The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) hosted a Technology Showcase at the U.S. Naval Shipyard at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, January 24-25, 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.
“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 maintenance artisans, shop managers, and base leadership can get a hands-on look at state-of-the-art technologies.”
There were 30 companies from all over the U.S. that demonstrated their commercially available applications, equipment, and machinery that could enhance warfighter readiness.