NCMS is pleased to announce the release of the two latest Executive Summaries from the LAMP project Ultra-Fine Grained/Nano Aluminum Material for Connecting Rods and Lightweight Material Usage Optimization Using High-Performance Computing.
When the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory contracted National Center for Manufacturing Sciences to manage the Lightweight Automotive Materials Program (LAMP), we saw an opportunity to take the program farther than anyone had anticipated. For several years, NCMS and other collaborative leaders have been advocating the use of advanced modeling and simulation tools in product design and manufacturing. These techniques allow innovators to leverage massive computing power and predictive simulations to optimize designs, workflows, and products. LAMP was a perfect avenue to expose manufacturers to the power of predictive modeling, simulation and analysis.
As these projects conclude, we would like to acknowledge the integral role the Department of Energy played in the creation of LAMP, as well as the tireless efforts of the project leaders, L&L Products and MAHLE. Thanks to these leads and their teams, tomorrow’s vehicles will be safer, lighter, and more fuel-efficient, without being more expensive. Innovations like this often don’t get the sort of attention that more consumer-centric products might, but their importance cannot be understated. We at NCMS are incredibly proud of LAMP’s success, and couldn’t have done it without you!
NCMS, Dell, and Intel are hosting an event on October 1&2 announcing the launch of the Grid Cell™ innovation center at the GE Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center. This event is a significant stage in the advancement of the digital manufacturing revolution. To see more information and to register for the event go to NCMS events page. Hope to see you there.
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Steven E. Hale
Steve Hale, Senior Program Manager, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS). He leads collaborative efforts to solve manufacturing problems by working side-by-side with cross-sector companies at the engineering level to president and CEO levels in many industries.