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2013 CTMA Annual Partners Meeting Register

The 14th CTMA Annual Partners Meeting (formerly referred to as Annual Symposium) is a combination virtual and networking event.

This year’s Partners Meeting theme is “Fast Track to Collaboration” and participants will discuss methods for successfully implementing technology at maintenance facilities and to identify other technology initiatives that impact weapon system readiness.

Live keynote addresses and panel discussions will be via video-conference with rebroadcast over the internet to anyone registering for the event.  Participants can tune-in to the meeting based on their interests in the agenda.

Industry and local DoD personnel are invited to join us at NCMS in Ann Arbor for the Partners Meeting.  Project teams will be showcased during the meeting, and each team will have 30 minutes to either present their technology or conduct a demonstration for broadcast to participants throughout the sustainment community.

A networking reception for NCMS participants will be held the evening of 21 May.

Please take a look at the agenda and register as soon as possible.   We will need to coordinate the video conferencing connections with our DoD participants.
 

Times listed on Agenda are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and remote sites need to adjust accordingly

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

1230-1300 Opening Remarks

  • Tony Haynes, Sr. Program Manager, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences,
  • Greg Kilchenstein, Director of Enterprise Maintenance Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance, Office of the Secretary of Defense
1300 – 1315 Industry Perspective – Richard Jarman, President & CEO, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
1315 – 1335 DoD Readiness Sustainment Challenge – John Johns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance, Office of the Secretary of Defense
1335 – 1355 NAVSEA Technology Perspective – Rear Admiral Mark R. Whitney, Deputy Commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command
1355 – 1415 BREAK
1415 – 1615

Deputy Commanders

Abstract - As the DoD budgetary constraints deepen, their Maintenance Facilities are under increasing pressures to sustain the fleet at less cost, and with higher reliability and readiness.  Panel members are on the front lines of weapon systems sustainment and will discuss how emerging technology could help their operations and outline their technology needs. 

Panel Moderator - Frank Zardecki, Deputy Commander, Tobyhanna Army Depot

Panel members

  • Bill Braddy, Deputy Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot
  • Trent Blalock, Deputy Commander, Marine Depot Maintenance Command
  • Col. Thomas Miller, Deputy Commander for Maintenance, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
  • Col. Blayne H. Spratlin, Commanding Officer, Fleet Readiness Center-East
  • Steve Morani, Joint Staff J-4 Logistics Directorate
1615 – 1630 Closing Remarks

  • Tony Haynes, Sr. Program Manager, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences,
  • Greg Kilchenstein, Director of Enterprise Maintenance Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance, Office of the Secretary of Defense
1700 – 1900 Welcome Networking Reception – NCMS Headquarters

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

0900 – 0920 Opening Remarks & CTMA Basics Review – Debbie Lilu, Sr. Program Manager and CTMA Operations Director, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

Technology Highlights Sessions
Brief, demonstrate technology (20 minutes), Q & A (10 minutes)

0920 – 0950 Virtual Workplace Simulator – Improving Results in Maintenance Operations, Chip McDaniel, Pendaran, Inc.
0950 – 1020 Product Life Cycle Management for Aircraft Sustainment and Support, Randy Langmead, Federal Business Development, Siemens PLM Software
1020 – 1050 Collective Mind – Avoidance of Maintenance Cost through Predictive Trending, Artur Dubrawski, Carnegie Mellon University
1050 – 1120 Erosion / Corrosion Resistant Coating for Gas Turbine Engine Systems, Simon Durham, MDS Coating Technologies
1120 – 1150 Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS), Ken Anderson, Universal Synaptics
1150 – 1220 Visual Work Cards – Streamlining Maintenance Processes, Randy Kirk, Aspire Solutions, Inc.
1220 – 1310 Break / Lunch
1310 – 1340 Fastener Removal Improvement Technology Adoption (FRITA), Bill Chenevert, Sr. Program Manager, NCMS
1340 – 1410 Q5800 – Expeditionary Fluid Analysis System (EFAS), Robert Yurko, Spectro, Inc.
1410 – 1440 Sources Sought in America’s VOICe, Nainesh Rathod, Imaginestics, LLC
1440 – 1510 Electrical Component Analysis System (ECAS) – Setting the Stage for Future Electrical Maintenance within DoD, Chris Teal, Eclypse International
1510 – 1540 IUID Enabled Workscope Optimization, Matt Juarez and Matthew Moseley, StandardAero
1540 – 1610 Wireless Command and Control of Material Handling Assets, Ken Ehrman, I.D. Systems, Inc.
1610 – 1625 Closing Remarks - Debbie Lilu, Sr. Program Manager and CTMA Operations Director, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
1630 – 1830 Pendaran, Inc. developer of the revolutionary Virtual Workplace Simulator, is hosting a reception and a live demonstration of the simulator – NCMS Headquarters

Described by commercial and military clients as “a game-changer” and “the most effective learning method ever”, the Pendaran virtual Workplace has enable clients, including Fleet Readiness Center East, to achieve dramatic operational improvements through Accelerated Experience.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

0815 – 0830 Opening Remarks - Tony Haynes, Sr. Program Manager, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
0830 – 0900 SERDP and ESTCP Program - Dr. Jeffrey Marqusee, Executive Director
0900 – 0930 Corrosion Prevention and Control Program - Richard Hays, Deputy Director
0930 – 1000 Break 
1000 – 1145

Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG) Panel

Abstract- Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG)
Department of Defense Depot Maintenance Activities are constantly under pressure to become more efficient. One of the most effective ways to improve efficiency is to identify and insert new technologies, which all of the Services do through various Service and DoD technology programs such as CTMA. The JTEG was created to better leverage technology improvements in depot maintenance through the collaboration of the Services, Joint Staff, OSD, and industry.  The JTEG serves as a forum for the exchange of information on new technology, processes, and equipment developments and is a strong advocate for new technology with cross-service potential. The panel will highlight the JTEG objectives and recent activities, while the Service representatives will present key technology insertion actions they are conducting as well as review their overall technology needs with respect to maintaining and upgrading depot maintenance capabilities.

Panel Moderator – Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD/MP&P

Panel Members

  • Kurt Doehnert, Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Thomas Spitler, Air Force Materiel Command
  • Greg Russell, Marine Corps Logistics Bases
  • Robert Kestler, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Robert Dittman, Army Materiel Command
1145 – 1230 Break / Lunch
1230 – 1345

OSD/NCMS Maintenance Technology Challenge –

Winner
Industrial Human Augmentation System Prototype Re-Design for Affordability
, Keith Maxwell, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

 

Finalists

Digital Pen and Paper for Capturing Maintenance Data (ADAPx, FRC Southwest) – The user would employ a pen that records the data being written on paper that has been printed on site with a microscopic pattern of dots. The pen can transmit the data via Bluetooth or via docking at a depot computer. Because each piece of paper is unique, and the pen knows precisely which piece of paper it is writing on, the user can fill out any form at any time, alternating among them as s/he pleases.

Automated Process & Inspection Guide (AP&IG) for B1 Bomber at Tinker, Dyess, & Ellsworth Air Force Bases (Aspire Solutions) – The team would utilize AP&IG (Automated Process & Inspection Guide) to automate the existing manual, paper based maintenance and inspection operations. AP&IG standardizes these processes by providing detailed guided work flows using actual pictures that walk the mechanic/inspector thru a set of procedures.

Product Life Cycle Management for Aircraft Sustainment and Support (FRC East, Dassault) – The team proposes a solution to enable users to access engineering, maintenance and logistics information that is required for maintenance in a common environment. This will provide users with the capability to bridge gaps between the fleet and the FRC, FRC to FRC, and internal to the FRC. The solution will provide the ability to capture and utilize complex data in a native state generated by a range of technologies and configuration management tools.

