NMTC Membership Renewals/Tech Directory Update in the mail

The NMTC Board announced its annual membership renewal and Tech Directory Update for 2014. This package enables members to participate in the regions more successful business building activites, just to identify a few:

  • Member Events, Member Speaker Series, Visionary Awards Gala, Growing Business Roundtable, NMTC Connects Networking all at free or discounted rates.
  • Provide access to senior, influential leaders and experts responsible for $Billions in Defense spending, guiding major programs at APG and in the state. Valuable connections and beneficial introductions made possible at NMTC events.
  • Expanded financial support and leadership for our nationally recognized STEM education effort; The STEM Forum, presenting science and technology in exciting ways to thousands of elementary school students, in 20+ schools in NE MD.
  • Establishing afterschool science & tech programs aiding the building of your employee pipeline for the future.
  • Investing in technology exchange processes among APG, industry, emerging tech companies and aspiring inventors for technology and economic growth.
  • Expanded Tech Directory- 2014 edition now underway, to facilitate business development, advertising your business to your target audience and easily finding key connections

The renewal structure, based on number of employees in the region, remains unchanged from prior years and is a corporate membership where your employees may attend all NMTC events at either no-charge or reduced rate.

To conveniently renew and update your membership listing, please visit our website at https://nmtc.org/membership/renewal/.

For those new to NMTC, please visit our Membership section at https://nmtc.org/membership/new_member/

NMTC Takes You To Hollywood

NMTC members got an insider’s view on “Gambling in Maryland and Beyond: What to Know”. Download presentation Karmel_NMTC_Nov_2013_1

Maryland has a casino past, we now see gambling popping up everywhere but the future, wow! Technology, especially internet technology will change the industry, change us and create new business opportunities as we compete with neighboring states for the Maryland gambler’s dollars

We learned the odds of can we actually win? We found out just how much casinos make, what is their business/revenue model and strategy is and what we can learn from them for our businesses.

Lastly we learned of the trend that will soon enough ‘creep into our homes and offices’ – mobile gambling.

All in all it was great networking, enjoyed a catered breakfast, and entertained by  the sounds of slot machine bells echoing and the wondering if we took a chance, would  we walk away richer.

All I can say is, this was an exciting meeting at the Hollywood Casino!

Our presenter was Dr. James Karmel, who earned a Ph.D. in History from the University at Buffalo (the State University of New York at Buffalo), with a specialty on American economic history.  He is currently a Professor of History at Harford Community College, where he teaches a business class on casino management.  He is the author of Gambling on the American Dream: Atlantic City and the Casino Era (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008) and a casino gambling analyst.  His commentary on the casino industry and related topics has appeared in media outlets such as the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal and Associated Press.

NMTC’s Wine Tasting Under The Tent; A ‘WOW’ Experience

NMTC’s Wine Tasting Under The Tent; A ‘WOW’ Experience;
World of Wine, A Rare Experience To Sample Top 10 wines of the world
and assorted international wines and selected beer.

This annual and continuingly expanding event raises a significant amount of the funding required to support the STEM Forum; industry’s collaboration with APG’s STEM initiatives and the Forum’s signature STEM Night & Beyond program at 5 regional middle schools each year.

 

This meeting was a disaster!

Disasters are inevitable, and today, thanks to expert Darwin Ray, Emergency Management consultant for BioStorage Lab Services, LLC and BioStorage, LLC, an NMTC member company, we learned best ways to protect ourselves, our family and our business. Darwin volunteered his FEMA-based and proprietary , 5 page emergeny/disaster plan checklist which you can DOWNLOAD HERE BioStorage EP Checklist.
DOWNLOAD HERE BioStorage Lab EP for Home-Work–NMTC Sep2013

We thank Jack Schammel, of Leading Logic, for hosting this informative member’s meeting. Leading Logic helps clients develop and manage strategic, structural, and cultural changes within their organizations.



