April 26, 2013. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder addressed a standing room crowd at the 2013 Michigan Robotics Day held at the Jack Roth Stadium Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During his talk he did a Q&A session moderated by NCMS President & CEO Rick Jaman.
May 24, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences announced today that it has completed a six-year, $3.3M collaborative program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), known as The Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI). The tools developed by NCMS and its partners during this highly successful program utilizing leading-edge life cycle thinking methodologies will be presented during a Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Roundtable on June 12th, 2012.
December 12 2011. If you are a manufacturer – either small- to medium-sized, or one of the major players; or a hardware or software vendor or ISV serving the manufacturing community – your input is needed. And if you have not yet communicated your concerns and suggestions to AMP, you are running out of time.
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
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.
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.
NCMS at a Glance- March 2011 – National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
NCMS recently presented its strategy to help revitalize American small and mid-sized manufacturers through advanced computer digital manufacturing
NCMS celebrated the deployment of a new automated test capability system for night vision components at the Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD).
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) presented its strategy to help revitalize American small and mid-sized manufacturers through advanced computer digital manufacturing.
NCMS-Alliance for High-Performance Digital Manufacturing (AHPDM) Strategy to help manufacturers use high performance computing
The Technology Showcase at the MCLB – Albany Maintenance Center was presented by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) in partnership with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This Technology Showcase provided industry with critical face time in front of Depot leaders, maintenance personnel and other support entities to learn firsthand what the Marine Corps needs, followed by a display of state-of-art private sector solutions.
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.
This is an exclusive opportunity for NCMS members to display technologies for managers, engineers, and artisans at the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East Maintenance Center in Cherry Point, North Carolina. The first day of the event will be for technology displays followed by a day of follow-up meetings with FRC personnel on potential applications.
2010 CTMA Working Symposium Photos
The Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) is a non-profit, industry organization formed in 2008 to speed the creation and deployment of ground robotics technology for the Defense Department and other Government organizations.
This is an exclusive opportunity for NCMS members to display technologies for managers, engineers, and artisans at the Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East Maintenance Center in Cherry Point, North Carolina.
The 2010 CTMA Working Symposium highlights sustainment requirements, ongoing DoD projects addressing some of these needs, and interacting with the leaders in the DoD and industry responsible for improving weapon system sustainment.
The list of speakers making presentations at the 2010 AMT/NCMS Manufacturing Technology Forum just keeps getting better. Joining the agenda are Mr. Jeffrey Walker, Supervisory General Engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies program, and Jim Dolle, Technology Leader-Metalworking & Manufacturing, GE Aviation.
2010 AMT/NCMS Manufacturing Technology Forum: Developing Sustainability.
Early registration is now available for the 11th Annual Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Working Symposium being held March 22-24 in Quantico, Virginia The Symposium will include briefs from each of the armed services on their process for determining maintenance requirements, as well as project briefs from Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored programs involving sustainment. …
This is an exclusive opportunity for NCMS members to display technologies for managers, engineers, and artisans at the Fleet Readiness Center East Maintenance Center in Cherry Point, North Carolina. The first day of the event will be for technology displays followed by a day of follow-up meetings with FRC personnel on potential applications.
The first step includes developing a national innovation network; a knowledge infrastructure to leverage the power of high performance computing (HPC) and bring together the wealth of talent, ideas and facilities within our universities, national labs and industrial research centers.
Please plan to participate in our third technology showcase to be held April 28-29, 2010. This is a chance to bring your technologies to the attention of the managers, engineers, and artisans at the Fleet Readiness Center East maintenance center in Cherry Point, North Carolina.
This invocation was delivered at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Laser Coating Removal System for Composite Helicopter Rotor Blades production unit deployment at Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) East.
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.
The 2010 AMT/NCMS Manufacturing Technology Forum will highlight new initiatives addressing “Green in Manufacturing”. Guest speakers will discuss what is going on, what is needed and what you can expect in meeting new manufacturing requirements. As in the past, you will also be provided presentations on R&D activities occurring throughout the world.
Expect to learn about the services technological needs, discuss the new technology roadmap now under development, and to review current CTMA project efforts in addition to tabletop displays and extensive networking opportunities. Stay tuned for more information.
NCMS made arrangements with the Department of Defense (DoD) for this technology showcase at the Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD). This unique opportunity to present innovative technology solutions and meet directly with maintenance personnel was available to NCMS members and invited guests.
Please stop by Booth 333 to see these member companies showcasing technology created using the NCMS collaborative process.
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 …
NCMS recently held an exclusive technology event at the Barstow Marine Corp Logistics Base. A dozen NCMS member companies displayed project technology throughout the base for maintenance personnel. Maintenance Center Commander Colonel Dale Johnson III was pleased with the technology innovations highlighted during the event.
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.
