NCMS Chairman Dick Morley, inventor of the programmable logic controller and floppy disk drive, discusses the barriers to innovation and how innovation creates problems that engineering then solves.
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The CTMA project “Centralized Fleet Automated Management System”, (CFAMS) has recently completed a successful pilot at Sierra Army Depot (SIAD). To celebrate this milestane a Ribbon Cutting and Demonstration will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25th . The Ribbon Cutting is being held by the CTMA program in conjunction with the Army Materiel Command and is being hosted by LTC Lee H. Schiller, Jr., Commander, Sierra Army Depot.
Print to PDF The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently managing (on behalf of the U.S. Navy) a project designed to convert a legacy, paper-based maintenance manual to an electronic form that is compliant with the S1000D international standard for technical manuals. To better understand the scope and scale of the level of […]
Print to PDF The Common ATE project targets the development of a CASS replacement system for Navy Automatic Test Equipment (ATE). The new system will be defined with industry standard interfaces between components to facilitate migration to new ATE components as they emerge. NCMS seeks information on applicable components, migration processes, and technology providers. Project […]
Print to PDF …The potential collapse of the domestic auto industry casts a grim light on the auto show this year. The automakers face a new challenge: introducing new products while convincing the public that they'll be around to build those products. Rick Jarman, president of Ann Arbor-based National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, said the […]
Print to PDF January 2009 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 […]
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NCMS has been recognized with a Deal of the Year award presented by the Ann Arbor Business Review. NCMS was selected for its role in managing the MEDC 21st Century Jobs Fund Business Plan Competition and being chosen by the Department of Defense (DOD) to form and administer the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC).
While Michigan and other states are enacting laws to stimulate alternative energy production, consensus among business leaders appears to be building for the creation of a national energy policy.
The panel, which focused on the intersection of alternative energy and manufacturing, featured two utility officials, a venture capitalist, a business executive and a carbon trading proponent. Quite the mixture.
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) held an Executive Roundtable on the topic of Energy and Environmental Sustainability with special guest, The Honorable Debbie Stabenow, United States Senate at its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.