joins the National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI)

October 6, 2014 – Washington, DC- The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has joined the National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI), a partnership of concerned businesses and industry experts working together to stop unfair competition from the use of stolen intellectual property (IP), whether it be through piracy, counterfeiting, or trade secret theft.

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Robotics Technology Consortium Expands to Become the National Advanced Mobility Consortium

August 5, 2014. The Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) today announced that it will now be known as the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) after entering into a section 845 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. The new OTA greatly expands upon the scope and scale of the current OTA that the RTC was awarded in May 2008 for ground robotics technology. The new OTA covers the entire range of ground systems technologies for manned and unmanned vehicle and robotics systems.

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