The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences announced that it has brought together leaders in high performance digital manufacturing to brief the Congressional Research and Development and Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucuses on how high performance computing is poised to drive explosive manufacturing growth.

The event will raise awareness of modeling and simulation in the Congress as an essential tool for small and medium sized manufacturers to help them to innovate and compete. NCMS, along with three of its partner companies, will brief the Congress on its vision for developing a knowledge infrastructure which leverages the wealth of talent, ideas and facilities within our universities, national labs and industrial research centers to bring modeling and simulation to the nation’s manufacturers.

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“As U.S. manufacturers are struggling to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global marketplace, high performance computer modeling and simulation presents a key competitive opportunity.” said Rick Jarman, NCMS president & CEO. “Small and medium companies must begin to tap these superior technologies to become more competitive and be better equipped to compete and spur job creation.”

In addition to Jon Riley, Executive Director of Design & Engineering Programs at NCMS, panelists include Intel, John Deere and Ace Clearwater who have all embraced modeling and simulation as an essential technology in their operation. Each company will bring their unique perspective to the briefing and discuss how this technology has made a difference to their bottom lines. In addition, they will identify the collaborative models that must be created to enable small and medium sized manufactures to adopt America’s next great industrial game changer.

“NCMS is leading a national effort to make practical digital manufacturing tools available to small and medium sized companies and we look forward to sharing our strategic plan with Congressional leaders” said Jon Riley, “American companies need these tools to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.”

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This briefing is the latest in a series of strategic moves by NCMS to educate industry, government, and academic institutions on how digital manufacturing can transform the manufacturing landscape.

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences is the largest collaborative R&D consortium in North America and dedicated to driving innovation and competitiveness among manufacturers in commercial, defense, robotics, and related industries. NCMS has a 25 year track record in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, using a collaborative process that delivers sustainable innovation, which reduces risk and delivers products to market faster than traditional methods.

NCMS is also the home of the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC), which has nearly 200 members from industry and academia across the country.

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