The Application of Laser Metal Deposition as a Repair and Remanufacturing Process for the Wear Surfaces of High Value Components (Focus Hope Industries) – All military vehicles (land, sea, and air) have rotating metal components (e.g. wheel spindles, engine cam shafts, or pump shafts) which exhibit wear, damage, and/or corrosion during their regular service life. When the damage reaches the extent that the relative vehicle systems’ performance is or will be affected these worn parts are typically replaced with new parts and the old part is relegated to the scrap pile. While these old parts cannot be reused in their worn condition, a significant level of useful value is lost when they are simply recycled for their metal. The Project Team proposes to develop a pilot production remanufacturing process for a Government-selected high value component to significantly reduce its life cycle costs.

2D/3D Data Model Collaboration between FRC Southwest, FRC East and FRC Southeast (Navy FRC’s, Siemens, SIS) – The project team proposes a solution that will enable users at FRC Southeast and FRC East to access engineering and manufacturing information from the FRC Southwest via web interface. Each location will be able to utilize configuration controlled data generated by a range of technologies for acquiring the “as-is” condition for aircraft that enter the NAVAIR depot environment. The solution will provide a collaborative environment for maintenance and repair activities between the Depots. Data from the new environment will be formatted and managed to allow a team of users to access, visualize, collaborate, manipulate, and conference using engineering information, (2D and 3D) in a secure and traceable way.

Automated Rotor Blade Stripping System (ARBSS) Service and Expansion (GLC, FRC East) – The project team proposes to: 1) bring ARBSS fully on line in FY 2013 for immediate cost reductions, 2) to establish a track record of reliable performance, and 3) to extend the qualification of the process to V22 and H-1 substrate materials.

Model Based Definition for Aircraft Launch, Recovery, and Support Equipment (NAWCAD Lakehurst) – The project team proposes to formulate a MBD Technical Data Package (TDP) which will consist of engineering drawing formats that are compatible with the existing 3D PDF (PRC) solution, and embedding STEP files into these PDF files. A comparison of the PRO/E models with the new PRC and STEP model files will be conducted to ensure that these models define an identical geometry.

Reducing Unscheduled Maintenance and No Fault Found Costs with the Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) (Universal Synaptics) – The Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) is a tester that was specifically designed to fill the conventional ONE circuit at a time testing void. The IFDIS tests the LRU WRA chassis wiring and identifies the precise location of each defect through the use of a hardware neural network that monitors ALL of the circuits in the Unit Under Test (UUT) individually, simultaneously and continuously (no scanning, sampling, averaging or multiplexing), detecting any intermittent event even as short at 50 nanosecond (0.00000005 seconds), that’s one twentieth of a millionth of a second. This quantum leap in test technology enables the chassis wiring problems to be easily repaired, as the root cause of the fault that drove the equipment item in for repair is accurately identified and isolated. Repairing the defect is usually trivial; finding the defect has always been, and continues to be, the problem.

1345 – 1415 Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Interoperability, Mark Mazzara, Robotic Systems Joint Program Office
1415 – 1445 Multi-Beam Laser Additive Manufacturing, Hans Herfurth, Fraunhofer, USA
1445 – 1515 Coalition Logistics Interoperability/Joint Logistics Integration, Bob Appleton, RW Appleton & Company, Inc.
1515 – 1545 Hexavalent Chromium Replacement Validation Program, Timothy Hall, Faraday Technology
1545 – 1615 Rapid Access to Readiness Essential (RARE) Parts through Additive Manufacturing, Stacey Clark Kerwien, U.S. Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal
1615 – 1645 Closing Remarks

  • Tony Haynes, Sr. Program Manager, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
  • Greg Kilchenstein, Director of Enterprise Maintenance Technology, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Airport:
Detroit Metro (DTW)

Hotel:
Holiday Inn & Suites
Four Points Sheraton

Location NCMS Headquarters
3025 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor Michigan 48108
1-800-222-6267
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Ann Arbor MI 48108

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NCMS Digital Manufacturing SIG Meeting – June 2013 Register

Location Intel Corporation - Rio Rancho, NM
1600 Rio Rancho Boulevard Southeast
Rio Rancho NM 87124

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2200 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara CA 95054-1549
(408) 765-8080
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NCMS Robotics SIG Meeting – Spring 2013 Register

Please join us on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at NCMS Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the next meeting of our Robotics Strategic Interest Group (SIG).

SIG members will participate in an industry roundtable with with Rodney Brooks of ReThink Robotics prior to his talk at the University of Michigan. Attendance at this meeting is limited.

Please don\’t miss this unique opportunity to meet with Dr. Brooks. Rodney Brooks is founder, CTO, and Chairman of Rethink Robotics, a 2008 Boston-based startup. The company is developing a new class of industrial robot that will help keep manufacturing jobs in America. Rethink\’s robots are to current industrial robots what the PC was to the mainframe. The new robots are made in the USA. After his talk we will continue our meeting at NCMS with a full agenda of topics.

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome/Michigan Robotics Day Report

Phil Callihan, NCMS

Morning- Advanced Automation

9:15 am – 9:40 am

Travel to North Campus

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Industry Roundtable

Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics

11:00 am -Noon

Main Talk

Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics

Noon – 12:30 pm

Return from North Campus

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Brooks Discussion- What Rethink’s Approach Means For Manufacturing

Afternoon- Autonomous Technologies

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

PreScan: A Co-Simulation Tool for Developing Sensor Based Autonomous Control Algorithms

Jeff Blackburn, TASS International

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Break/Networking

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Teleoperation, Semi-Autonomy, and Ground Vehicles

Mitchell M. Rohde, PhD, Quantum Signal LLC

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Aerial Inspection Using Autonomous Vehicles

Skyspecs

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Final Discussion

Phil Callihan, NCMS

Location NCMS Headquarters
3025 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor Michigan 48108
1-800-222-6267
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Ann Arbor MI 48108

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Digital Manufacturing Revolution Register

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Digital Manufacturing Revolution

Grid Cell™ Innovation Center Launch

October 1-2, 2013
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
PLEASE CONTACT ALISSAR@NCMS.ORG

GE Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center

Van Buren, Michigan

You are cordially invited to attend Digital Manufacturing Revolution, the public launch of the Michigan Grid Cell™ Innovation Center at GE’s Advanced Manufacturing & Software Technology Center (AMSTC) in Van Buren. This two-day invitation-only celebration represents the kickoff of a national innovation strategy powered by a Strategic Interest Group determined to change the way America builds.

The Grid will bring 21st Century Digital Manufacturing tools to American industry, allowing them to leverage the power of big data, predictive simulations, and high-performance computing in a community-driven virtual network. And we want you to come help celebrate its launch!

