April 30, 2012. Six new CTMA Project Opportunities including Product Life Cycle Management for Aircraft Sustainment and Support; Achieving Optimal Test Application Migration; Engine Reliability Data Error and Cost Reductions Through IUID Technology; DoD Airframe and Engine Fastener Removal â€“ e-drill Cost Reduction and Process Improvement (e-CRPI); Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS); and Multibeam Laser Additive Manufacturing for Efficient Part Manufacture and Repair
March 31, 2012. 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.
February 6, 2012. NCMS is working with four member organizations â€“ Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), TotalSim, Simafore and Nimbis Services â€“ to develop a computation tool that will allow these niche designers and manufacturers unfamiliar to CFD, affordable access to the tools necessary to model airflow over a joint vehicle/trailer body. The idea is to help them to both reduce the overall weight and utilize novel geometries to increase aerodynamic efficiencies.