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NCMS Initiative Aligns with Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Announced Today

Predictive Innovation Centers to provide secure, scalable, affordable and accessible smart manufacturing tools to US manufacturers

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 24 — The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), the largest cross industry consortium in North America and a leader in next-generation manufacturing strategies, announced today that they are poised to bring next generation design and manufacturing tools to industry of all sizes, revitalizing U.S. manufacturing.

Today, speaking at Carnegie-Mellon University, President Obama announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort devoted to collaboration between industry, academia, and federal government to drive innovative technologies that will create quality manufacturing jobs and enhance global competitiveness.

"The AMP concept outlined by the President today, is forged upon the recognition that by driving collaboration between talent, investment, and infrastructure, we can revitalize manufacturing in North America and get back to making things," said Rick Jarman, NCMS president & CEO, "NCMS has a comprehensive national strategy to bring smart manufacturing tools to industry and their supply chain in an accessible, affordable way."

The NCMS aligns with AMPS pursuits that will drive entirely new competitive business models:

  • Domestic manufacturing capabilities in national security.
  • Reduced time to market for advanced materials.
  • Next-generation robotics.
  • Sustainability across the manufacturing and product lifecycle.

NCMS has a long history of successful collaborations between Industry, Government and Academia. Manufacturing knows how to make. Academia knows how to envision. And Government support provides the needed investment and encouragement to keep this meeting of the minds on the right track. NCMS applauds The President for leading this initiative and giving the US the opportunity to once again become the leader in Global Competitiveness by implementing advanced manufacturing tools across the industry, revitalizing the U.S. economy and creating jobs in a 21st century world. Because the future is not made, it is manufactured.

About NCMS

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest collaborative R&D consortium in North America and is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, and robotics manufacturing. NCMS has 25 years of experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, and is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector.
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