CTMA Connector January 2014: DoD Maintenance Update
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National Center for Manufacturing Sciences News and Views from the World of Manufacturing
Welcome to The CTMA Connector, a monthly newsletter designed to provide news and ideas about the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) program. The CTMA program is a joint Department of Defense/National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (DoD/NCMS) effort promoting collaborative technology development between industry and the DoD maintenance and repair facilities.
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Erosion Coatings Project Wins ESTCP Award
An innovative new protective coating for jet engine compressor blades, demonstrated in an ESTCP-funded study, could save DoD tens of millions of dollars by extending the life of the engines and improving fuel efficiency, and at the same time reducing carbon emissions. The NCMS project team was recognized for outstanding research and technology developments that will benefit the Department of Defense (DoD). More
NCMS West Introduction
Since 2003, NCMS has had a presence in the Pacific Northwest. Initial programs addressed security at Navy Region Northwest installations, including vulnerability and risk assessment, emergency management processes and infrastructure, evaluation of credentialing, camera and alarm technologies. Focus has expanded to include industrial/maintenance technology projects at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, including ground-breaking laser-deposition repair process development resulting in previously unheard-of Return on Investment potential for the Navy. More
NCMS Team wins 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
The CTMA Functional Trivalent Chrome Validation team, led by NCMS, was honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for 2013 for Small Business. The prestigious award was one of five awards presented at an official award ceremony in Washington DC on December 12th, sponsored by the EPA in partnership with the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute. More
Save the Date- NCMS 2014 CTMA Partners Meeting May 20-22
The 15th CTMA Annual Partners Meeting (formerly referred to as Annual Symposium) is a combination virtual and networking event.
This year’s Partners Meeting theme is “Focused Technology Transition”” and participants will discuss methods for successfully implementing technology at maintenance facilities and to identify other technology initiatives that impact weapon system readiness.
For more information please contact Debbie Lilu, firstname.lastname@example.org, (734) 995-7038.
NCMS Launches 2014 U.S. Nanomanufacturing Survey
NCMS has partnered with the National Science Foundation under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to launch its latest study of commercialization trends in nanotechnology and nanofabrication– previous studies were performed in 2003, 2006 and 2009. More
Digital Manufacturing SIG Meeting- March 5, 2014
NCMS and its collaborative partners have identified digital manufacturing as one of the key innovations that will drive North American manufacturing competitiveness in the 21st Century. . Digital manufacturing is the dramatically intensified application of manufacturing intelligence using advanced data analytics and modeling & simulation (M&S) to produce a fundamental transformation in how we make things.
NCMS members are invited to attend the next NCMS Digital Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group (DM SIG) meeting held at Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp. in Waltham, MA on March 5th.
The purpose of the Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG) is to improve coordination in the introduction of new or improved technology, new processes, or new equipment into Department of Defense Depot Maintenance Activities. JTEG seeks ways to better leverage technology improvements in depot maintenance through collaboration to support the higher DoD goals of improving effectiveness and efficiency.
Please submit your technology ideas and projects as well as your technology needs for evaluation: JTEG Project Ideas
MDS Coating Technologies Receives 2013 R&D 100 Award
MDS Coating Technologies Corporation (MCT) was on hand to receive the 2013
R&D 100 Award for its BlackGold® coating technology at the black tie event in Orlando Florida. The BlackGold® coating was nominated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) as a result of the
implementation of the coating on Delta Air Lines’ fleet. The new coating has been recognized by R&D Magazine as among the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the commercial marketplace within the past year. More