A special Thank You to our event sponsors for helping to make this event a success!
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 Draft Agenda, Please Note:  All Sessions are Subject to Change

Tuesday October 1st, 2013
11:00am – 1:00pm Facilitated Workshop for OEMs (invitation only)
1:00 pm

Lightweight for Automotive Materials Program (LAMP) Lights the Way:  Rick Jarman, NCMS President & CEO

1:15 pm

LAMP Program Panel
Projects, experiences and outcomes from the voice of participants
Richard Curless, FIVES (formerly MAG-IAS), Dr. Steven Reagan, L&L Products, 
Robert Graybill, Nimbis Services, Gary Lownsdale, Plasan Carbon Composites, Matt Sakey, NCMS (Moderator)

2:00 pm Where LAMP has Lead Us: NCMS’ Digital Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group (DM SIG) Status Update:  Jon Riley, NCMS
2:30 pm

Workforce Development Panel
Shane Moeykens, ANSYS, Alan Lecz, WIN, Mark Brucki, Lawrence Tech, Hossein Nivi, Pendaran
Ross Gordon, Washtenaw Community College (Moderator)

This panel will focus on:

  • Enhancing the current workforce skill base to maximize opportunities for those on the job today
  • Driving awareness and value of manufacturing, STEM and technical K-12 education
  • Supporting the mission of community colleges and vocational training programs
  • Identifying ways to track development, establishing a shared technical skills database
  • Career transition opportunities to move candidates out of the classroom and into jobs
3:15 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm Where do we go next? Evolution of the DM SIG and Q&A Jon Riley, NCMS
   
6:30 pm Networking Reception
Courtyard, The Inn at St. Johns, Plymouth, MI
7:30 pm

Dinner
Galilee Room, The Inn At St. Johns, Plymouth, MI

Presentation:  “ Technologies for the future of HPC, Research Computing and Digital Manufacturing ”   by Mark Fernandez, PhD., Computer Scientist, Dell Advanced Systems Group 

Wednesday October 2nd, 2013
8:00 am Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:45 am Introduction to NCMS Rick Jarman, President & CEO
9:00 am

GE Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center Overview  Roland Menassa, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Leader

9:15 am Keynote:  Tom Lange, Director, Modeling & Simulation Corporate R&D at The Procter & Gamble Company
9:45 am Revitalizing Manufacturing in Michigan:  Mike Finney, President & CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
10:15 am Morning Break
10:45 am Introducing the NCMS Grid Initiative:  Jon Riley, NCMS
11:00 am Pilot Project Showcase – Xoran, Ann Arbor, MI & Altair, Troy, MI
11:30 am Michigan’s InnoState Project:  Lisa Katz, WIN/Edith Wiarda, MMTC

12:00 pm

Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm

NCMS Grid Portal Demonstration:  Dustin Bosscher, Perficient

1:30 pm Advanced Manufacturing Techniques in the Middle Market
Executive Summary of a Report by the National Center for Middle Markets and The National Association of Manufacturers: Doug Farren, OSU Fisher College of Business 
 
2:00 – 4:00pm

Voice of the Customer & Networking

 

“Bridging the Innovation Gap: Issues and opportunities for small & mid-sized manufacturers to expand the use of Technical Computing”   An HP-Intel Roundtable

“Keys to Introducing and Implementing New Technology in Your Company”  A Presentation by Unity Advisors Group

 

Launch Event:

GE Advanced Manufacturing & Software Technology Center (AMSTC) Map of GE AMSTC Campus
Grace Lake Corporate Center
Lakeshore Room
1 Village Center Drive
Van Buren Township, Michigan 48111

Reception and Dinner:
The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road Plymouth, Michigan 48170 
Tel: (734) 414-0600
www.theinnatstjohns.com

 Airport:
Detroit Metro Airport DTW
http://www.metroairport.com/

 Hotel:

The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road Plymouth, Michigan 48170 
Tel: (734) 414-0600
www.theinnatstjohns.com

 

A block of rooms at a discounted rate is being held for our group.  Reserve your room early, the block will be released on Sept 13th

Online Reservations – www.theinnatstjohns.com , click on “Individual Reservations” from the reservation screen and then select “HAVE A SPECIAL CODE?” You will be prompted for a GROUP ACCESS CODE. GROUP ACCESS CODE:   10E4O2 The group access code must be entered to receive the group rate.

Phone Reservations – To make a reservation over the phone, please contact the hotel at (734) 414-0600 and reference the GROUP ACCESS CODE: 10E4O2 , or GROUP NAME: National Center for Manufacturing.

Location General Electric AMSTC
One Village Center Drive, Building #45
Bellville MI 48111-5117

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Ann Arbor MI 48108

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Additive Manufacturing Virtual Workshop Register

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Additive Manufacturing (3DP) in Support of DoD Maintenance & Sustainment Virtual Workshop

13 November 2013

If you are having any difficulties, please contact Phil Callihan at philc@ncms.org  or (734) 995-2046

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs (ODASD(MPP)) and NCMS propose establishment of an initiative to expedite and facilitate the adoption and use of Additive manufacturing (AM) in the active maintenance and sustainment of DoD weapons systems and in support of the Warfighter.

 This Virtual Workshop is designed to acquaint you first with the DoD’s and other Federal agencies’ 22 year collaboration in the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM).  In the morning session, Rapid Access to Readiness Essential (RARE) Parts team members from NAVY, NAVAIR, NASA, and ARMY will share examples of successful AM applications and experience falling into three classifications: Indirect Parts, Direct Parts, and Repairs.  In the afternoon, this experience base launches us into discussions seeded by Panel Members examining key elements necessary to formulating and implementing an integrated approach to adoption of AM across DoD, and possibly across multiple agencies. The afternoon Panel Session will be moderated by Dr. William Frazier, Chief Scientist, AIR-4.3, NAVAIR.  Finally, the last hour will engage presenters and you, our workshop participants, in an ‘idea assembly’ meant to identify priorities and implementation strategies for an integrated approach to AM adoption across DoD.

RECOMMENDED READING:

China looks to Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace
Foreign Government Programs Differ in Some Key Respects From Those in the United States
3D printing for space: the additive revolution
REF’s 3D Printer Spits out Fix for M249 SAW
The Promise of 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing: Going Mainstream

LOCATION:

Virtual Workshop via VTC, DCO

Connection/login instructions will be provided following registration.

CO-SPONSORED BY:

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs (ODASD(MPP)) and NCMS

CONTACT:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Connie Philips
Sr. Program Manager
conniep@ncms.org
(313) 618-8760 

0900-0930

Welcome & Introduction –Greg Kilchenstein (ODASD(MPP)), Andrew Perich forSteve Luckowski (JDMTP metals group)

0930-1130

Abbreviated History of DoD, NASA, & DOE 22-year Collaboration with Industry in Additive Manufacturing –  Including Case Examples of Indirect Parts, Direct Parts, Repairs via AM
Panel Discussion

Moderator – Connie Philips, NCMS

  • Ken Cooper, NASA MSFC
  • Christopher Root, Fleet Readiness Center, Southwest
  • Kyle Morris, NUWC Division, Keyport
  • Brian Anderson, Anniston Army Depot

1130-1300

Break for Lunch

1300-1500

Approaches to Stimulating & Accelerating Adoption
across DoD and other Federal Agencies – Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator – Dr. William Frazier, NAVAIR

  • Body of Knowledge – Matt Donovan, UTC Aerospace
  • Practitioners’ Guidance – Robert Kestler, FRC-E
  • Materials & Processes – Data Development & Sharing – Wayne Ziegler (MSAT)
    Depository, data structures, data classifications, security, access, fidelity assurance, mission ownership
  • Standards Generation –Kevin Jurrens, NIST NIST, ASTM, ISO
    Marty McDonnell, TARDEC MIL-STDs
  • Advocacy at Command Levels – Dr. William Frazier, NAVAIR
    Establishment of a cross-service community of interests/actions

1500-1530

Break

1530-1630

Discussion & Synthesis – Moderator Connie Philips, NCMS
Identify Working Group Missions, Timelines & Teams

1630-1700

Next steps – Greg Kilchenstein

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DM SIG Spring 2014 Meeting Register

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Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp. in Waltham, MA

Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp. in Waltham, MA

The upcoming NCMS Digital Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group meeting will be held on March 5th in the Executive Briefing Center at Dassault Systèmes Americas Corp. in Waltham, MA with a reception March 4th.

We are anticipating a lively, interactive and constructive meeting and hope to see you there.

