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Competition Deadlines Extended for MTConnect Student Challenge

Students can submit ideas and applications to win cash prizes totaling $33,000 Blairsville, Pa. — December 16, 2015. The MTConnect Student Challenge is extending the deadlines for both its Ideation and Application competitions. The new deadline for the ideas competition is March 15, 2016; the new deadline to submit applications is July 15, 2016. MTConnect is an open, XML- and HTTP-based communications standard that works as the building block of the Industrial Internet of Things for manufacturing. The MTConnect Student Challenge an...

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NCDMM’s Ralph Resnick Elected to the 2016 SME International Directors

Blairsville, Pa. — October 9, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that NCDMM President and Executive Director, America Makes Founding Director, and Fellow of SME (FSME) Ralph Resnick was reelected to serve as a 2016 SME International Director. “I am honored to once again serve on the 2016 SME International Directors along with many respected colleagues and manufacturing industry leaders as we help to fulfill SME’s mission of inspiring, preparing, and supporting our stakeholders in...

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NCDMM Welcomes Six New Alliance Partners

The NCDMM Board Approves Advanced Machining LLC; Applied Systems and Technology Transfer; National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance; Optimax Systems Inc.; RPM Innovations, Inc.; and SQS USA, Inc. Blairsville, Pa. — October 9, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces today that its Board of Directors has approved the addition of six new Alliance Partners: Advanced Machining LLC; Applied Systems and Technology Transfer (AST2); National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA);...

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NCDMM, Ingersoll Machine Tools, and Orbital ATK Successfully Complete DMS&T Project

New Automated Inspection System for Automated Fiber Placement Achieves a Defect Detection Rate of Up to 99.7% Blairsville, Pa. — October 5, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), in partnership with Ingersoll Machine Tools, Inc., and Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), announced today the successful completion of Phase I of a three-year project to develop an automated inspection system for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (AFB) in Ohio funded through the Defense-wide...

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NCDMM and AMT Announce Deadline Extension for MTConnect Student Challenge

Ideation Competition Submission Period Extended to December 15, 2015 Blairsville, Pa. — August 31, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense-wide Manufacturing Science and Technology (DMS&T) Program, along with the U.S. Army Benét Labs, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and the MTConnect Institute, in partnership with SME and the National Tooling and Machining Association, announce an extension to the submission deadline for the...

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NCDMM Awarded $42 Million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract

Blairsville, Pa. — June 25, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces it has been awarded a $42 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. The five-year contract vehicle is administered by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s (RDECOM) Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T) Division. An IDIQ contract enables the Department of Defense (DoD) to efficiently...

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NCDMM and AMT Announce First MTConnect Student Challenge

One Challenge, Two Contests with Cash Prizes Totaling $33K Blairsville, Pa. — May 13, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense-wide Manufacturing Science and Technology (DMS&T), sponsored along with AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the U.S. Army Benét Labs, and the MTConnect Institute, in partnership with SME and the National Tooling and Machining Association, proudly announce today the first ever MTConnect® Student...

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NCDMM Welcomes Four New Alliance Partners

The NCDMM Board Approves Munro & Associates, Inc.; Navteca; SME; and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Blairsville, Pa. — May 13, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) is proud to announce that its Board of Directors at its last convened meeting approved the addition of four new Alliance Partners: Munro & Associates, Inc.; Navteca; SME; and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). “On behalf of all of us at the NCDMM, we proudly welcome Munro & Associates, Navteca, SME, and UTEP...

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NCDMM Honors Paul R. Warndorf as the Recipient of the 2015 Lawrence J. Rhoades Award

Prestigious Award Recognizes Achievement in Dedication to Advancement of Manufacturing Technology Blairsville, Pa. — May 7, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that at its SUMMIT 2015 event, held May 6 – 7, it has awarded its highest honor, the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award, to Paul R. Warndorf. Mr. Warndorf has devoted his 50-year career to advancing the manufacturing industry and the understanding of advanced production concepts and capabilities. He is currently Vice President-Strategic...

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NCDMM to Hold Its 10th Annual SUMMIT Event on May 6th – 7th in Blairsville, Pa.

Blairsville, Pa. — April 29, 2015. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces it will hold its 10th annual SUMMIT event on May 6th – 7th, 2015, at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center in Blairsville, Pa. The theme for this year’s SUMMIT is “Innovation through Collaboration.” SUMMIT is NCDMM’s premier annual, two-day event for encouraging collaboration among government, industry, and academia. By bringing these representatives together, SUMMIT provides opportunities to...

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