This technology showcase will be held in conjunction with the debut of the ENC Tech Bridge off-base facility and ribbon cutting ceremony. The ENC Tech Bridge, through a partnership with FRCE and Craven County, facilitates strategic connections to accelerate creativity and innovation that deliver capability, capacity, and readiness to the Navy and Marine Corps.

Early Bird Registration
June 14, 2024

Registration Due Date
July 1, 2024

Technology Showcase
July 15, 2024

In collaboration with the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Tech Bridge, Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE), and Craven County Economic Development, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is hosting a Technology Showcase at the Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County July 15-18 in New Bern, North Carolina.

This technology showcase will be held in conjunction with the debut of the ENC Tech Bridge off-base facility. The ENC Tech Bridge, through a partnership with FRCE and Craven County, facilitates strategic connections to accelerate creativity and innovation that deliver capability, capacity, and readiness to the Navy and Marine Corps.

FRCE – North Carolina’s largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, and technical services provider – helps supply Sailors and Marines with innovative solutions to complex problems and supports future growth by connecting brains to planes.

Industry and academia partners are invited to share potential innovations in technology that can support the goal of the Tech Bridge initiative, which is to rapidly deliver innovative capabilities to service members across the globe. Engineers, artisans, and leadership from the Navy and Marine Corps will be in attendance and are eager to view the demonstration of next generation technologies that may relate to their maintenance challenges.

Along with the technology showcase happening at the Riverfront Convention Center, this event features a unique opportunity for select companies to demonstrate their technologies at the ENC Tech Bridge facility during its debut event. Once event registration has closed, representatives from the ENC Tech Bridge team will hand-select companies for this opportunity, based on the technology and how it pertains to the Tech Bridge.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Exhibitor Setup

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Technology Showcase

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Technology Showcase

Thursday, July 18, 2024

ENC Tech Bridge Debut

ADVANCED/ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

  • 3D Printing
  • 3D scanning
  • Automation technologies
  • AUTONOMIC LOGISTICS
  • FIBEROPTICS
  • Inspection
  • Large Area – focus on emerging tip of the spear technology
  • Metal
  • Polymers
  • Precision Measurements
  • Prototyping
  • Resin
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Robotic Welding
  • Smart factory
  • Thermal spray
  • TIG Dynamic Wire
  • Tracking

ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY  

  • Active Listening Hearing Protection
  • Air Feed Helmets
  • Body cooling technology
  • Close Fit Filters (to fit under welding mask)
  • Close Fit Welding Masks (low profile)
  • Confined spaces monitoring system
  • Cooling Vests / Suits
  • Ergonomic power tools
  • Fall Protection/Fall Arrest Equipment
  • Gloves
  • Hand Tools
  • HAZMAT logistics
  • Human augmentation
  • Industrial vacuum capture (i.e. Heavy Metal Containment/ i.e. HEPA Vacs)
  • Infrared Heaters
  • Radiation Dose Calculation Software
  • Radiation shielding and containment
  • Recycling media
  • Specific PPE Appropriately Sized for Women
  • Electric Vehicles (i.e. forklifts, tugs, etc.)

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT / VISUALIZATION  

  • Augmented reality/ virtual reality
  • Portable machining tools
  • Remote vision equipment

RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT  

  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Equipment & process modernization
  • Mixed Reality
  • Portable machining tools
  • Remote vision equipment
  • Training Curriculum For Maintenance
  • Welding

ENHANCED INSPECTION

  • Collaborative robots for industrial applications
  • Equipment & process modernization
  • Industrial augmented reality
  • Modal Acoustics Technology
  • Scanning and Measuring Tools
  • Wiring
  • Wiring (UH 60V Specific)

BUSINESS IT AND ANALYTICS  

  • Cybersecurity
  • Lifecycle management
  • Logistics
  • Machine learning
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Software

CBM+/PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

  • Oil, fuel, and fluid analysis instruments
  • Plasma Blast
  • Shop Painting
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Surface Removal and Preparation