Schedule of Events:

March 4th, 2014

Immersive 3D at the Dassault Virtual Reality Center

Immersive 3D at the Dassault Virtual Reality Center

6:00pm to 8:00pm – Welcome Reception – A welcome reception will be held at the Executive Briefing Center at Dassault Systèmes where you have an opportunity to experience true, immersive 3D in its Virtual Reality Center.

March 5th, 2014

8:00am to 4:00pm – DM SIG Meeting
4:00pm to 5:00pm – Closing Networking Reception

 

A special Thank You to Dassault Systèmes for hosting this meeting.

March 4th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Welcome Reception

March 5th

8:00 AM Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome and Review Day’s Agenda – Jon Riley

Status and Updates on Grid Cell™ Initiative – MI, VA, MA, FL – Jon Riley

8:40 AM MI Grid Cell™
9:00 AM VA Grid Cell™
9:30 AM MA Grid Cell™
10:00 AM FL Grid Cell™
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Intel Survey Results and Findings  – Danielle Jones

Strategies for Engaging MI Smaller Manufactures

11:15 AM Simafore Scorecard Tool – Bala Deshpande & Jon Riley
11:45 AM SIG Survey Results and Findings – Danielle Jones
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM HPC Experiment – Burak Yanier
1:30 PM Evolution of the DM SIG – Jon Riley
2:00 PM Working Breakout Groups – Divided into Two to Four Groups:

  1. Michigan Grid Cell 2.0
  2. Voice of the Customer 2.0: Automated SMM Analytical Profiling & Scorecard Tool
  3. Industry/Supply Chain Enablement
  4. The Role of Acedemia in a Grid Cell

(Breakout abstracts listed on Abstract tab)

3:00 PM Mini Break
3:10 PM Breakout Group Findings by Group Leader
3:45 PM Next Steps and Action Items – Jon Riley
4:00 PM Networking Reception

Breakout #1: Michigan Grid Cell 2.0

Building upon the past 18-months of success in Michigan, this group will focus on collaborative opportunities in that region beginning in 2nd Qtr of 2014 including:

  1. Provide 10-20 SMMs with affordable access to Digital Manufacturing tools and capabilities through a partnership with HPC Experiment.
  2. Leverage results of a March 20th SMM Voice of the Customer focused Roundtable to create a solution for at least one identified pain point while increasing outreach and collaborative product development.
  3. Provide desired and/or necessary workforce and professional development including product training, seminars, conferences and informational sessions on Digital Manufacturing and related technologies.

Breakout #2: Voice of the Customer 2.0:  Automated SMM Analytical Profiling & Scorecard Tool

This discussion will focus on the potential development of an automated tool (app) to provide in depth evaluation and analysis of future survey results, leveraging key insights from the Voice of the Customer report to analytically profile respondents to further understand the untapped market potential, identify key demographics, reach the right audience, pinpoint “clusters” of similar SMMs, focus product development and tailor marketing approaches and messaging.

Breakout #3: Industry / Supply Chain Enablement

This session will focus on potential collaborative activities working with the planned Michigan based SMM Advisory Group and/or activities targeting partnerships with various interested large manufacturers to enable and empower their supply chains. This will be of interest to organizations with large manufacture enterprise tools. Initial discussions related to activities in Michigan with Ford Motor Company and in Florida with Lockheed Martin will serve as potential templates for engagement.

Breakout 4: The Role of Academia in a Grid Cell

This session will provide an opportunity for various academic participants to “compare notes” on activities in their states or regions and better understand the role of academia, various state funding models and opportunities moving forward.  (Note:  This session will only move forward if there is critical mass in attendance at the DM SIG meeting).

Hotel:

All hotels listed below are located within a 5 minute drive to the Dassault Systèmes facility and have a shuttle bus that will take you to the meeting. You can schedule the shuttle bus at the front desk of the hotel.

The Westin Waltham
70 Third Ave. Waltham, MA
781.290.5600
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1036

Courtyard Boston Waltham
387 Winter St. Waltham, MA
781.419.0900
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boswm-courtyard-boston-waltham/

Embassy Suites Boston
Waltham 550 Winter St. Waltham, MA
781.890.6767
http://embassysuites1.hilton.com/en_US/es/hotel/BOSWSES-Embassy-Suites-Boston-Waltham-Massachusetts/index.do

Holiday Inn Express Waltham
385 Winter St. Waltham, MA
888 HOLIDAY (1 888 465 4329)
http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/waltham/wtmma/hoteldetail

Airport:

Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
Most conveniently located, Logan airport is approximately 30 minutes from the Dassault Systèmes Waltham office.
www.massport.com/logan-airport

Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT)
Located in NH, Manchester airport is approximately 60+ minutes to the Dassault Systèmes Waltham office.
www.flymanchester.com

OtherAccommodations:

Car Services:

M7 Sedan Service – Please note: M7 is not an option for same day pick-ups. Please use a taxi service for same day service.
800.562.8808, option 1
International: + 1.781.345.9800
operations@m7worldwide.com
www.M7worldwide.com

Veteran’s Taxi
617.527.0300
https://reservations.veteranstaxi.com/Order
reservations@veteranstaxi.com 

Location Dassault Systèmes Executive Briefing Center
175 Wyman Street
Waltham MA 02451
781-810-3000
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Advanced Wiring Capabilities Forum Register

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Advanced Wiring and LRU/WRA Circuit Path Inspection Capabilities
February 27th, 2014

At 1:00 pm EST, on 27 February, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Policy and Programs (ODASD(MPP)) and NCMS, in partnership with the Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG), is hosting a virtual Advanced Wiring and LRU/WRA Testing and Diagnostics Capabilities Forum to share the experiences, challenges, successes, and benefits of DoD efforts in advanced wiring and electronics diagnostics capabilities.

Modern weapon systems can have thousands of wiring circuit paths as well as multiple complex electronic LRUs/WRAs. Frequent handling, maintenance actions, aging, and extreme operational environments can all cause progressive deterioration of the performance of wiring systems and LRU/WRA circuit paths. These result in solid state opens or shorts, premature failures of a system, degradation of system function, or intermittent faults. The objective of this forum will focus on solid state faults.  Any of these wiring problems has the potential of being a safety concern. It is therefore very important that all wiring and circuit path faults present be detected, isolated and repaired.  With the proper test equipment, it is now possible to detect and repair these wiring and LRU solid state circuit path disruptions quickly and efficiently.

Industries such as aircraft, aerospace, telecommunications, and transportation have long recognized automated testing of electrical systems as the optimal way to ensure the integrity of complex, critical systems. Automated test programming and execution quickly and consistently identify opens, shorts, and other wiring problems in cables, harnesses, subassemblies, and final products.

This forum will examine the military Services’ needs for wiring and LRU/WRA circuit path testing and the variety of approaches and technologies they are pursuing to meet their requirements. The technologies will include automated test equipment that aids wiring and circuit path diagnostics of electrical and electronic devices.

The forum will be conducted by telephone as well as Defense Connect Online (DCO). Attendance is open to all DoD and industry personnel, and everyone is encouraged to send questions or comments via DCO.

