NCMS hosted another Technology Showcase at the U.S. Naval Shipyard at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 23-24, 2020. The event introduced new and innovative technologies, products, and processes that could assist the maintenance and sustainment communities with filling unmet needs.
Through the Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities (CTMA) Program, NCMS is assisting the U.S. Navy in collaborating with industry to demonstrate, evaluate, and validate maintenance and sustainment technologies that can facilitate improvements in efficiency, safety, and accuracy at best value.
“The base attendees loved to try on our augmented reality goggles. There are so many different ship-focused ideas on how to use this application and a demonstrated need for this technology at Pearl Harbor,” said Dr. Greg Harrison, Senior Staff Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin.
There were 28 companies from all over the U.S. that demonstrated their commercially available applications, equipment, and machinery that could enhance warfighter readiness.
Company and Technology
3D Systems3D scanning software
American Ceramic TechnologyNon-hazardous radiation screening
Atlas Copco Tools & AssembliesCompressors, vacuum solutions
Bechtel NationalEngineering, construction, modularization, sustainability
BIONICLIFTExoskeleton to prevent workplace injuries
Cisco SystemsCybersecurity utilizing Software Defined Networking
DIT-MCO InternationalCable and harness testing
Eclypse InternationalCircuit analysis testing equipment
FARO Technologies3D measurement, imaging, and realization
GE ResearchAdditive manufacturing to electrochemical machining
GovSmart3D printer specialty materials for government
Hexagon Manufacturing IntelligenceCollection and analysis of measurement data
Impacto Protective ProductsANSI Certified Anti-Vibration gloves for maintenance
Lancs IndustriesRadiation shielding
Lockheed MartinAR/VR inspection enhancement
MaglogixCompact and powerful magnets
MarkforgedContinuous fiber and metal additive manufacturing
Microsoft CorporationDigital transformation solutions
New River KinematicsSpatialAnalyzer integrates data from multiple sources
PTCDigital Twin CAD, PLM, IoT, and AR capabilities
Rapid Scan 3D3D scanning and printing technology
SiemensSoftware technology and design AR/VR
SolavitekAdvanced Mobile Universal Electrical Tooling
SurClean, Inc.Laser coating removal and surface preparation
SwagelokOrbital Welding System
Universal SynapticsIntermittent Fault Detection System
Verisurf Software, Inc.CAD interface software and measurement
ZOLLER Inc.Tool life and offset data
“The industry participants were well engaged and most of them knowledgeable of our challenges. They gave us different perspectives and ideas on how we can be more efficient and innovative in tackling processes and long–standing problems,” Gregory “Kaipo” Crowell, Code 2300 (Nuclear Engineering and Planning at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
About Pearl Harbor
Navy Yard Pearl Harbor was officially established on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu by the U.S. Navy on May 13, 1908, as a mid-Pacific coaling and repair station. Military facilities on the islands of Hawaii have proven to be vital for the defense of the U.S. and its interests as a vital waypoint and defensive outpost between the U.S. mainland and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.
The Shipyard has continuously improved from its modest creation into a world-class Navy complex reflecting its importance and the global influence held of the region. The capabilities provided enable the Navy to secure sea lanes of communication and commerce, effectively projecting power across the expansive Pacific and Indian oceans.
“NCMS is pleased to be supporting the U.S. Navy’s efforts toward modernizing their shipyards. The CTMA program is the perfect vehicle for the government to demonstrate and evaluate technology prior to acquisition to ensure the benefits will be maximized,” says Debbie Lilu, CTMA Program Director. “Technology Showcases have become popular events where shipyard maintenance artisans, shop managers, and base leadership can get a hands-on look at state-of-the-art technologies.”