NCMS recently wrapped up the largest Technology Showcase to date. With 47 companies exhibiting and over 1,000 attendees from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNSY & IMF), the Kitsap Conference Center was buzzing with activity on July 25-26.
Even though the Pacific Northwest weather was picture-perfect, all eyes were on the innovative technologies on display. From collaborative robots to additive manufacturing and autonomic processes, shipyard attendees were amazed at what was commercially available as solutions and tooling to further their mission of warfighter readiness.
Before the Technology Showcase kicked off, NCMS President and CEO Lisa Strama addressed the industry participants with these motivating words, “With this extensive level of government and industry collaboration we will be first and what we can do together is endless.”
Captain Dianna Wolfson, Commander, PSNSY & IMF, said pointedly that we “must innovate to outpace” our adversaries.
Without exception, industry participants gave the event rave reviews.
“The attendees loved to touch the technology and learn about what’s out there. To me, this has been one of the best shows. We met a lot of end-users who would use our technology, which validated us being here,” said Marshall Pelot, Western Regional Sales Manager, DIT-MCO International.
“This was our first NCMS event, but it definitely won’t be our last. We are meeting the people who use our tools,” said Ty Babb, Growth Manager, HYTORC.
Everyone from the highest leadership to maintenance artisans was impressed with what they saw. Jeff Brimhall, Technology Insertion Manager, PSNSY & IMF said, “Our engineering and production management teams were excited about this event. After seeing what technology was present, our leadership teams have a lot of options and projects worth pursuing.”
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