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 28, 2013. The August 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation through collaboration.
June 27, 2013. The June 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation through collaboration.
May 30, 2013. The May 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation powered by “Collaboration That Works”. George Mason University and NCMS Celebrate Launch of New Center for Collision Safety & Analysis, CTMA Partners Meeting, Digital Manufacturing SIG, and Robotics SIG.
May 6, 2013. An upcoming event will mark the launch of a new research center at George Mason University, with GMU administrators, staff from the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), government officials, and representatives from the transportation industry in attendance. The occasion celebrates the Center for Collision Safety and Analysis at GMU, and is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Research Hall’s Showcase Room on GMU’s Fairfax Campus.
April 3 , 2013. NCMS member company, MDS Coatings Technologies Corporation was given the small industry spotlight during the recent NDIA Manufacturing Division meeting in Washington, DC.
February 8, 2013. The program committee of the 2013 NSF Workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing would like to invite you to attend or present at our upcoming workshop, May 22-23 in Dearborn, MI. Dr. Sridahar Kota, formerly of the White House Office of Science and Technology will be one of the plenary speakers. Additional speakers include Kurt Peterson, from KP MEMS, who is a microsensor pioneer and current venture capitalist; and Avram Bar-Cohen, a Program Manager at the Microsystem Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
August 15, 2012. The 5th Advanced Lightweight Materials Summit has been designed to provide automobile manufactures and suppliers the latest advances and materials selection strategies to promote lighter weight, higher performing, fuel efficient vehicles without sacrificing safety or performance. This program will feature the latest breakthroughs in lightweight materials and cutting-edge adaptive applications.
May 8, 2012. This event, hosted by the National Research Council of Canada is intended for Canadian and U.S. business leaders interested in an integrated North American Industrial Base and will provide ample networking with key government leaders from both countries.
November 29, 2011. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) was awarded its tenth National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT) Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award at the 2011 Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) this week in Anaheim, CA.
November 17, 2011. AMP calls for a national effort to support the creation of good jobs by helping U.S. manufacturers reduce costs, improve quality, and accelerate product development. In an effort to transform advanced manufacturing in the United States, AMP also aims to identify opportunities for investments in R&D, pre-competitive collaboration, and shared facilities and infrastructure. As digital manufacturers, this is a perfect opportunity for us to weigh in and let our leaders in government know about the importance of modeling and simulation to the industrial base and especially to our small and medium sized companies.
October 28, 2011. It will take more than just technology to bring manufacturing into the 21st Century. It will take companies whose philosophy, business approach and culture are totally committed to innovation — to exploring all avenues associated with the latest advances in digital manufacturing, from the shop floor to the executive office
September 9, 2011. 2011 Industry Defense Manufacturing Excellence Awards – Time for Nominations
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.
June 28, 2011. NCMS at a Glance- Manufacturing Innovation | National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Riley to Speak at HTC 2011 – HyperWork Technology Conference
NCMS Presents Dreaming in Digital 21st Century Manufacturing
NCMS partnered with The Michigan Defense Center (MEDC) and Soar Technologies to celebrate robotics in the State of Michigan.
March 31, 2011. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Defense Center and SoarTech will host a Michigan Robotics Day on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at NCMS headquarters in Ann Arbor.
Altair & NCMS Host HiQube Manufacturing Intelligence Webinar
Despite a role in every aspect of modern society, the process and technology for metal electroplating has gone largely unchanged for the past 100 years. While safety and environmental hazards have been slightly reduced, electroplating remains a toxic, wasteful, inefficient, time consuming process.
Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) pioneered an innovative process in volumetric error compensation for large machine tools
NCMS and its members had a major presence at this year’s maintenance symposium. NCMS also produced a video for USMC which helped them garner best booth honors.
The Rock Island Arsenal sponsored an open house on November 2, 2010 to highlight Aspire Solutions, Inc (ASI) data capture project sponsored by NCMS. This project provides high quality document scanning combined with meta-data capture designed to simplify document management and make it easy to share documents across the enterprise.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that its Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) project has been honored with a R&D 100 Award.
