March 4, 2013. What is visual problem solving? Truth be told, most of us use it every day. It has been so ingrained in us from childhood that by the time we are adults we hardly notice it. Designers, Illustrators and anyone else who needs to solve problems use visual tools. Visual problem solving allows us to see relationships that don’t often exist on spreadsheets and technical briefs.
February 28, 2013. The February 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
February 26, 2013. Deadline approaching for 2013 $100,000 CTMA Maintenance Challenge; CTMA Partners Meeting going virtual in 2013; Come Showcase your technology at the CTMA Technology Showcase at the US Navy Yard April 9; CTMA Project Highlight: Human Augmentation System (HAS) Technology
February 18, 2013. NCMS has made available five new project technical reports for purchase.
February 11, 2013. California, Florida and Nevada have already passed similar measures to support local innovators. This effort is a bid to publicize innovative Michigan-based companies who require more than their limited road testing. Manufactures have been discretely testing autonomous vehicles on Michigan roads for years, and this new legislation would establish guidelines and open the market for small and medium sized companies to begin creating new autonomous vehicle technology.
February 8, 2013. The program committee of the 2013 NSF Workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing would like to invite you to attend or present at our upcoming workshop, May 22-23 in Dearborn, MI. Dr. Sridahar Kota, formerly of the White House Office of Science and Technology will be one of the plenary speakers. Additional speakers include Kurt Peterson, from KP MEMS, who is a microsensor pioneer and current venture capitalist; and Avram Bar-Cohen, a Program Manager at the Microsystem Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
February 6, 2013. Each time we hear about advancements in additive manufacturing, it seems a little more tantalizing… and a little crazier. But there have to be limits sooner or later, right? I mean, who would be crazy enough to attempt a 3D printed house?
February 4, 2013. Kellie Johnson, President of ACE Clearwater Enterprises, was recently honored for making significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on her company and the industry as a whole.
January 31, 2013. All my life I have been blessed with having a creative mind. However, like many creative, my teachers and counselors had a different opinion. Now, I find that my ways of thinking are more of an asset than a hindrance. Being labeled a “creative” in a sea of technicians can be intimidating at times, but there is one equalizer that I find comforting – Communication.
January 29, 2013. The January 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
January 24, 2013. Last week, the Obama Administration held a workshop entitled “Blueprint for Action: Design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)” at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Alabama. This heavily attended workshop included representatives from government, academia and industry – all convening to collaborate around the design of the proposed NNMI public-private partnership program.
January 24, 2013. Changes to the CTMA Annual Partners Meeting, now being held May 21-23; Technology Showcase at the US Navy Yard, Washington DC; Call for Project Ideas for the $100,000 NCMS/OSD Maintenance Challenge