1300 – 1305 Welcome – Greg Kilchenstein (OSD-MPP)
1305-1310 Purpose and Background – Ray Langlais (LMI)
1310-1330 USAF Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Thomas Reynolds / Industry Rep
1330-1350 NAVAIR Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Jim Foley (ISSC Cherry Point)
1350-1410 160th SOAR(A) Experiences with Wiring Diagnostics* – Thom Sullivan (160th Special Operations)
1410-1430 USMC Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Greg Russell (USMC LOGCOM)
1430-1450 Warner Robbins efforts in Advanced Wiring Inspection & Diagnostics Capabilities* – Frank Zahiri (AFSC/ENRB)
1450-1500 Review & Wrap Up
* Time period consists of a 15 minute presentation followed by a 5 minute Q&A
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Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum Register

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Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Promoting Dual-Use Robotics and Autonomous Systems Technology Between the Defense and Commercial Sectors

 

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8:00 – 9:00 AM Event Check-In and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 AM Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum Introduction – Vicky Rad Macomb County Economic Development/MASC
9:05 – 9:15 AM Macomb County Welcome – Mark Hackel Macomb County Executive
9:15 – 9:25 AM General Dynamics Land Systems – Sonya F. Sepahban, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Design & Technology
9:25 – 9:35 AM Michigan Industry Dual Use Opportunities – Rick Jarman, President and CEO, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
9:35 – 9:45 AM TBD
9:45 – 9:55 AM Governor Rick Snyder
9:55 – 10:15 AM Governor Q&A moderated by John McElroy, host of television show “Autoline”
10:15 – 10:30 AM Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC) Briefing – Bill Thomasmeyer, Executive. Director
10:30 – 10:40 AM Transition to Break Out sessions (Innovation Zones 1 – 2)
10:40 – 11:15 AM Break Out Sessions (Autonomous Systems, Manufacturing Automation)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Maneuver Collaboration Center (mc2), GDLS Multipurpose Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT) demonstration, Commando Vehicle with Guideline, MindsEye, and Tabletop Displays
12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch (facility open)
1:00 – 2:00 PM Panel Discussion – Dual Use Technology Transition – moderated by TBD (tent. panel members: Ford Motor Co., GDLS – K. Bonner, Pratt & Miller – L. Bishop, Cybernet Systems — C. Jacobus, TARDEC RSJPO — Col Ben Stinson) Moderated by Matt Roush, WWJ 950
2:00 – 3:00 PM View Tabletop Displays and Outside Robotic/ Autonomous System Demonstrations
3:00 PM Conclusion
Location General Dynamics Land Systems - Maneuver Collaboration Center (mc²)
38500 Mound Road
Sterling Heights MI 48310

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2014 CTMA Annual Partners Meeting Register

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The 15th CTMA Annual Partners Meeting is a combination virtual and networking event.

This year’s Partners Meeting theme is “Focused Technology Transition” and participants will discuss methods for successfully implementing technology at maintenance facilities and to identify other technology initiatives that impact weapon system readiness.

Live panel discussions will be via video-conference with rebroadcast over the internet to anyone registering for the event.  Participants can tune-in to the meeting based on their interests in the agenda.

DoD and industry personnel are encouraged to participate at the NCMS Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This year’s program includes twelve panel sessions that address improving efficiencies, transitioning new technologies as well as focusing on specific technology capabilities.  Previous OSD Maintenance Challenge Award winners will also provide updates on both the Fastener Removal Improvement Technology  Adoption and Industrial Human Augmentation System Prototype Redesign for Affordability Programs.

A networking reception including table top displays for attendees that are participating at NCMS will be held the evenings of 20 and 21 May.

***All Times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)***

Tuesday, 20 May 2014
0730 – 0820 Continental Breakfast
Kick-off 0820 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD (MPP), Tony Haynes, NCMS, Debbie Lilu, NCMS
0830 – 0840 JTEG Website Overview, Matt Heddle, NCMS
0840 – 1000 Joint Technology Exchange Group (JTEG) Panel

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Department of Defense Depot Maintenance Activities are constantly under pressure to become more efficient. One of the most effective ways to improve efficiency is to identify and insert new technologies, which all of the Services do through various Service and DoD technology programs such as CTMA. The JTEG was created to better leverage technology improvements in depot maintenance through the collaboration of the Services, Joint Staff, OSD, and industry.  The JTEG serves as a forum for the exchange of information on new technology, processes, and equipment developments and is a strong advocate for new technology with cross-service potential. The panel will highlight the JTEG objectives and recent activities, while the Service representatives will present key technology insertion actions they are conducting as well as review their overall technology needs with respect to maintaining and upgrading depot maintenance capabilities.
Potential Panel Members:Office of the Secretary of Defense, OSD Maintenance – Greg Kilchenstein (confirmed) – Moderator
Joint Staff – Steve Morani, Logistics Directorate (confirmed)
NAVSEA – Kurt Doehnert, NAVSEA (confirmed)
NAVAIR – Robert Kestler, FRC East (confirmed)
Marine Corps – Greg Russell, Marine Depot Maintenance Command (confirmed)
Air Force – Thomas Naguy (confirmed)
Army – Eric Hoover, Redstone Arsenal  (confirmed)
1000 – 1030 Fastener Removal Improvement Technology Adoption Program - Mervyn Rudgley, Perfect Point EDM (confirmed) 

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The Fastener Removal Improvement Technology Adoption (FRITA) project is a collaborative effort between Perfect Point EDM, NCMS, and several aircraft maintenance Depots across the DoD. The project introduces a new technology for the optimization of aircraft fastener removal procedures, and presents a plan to streamline the adoption of this technology into DoD.The current approach to aircraft fastener removal is extremely labor intensive and has traditionally resulted in high damage rates, requiring the use of standard twist drills to separate the fastener head and body. The commonly accepted side effects of the existing method include low productivity, structure damage, noise, repetitive motion and eye injuries, and the FOD hazard to equipment and personnel resulting from thousands of drill shards.A new technology known as the e•drill has been developed by Perfect Point EDM to address and mitigate the disadvantages associated with fastener removal using conventional methods. A handheld implementation of EDM (Electro-Discharge Machining) technology, the e•drill uses spark erosion to cut a circular groove into the head of a fastener to a depth corresponding to the head thickness. After cutting, a thin fillet of material is left which is easily fractured when struck with a hammer and punch. The cutting process produces fine particulate debris that is flushed away and captured by a closed-loop fluid handling system, resulting in a fast clean cut whose only remnants are the fastener head and body. The effectiveness and cost savings attributable to e•drill implementation have been conservatively estimated at better than a 50% reduction in labor, a 75% reduction in damage rate and associated costs as well as tremendous ergonomics and safety benefits.While a limited number of military locations have put the e•drill into service, the DoD has yet to realize the benefits of the system on an extensive scale. Currently, the engineering analysis and training development required for narrow local approvals have been largely inconsistent and have required redundant efforts. The objective of the FRITA project is to address these issues by coordinating the efforts of multiple locations to develop a common set of Engineering, Process and Training specifications pertaining to e•drill deployment that will be applicable across multiple facilities and Services within the DoD.
1030 – 1045 BREAK
1045 – 1115 Industrial Human Augmentation System Prototype Redesign for Affordability – Keith Maxwell, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (confirmed); Jamie Mattern, NAVSEA (confirmed), NSWC Carderock (confirmed)

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In November 2012, OSD and NCMS sponsored a two week evaluation of the second generation (2G) iHAS prototypes at PSNS&IMF. In addition, the zeroG arm alone, without an exoskeleton lower extremity, was evaluated for two more weeks. To create the mobile, mechanical load transfer system prototypes, the battery and hydraulics were removed from three HULC units and with some other relatively minor design changes.Lockheed Martin produced three Multi-Attachment Non-Tethered Industrial System (MANTIS) lower extremity exoskeletons. The data substantiates the improved productivity and quality, and the reduced strain and fatigue experienced when using the iHAS.The collaboration with Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (LMMFC), National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the U.S. Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command, Carderock has accelerated the advancement of both the science of human augmentation and the engineering of an advanced exoskeleton.  The collaboration between NCMS, LMMFC and the U.S. Navy has already demonstrated benefits in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where the technology proved to increase productivity and reduce musculoskeletal injuries across a range of heavy industrial occupations.  The testing in the shipyard and elsewhere has provided beneficial design efforts, which has enabled LMMFC to design a more optimal human augmentation solution, the MANTIS 2G.The MANTIS 2G design concept leverages the innovative design of the original MANTIS exoskeleton which leveraged the development of the HULC exoskeleton.  Our focus for the second generation development was threefold:

  1. Preserve and enhance the system’s ability to augment the human to dramatically increase productivity across a broad range of tasks.
  2. Protect the human from musculoskeletal injuries caused by muscle over exertion.
  3. Reduce the cost to manufacture the system to enable wide technology adoption; thereby maximizing the savings to customer organizations.  