Free Webinar C3A Conference: June 24, 2009
Free Webinar C3A Conference: September 28-30, 2009: New Orleans, LA – National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
2-for-1 Offer C3A Conference: September 28-30, 2009: New Orleans, LA
Can you calculate the carbon footprint of your operations? Do you know how to squeeze out waste using lean principles? NCMS is making its training programs in sustainability and lean product design available to members and defense facilities.
Cross the Bridge- C3A Conference: September 28-30, 2009: New Orleans, LA.
NCMS is holding an exclusive technology event for its member at the Barstow Marine Corp Logistics Base.
C3A Conference: September 28-30, 2009: New Orleans, LA.
Navy, Capt Tim Matthews, Command Officer, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), discussed challenges of technology transition faced by his command Projects meeting the immediate needs of the warfighter were highlighted, including the award winning NCMS/CTMA Enhanced Wiring Integrity System (EWIS) project. A number of future challenges and capabilities were also identified. While funding …
Dr. Katherine Stevens, Director Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL, delivered an overview of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The AFRL’s mission is to lead the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. To this end, the AFRL manages the following technology transition paths to support …
Col Dale Johnson, Commander, Maintenance Center Barstow, discussed the mission of Marine Logistics command is to provide integrated supply chain distribution and management to support Marine units in the field while maximizing their readiness and sustainability. With a focus on the warfighter, the logistics command is committed to finding the best integrated solutions. This …
Colonel Ron Alberto, Logistics Corps Commander, Tobyhanna Army Depot provided an overview of the capabilities and systems at the depot including repair and overhaul, manufacturing, engineering and systems integration. Tobyhanna Army Depot is investing in their future and the focus on maintenance technology and the continued insertion of new technology at the depot. …
Dr. Raj Iyer, Director, Data Management/ TACOM LCMC Data Czar spoke on the Logistics Modernization Program. The TACOM Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) integrates product data from the top floor to the shop floor. The LMP enterprise model is the largest ERP system in the world and manages the supply and acquisition of resources across …
MajGen Scott G. West, Commanding General U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command described the vision and mission of TACOM. TACOM is tasked with supporting a diverse set of product lines through their life cycles, from combat and tactical vehicles, armaments, watercraft, fuel and water distribution equipment, to soldier, biological, and chemical equipment. TACOM has …
John B. Johns Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Maintenance addressed the challenges faced by the Department of Defense (DOD) maintenance community. Assets worth over $350B Annual maintence budget of over $85B Maintained by 650,000 DoD military and civilian personnel and thousands of private sector companies The maintainers must perform their duties while in …
MajGen Scott G. West, Commanding General U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command and NCMS President Rick Jarman
ANN ARBOR, MI – January 28th, 2009. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has partnered with the Council on Competiveness and AMT – Association for Manufacturing Technology to present the 2009 Compute & Collaborate for Competitive Advantage (C3A) conference.
While Michigan and other states are enacting laws to stimulate alternative energy production, consensus among business leaders appears to be building for the creation of a national energy policy.
The panel, which focused on the intersection of alternative energy and manufacturing, featured two utility officials, a venture capitalist, a business executive and a carbon trading proponent. Quite the mixture.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) held an Executive Roundtable on the topic of Energy and Environmental Sustainability with special guest, The Honorable Debbie Stabenow, United States Senate at its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
For over 20 years, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has been a leader in working with manufacturing and other technology companies taking innovation out of the exploratory phase into implementation for commercial applications. These actions are leveraging the resources and infrastructure of all, for solutions that improve the competitive standing of our manufacturing base.
NCMS is nearing completion on new corporate training workshops for industry, including Lean Product Design and Sustainability, that will soon be offered to industry nationwide. These workshops will provide companies with an understanding of how to apply Lean principles to product design, and will provide an in-depth understanding of sustainability.
This event was held to improve the Marine Corps materiel sustainment processes by identifying common maintenance issues and exploring potential technology solutions in use/development in other military services and in commercial industry.
Limited seats are still available for this event that brings together leading commercial companies and the Department of Defense (DoD) Maintenance & Repair facilities to work on common manufacturing issues.
NCMS CTMA Symposium
The 2008 AMT/NCMS Manufacturing Technology Forum is a joint conference with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) focusing on technical needs and research and development (R&D) activities occurring throughout the world. Attendees are from AMT and NCMS membership, end user communities, research laboratories, and academia.
The Marine Corps Base Quantico will be co-hosting a combined workshop with the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) and the Joint Technologies Exchange Group (JTEG). The theme for this workshop is “Land Systems Sustainment Technology”.
United States Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) met with NCMS President Rick Jarman today at NCMS headquarters to explore new avenues of collaboration that would benefit Michigan manufacturers. Included in the discussions was the American Manufacturing Initiative (AMI) which will establish a plan to get the manufacturing sector back on track. The Senator recognizes that many of NCMS’ programs are key to achieving that goal.