CTMA Project- 2D/3D Data Model Collaboration between FRC Southwest, FRC East, and FRC Southeast

July 16, 2013. Current aircraft procured by NAVAIR are designed and fabricated utilizing state-of-the-art technology consisting of computer aided design, computer aided engineering, and computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM/CAE). The design definition of these aircraft are created and delivered as 3D solid model based definition in electronic media. The current state of technology used within the Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) makes it impossible for the responsible agencies to provide effective sustainability.

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Defense Partners with NCMS in $100,000 Maintenance Technology Challenge

December 8, 2011 The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Maintenance, Mr. John Johns, has issued the 2012 Maintenance Technology Challenge designed to introduce new technologies to DoD’s maintenance facilities that will help sustain materiel availability at reduced cost. Mr. Johns has tapped the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Program, a unique collaboration between OSD and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) to administer the $100,000 challenge

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Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport Honored with Defense Manufacturing Award for DOD Maintenance

September 23, 2011. NCMS Vice President Chuck Ryan recently visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport, to honor their work on the Automated Robotic Blade Stripping System (ARBSS) project. The ARBSS project was awarded a Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award presented by the National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT) for outstanding cooperative efforts on technology development between government, industry and academia for DOD maintenance.

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Dual Awards for NCMS

Two NCMS projects have been honored with Defense Manufacturing Excellence Awards presented by the National Center for Advanced Technologies (NCAT)

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