With those three goals, leveraging ten years of exoskeleton development knowledge and two years of intensive engagement with the U.S. Navy and other industrial customers, LMMFC commenced the MANTIS 2G Design Concept.

1115 – 1230 LUNCH
1230 – 1400 Additive Manufacturing Partnerships and Depot Maintenance & Sustainment Panel

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The benefits of an Additive Manufacturing (AM) user-based program to DoD and other Federal agencies have been clearly demonstrated by the RARE Parts team through the CTMA program.  This partnership reduces learning curves required to design and to manufacture using AM.  Members come from industry & Government users of AM – membership is open to all branches of DoD, DOE, NASA, and other entities of the federal government having a need to use AM in their mission, manufacturing, maintenance or repair operations.Now, the DoD Metals Additive Manufacturing Qualification and Certification Working Group, Chartered under the JDMTP Metals Subpanel, and the CTMA RARE Parts Team are working together to further the adoption and use of Additive Manufacturing within DoD and other Government agencies.  At an initial meeting on 4 March 2014, this joint initiative was proposed and ultimately undertaken under the auspices of the JDMTP Metals Subpanel AM Charter.  This public- private working group aims to proliferate AM skills and knowledge base throughout the DoD, other Federal agencies, and our supply chain communities and to realize the benefits of leveraging resources and expertise through collaboration and cooperation.
Potential Panel Members:
MET-L-FLO – Carl Dekker, (confirmed) – Moderator
NAVAIR – Dr. William Frazier (confirmed)
Baxter Healthcare – Terry Kreplin (confirmed)
UTC Aerospace – Matthew Donovan (confirmed)
U.S. Army – Stacey Kerwien (confirmed)
1400 – 1415 BREAK
1415 – 1545 Environment/Energy/Health/Safety Panel

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This panel will present key issues facing the Services regarding compliance with national mandates to preserve the precious resources of our planet including its most important asset, the health and safety of its workforce.   Each Service will have the opportunity to articulate its progress towards meeting its HSE objectives.  Additionally, several NCMS/CTMA initiatives will be highlighted that directly impact meeting those objectives.  They include: Trichrome (Replacement for Hexavalent Chromium), Conforming Anodes for Electroplating, eDrill (FRITA), and SAVES, an exciting new technology (Aerovoltiac) that converts wind energy to electrical generation without large, complex wind turbine systems.
Potential Panel Members:
NCMS – Bill Chenevert (confirmed) – Moderator
Advanced Tooling – George Cushnie (confirmed)
Accio Energy – Dr. Dawn White (confirmed)
Air Force – Thomas Naguy (confirmed)
NAVSEA, NSWC Carderock  – Jamie Mattern (confirmed)
Army, Environmental (EQT) – Mark Feathers (confirmed)
1545 – 1600 Wrap-up and Adjourn – Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD (MPP), Tony Haynes, NCMS
1630 – 1900 Evening Table Top Displays and Reception (NCMS Headquarters)
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
0730 – 0820 Continental Breakfast
0820 – 0830 Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD (MPP), Tony Haynes, NCMS, Debbie Lilu, NCMS
0830 – 0945 Education and Training Panel

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The aging workforce (at least 50% of Federal workers will be eligible for retirement within five years) coupled with the impact of inconsistent, unstructured OJT, translates into all DoD Maintenance Activities having to face a severe shortage of skilled workers being able to maintain military assets passing  through the depots.  In addition, as new technologies emerge, the introduction of those new technologies becomes increasingly difficult when the workforce has only superficial process knowledge.  Finally, process improvement training such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma from industry is needed at the depots to improve workflow and throughput to increase warfighter readiness.A key fact to consider when planning effective workforce training is to consider how it is developed, who the target audience is and how it is deployed.  A large group viewing a poorly prepared Power Point without any hands-on exercises just to get a check mark in a workers file is not very useful technical training.  There are new, innovative educational technologies available that addresses that issue and will be considered in this panel discussion.  They include on-site, hands-on training (Virtual Workplace Simulator), Computer Based Training (CBT) for Metal Finishers (NCMS developed via CTMA) as well as several other unique training programs developed locally by the military depots.  Industry experts offering innovative technical training technologies and depot representatives will make up the panel.
Potential Panel Members:
NCMS – Matt Sakey (confirmed) – Moderator
Pendaran– Dr. Hossien Nivi (confirmed)
Lockheed Martin – Marc O’Brien (confirmed)
US Army, CCAD – Jeremy Smith (confirmed)
NAVSEA – Kurt Doehnert (confirmed)
Siemens – Diane Ryan (confirmed)
0945 – 1100 Composite Material Repair Panel

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Composite material part replacement is both difficult to remove and expensive to replace. Solutions are needed to repair rather than replace composite components in DoD aircraft. OEM engineers are now considering the repairability of structural and secondary composite components during the initial design phase of a project.  This panel will address new technologies designed to improve composite repair techniques that satisfy OEM requirements.Issues facing composite repair include:

  • Damage to composite components is not always visible to the naked eye.  The extent of damage is best determined for structural components by suitable non-destructive test (NDT) methods.
  • The quality of the repair, compaction of the repair patch and integrity of the bond line in adhesively bonded repairs becomes critical requiring a range of new technologies.
  • Standardized training and certification for the repair technician is needed.
  • Manual repairs are time-consuming, and therefore, expensive. Development of automated repair technologies and techniques are needed to not only to reduce time and cost but also the risk of human error.
  • Repaired components are expected to meet the original specification and mechanical performance requirements.  This requires extensive and costly testing and validation.

Potential Panel Members:
Wayne State University – Dr. Golam Newaz (confirmed) – Moderator
Navy, FRC East – Robert Kestler (confirmed)
NAVAIR, FRC Southwest – Justin Massey (confirmed)
American GFM – Frank Elliott (confirmed)

1100 – 1215 Advanced Electronics/Wiring Diagnostics Panel

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Modern weapon systems can have thousands of wiring circuit paths as well as multiple complex electronic LRUs/WRAs. Frequent handling, maintenance actions, aging, and extreme operational environments can all cause progressive deterioration of the performance of wiring systems and LRU/WRA circuit paths. These oftentimes result in solid state opens or shorts, premature failures of a system, degradation of system function, or intermittent faults with the potential for a safety concern. It is therefore very important that all wiring and circuit path faults present be detected, isolated and repaired.Industries such as aircraft, aerospace, telecommunications, and transportation have long recognized automated testing of electrical systems as the optimal way to ensure the integrity of complex, critical systems. Automated test programming and execution quickly and consistently identify opens, shorts, and other wiring problems in cables, harnesses, subassemblies, and final products.  It is imperative that the military continue “up its game” in Advanced Electronics and Wiring Diagnostics.This panel will examine the military Services’ needs for wiring and LRU/WRA circuit path testing and the variety of approaches and technologies they are pursuing to meet their requirements. The panel will focus on technologies that have been deployed and others that are currently under investigation through CTMA.
Potential Panel Members:
LMI – Ray Langlais (confirmed) – Moderator
Eclypse International– Chris Teal (confirmed)
Solavitek – Alain Lussier (confirmed)
Air Force, Warner Robins – Frank Zahiri (confirmed)
Army, 160th SOAR Special Operations – Steve Blasey (confirmed)
NAVAIR – Joe Lombardi (confirmed)
1215 – 1330 LUNCH
1330 – 1445 Cold Spray Panel

