The Printed House is Just the Beginning
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? Are we at the beginning
of an additive future?
Michigan Paves Road Toward Autonomous
The Michigan Economic Development
Corporation (MEDC) reports that the
state is home to over 300 companies that
engage in automotive R&D and spend over
$10B annually on vehicle research. State
officials hope that this expanded
licensing plan will encourage these
traditional companies to engage in
autonomous R&D, making Michigan a global
leader in the technology.
Five New Technical Reports Available
The following reports are now available
for NCMS members:
(1) Heat Transfer Classification for
Production Tooling and Composite
Repairs, (2) Integration of Laser
Coating Removal for Helicopter Blade
Refurbishment – Phase II, (3) Thermal
Processing of Aluminum Alloys, (4)
Validation of Functional Trivalent
Chrome Plating Process, (5)
Ultra-Lightweight Sandwich Composite
Constructions for Autobody Applications.
Please check the full report summaries
for public release dates.
Stereotypes over the years have created
a rift between creative thinkers and
technical thinkers with categorizing
both as either right or left brain
thinkers. Today we know enough about how
the human brain works to say that we all
process information the same, with both
sides of our brains, there is no
right/left paradigm. More
Register Now!- 2013 Michigan Robotics
April 15, 2013 - Ann Arbor, MI. The 3rd
Annual Michigan Robotics Day will be
held at the Jack Roth Stadium Club at
Michigan Stadium. Don't miss this event
that celebrates the full spectrum of
robotics in Michigan.
For questions and additional
Phil Callihan (734) 995-2046
Save the Date- 2013 CTMA Annual Partners
May 21-23, 2013 - Virtual Event. The
meeting will be broadcast to
participants and will consist of keynote
speakers, the deputy commanders panel, a
technology showcase event, and the DoD
Joint Technology Exchange Group panel.
For questions and additional
Debbie Lilu, NCMS Sr. Program Manager
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.
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