The second quarter of 2018 has been a busy one for NCMS. May saw both our annual Members Meeting and the CTMA/DLA Partners Meeting in May in Richmond, VA, at which the range of our membership’s capabilities was on full view. Elsewhere, we helped organize the Michigan Manufacturers Association’s 2018 MFG Forum, gave out our first CTMA Leadership Award, and crowned this year’s winner of the CTMA Technology Competition.
We were also joined by eight new members, including some new members of the Advanced Manufacturing Materials Processes (AMMP) working group. Welcome, MARSS; Applied Materials, Inc.; BAE Systems, Inc.; Laser Aviation; Midé Technology Corporation; SSD, Temple Allen Industries, and UD-CCM!
Applied Materials, Inc.
Applied Materials, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, provides manufacturing equipment, services, and software to the semiconductor, display, solar photovoltaic (PV), and other related industries worldwide. The company specializes in materials engineering solutions used to produce computer chips and advanced displays. Applied plans to apply its materials engineering and complex high-volume manufacturing systems to support innovations in Additive Manufacturing.
BAE Systems, Inc. Land & Armaments LP
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace, and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, BAE Systems, Inc. is one of the top 10 prime contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Laser Aviation, based in Atlanta, GA, specializes in 3D laser scanning and modeling services for aviation and aerospace engineers worldwide. It creates exact 3D laser images for fleet operators, individual aircraft owners, technicians, manufacturers, and restorers. The company handles data collection, the transformation of point clouds into precise 3D models, data exports, and file conversion.
Midé Technology Corporation
Midé Technology Corporation, headquartered in Medford, MA, develops, produces, and markets high-performance products such as piezoelectric transducers and actuators, vibration energy harvesters, wearable sensors, and other innovative smart material solutions for the aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing industries, as well as others.
Military Aviation Readiness & Sustainment Solutions, Inc.
Military Aviation Readiness & Sustainment Solutions, Inc. (MARSS) based in Hattiesburg, MS, is veteran-owned small business that provides intermediate-level technical maintenance and logistical support for U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) aviation systems. MARRS works with the U.S. defense sector and coalition partners to enhance their operational readiness and the sustainment of FMS systems.
Synergy Software Design LLC
Synergy Software Design LLC (SSD) is a small business that has provided custom software and geospatial solutions to federal customers for over 13 years. SSD offers enterprise solutions, business analysis, and custom software development, including desktop and web-based systems for GIS, engineering management, and 3D planning.
Temple Allen Industries
Temple Allen Industries, based in Rockville, MD, is a designer and manufacturer of ergonomic sanding equipment, including the Easily Manipulated Mechanical Arm (EMMA) and the Wing-Top Sander, for aerospace, marine, wind power, and rolling-stock clients. Temple Allen’s systems securely deploy tools; absorb vibration; improve dust collection; and apply proper contact force, eliminating many of the health risks of traditional sanding while improving finish quality and consistency.
University of Delaware
The University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) is an internationally recognized center for interdisciplinary research, education, and technology transfer in the areas of materials and synthesis, multifunctional materials, processing science, mechanics and design, sensing and control, and software. Utilizing 58,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities, UD-CCM develops models and simulations in a “virtual manufacturing” environment for process optimization and tool design.