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February 2013


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?  More

Michigan Paves Road Toward Autonomous Vehicle Licensing

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. More

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. More

Creativity Embraced

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 Day

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. Registration  Agenda
For questions and additional information, contact:
Phil Callihan (734) 995-2046 philc@ncms.org

Save the Date- 2013 CTMA Annual Partners Meeting

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 information, contact:
Debbie Lilu, NCMS Sr. Program Manager (734) 995-7038 debral@ncms.org

2013 NSF Workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing

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. More

New NCMS Member Benefit- America's VOICe

America’s VOICe is a new e-marketplace developed exclusively for America’s top industrial buyers, suppliers and service providers. The U.S Department of Defense funded VOICe to revitalize and sustain the country’s industrial supply chain, improve access to industry resources, and aggregate the market’s largest and most vital new revenue opportunities. The result is a single-stop pipeline where participants can leverage existing assets and investments while finding vibrant new partnership opportunities. Join America’s VOICe for FREE!  More

Selections from NCMS on Twitter

Why Manufacturing Really Matters -> Innovation is the only way for an advanced economy to grow http://ht.ly/hqZvc

Get Ready for the New Era of Global Manufacturing http://ht.ly/hkBNr

What Mfg Taught Me About Knowledge Work http://ht.ly/hr3Ge

Five myths about manufacturing jobs http://ht.ly/hOI7b

Manufacturing Hubs: What and Why? #innovation http://ht.ly/hOMnQ

More -> http://twitter.com/#!/ncmsmfg

NCMS Member Portal

We 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 http://members.ncms.org and Register Today!
         

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