Blairsville, Pa. — October 25, 2018. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) proudly announces that its Board of Directors approved the addition of six new Alliance Partners: Advanced Technologies Incorporated; Aleph Objects, Inc.; Mission Critical Composites; MZA Associates Corporation; Verify Inc.; and Youngstown State University (YSU).
“Through our diverse partnerships and collaborative model, NCDMM is fulfilling its mission of effectively delivering advanced manufacturing solutions, comprised of state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies, to the defense industry,” said Ralph Resnick, NCDMM President and Chief Executive Officer. “By leveraging our vast Alliance Partner network, we are able to rely on these cultivated and trusted relationships to assemble multidisciplinary teams that work together to develop the best solution. We are excited to welcome these six leading organizations into our Alliance Partner network.”
Advanced Technologies Incorporated (ATI) was founded in 1988 to provide engineering and fabrication research and development (R&D) services to the U.S. aerospace industry. In 2000, ATI became an employee-owned company and today, has established an outstanding performance record of providing quality products delivered on schedule to the aerospace industry. ATI has a diverse product mix and customer base, providing wind tunnel models and facility equipment; full-scale aircraft models, mockups, and training devices; full-scale composite rotor blade development, prototype components, tooling, and experimental vehicles; and composite component manufacturing.
Since its founding in 2011, Aleph Objects, Inc. is a privately held company that has undergone dramatic growth and has been named to Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing companies in 2016 and 2107. Based in Loveland, Colo., Aleph Objects is a free software, libre innovation, and open source, hardware company that manufactures the LulzBot line of industrial desktop 3D printers and related accessories. The company is committed to developing high-performance software and hardware that respect’s the user’s freedom to use, learn, share, modify, and improve technology. Aleph Objects’ products are free to be copied, modified, and converted by all users in order to drive rapid innovation and quality.
Mission Critical Composites (MCC) is a composite manufacturing company that serves the commercial space market sectors and the warfighter by manufacturing critical flight advanced composites hardware. Founded in 2010, MCC is a veteran-owned enterprise headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif. MCC’s primary business is manufacturing composite parts and structures for commercial space and complex military composites for rotorcraft parts and structures for numerous Tier 1 and 2 defense companies.
With facilities in Albuquerque, N.M and Dayton, Ohio, MZA Associates Corporation (MZA) provides innovative directed energy weapons (DEW) research and analysis for a wide range of government projects. As a veteran-owned small business established in 1991, MZA features a 65-person staff that includes some of the world’s experts in the fields of advanced beam control analysis and design, beam control component and system development, aero-optical and aero-mechanical effects, atmospheric propagation, and laser engagement analysis. MZA’s unique expertise in wave-optics modeling, adaptive optics systems, scientific data acquisition, analysis and management provide unrivaled technical solutions for the directed energy industry.
Verify, Inc. is a leading provider of supplier performance management solutions for aerospace, high technology, and quality critical applications. Since 1976, Verify services have improved supplier and program performance while reducing supplier quality cost. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with regional offices located throughout America, Europe, and Asia, Verify supports over 400 customers at more than 7,000 supplier locations in 53 countries, helping customers receive quality product on -time from their suppliers.
Youngstown State University (YSU), an urban research university founded in 1908, emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. YSU is Ohio’s first and only college dedicated to STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and it has particular expertise in all phases of advanced manufacturing, especially additive manufacturing. YSU places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.
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.
NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes and the V4 Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org.