Volumetric Accuracy Project Highlighted in Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine

Volumetric Compensation Technology (VEC) was highlighted in the June 29 issue of Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine feature, Machine tools meet new materials. VEC is the commercial product developed from the Volumetric Accuracy for Large Machine Tools (VALMT) collaborative project which collected a Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award (2009) and a R&D 100 Award (2010).

The VALMT project team pioneered an innovative process in establishing a new methodology in volumetric error compensation for large machine tools which will save the Department of Defense (DOD) and the commercial aircraft industry millions of dollars.

NCMS teamed private industry (Automated Precision Inc., The Boeing Corporation, Siemens Energy and Automation and MAG Cincinnati Machine, LLC) and the Department of Defense (U.S. Air Force Logistics Center, Naval Foundry and Propeller Center, U.S. Navy Fleet Readiness Center East) for the VALMT project, to quickly develop the groundbreaking technology affordably, and with less risk than alternative “go it alone” R&D methods.