December 11 , 2013. The Lightweighting Automotive Materials Program (LAMP) proved that light materials can be strong – and easily manufactured, cost-effective, and as good (or better) than the traditional solutions. LAMP was also the spark of inspiration that ignited the Grid Initiative™, a national Digital Manufacturing adoption effort designed and driven by NCMS. .
October 9, 2013. . Attendees from across the country converged on GE’s Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center to be part of Digital Manufacturing Revolution. The two-day event marked the official opening of the first Grid Cell™ Innovation Center, kicking off the national effort to bring 21st Century Digital Manufacturing tools to American industry.
August 26, 2013. 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.
June 3, 2013. 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.
February 6, 2013. Each time we hear about advancements in additive manufacturing, it seems a little more tantalizing… and a little crazier. But there have to be limits sooner or later, right? I mean, who would be crazy enough to attempt a 3D printed house?
November 21, 2012. Any James Bond movie is sure to feature an iconic auto subjected to high speed chases and often explosions. The newest installment, Skyfall, featuring a classic 1960’s Aston Martin DB5 that is involved in a series of stunts and huge explosions including one scene which saw the priceless vehicle explode in flames is certainly no different. Being a rather expensive car, the producers didn’t have the luxury of using an actual vehicle for every scene. The priceless Aston Martin DB5, which was already used in the first James Bond film exactly 50 years ago, needed to remain unscathed.
October 23, 2012. A chill went through the additive manufacturing industry recentl;y as a company with a dubious reputation as patent troll makes a move that could stifle innovation.
September 7, 2012. Unless Congress acts to reverse its own legislation, sequestration will force automatic federal spending cuts of $1.2 trillion over the next decade, split between defense and non-defense outlays. The 2011 Budget Control Act triggered the cuts after a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction–the “super committee”–failed to reach agreement on reducing the federal deficit last November.
June 15, 2012. This new 6-week online course will offer students a unique learning opportunity through combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on design assignments utilizing CATIA v6. Training modules include part design, part geometrics, drawings and drafting, generative shape design and assembly design.
May 29, 2012. The May 2012 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
May 18, 2012. The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, recently released a report on geographic trends in American manufacturing. The group’s follow-up commentary notes that manufacturing is spreading out well beyond the “traditional” presumed locations in the United States, and that we are seeing a lot of manufacturers gravitating towards one another geographically.
May 16, 2012. The Digital Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group (DM SIG) is the collaborative vehicle to bring action to the Digital Manufacturing vision. Over the past year, the DM SIG continues to move forward discussing and implementing the strategies at the intersection of exploration and innovation within digital manufacturing.
May 4, 2012. I love my iPad, which has now almost completely replaced my laptop for most applications. However, its lack of a physical keyboard can at times be limiting. Sometimes I need a keyboard.
May 2, 2012. People aren’t inherently resistant to change unless they fear – rationally or otherwise – that a change is going to negatively impact them. Dentists didn’t rise up against the electric toothbrush, because even though it’s a “better” approach to tooth-cleaning, it wasn’t going to put any dentists out of business. Meanwhile there’s a lot of resistance against, say, aggressive adoption of new energy sources.
April 2, 2012. Cloud computing is on track to create approximately 14 million jobs globally from 2011 – 2015. And digital manufacturing is not exempt from this prosperity! At least that is the story being told. But is it true?
February 6, 2012. Jon Riley, Vice President of Digital Manufacturing was named one of HPCWire’s “People to Watch in 2012”. This group is comprised of an elite group of community leaders selected from academia, government, business and industry for their contributions.
January 4, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences announced today that Jon Riley has been promoted to Vice President, Digital Manufacturing. Mr. Riley joined NCMS as Executive Director of Design and Engineering Programs in March 2009 to lead NCMS’ groundbreaking Digital Manufacturing Initiative
September 21, 2011. Providing new insight into the lynchpin of the American economy – the “Missing Middle”.
August 29, 2011. Not long ago the subject of innovation in manufacturing was considered a bit of an oxymoron to many leaders in business and government as they chose not to invest in our manufacturing base. If anything good is to come from the economic events in recent years, it’s that many in America once again discovered the value of a manufacturing economy that can compete in today’s global economy
August 11, 2011. Not long ago the subject of innovation in manufacturing was considered a bit of an oxymoron to many leaders in business and government as they chose not to invest in our manufacturing base. If anything good is to come from the economic events in recent years, it’s that many in America once again discovered the value of a manufacturing economy that can compete in today’s global economy.
July 26, 2011. Digital Manufacturing is a game-changing new approach to making things in the United States. The Digital Manufacturing SIG is the collaborative vehicle to get this new exciting technology in the hands of U.S. manufacturers.
July 20, 2011. The importance of digital manufacturing and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) vision regarding this game-changing new approach to making things in the US.
July 11, 2011. How a Digital Manufacturing PIC can small and medium sized enterprises.
June 15, 2011. The Invisible Innovators: What Is the Missing Middle? And Why Do We Need Them?
June 8, 2011. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the largest cross industry consortium in North America and a leader in next-generation manufacturing strategies, announced the launch of Digital Manufacturing Report, a first-of-its-kind web portal and information aggregator devoted to the manufacturing applications for high performance modeling and simulation, digital manufacturing solutions, and advanced manufacturing technologies for small and medium sized organizations.
June 6, 2011. Maverick manufacturing executive Damon Darlin once said, “Nothing is more important than innovation. The minute we stop innovating, we die.” Indeed, human history is marked with crucial innovations: moments that resulted in change so significant that they forever altered the way we live our lives
September 2, 2011. Manufacturing is a complex and increasingly more costly undertaking. Reducing this complexity and cost is a central goal of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. There are literally hundreds of thousands of potential factors impacting a manufactured product including the introduction of new materials, environmental concerns, and the need for timely product commercialization.