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Cold spray is a low-temperature, solid state consolidation process, whereby metal or combinations of metallic and non-metallic particles are injected into a high-velocity gas stream and are directed upon a suitable substrate where they impact and consolidate to form a coating or freestanding structure, without melting. Cold spray is used to form corrosion and wear resistant coatings, and can also be used to provide dimensional restoration and a means to repair worn and/or corroded parts fabricated from a variety of materials including aluminum, titanium, magnesium and steel.A similar “cold” process, Kinetic Metallization spray technology, is different from the typical cold spray technology.  The deposition process operates at sonic speeds at lower pressures than other cold spray equipment. Kinetic sprays can successfully spray heavy metals such as Tungsten Carbide or Niobium. This panel will explore both cold and kinetic spray repair.
Potential Panel Members:
Army Research Laboratory – Victor Champagne (confirmed) – Moderator
Marine Depot Maintenance Command – Greg Russell (confirmed)
Centerline – Wally Birtch (confirmed)
NAVAIR – Fred Lancaster (confirmed)
HF Webster Engineering Services, Inc. – Robert Hrabe (confirmed)
1445 – 1500 BREAK
1500 – 1615 Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) Panel

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Automatic Test Equipment is crucial to the maintenance and sustainment of DoD’s inventory of electrical/electronic/computational systems. Virtually all defense systems other than small arms contain electronic command, control, and communications systems. ATE is used to test individual circuit cards for debug and repair purposes and also to test reassembled systems before they are returned to service. Historically, OEMs specified and often produced proprietary test equipment necessary for M&S of the systems they designed and delivered, which led to a lack of commonality in ATE components and software, which in turn drives a large logistics footprint and increased issues with DMSMS.In recent years, DoD has begun to experiment with adapting commercial ATE to military use, Performance Based Logistics (PBL) agreements to minimize the logistics footprint, and synthetic instrumentation to emulate complex test modules and reduce the number of different test modules required to support a given system. ATE is a pervasive, cross service issue. This panel will address issues in the current ATE domain, current and emerging best practices, and trends for the future.
Potential Panel Members:
Army, Tobyhanna – Paul Frantz (confirmed) – Moderator
Navy, Keyport – Brian Blair (confirmed)
Navy, Keyport – Tom Campbell (confirmed)
AIDI – Tim Winquist  (confirmed)
Ridgetop Group – Kyle Ferrio (confirmed)
1615 – 1630 Wrap-up and Adjourn – Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD (MPP) and Tony Haynes, NCMS
1700 – 1900 Evening Table Top Displays and Reception
Thursday, 22 May 2014
0730 – 0820 Continental Breakfast
0820 – 0830 Opening Remarks – Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD (MPP), Tony Haynes, NCMS, Debbie Lilu, NCMS
0830 – 1000 Model-Based Enterprise Panel

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Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) is an integrated and collaborative environment, founded on 3D product definition shared across the enterprise, enabling rapid, seamless, and affordable deployment of products from concept to disposal. It represents a fundamental shift to 3D from 2D which is a major perturbation from the normal behavior. Several case studies have documented significant savings generated when implementing MBE. Toyota has shown a 50% reduction in costs. Boeing and BAE Systems have documented similar savings. NAWCAD Lakehurst has shown that it can eliminate a full 30% of the labor required for part fabrication. The purpose of the forum is to identify challenges, research, implementation issues, and lessons learned in manufacturing and quality assurance where a digital three-dimensional (3D) model of the product serves as the authoritative information source for all activities in the product’s lifecycle.
Potential panel members:Naval Air Warfare Center Lakehurst – John Schmelzle (confirmed) – Moderator
Navy, FRC East – Angela Padgett (confirmed)
Siemens – Randy Langmead (confirmed)
Anark Corporation – Chris Garcia (confirmed)
ITI – Mark Haines (confirmed)
1000 – 1130 Point of Maintenance Aid Tools Panel

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MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) maintenance within DoD (Department of Defense) has many challenges not seen within other industries.  Because of the age of the assets and their many different operating environments, there is no such thing as a standard repair.  Each asset requires a technical inspection (TI) to determine the level of maintenance required.  Because the assets are often deployed, the TI must be something that is easily portable and requires minimal training since a wide variety of personnel need to be able to accurately perform the TI.  Ideally all data collected about the asset would be transferred to the Program Office enabling fleet wide trend and root cause analysis.  Because these assets are often used in direct support of the troops, delays in deployment or long inspection/repair cycles are not possible.This panel will focus on the unique requirements of MRO maintenance, the challenges that exist within the existing infrastructure, and brainstorm opportunities for solving these challenges in the 21st century.
Potential Panel Members:
Army, Red River – Michael Oestmann (confirmed) – Moderator
USAF/AFMC, Engineering SPO Perspective – Stephanie Wright (confirmed)
Aspire Solutions, Inc. – Randy Kirk (confirmed)
Adapx – Phil Cohen (confirmed)
Navy, FRC Southwest – Pete Aragon (confirmed) 
1130 – 1300 LUNCH
1300 – 1430 Joint Intermittent Testing (JIT) Panel

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The Department of Defense (DOD) experiences a $2 – $10 billion annual impact due to removal and replacement of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs)/Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRAs) which subsequently test No Fault Found (NFF) during depot testing, and are turned right back around to the field.  Visual inspection is ineffective in detecting the intermittent faults (IFs), the root cause of this high NFF rate.  Military weapon system verification and validation results indicate three out of four aircraft in a mission-ready status contain electrical interconnect issues.A modern avionics system has thousands of internal and external circuit paths.  These systems are subject to hostile operating environments and will likely fail intermittently long before they fail permanently.  IFs occurs randomly in time, place, amplitude and duration.  Electromechanical devices go into a long and frustrating period of low-level intermittency as their mechanical tolerances change.  Even a single undetected and hence unrepaired circuit in an electronic box may cause random malfunction. It is vital that all intermittent circuits present in these boxes be detected, isolated and repaired.  With the proper test equipment it is now possible to detect and repair these intermittent circuits.
Potential Panel Members:
NAVAIR Lakehurst – Dr. Russ Shannon (confirmed) – Moderator
Office of the Secretary of Defense, OSD Maintenance – Greg Kilchenstein (confirmed)
Air Force, Hill – Don McClenny (confirmed)
NAVAIR Lakehurst – Shane Campana (confirmed)
Universal Synaptics – Ken Anderson (confirmed)
1430 – 1445 BREAK
1445 – 1615 Non-Destructive Inspection Panel

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Finding and identifying hidden flaws in a structure or damage to it often requires the ability to see through an object or under coating layers. Numerous technologies are used to good advantage but strengths and weakness are most often application dependent. Technologies currently in widespread use include eddy current, x-ray, phased array ultrasonics, radiography, thermography and so forth. Applications include weld inspection, fatigue crack detection, corrosion detection, bond quality, hidden damage, delamination, voids, and so forth.NDI needs are pervasive and cross service, more specifically a cross-section of ships, airplanes and ground systems. This panel will discuss NDI technologies, novel applications, and emerging trends.
Potential Panel Members:
Air Force Materiel Command – David Campbell (proposed)
J. Chadwick Co – John Chadwick (confirmed)
NAVSEA – Dr. Kirsten Green (confirmed)
1615 – 1630 Wrap-up and Adjourn – Greg Kilchenstein, ODASD (MPP) and Tony Haynes, NCMS

 

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CSAT 2014 Work Groups Register

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CSAT 2014 WORK GROUPS
19 June (1315 – 1600 Eastern Daylight Time)

Purpose

The purpose of the workgroups is to generate open discussions amongst subject-matter-experts on the designated topics.  Each workgroup will have facilitators assigned to steer the discussion towards the groups’ objectives.  Facilitators will need to keep each group focused on the objectives and limit the “listing” of data or information to those items with the most impact.

