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?
January 29, 2013. The January 2013 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
January 22, 2013. Last fall the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced that it had partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish the first innovation center in what will become a national grid. The centers help will small- and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) be more competitive globally by providing them with a virtualized approach to product design and manufacturing that combines high performance modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A), data mining tools, and the digitization of processes to optimize speed, reliability, and efficiency.
December 11, 2012. Virtually Perfect is the key to products being both innovative and lean in the 21st century. Virtual products, which are the digital information about the physical product, create value for both product producers and their customers throughout the entire product lifecycle of create, build, sustain, and dispose.
November , 2013. The November 2012 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
November 21, 2012. Any James Bond movie is sure to feature an iconic auto subjected to high speed chases and often explosions. The newest installment, Skyfall, featuring a classic 1960’s Aston Martin DB5 that is involved in a series of stunts and huge explosions including one scene which saw the priceless vehicle explode in flames is certainly no different. Being a rather expensive car, the producers didn’t have the luxury of using an actual vehicle for every scene. The priceless Aston Martin DB5, which was already used in the first James Bond film exactly 50 years ago, needed to remain unscathed.
November 13, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announced today that it has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish the first innovation center in a national grid that will accelerate manufacturing in Michigan and across the country by providing easy access to digital modeling and simulation tools for businesses.
June 29, 2012. As the world grows more and more digital, it’s going to take a while for people to adapt to the idea of stuff being less and less real – or, rather, less physically real.
June 21, 2012. A recent University of Michigan study notes that factories produce about 75 percent of what we consume. The warning that follows, though, indicates that as much as 40 percent of that could go overseas (or at least out of the United States) if we make the wrong policy decisions.
June 15, 2012. This new 6-week online course will offer students a unique learning opportunity through combination of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on design assignments utilizing CATIA v6. Training modules include part design, part geometrics, drawings and drafting, generative shape design and assembly design.
May 29, 2012. The May 2012 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
May 18, 2012. The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, recently released a report on geographic trends in American manufacturing. The group’s follow-up commentary notes that manufacturing is spreading out well beyond the “traditional” presumed locations in the United States, and that we are seeing a lot of manufacturers gravitating towards one another geographically.
May 4, 2012. I love my iPad, which has now almost completely replaced my laptop for most applications. However, its lack of a physical keyboard can at times be limiting. Sometimes I need a keyboard.
May 2, 2012. People aren’t inherently resistant to change unless they fear – rationally or otherwise – that a change is going to negatively impact them. Dentists didn’t rise up against the electric toothbrush, because even though it’s a “better” approach to tooth-cleaning, it wasn’t going to put any dentists out of business. Meanwhile there’s a lot of resistance against, say, aggressive adoption of new energy sources.
March 22, 2012. NCMS News and Events.
March 20 2012. Far be it from me to condemn another writer’s work, but honestly, ExtremeTech’s Sebastian Anthony just published an article that is bogglingly misdirected. The article is called What can You Do with A Supercomputer? He answers this way:
February 6, 2012. Jon Riley, Vice President of Digital Manufacturing was named one of HPCWire’s “People to Watch in 2012”. This group is comprised of an elite group of community leaders selected from academia, government, business and industry for their contributions.
February 6, 2012. NCMS is working with four member organizations – Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), TotalSim, Simafore and Nimbis Services – 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.
January 25, 2012. American manufacturing is the golden key that is going to turn our economy around – and it has already begun.
January 4, 2012. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences announced today that Jon Riley has been promoted to Vice President, Digital Manufacturing. Mr. Riley joined NCMS as Executive Director of Design and Engineering Programs in March 2009 to lead NCMS’ groundbreaking Digital Manufacturing Initiative
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 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 3, 2011. Not long ago, a group of gamers did in ten days what a world’s worth of molecular biologists had been unable to accomplish in more than a decade: collaborating online with a video game called Foldit, they identified the unique structure of a retroviral protease that lurks in a virus found in Rhesus monkeys. The virus in question bears more than a small similarity to AIDS… and without the precise structure of this enzyme, scientists would have had essentially no chance of engineering a cure.
November 2, 2011. RSystem’s HPC 360 “Innovation through Modeling and Simulation: Overview will let you experience first-hand the power of High Performance Computing and the positive impact it will have on your business. Don’t miss this premier event.
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
September 26, 2011. The September 2011 update from National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) delivering manufacturing innovation.
September 21, 2011. Providing new insight into the lynchpin of the American economy – the “Missing Middle”.
August 29, 2011. Not long ago the subject of innovation in manufacturing was considered a bit of an oxymoron to many leaders in business and government as they chose not to invest in our manufacturing base. If anything good is to come from the economic events in recent years, it’s that many in America once again discovered the value of a manufacturing economy that can compete in today’s global economy
July 26, 2011. Digital Manufacturing is a game-changing new approach to making things in the United States. The Digital Manufacturing SIG is the collaborative vehicle to get this new exciting technology in the hands of U.S. manufacturers.
July 20, 2011. The importance of digital manufacturing and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) vision regarding this game-changing new approach to making things in the US.
July 11, 2011. How a Digital Manufacturing PIC can small and medium sized enterprises.
June 28, 2011. NCMS at a Glance- Manufacturing Innovation | National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
June 15, 2011. The Invisible Innovators: What Is the Missing Middle? And Why Do We Need Them?
June 8, 2011. The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the largest cross industry consortium in North America and a leader in next-generation manufacturing strategies, announced the launch of Digital Manufacturing Report, a first-of-its-kind web portal and information aggregator devoted to the manufacturing applications for high performance modeling and simulation, digital manufacturing solutions, and advanced manufacturing technologies for small and medium sized organizations.
June 6, 2011. Maverick manufacturing executive Damon Darlin once said, “Nothing is more important than innovation. The minute we stop innovating, we die.” Indeed, human history is marked with crucial innovations: moments that resulted in change so significant that they forever altered the way we live our lives
September 2, 2011. Manufacturing is a complex and increasingly more costly undertaking. Reducing this complexity and cost is a central goal of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. There are literally hundreds of thousands of potential factors impacting a manufactured product including the introduction of new materials, environmental concerns, and the need for timely product commercialization.