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.
November 8, 2011. In June, President Obama announced the National Robotics Initiative, to “accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people.
November 3, 2011. Not long ago, a group of gamers did in ten days what a world’s worth of molecular biologists had been unable to accomplish in more than a decade: collaborating online with a video game called Foldit, they identified the unique structure of a retroviral protease that lurks in a virus found in Rhesus monkeys. The virus in question bears more than a small similarity to AIDS… and without the precise structure of this enzyme, scientists would have had essentially no chance of engineering a cure.
November 2, 2011. RSystem’s HPC 360 “Innovation through Modeling and Simulation: Overview will let you experience first-hand the power of High Performance Computing and the positive impact it will have on your business. Don’t miss this premier event.
October 30, 2011. NCMS partnered with Ilumisys on a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored project to quantify the environmental impacts of LED lamps, incandescent lamps and fluorescent benchmark lamps over a product lifecycle, based on operational and durability testing of a variety of lighting products. An interactive Sustainable LED Lighting Product Design Guide to aid designers is now available.
October 28, 2011. It will take more than just technology to bring manufacturing into the 21st Century. It will take companies whose philosophy, business approach and culture are totally committed to innovation — to exploring all avenues associated with the latest advances in digital manufacturing, from the shop floor to the executive office
October 27, 2011. 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.
October 27, 2011. NCMS is forming a new project, IUID Marking for Legacy Parts – Navy Pilot, to automate much of the non-recurring engineering for the sub class of parts that have nameplates.
October 24, 2011. UCLA is one of the world’s great research universities, number 11 in London’s Times Higher Education rankings (2010-2011). Faculty includes Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, multiple MacArthur fellows and scores of national academy members. Interdisciplinary teaching and research is a particular strength, with initiatives in the arts, stem cells and other biosciences, nanoscience, international studies and the environment.
October 21, 2011. ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee how product designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world environments. We continually advance simulation solutions by, first, developing or acquiring the very best technology; then integrating it into a unified and customizable simulation platform that allows engineers to efficiently perform complex simulations involving the interaction of multiple physics; and, finally, providing system services to manage simulation processes and data — all so engineers and product developers can spend more time designing and improving products and less time using software and searching for data.
October 21, 2011. But while the survey is good news for those of us who believe that manufacturers must adopt tools and processes that lead to sustainable innovation the article tells us something as well. The accompanying photo speaks to the image problem that manufacturing faces as we move into the future.
October 10, 2011. Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) a non-profit member-funded industry association of companies in the defense and security industries, that fosters steady economic growth for the region and sustainable long-term profits for its members.