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
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.