NCMS will celebrate the deployment of a new automated test capability system for night vision components at the Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD).
This robotic laser stripping system is capable of removing paint from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter blade in less than two hours – a time savings of 75% over hand-sanding.
NCMS is seeking participants for a new forming NMRPP project, New Technology Metal Deposition Repair for Navy Ship/Submarine Components. Current methods of Metal Deposition Repair (MDR) for worn and corroded components are primarily limited to electroplating/conventional welding processes, which have significant limitations for component repair. New MDRs are needed for valve bodies, valve balls, pump […]
NCMS is seeking participants for a new forming NMRPP project, Environmentally Friendly Cutting Solutions. The current method employed for large-scale cutting and ship disposal (Oxy-Fuel) creates large quantities of visible emissions, metal fumes and debris. Federal and State Clean Air Acts prohibit visible emissions greater than 20% opacity. Attempts to control emissions to comply with […]
On 28 – 29 April, FRC East hosted a Technology Showcase sponsored by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) through its Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities program (CTMA). The showcase brought leading technology companies into FRC East to see first hand the challenges our maintainers face in order to identify innovative commercial solutions.
NCMS as the premier provider of collaborative research, information, knowledge and expertise to the North American manufacturing and defense community has spearheaded numerous technology developments to drive innovation for American manufacturers.
Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing Magazine has a great article highlighting the success of the award-winning NCMS-CTMA Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) project.
NCMS is partnering with the Department of Energy (DOE) to identify and develop critical manufacturing technologies vital to the affordable manufacturing of alternative energy systems. The call for Concept Papers will be used to select projects to be funded by this program.
The NCMS Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) project is the subject of an article in the latest issue of Quality Digest.
Jim Dallam from MAG Industrial Automation Systems joins NCMS radio to discuss the award winning Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) project. VALMT has pioneered an innovative process in establishing a new methodology in volumetric error compensation for large machine tools which will reduce the amount of reworking of machined parts during onsite vehicle […]
NCMS and one of its consortia teams have been active, along with SME, industry and government advocates, in the formation of the ASTM F42 Additive Manufacturing Committee. Constance Philips, Senior Program Manager for NCMS' RARE Parts through Rapid Manufacturing & Repair consortium, which has been continuously working to apply rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing technologies […]
The DoD is facing severe challenges in their tactical ground combat equipment to provide added ballistic protection and survivability to the warfighters, but the added weight increases rollover events, and decreases vehicle performance such as fuel economy, speed, and acceleration. In addition, vehicle suspension and engine wear are further taxed by the added weight.
Members of Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) project team collect the Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award at the 2009 Defense Manufacturing Conference. It is the seventh such award for NCMS. The Defense Manufacturing Excellence Awards are presented by the National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT) for outstanding cooperative efforts on technology development between government, industry and academia.
“…The kind of innovation that Tony and the guys at NCMS are bringing to the table is exactly what the manufacturing industry in the U.S. needs. Saving millions through enhanced efficiency is a building block to substantially increased competitiveness on a global stage.”
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that its Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) project has pioneered an innovative process in establishing a new methodology in volumetric error compensation for large machine tools.
The NCMS-CTMA project, Laser Coating Removal of Composite Helicopter Blades, successfully installed a production-ready paint stripping unit at Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East. The ribbon-cutting ceremony included remarks by RDML Tim Matthews COMFRC, Col.Scott Loch (Commander FRC East), CAPT Stephen E. Iwanowicz (Commander, NUWC Division Keyport) as well as remarks from maintainers from the paint stripping shop. Following the ceremony, attendees took a tour of the FRC East facilities.
NCMS won the award for the best booth in the large booth category at the Symposium. The NCMS booth showcased four of our collaborative project teams: Kinetic Spray, AP&IG, 3FAST, and CH-53E Readiness & Reliability.
The NCMS-CTMA project, Laser Coating Removal of Composite Helicopter Blades, has successfully installed the paint stripping unit at Cherry Point, which is certified for production use. We welcome people interested in seeing this unit work in production as we celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cherry Point, North Carolina.