COATINGS AND CORROSION PREVENTION  

  • Laser ablation
  • Laser coating

OTHER 

  • 4D inspection
  • ADVANCED GAS TURBINE ENGINE REPAIR
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented reality/virtual reality
  • Automated Ultrasonic Inspection (UTI)
  • Automation technologies
  • Cold Spray
  • Cold Spray
  • Communication Headsets
  • Corrosion detection
  • Corrosion detection under coatings.
  • Corrosion prevention
  • Corrosion protection
  • Fall Protection
  • Full module repairs
  • HVOF Spray
  • Metal Working
  • Painting
  • Portable machining tools
  • Precision Measurements
  • Robotics
  • Rotor balancing
  • Stripping
  • Tool Management
  • Tracking
  • Vibro Thermography
  • Welding (Laser, Electron Beam, Directed Energy Deposition)
  • Welding and Additive Repair
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Show the Eastern North Carolina Tech Bridge and Fleet Readiness Center East how you can solve their maintenance needs.

 

Exhibitor Registration Ends: Monday, July 1, 2024

Exhibiting at the NCMS Technology Showcase

Exhibition spaces are limited so reserve yours quickly. Additionally, only one space will be allocated per company. This will be a great opportunity for the end-users to get hands-on experience with your technology. To provide the most impact, actual demonstrations of capabilities when applicable are highly encouraged. If you have any questions about being an exhibitor, please contact eventsupport@ncms.org

Exhibiting Details

Exhibit Space: Exhibitor registration includes one 10×10′ Booth. Booth includes 8’Back wall, 3′ Side Wall, 6′ Table and 2 chairs

Wifi Internet Access: Complimentary internet access is available throughout the conference space

Shipping:

  • Direct shipping available
  • No forklift available
  • Pallet jack available
  • Shipping cannot arrive more than 3 days before the event

Electricity: Electricity is available throughout the room, but it is limited. Extension cords and power strips will not be provided. Exhibitors will be responsible for providing their own extension cords. Be sure they are long enough to extend across a room.

Set Up: TBD

Teardown: TBD

Security:

  • The Riverfront Convention will arrange for Security personnel as required by the Convention Center and/ or the exhibit manager and should be arranged with Craven County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Any person whose conduct is objectionable, disorderly or disruptive to the Convention Center’s use or is in violation of any law shall be refused entrance or shall be immediately ejected from the premises. Lessee assumes full responsibility for the acts and conduct of its exhibitors, agents, employees, licensees, invitees and attendees of the event.

Parking:

  • All parking is under the exclusive control of Convention Center management.
  • No parking in fire lanes, service roads, loading dock areas or any other Unauthorized vehicles will be removed at owner’s expense.
  • The Convention Center provides two parking lots; an on site lot, and a lot directly a Center. Other surrounding parking areas are available, however, vehicles parked or to applicable regulations.

Loading and Unloading

  • Small carry on items can be loaded through the front conference center door
  • Large items must be loaded through the loading dock. Please coordinate in advance


How to get the most out of your participation at an NCMS Technology Showcase

Each exhibitor’s space will be visited by individuals representing Government, Industry, and Academia. Please have a prepared “elevator” description of your technology and how it will benefit maintenance and sustainment efforts. This prepared speech should engage your audience quickly. Be prepared to demonstrate your technology or offer a short presentation on how your technology works. Be sure that you have deliverables that speak to the benefits of your technology, and if possible, create handouts or other marketing collateral. 

Actionable Items

  • Make sure your team has an elevator speech. Be prepared to describe your technology solution/service and its benefits in 30 seconds or less.
  • Demo, demo, demo! Demonstrations draw attention at the event.
  • Bring plenty of collateral!
  • Keep your exhibit space staffed. Traffic is unpredictable and intermittent, so plan to have a representative at your table during all show hours.
  • Refrain from packing up or leaving before the event ends. An empty tabletop reflects poorly upon your company/organization.
  • Online Directory: As a part of exhibitor registration, you are required to submit company and technical abstracts. To make a lasting impact, be sure to complete this package by submitting your logo and quad chart to eventsupport@ncms.org.
AREA INFO & LODGING

New Bern, North Carolina

Riverfront Convention Center of Craven County
203 S Front St
New Bern, NC 28560

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront
100 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560
252.658.9000

Courtyard New Bern
221-211 E Front St
New Bern, NC 28560
252.636.0022

Please Note: Hotel blocks are not being held for this event.

