Press Release:Â Ann Arbor, MI â March 23, 2016. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the nationâs leader in collaborative technology development, is pleased announce the addition of Ms. Pam Hurt to the NCMS leadership team. Ms. Hurt will join the NCMS as the Director of Membership and Communications, leading the development and supporting the …
The event brought talent of all ages, from elementary school robotics teams to advanced researchers, manufacturing leaders in the field of robotics, and researchers. As NCMS President Rick Jarman said, this event is part of the effort in âmaking this technology a real part of our lives.â Robotics are becoming integrated with consumer and industrial products for greater autonomy, precision, and efficiency in concentrated areas like autonomous vehicles, safety features, advanced surgery, factories, and on the battlefield. NCMS has been especially involved in several robotics projects for military applications, such as one with the United Sates Army to build an exoskeleton for warfighters.
Jan 9, 2015. On January 9, 2015 NCMS and the CTMA Program lost a dear friend and colleague. Chuck Ryan passed away suddenly at his home in Pittsfield Township, Michigan. Chuck joined NCMS as a Program Manager in April 1996 and worked eighteen years as the CTMA Director until his departure as the Vice President, Technology in May 2013. Upon hearing this sad news there was an outpouring of testimonials from Chuckâs industry and government partners.
November 18, 2014 – When Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) strapped on that massive combat exoskeleton in the 1986 movie, Alien, you knew the rampaging extraterrestrial was in for a world of hurt.
More recently Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems have been designing and testing their own exoskeletons â but rather than combating murderous aliens, these suits are destined for more benign uses.
November 14, 2014 Earlier this year Cumul8 signed its first manufacturing client, ACE Clearwater Enterprises. Established in 1949, California-based ACE Clearwater is a leader in the aerospace and power generation industries.
A video case study of the project is now available for viewing on the Cumul8 website (http://cumul8.com/approach). This video shows the Cumul8 team working directly with the client, using an innovative approach to solving its data challenges and demonstrating the benefits of the Cumul8 product. The results are expected to increase productivity and communication flow between ACE Clearwater and its end customers.
Oct 31, 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
October 6, 2014 – Washington, DC- The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has joined the National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI), a partnership of concerned businesses and industry experts working together to stop unfair competition from the use of stolen intellectual property (IP), whether it be through piracy, counterfeiting, or trade secret theft.
Sept 15, 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.
August 20, 2014 â The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation established in 1986 to bring innovations out of the exploratory phase and into commercial implementation has become an affiliate to the U.S. Department of Energyâs Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).
August 5, 2014. The Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) today announced that it will now be known as the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) after entering into a section 845 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. The new OTA greatly expands upon the scope and scale of the current OTA that the RTC was awarded in May 2008 for ground robotics technology. The new OTA covers the entire range of ground systems technologies for manned and unmanned vehicle and robotics systems.