NCMS Supports Navy’s New REPTX Event to Test Dozens of Ship Maintenance Technologies Aboard Decommissioned Destroyer

Ann Arbor, MI, August 23, 2022—NCMS is pleased to assist the US Navy with keeping ships in top shape while at sea through the new Repair Technology Exercise (REPTX), taking place Aug. 22 through Sept. 2 at Naval Base Ventura County. More than sixty technology suppliers are testing their products’ capacity to tackle real-world fleet maintenance challenges, including assessing and repairing potential battle damage during REPTX’s 12 days of technical demonstrations and field experiments aboard
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NCMS Member Atmospheric Plasma Solutions (APS) Receives DOD’s APFIT Award

Ann Arbor, MI, July 25, 2022— NCMS member Atmospheric Plasma Solutions (APS) has been awarded funding for their PlasmaBlast® precision surface preparation system from the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) via a pilot program to Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies (APFIT). APFIT aims to expeditiously transition technologies—with priority given to those developed by small businesses and/or nontraditional defense
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NCMS President and CEO Lisa Strama Receives 2022 International Honor Award from SME

Ann Arbor, MI, June 8, 2022—National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) President and CEO Lisa Strama has been recognized with a 2022 International Honor Award from SME, the nonprofit association of professionals, educators, and students committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry.    Strama received the Donald C. Burnham Manufacturing Management Award, which recognizes exceptional success in the integration of the infrastructure and processes of manufacturing
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NCMS’s Strategic Partnership Between the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and the B-1 System Program Office (SPO) at Tinker Air Force Base Awarded 100M Contract

Ann Arbor, MI, March 15, 2022—The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce that, on 15 March 2022, the B-1 System Program Office (SPO) at Tinker AFB, OK, awarded a six-year 0M follow-on contract to Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) to continue the B-1’s Digital Engineering (DE) transformation. NCMS helped form the strategic partnership and created a flexible contract structure, which allows NIAR and the B-1 SPO to adapt
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NCMS Announces Partnership with DOD and FEMA for Medical Supplies

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the critical shortage of medical equipment and supplies. Tapping into our significant network of American manufacturers, and working alongside several agencies to assist FEMA’s efforts, NCMS is securing feedback from advanced manufacturing companies about capability, capacity, time frames, and other data
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