Objectives

  • Generate discussion to identify the requested information sought after by each workgroup
  • Use the collected information to help establish a plan of action to develop a solution
  • Identify team members to form a Working-Group Integrated Product Team (WIPT) that will continue to work the issue
  • Develop a timeline for the WIPT
  • Each Group’s “Deliverable” is:
    • Identify the Outcome or solution desired
    • Develop a plan of action on how to get there
    • Identify who will comprise the team to execute the plan of action
    • Build a timeline of the plan of action

Work Group Topics

    1. Body of Knowledge:   Develop a plan of action and timeline to establish an online database where information and data on new and existing cold spray repair technology developments can be organized, posted, and accessed.
      • Determine what data should be collected and shared (e.g.  process development, test results, powders, equipment, and lessons learned), and what mechanisms should be put in place to assist in the data collection.
      • Identify a format to organize the data and information.
      • Identify a process to submit data to include approvals if needed.

      DCO URL – https://connectcol.dco.dod.mil/bodyofknowledgeworkgroup19june/

      Phone: 888-537-7715 Conf ID: 71034639#

    2. Cold Spray Equipment:  This group will discuss cold spray system performance criteria and the different cold spray systems in use and their respective capabilities.  The group will also identify the information sources available to provide an educational awareness on each of these systems.

      DCO URL – https://connect.dco.dod.mil/equipment-workshop/

      Phone: 571-633-8057 Conf ID: 495238#

    3. Process Qualification, Certification, Specifications, and Standards:  This group will discuss what currently exists, and what gaps needs to be addressed.

      DCO URL – https://connectcol.dco.dod.mil/specsstandardsworkgroup19june/

      Phone:  888-537-7715     Conf ID:  84324430#

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Engine Erosion\Corrosion Coatings Register

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Gas turbine engine maintenance costs DoD approximately $7.5 billion annually. With DoD being challenged to reduce costs and improve readiness, engine maintenance is a significant focus area to explore and implement cost saving initiatives.

Low engine power is the #1 cause for unscheduled engine removals, with compressor degradation being a leading contributor. Replacing compressor airfoils during maintenance repair operations, due to corrosion, is also leading cost driver.

Erosion resistant/corrosion resistant (ER/CR) compressor coatings have recently been developed and are designed to reduce wear on compressor airfoils in gas turbine engines, reducing overhaul and maintenance requirements and providing operational fuel savings. DOD has been involved in multiple demonstrations and has several programs actively working to transition ER/CR coatings to gas turbine engines associated with helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and M-1 tanks. An earlier study projects that a decrease in engine erosion depot maintenance through the investment and application of ER technology can result in a significant return on investment and reduce the cost of gas turbine engine ownership.

The purpose of this forum is to exchange information amongst the DOD and industry partners on the benefits, challenges, and results of using these protective coatings. We will discuss the best practices of transitioning ER/CR coatings, what other applications can benefit, and examine what next steps will efficiently promulgate this cost-cutting technology.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

1300 – 1310 Welcome & Overview – Greg Kilchenstein, OSD(MPP)
1310 – 1330 T55 Turboshaft Engine Update– Tony Rich, TAPO
1330 – 1410 NAVAIR Overview – Chris Rowe, (NAVAIR)

  • T700 Turboshaft Engine
  • T-64 Turboshaft Engine (New CH-53K & CH-53E)
  • AE1107 Turboshaft Engine
  • T56 Turboprop Engine (Series IV)
1410 – 1430 AGT1500 Gas Turbine Engine Update – Kevin Kauth, TARDEC
1430 – 1450 T56 Turboprop Engine (Series III) Update – Scott Tope (USAF)
1450 – 1500 Summary and closing – Greg Kilchenstein, OSD(MPP)
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Digital Manufacturing Revolution: Connecting Manufacturers Register

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The 2nd annual Digital Manufacturing Revolution event will take place on October 1 & 2 at the Grid Cell™ facility inside NCMS world headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Grid Cell features 2,500 square feet of newly renovated collaborative space for manufacturers to get hands-on experience with the latest technology.

Collaborative Collisions – Attendees will find this meeting to be a place for resources and connections, while also serving as an avenue for networking and learning opportunities.

Attendees Include:

  • NCMS Digital Manufacturing SIG Members
  • Small and Medium Manufacturers
  • OEM/Tier 1 Manufacturers
  • MSA and Analytics Software Providers
  • Hardware Providers
  • R&D Project Participants
  • Digital Manufacturing Stakeholders

Schedule of Events:
Oct 1st
6:30pm to 8:30pm Networking Dinner Reception
Oct 2nd
8:00am – Networking Breakfast
8:45am to 3:30pm – Digital Revolution Meeting
3:20pm to 4:30pm – Closing Network Reception

Please join us for this exciting event and become part of an ambitious vision to change the way America builds.
Please contact Andrea Carson, andreac@ncms.org with any questions.

Please note, this is a working agenda and subject to change.

October 1, 2014
6:30pm Networking Dinner Reception
October 2, 2014
8:00am Continental Breakfast and Networking/Table Top Displays
8:45am Welcome to the Newly Renovated Michigan Grid Cell, Agenda for the Day – Jon Riley
8:55am Welcome and Introduction – Rick Jarman
9:00am Keynote Speaker: FBI -TBD 
9:40am 2nd Keynote: Christie Wong Barrett, CEO, Mac Arthur Corporation
10:25am Panel 1: “Leveraging Information on the Factory Floor”
11:10am Break
11:40am Panel 2: Securing the Supply Chain
12:30pm Lunch and Networking with each panel set up in a collaboration space
1:40pm Panel 3: Industry Engagement
2:30pm NCMS Grid Initiative: How everything fits together – Jon Riley
3:00pm Wrap-Up/Questions
3:20pm Closing Networking Reception, Table Top Displays

Please email Andrea Carson, andreac@ncms.org, if you are interested in participating in a panel or working to help craft the panel discussion.

Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (Detroit Metro Airport)
Airport Code: DTW
www.metroairport.com

Hotels

Sheraton Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 996-0600
Holiday Inn and Suites
3155 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 213-1900

Hampton Inn Ann Arbor-South
925 Victors Way
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 665-5000

Location NCMS Headquarters
3025 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor Michigan 48108
1-800-222-6267
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Ann Arbor MI 48108

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Composite Inspection & Repair Register

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Composite material part replacement is both difficult to remove and expensive to replace. Solutions are needed to better inspect and repair, rather than replace, composite components. OEM engineers are now considering the reparability of composite components during the initial design phase of a project.  This forum will discuss new technologies designed to improve composite inspection and repair techniques that satisfy OEM requirements. Panelists’ discussions may include the following:

 

  • Updates of on-going projects
  • Describing potential future projects
  • Industry/DoD trends impacting sustainment and repair
  • Identification of technology gaps
  • Composite inspection and repair needs and opportunities for future investment areas
  • Opportunities for collaboration.
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3025 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor MI 48108

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