NCDMM Welcomes Three New Alliance Partners

The NCDMM Board Approves Mazak Corporation, Nextek Inc., and Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software, Inc.

Blairsville, Pa. — May 12, 2016. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces today that its Board of Directors has approved the addition of three new Alliance Partners: Mazak Corporation, Nextek Inc., and Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software, Inc.

“Our Alliance Partner network remains an integral component in the NCDMM delivering collaborative manufacturing solutions to our nation’s industrial base,” said Ralph Resnick, NCDMM President and Executive Director. “We are pleased to continue to grow our Alliance Partner network with diverse and leading companies like Mazak Corporation, Nextek Inc., and Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software, Inc. Join me in welcoming these three organizations into our ranks.”

Mazak Corporation is an international manufacturer of machine tools for metal cutting, laser cutting machines, automated systems, and digital solutions for manufacturing. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Ky., produces more than 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5- axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows its Kentucky iSMART Factory to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products through its “Production-On-Demand” practice. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers.

Based in Madison, Ala., Nextek, Inc., is a niche market, technology-driven Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, founded in 1995. Nextek provides “best-in-class” precision electronic assembly and engineering services to customers with needs-driven, non-commodity products that seek a high level of reliability, commitment and professional service from their manufacturing partner. Nextek is currently ISO, AS9100, and 13485 Registered.

Siemens PLM Software, Inc., a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software helps companies realize innovation by optimizing their processes—from planning and development through manufacturing, production, and support—and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

NCDMM established a team of Alliance Partners to support the activities of the Center with state-of-the-art skills and capabilities. One of the unique features of NCDMM’s approach to the development and deployment of best solutions is the effective integration of the specialized and innovative skills, technologies, and practices of these organizations. Each Alliance Partner provides a significant manufacturing technology expertise that can be directly applied to the manufacturing issues faced by Department of Defense and contractor facilities today.

NCDMM will continue to add Alliance Partners that support its mission and have a passion for advancing the capability of U.S. manufacturers through the development and application of state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.

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About NCDMM

NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. This is accomplished through collaboration with government, industry, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes—the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at http://ncdmm.org/.

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