National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Collaboration That Works
January 2013

Technology Clusters: The Ultimate Collaboration

NCMS Senior Vice President Rebecca Taylor, moderated a panel discussion on building technology clusters at the "Blueprint for Action: Design of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)" workshop held at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Alabama. Representatives from government, academia and industry convened ito collaborate on the design of this proposed public-private partnership program. More

Michigan Manufacturing to Get a Boost

NCMS Vice President Jon Riley discusses how innovation centers will help small- and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) be more competitive globally by providing them with a virtualized approach that combines high performance modeling, simulation, and analysis (MS&A), data mining tools, and the digitization of processes to optimize speed, reliability, and efficiency. More

Autonomous Vehicles Coming to Michigan

Michigan’s Governor, Rick Snyder recently announced his support for autonomous vehicle licensing. NCMS has been working with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to help the Midwest seize the lead in the development and of robotic and autonomous vehicle technology. More

Sustainable Manufacturing Strategic Interest Group Meeting

The Sustainable Manufacturing SIG will meet on March 5th at the General Dynamics – Ordnance and Tactical Systems Munition Services facility located in Joplin, MO. This facility is the largest commercial disposer of explosive materials and devices in the U.S. and provides explosive waste disposal services for the defense and commercial explosives industries.
This event is free for NCMS membersMore

Save the Date- 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. Register Now!
For questions and additional information, contact:
Phil Callihan (734) 995-2046

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

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

Don’t Divorce Design from Mfg -> lowers manufacturing costs while making products better.

The Geographic Concentration of #Manufacturing Across the US

Many companies that offshored manufacturing didn’t really do the math.

Will Toyota stop all imports from Japan to U.S.?

More ->!/ncmsmfg

New Member Round-Up

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