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.
October 6, 2011 Invitation for Industry Partners to Join with the RTC in Pursuit of the SPAWAR Systems Command Pacific OTA.
October 6, 2011. Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, embodied innovation at its finest and contributed greatly to technology as we know it today. He forged a path for advanced technologies, leading the charge in many cases. From the early commercialization of the home computer to changing the way we listen to music, watch movies, and even make calls, Jobs and Apple innovated products that found an elegant balance of style and technology.
October 5, 2011. Based on my years in the manufacturing industry, I can tell you that 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 5, 2011. The Robotics Technology Consortium (“RTC”) announced today the appointment of Mr. John Dulchinos, President and CEO of Adept Technology, Inc., to the RTC Board of Directors.
The RTC was formed in 2008 to speed the development and deployment of ground robotics technology for the Department of Defense (DoD). Currently it has 160 members and has awarded more than $40M in project funding for ground robotics.