November 13, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced today that it has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish the first innovation center in a national grid that will accelerate manufacturing in Michigan and across the country by providing easy access to digital modeling and simulation tools for businesses.
October 12, 2012. Partners including the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN), Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC), and National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), were awarded $2.19 million over three years through the federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge for Advanced Manufacturing. The funding will support development of the “Innovation Realization Cluster” of Southeast Michigan and connect local businesses with new opportunities in an effort to foster growth and development of the region’s custom-manufacturing base.
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 10, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) continues its commitment to enhancing the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing, announcing today that five new members have joined its Board of Directors. The NCMS board now includes Dr. Dianne Chong of The Boeing Company, Mr. Doug Dinon of GE-Global Research, Mr. David Rich of Microsoft, Ms. Anne Tinker of Warner Music Group and Dr. Dawn White of Accio Energy. The newly elected Directors bring to the NCMS Board diverse specialties and areas of expertise, including strategy, finance, human resources, business development and marketing.
December 8, 2011 The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Maintenance, Mr. John Johns, has issued the 2012 Maintenance Technology Challenge designed to introduce new technologies to DoD’s maintenance facilities that will help sustain materiel availability at reduced cost. Mr. Johns has tapped the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Program, a unique collaboration between OSD and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) to administer the $100,000 challenge
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 28, 2011. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) “No-Mask Electroplating” Project was awarded first place in the “Great Ideas Competition” at SAE’s 2011 DoD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual symposium brings together thousands of government and industry representatives to exchange ideas to improve maintenance practices and procedures.
November 9, 2011. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has launched the Transportation Environmental Resource Center (TERC), a new online compliance resource that provides information on environmental regulations for all transportation sectors including road, rail, air, and water. The site includes overviews of regulations, compliance tips, best practice solutions and links to other tools to help the environment while saving money.
September 9, 2011. 2011 Industry Defense Manufacturing Excellence Awards – Time for Nominations
June 24, 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 today that they are poised to bring next generation design and manufacturing tools to industry of all sizes, revitalizing U.S. manufacturing.
How Modeling & Simulation Will Drive 21st Century Manufacturing Growth ANN ARBOR, MI – May 19, 2011. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that it has brought together leaders in high performance digital manufacturing to brief the Congressional Research and Development and Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucuses on how high performance computing …
NCMS has received an award from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport to manage its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program focused on Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) in their local area
SAN DIEGO, CA. May 5, 2011 – Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), a leading international media company and publisher of HPCwire and HPC in the Cloud, today announced the appointment of John Kirkley as Editor for its recently announced online web portal, Digital Manufacturing Report. Digital Manufacturing Report is being published in partnership with the National …
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 has selected Tabor Communications, Inc. as its official media partner to bring High Performance Computing to U.S. manufacturers.
NCMS Moves Forward with a Strategy to revitalize American Manufacturing.
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) presented its strategy to help revitalize American small and mid-sized manufacturers through advanced computer digital manufacturing.
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.
The NCMS is moving forward with the development of a national innovation network; a knowledge infrastructure which leverages the wealth of talent, ideas and facilities within our nation’s universities, national labs and industrial research centers so we can innovate smarter, faster and more predictably.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) needs your help to provide valuable input as we develop a new collaborative innovation network that increases access to advanced computing tools for product design, engineering and manufacturing.
NCMS is seeking participants for a new forming NMRPP project, Catapult Alignment Position Measurement Automation. The current aircraft carrier catapult alignment method is marginally reliable due to multiple degrees of error and limited data. Over the 100 meter length of the catapult trough, mechanics repeatedly align a fixture to reference lasers and manually conduct gap …
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 …
NCMS announces the formation of a new collaboration- Navy Maintenance and Repair Partnership Program (NMRPP). Launching in the Pacific Northwest, with Project Managers assigned to NCMS West, in Bremerton, WA., NMRPP supports Naval shipyard and other maintenance and repair operations essential to sustain the most critical ships and undersea weapon systems in the Navy and …
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that project manager Dana Ellis has been elected Chairman of the Olympic College Manufacturing Technology Advisory Committee. The committee works to further the future careers of Olympic College students in a variety of technical field programs through building partnerships with local industry, providing internships through these partners, and critically reviewing course curriculum to maintain currency and relevance for manufacturing technology education.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that it has joined the Task Force for American Innovation. The Task Force is an alliance of America’s leading companies, research universities and scientific societies with a mission to support investment in basic research in the physical sciences and engineering.
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.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) has been named to the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Robotics Caucus.
Ann Arbor, MI., May 4, 2010 – The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced the appointment of Tony Melita to the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) Board of Directors. The RTC is administered by NCMS and was formed in 2008 to speed the development and deployment of ground robotics technology for the Department of Defense (DoD).
NCMS has been awarded two five-year Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants totalling $2.6 Million to assist the regulated industries understand and comply with environmental regulations impacting their sector-specific industries. The goal is to improve processes and reduce pollution, while saving money by sharing effective pollution control techniques.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that President & CEO Rick Jarman will be a keynote speaker at the 2010 Americas Hyperworks Technology Conference being held April 27-29 in Novi, Michigan.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced two exemplary additions to its Board of Directors.
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, 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.
The second annual member meeting of the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) is being held today in Sterling Heights, MI in coordination with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research and Development Engineering Center (TARDEC).
NCMS Art Director Christopher Fick has been recognized for his outstanding creativity with three American Graphic Design Awards.
Please stop by Booth 333 to see these member companies showcasing technology created using the NCMS collaborative process.
ANN ARBOR, MI – April 20, 2009. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that Mr. Ralph Resnick has been elected as Chairman of their Board of Directors.
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.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced that Jon Riley, currently of L&L Products in Romeo, Michigan, will be joining the NCMS staff as Executive Director of Design & Engineering Programs.
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.
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.
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NCMS has been recognized with a Deal of the Year award presented by the Ann Arbor Business Review. NCMS was selected for its role in managing the MEDC 21st Century Jobs Fund Business Plan Competition and being chosen by the Department of Defense (DOD) to form and administer the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC).
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.
Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers are pressing to innovate in order to increase vehicle fuel efficiency to meet federal CAFÉ guidelines by integrating lightweight materials into new vehicle designs. These lightweight materials pose unique challenges and opportunities that must be addressed.
NCMS been nominated for “Deal of the Year” by the Ann Arbor Business Review.
LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that 17 companies have been selected by the Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization (SEIC) board to share nearly $30 million from the 21st Century Jobs Fund to initially create over 1,500 new jobs in emerging high-tech sectors.
ANN ARBOR, MI – June 26, 2008. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has been selected as the sole peer review agency for the 2008 21st Century Jobs Fund Business Plan Competition. NCMS was selected by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) through its Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization Board (SEIC) based on its proven track record of R&D program management and commercialization experience.
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).
ANN ARBOR, MI – February 13, 2008. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has formed a three-way partnership with Focus: HOPE of Detroit, MI and Immersive Engineering, Inc. of Bloomfield, MI to produce and distribute online training to enhance the skills of student machinists entering the U.S. metalworking industry.
Each year the Department of Defense (DoD) spends multi-millions of dollars repairing vehicle components caused by corrosion damage. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) managed a cross-industry collaborative team that developed a new kinetic spray technology championed by the Delphi Research Laboratory. This new technology will impact Department of Defense by significantly reducing corrosion related maintenance across all military services.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has compiled the results of nearly 600 U.S. industry executives who participated in the 2005 NCMS Nanomanufacturing Industry Survey – the largest cross-industry survey of nanotechnology commercialization trends and concerns, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).