Airport Information

EWN – Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
200 Terminal Dr
New Bern, NC 28562

RDU – Raleigh-Durham International Airport
2400 John Brantley Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560

OAJ – Albert J. Ellis Airport
264 Albert Ellis Airport Road
Richlands, North Carolina 28574

REGISTER NOW
Exhibitor Tickets

All NCMS Technology Showcase: FRC East exhibitors will be assigned one exhibitor display space and one attendee registration. If additional exhibition staff is needed, those individuals should register as event support.

Early Bird Exhibitor (Deadline 6/14. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED): $250
Exhibitor (Deadline 7/1. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED): $350

Best Practices for Submission of Exhibitor Materials

NCMS will provide attendees with an online Exhibitor Directory accessible to anyone with internet access.

Note that our government partners have requested that Quad Charts be submitted by all exhibitors. Those Charts will be the main place to profile your technology solutions. Even if you have previously submitted a quad chart, you must submit a new one with the Fillable Quad Chart Template linked below.

To make the best possible use of the online space for the directory, we ask that participating exhibitors follow these instructions:

  1. Submit a 150-word description of your technology solution.
  2. Submit a 100-word description of your organization.
  3. Download the pdf Fillable Quad Chart Template provided here, fill it out in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, and save it as a pdf with your company’s name in the file title.
    1. For Problem Statement, describe what problem the technology is meant to solve (app. 80 words maximum)
    2. For Solution Statement, describe the technology product or service (app. 80 words maximum)
    3. For Benefits Statement, describe the expected impact of the technology (app. 80 words maximum)
    4. For Graphics, insert 1 graphic saved as a jpg or png.

Quad Chart Explanation

Note: attempts to make the type smaller than 12 points so more text can fit in each quadrant will result in the submission being sent back. All quad charts must be uploaded with your exhibitor registration – see “Quad Chart Submission” section at the top of the righthand column.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 7/12/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 7/12/24.

We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

    Quad Chart Submission

    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS NOT CONSIDERED COMPLETE UNTIL A QUAD CHART HAS BEEN UPLOADED.


    Fillable Quad Chart Template

    Even if you have previously submitted a quad chart, you must submit a new one using the Fillable Quad Chart Template.

    Registration Form

    Tickets

    $250.00

    Registration Information

    Yes
    No

    Use new company abstract (added below).
    Use previously provided company abstract.

    No
    Yes

    None
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
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    Gluten Free
    No Pork

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    Booking Summary

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    x NCMS TS: FRCE - Exhibitor
    $250.00
    Total Price
    $250.00

    Organizations must have an existing Exhibitor Registration completed prior to adding additional staff as exhibitor support.  If you do not have an existing exhibitor registration, please click here.

    Exhibitor Support Ticket

    Foreign nationals will not be granted access to this particular event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Early Bird Exhibitor Support (Deadline 6/14. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED): $250
    Exhibitor Support (Deadline 7/1. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED): $350

    Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 7/12/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 7/12/24.

    We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

    Registration Form

    Tickets

    $250.00

    Registration Information

    Yes
    No

    None
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Dairy Free
    Nut Allergy
    Gluten Free
    No Pork

    Yes
    No

    Booking Summary

    1
    x NCMS TS: FRCE - Support
    $250.00
    Total Price
    $250.00

    Government Attendee Ticket

    Government Attendee (Deadline 7/12/24.): $0

    Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 7/12/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 7/12/2024.

    We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

    Registration Form

    Tickets

    Registration Information

    Yes
    No

    Yes
    No

    Booking Summary

    1
    x NCMS TS: FRCE - Gov
    $0.00
    Total Price
    $0.00
    Attendee Ticket

    Attendee (Deadline 7/12/24.): $0

    Cancellation Policy

    All cancellations must be emailed to eventsupport@ncms.org by 7/12/24 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 7/12/2024.

    We reserve the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted by NCMS.

    Registration Form

    Tickets

    Registration Information

    Yes
    No

    Yes
    No

    Booking Summary

    1
    x NCMS TS: FRCE - Attendee
    $0.00
    Total Price
    $0.00