April 28, 2014. 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.
April 16, 2014. DMS provides engineering education about Digital Manufacturing solutions and services for Manufacturing companies to help them implement these solutions in order to make them more effective and efficient.
April 15, 2014. J Chadwick Co provides portable depth measurement and visual inspection solutions for quickly and effectively assessing the severity of surface damage.
April 14, 2014. PYA Analytics specializes in advanced analytics and development of large scale data architectures aimed at helping government agencies, organizations and companies utilize their own Enterprise data as well as other available data sets to improve decision making processes, reduce costs and mitigate risk.
April 11, 2014. The role of data in manufacturing has traditionally been understated. Manufacturing generates about a third of all data today, and this is certainly going to increase significantly in the future. Data forms the backbone of all Digital Manufacturing technologies, which will be the centerpiece of the strategy for advancing Manufacturing in the 21st century.
April 10, 2014 – Driverless vehicles prowl a cordoned section of parking lot, under the watchful eyes of their inventors. Each is loaded with racks of space-age equipment, scanning the asphalt ahead, beaming back hundreds of updates a second from laser rangefinders, cameras, and positioning sensors.
April 8, 2014. To many in the state’s growing automation sector, Michigan Robotics Week is the most important event of the year, a chance to build public awareness of the field and develop new cross-industry opportunities and contacts. Spearheaded since 2010 by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), Robotics Week 2014 kicked off this morning with the first annual Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum. More than 100 business leaders and technology innovators participated in the day-long event at the Maneuver Collaboration Center (MC2) on the General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) campus in Sterling Heights.