2013 Michigan Robotics
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
saluted Michigan Robotics Day, which
"...highlights to the rest of Michigan
and the entire country how important
robotics are," and by its third year has
grown to one of the premier events
celebrating National Robotics Week. He
also answered questions on a wide range
of subjects during a Q&A session
moderated by NCMS President & CEO Rick
CTMA Annual Partners
Meeting- May 21-23
meeting will be broadcast to
participants to ensure effective
collaboration between government,
industry and academia in light of DoD
travel restrictions. The event will consist of keynote
speakers, the deputy commanders panel, a
technology showcase event, and the DoD
Joint Technology Exchange Group panel.
Registration & Agenda
Social Media for SMEs: The Common Sense
Has anyone noticed what happened to
social media over the last few years?
Um… where did all the content go?
Communications have been reduced from
actual status reports to inaccurate
quotes, fake Asian proverbs, and the
latest rage, a (not so) funny comment
imposed on bad rip-offs of Charles Dana
Gibson style illustrations.
CTMA Project Highlight: Virtual
Continuous improvement, lean, 6-Sigma,
TOC, etc. have been around about for
years. Most organizations have trained
in at least some of them. The problem
has been that few achieved lasting
improvements, no matter how much
training was done. Now the CTMA/Pendaran
Experience Accelerator delivers an
alternative, bringing all the learning
together to produce sustainable results.
Create ideas or applications using
Are you a dreamer, or a doer? The
MTConnect Challenge has something for
both. The ultimate goal of the challenge
is to engage and stimulate development
of a broader base of advanced
manufacturing intelligence applications
that utilize the MTConnect standard. The
challenge offers a total of $250,000 in
cash prizes — you could win $100,000!
2013 NSF Workshop on Nano and Micro
May 22-23, 2013 - Dearborn, MI. This workshop brings
together manufacturers, researchers, and
end users to discuss translating basic
research into practical applications.
Topics include: new manufacturing
processes using nano and micro devices
and materials, barriers to
commercializing these processes, the
needs of industry for new materials and
devices, and future research directions.
NCMS Member Benefit- America's VOICe
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industrial buyers, suppliers and service
providers. The U.S Department of Defense
funded VOICe to revitalize and sustain
the country’s industrial supply chain,
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and aggregate the market’s largest and
most vital new revenue opportunities.
The result is a single-stop pipeline
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NCMS Member Portal
recently launched an upgraded online
resource to provide streamlined access
to all your NCMS membership benefits.
Features include an interactive forum,
member directory, important
collaboration documents and online
networking groups. Visit