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 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.
October 21, 2011. But while the survey is good news for those of us who believe that manufacturers must adopt tools and processes that lead to sustainable innovation the article tells us something as well. The accompanying photo speaks to the image problem that manufacturing faces as we move into the future.