"We are honored and privileged for this opportunity to work with the NCDMM," says David Rugaber, executive vice president of Oberg Industries.
Located in Latrobe, PA, NCDMM embarked on its mission in 2003 to test and develop related manufacturing and machining processes.
Morris is vice president and director of America Makes within the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM
) in Youngstown, Ohio.
"[This] exemplifies how our incredibly innovative and active community comprising both members and non-members is working together, sometimes even with competitors, to advance our industry by exploring the limitless possibilities of 3D printing," said Ralph Resnick, founding director of America Makes and president/executive director of NCDMM
Defense contractors and military depots increasingly are seeking help from the NCDMM in areas such as worker training, machine tool upgrades and advice on how to increase the efficiency of their assembly lines, VanKirk said.
Army depots, which had to rapidly surge their production capability for the war in Iraq, are among the NCDMM's biggest customers.
Huston, executive director of NCDMM. The Defense Department's industrial depots unfortunately lack this technology.
NCDMM's job is to understand what new technology and processes are available and to help both commercial companies and government industrial facilities implement them, Huston explains.
We select the best ones for each program," said Mark Huston, director of the NCDMM. A list of all of the alliance partners is available at www.ncdmm.org.
The NCDMM is assisting the Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at the Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., with the machining of titanium components developed for a lightweight version of the 155 mm howitzer;