2017 was a momentous year for NCMS, filled with new partnerships, initiatives, and offerings for its membership. Now, in the first months of 2018, NCMS has been joined by seven new members, including members of its new Advanced Manufacturing Materials Processes (AMMP) working group. AMMP is a new partnership with the Army Research Lab (ARL) to apply Additive Manufacturing (AM) to needs in today’s defense manufacturing landscape, accelerating production, increasing the cost-effectiveness and availability of complex parts, and making novel designs and materials feasible.
A diverse membership is a pillar of our strength as an organization, adding new capabilities to our network and allowing us to connect members with a wider range of opportunities. We welcome CTG, General Motors, LLC, Honeywell, the John Hopkins Center for Additive Materials, Sagaris Group Inc., 3D Systems, and T.E.A.M. to the largest cross-industry, collaborative R&D consortium in North America and look forward to supporting their work!
3D Systems, Inc. (3DS)
3DS, based in Rock Hill, SC, provides comprehensive 3D products and services, including 3D printers, print materials, on-demand manufacturing services, and digital design tools. Its ecosystem supports advanced industrial applications from the product design shop to the factory floor, as well as a range of precision healthcare capabilities. The originator of 3D printing, 3DS has spent 30 years helping clients optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market, and drive new business models.
Crestwood Technology Group (CTG)
CTG, based in Yonkers, NY, is a small aerospace firm that provides tailorable and scalable supply chain solutions, specializing in material sourcing, procurement, counterfeit avoidance, obsolescence management, and logistics solutions. CTG integrates inventory management, IT, procurements, suppliers, and distribution into a single process, working with the U.S. Armed Services and companies in commercial aviation, industry, and medicine.
General Motors, LLC
The Manufacturing Systems Research Lab of the GM Research & Development Center is part of General Motors LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors. Based in Warren, MI, the lab conducts R&D in support of GM’s vehicle design, production, and distribution operations. General Motors is a major automotive OEM and is interested in an array of technologies and capabilities, including but not limited to Additive Manufacturing, Digital Manufacturing, Big Data/IoT, automation, robotics, composites, prototyping, simulation/analysis, and engineering services.
Honeywell International Inc.
A Fortune 100 company with $39.3 billion in sales in 2016, Honeywell creates solutions that improve quality of life for people around the globe—generating clean, healthy energy, and using it more efficiently; increasing the public’s safety and security; enabling people to connect, communicate, and collaborate; and equipping its customers to be even more productive. Honeywell’s portfolio spans numerous industries, including homes and building, aviation, defense and space, oil and gas, industrial chemicals and vehicles.
Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins Center for Additive Materials (JAM2) brings together faculty, students, and postdocs to conduct cross-cutting research in design, manufacturing, and characterization for additive manufacturing and architected materials. The goal of JAM2 is to revolutionize materials and component performance for a broad array of engineering applications, including automotive, aviation, defense, energy, healthcare, medicine, and space.
Sagaris Group Inc.
Sagaris Group Inc. is a Michigan-based company that specializes in laser welding, offering portable, on-site laser welding, in-house laser welding, and metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. Sagaris specializes in tool repair and reinforcement, helping clients control costs, streamline operations, maximize productivity, and proactively identifying and resolving problems.
T.E.A.M., Inc. a Rhode-Island-based small business, an ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified small business specializing in textile engineering and manufacturing of 2D woven fabrics and 3D woven preforms, and braided, needled and stitched components, primarily for the composites industry. T.E.A.M. works with high-performance, difficult-to-handle fibers such as carbon, glass, aramids, and ceramics. In addition to creating custom engineering and manufacturing solutions, T.E.A.M. produces a diverse array of products, from carbon fiber roll goods for composite fabricators to 3D-woven airfoils for aircraft engines.