NCMS is seeking participants for a new forming project, Trivalent Chrome Phase II. This project will complete the initial work of Phase I, where the team developed a new chrome plating process using a trivalent chrome bath to replace the highly-toxic hexavalent chrome bath. The trivalent chrome process must produce hard chrome components that perform equally or better to the older process while still meeting all military specs.
Please stop by Booth 333 to see these member companies showcasing technology created using the NCMS collaborative process.
NCMS Member company Stratasys has been recognized by the UK based magazine the Economist as being the market leader in fused deposit modeling 3-D printing in the quarterly technology feature.
NCMS seeks participants for a new forming project, IUID Markings for Legacy Parts. The project will demonstrate a system that can locate dataplates on raster images of 2D part drawings, determine a location for placing a 2D data matrix marking, create a pdf overlay of the new marking location, and create an AutoCAD Engineering Change Order for delivery to the cognizant engineering authority for action. Imaginestics is the technology provider.
NCMS has made arrangements with the Department of Defense (DoD) to sponsor a technology showcase at the Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD). This unique opportunity to present innovative technology solutions and meet directly with maintenance personnel is only available to NCMS members. Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) is the largest, full-service electronics maintenance facility in DoD and […]
Current decontamination methods used by maintenance personnel result in exposure to dangerous chemicals and pose disposal problems.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and Koops, Inc. welcomed Second District Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) to Koops world headquarters in Holland, Michigan today to celebrate the successful commercialization of a revolutionary new laser stripping technology created in collaboration with NCMS. This new technology has expanded the Koops business, allowing the firm to grow in a time when many Michigan companies are downsizing.
The objective of this CTMA effort is to provide the Army with automated test equipment which has the ability to replace the outdated manual test equipment presently used by government and industry. This capability will reduce cycle time for returned night vision devices and significantly reduce costs to the Department of Defense by decreasing destruction of good image intensifier tubes.
ilumisys Partners with National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting Program DoE program to develop eco-friendly LED products, recycling procedures TROY, Mich. – April 15, 2009 – ilumisys, Inc., developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology, announces a partnership with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) in conjunction with […]
NCMS was formally recognized last week for the creation of a new process for creating high pressure hydrogen storage tanks for vehicles. The JEC Innovation awards identify the most innovative composite solutions worldwide and contribute to the advancement of the composite industry.
McLean, Va., January 8, 2008 – QinetiQ North America, a global developer of innovative technology solutions for national defense, today announced that its FluidScan™ monitor has won the 2008 Great Ideas Competition Award presented annually by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) at the Department of Defense (DoD) Maintenance Symposium & Exhibition.
The prestigious JEC Innovation Award for Innovation in Transportation Technology was presented to the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Hydrogen Cylinder Manufacturing (HCM) project team this week, sharply underscoring the value of collaborative research and development in a global manufacturing marketplace.
The CTMA project “Centralized Fleet Automated Management System”, (CFAMS) has recently completed a successful pilot at Sierra Army Depot (SIAD). To celebrate this milestane a Ribbon Cutting and Demonstration will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25th . The Ribbon Cutting is being held by the CTMA program in conjunction with the Army Materiel Command and is being hosted by LTC Lee H. Schiller, Jr., Commander, Sierra Army Depot.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently managing (on behalf of the U.S. Navy) a project designed to convert a legacy, paper-based maintenance manual to an electronic form that is compliant with the S1000D international standard for technical manuals. To better understand the scope and scale of the level of effort, NCMS seeks […]
The Common ATE project targets the development of a CASS replacement system for Navy Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). The new system will be defined with industry standard interfaces between components to facilitate migration to new ATE components as they emerge. NCMS seeks information on applicable components, migration processes, and technology providers. Project participation isn’t closed […]
The EWIS project is an example of how NCMS cross industry collaboration can speed the development and commercialization of innovative technology.
ANN ARBOR, MI – April 16, 2008. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that its award winning Electrical Wire Integrity System (EWIS) project has resulted in a contract potentially worth over $60 million dollars to NCMS member Eclypse International Corporation of Corona, California. The EWIS project was funded through the NCMS Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) program which matches commercial technology solutions with the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD).