December 10, 2011. Photos from the 2011 Defense Manufacturing Conference
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 Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) calls for a national effort to support the creation of good jobs by helping U.S. manufacturers reduce costs, improve quality, and accelerate product development. In an effort to transform advanced manufacturing in the United States, AMP also aims to identify opportunities for investments in R&D, pre-competitive collaboration, and shared facilities and infrastructure
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 23, 2011. Many small to mid-size manufacturing companies do not use high performance computing (HPC) to create and test potential parts and products virtually because of cost concerns. But one firm that did make the investment in HPC developed a new product line — and subsequently doubled in size.
November 17, 2011. AMP calls for a national effort to support the creation of good jobs by helping U.S. manufacturers reduce costs, improve quality, and accelerate product development. In an effort to transform advanced manufacturing in the United States, AMP also aims to identify opportunities for investments in R&D, pre-competitive collaboration, and shared facilities and infrastructure. As digital manufacturers, this is a perfect opportunity for us to weigh in and let our leaders in government know about the importance of modeling and simulation to the industrial base and especially to our small and medium sized companies.
November 15, 2011. Jon Riley is a man with a mission. Which is why he was in Seattle this week at SC11 at a show seeming concerned more with the latest in high performance computing and esoteric computational problems like modeling the weather, making sense out of the GPU revolution, or cramming more cores into petaflop machines as opposed to the more mundane concerns associated with the world of manufacturing.
November 14, 2011. , Manufacturing’s New Innovation Labs, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) cites NCMS efforts to provide advanced modeling tools to U.S. manufacturers as prime example of how companies are finding new ways to innovate in response global competition. NCMS is creating a network of regional centers to make high performance (HPC) tools available to all U.S. manufacturers and partnering with other organization with a similar vision.
November 10, 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.
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.