May 9, 2019, Coronado, CA—The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce that Atmospheric Plasma Solutions won the 2019 CTMA Technology Competition. Their Atmospheric Plasma Coating Removal presentation not only impressed the judges but will also be awarded $50,000 in funding and will participate in a one-year project.
The Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Technology Competition took place in conjunction with the CTMA Partners Meeting. Over 40 innovative maintenance and sustainment technologies submitted competition proposals with six being down-selected as finalists. Each finalist had 10 minutes to present their technologies with an additional five minutes for questions from a panel of judges.
“Readiness and sustainment fit with my company’s mission,” says Glenn Astolfi, president, Atmospheric Plasma Solutions. “I’ve seen maintenance artisans in the shipyard actually spitting grit and rubbing their arms in discomfort. Our technology will improve the quality of their lives and helps with the productivity of ship sustainment.”
The CTMA Technology Competition is a popular way to introduce the Department of Defense (DoD) to innovative maintenance and sustainment technologies and keep a pipeline of ideas flowing.
“I was thrilled and proud to have the opportunity to tell Atmospheric Plasma Solution’s story. Our founder and Chief Technology Officer Peter Yancey’s technology solutions cover so many maintenance touchpoints such as safety, environmental, productivity, and value,” Astolfi.