Glimpse the future-NMTC presents 3D printing’s potential

NMTC 3D Printing Presentation, 11 July 2013

Thanks to our event sponsor. TriMech is an engineering and engineering services provider that delivers Technology, Services, & People to our engineering, manufacturing, and product design clients as well as the Department of Defense.

MEETING TOPIC
Most of you never witnessed the birth of Xerography and its off-spring, our now ubiquitous 2-dimensional  office printer, but you will witness something incredibly bigger in potential, today, July 11, 2013.

The evolution of office printing has taken a futuristic leap with 3D Printing, and it’s becoming affordable and the learning curve is collapsing.

If you can design something, you can build it – there’s no additional cost in complexity.

With 3D printing, making a single custom product is no more expensive per unit than making 10 or 100. For example, while it is now possible to make a million car frames or plastic cups using a 3D printer, it will more likely be used in applications that require customization, such as product prototypes, office gadgets, smart phone and tablet cases/covers, medical implants and prosthetics and even personalized jewelry and promotional business products. Manufacturing will also be revolutionized.

The availability of these systems, for both industrial and personal uses, allows just about anyone to create their own model or product, even start a business with them.

The industry is expected to continue to grow very quickly, with the sale of products and services worldwide estimated to be $3.7bn in 2015 and close to $10bn by decade’s decade’s end.

Using the analogy that 20-30 years ago, there weren’t any [personal computers] and no Internet and printers themselves were huge, expensive and mostly leased machines, yet, here we are. 3D Printing is at the beginning of that 20-30 projected future.

Get ideas on how this technology will give you a competitive edge, speed up your decision-making processes by seeing things in 3 dimensions and unleash your creative people to develop income generating concepts never thought of before.

In all, it’s a focused blast of the power of 3D printing, looking to its future.

PRESENTERs:

Mark Butkiewicz at Survice Engineering along with the world-class 3D printing and additive manufacturing capability of the Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center.

Mark is currently the Corporate Director for Metrology Business Development at defense contractor, SURVICE Engineering, exploring new opportunities in laser scanning and reverse engineering. In addition, he oversees the Applied Technology Operation of SURVICE which focuses on research and development.

Bradley Ruprecht is an Engineering Technician/ Senior Model Maker Rapid Technologies Branch, Advanced Design and Manufacturing Division (ADM) the Prototype Integration Facility of the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at APG.

Bradley is also adjunct faculty at Towson University as part of the Interdisciplinary Object Design program, teaching mold making and urethane casting.

Ruprecht is also one of the first five people to win the coveted Dinosaur Award for the Polyjetting Additive Manufacturing Process from the Additive Manufacturing User Group.

And most interestingly, volunteers at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and for the Smithsonian’s Office of Exhibits Central, helping the Smithsonian make those wonderful exhibits we all enjoy at the various Smithsonian museums.

Dr. David Mortin, Director APG’s AMSAA, speaks to NMTC

PDF of AMSAA Presentation to NMTC, 13June13

This meeting sponsored by Freedom Federal, ‘Harford County’s Better Way To Bank’

The meeting offered broad insight into a key influencer of the Army’s procurement process.  AMSAA (Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity) Headquarters is located at APG.  AMSAA conducts critical analyses to provide state-of-the-art analytical solutions to senior level Army and Department of Defense officials.  AMSAA’s responsive systems analysis supports the “Equipping” and “Sustaining” of weapons and materiel for our Soldiers in the field as well as our Future Army Force.

Our guest speaker is Dr. David Mortin, Chief, Reliability Branch at AMSAA. 

Dr.  Mortin is responsible for identifying improvements that will result in increased Army and Department of Defense weapon system reliability. Mortin’s branch is the lead for the Army’s Physics-of-Failure Program, co-lead for the Army’s Center for Reliability Growth, and Department of the Army Executive Agent for Reliability and Maintainability Standardization.

He is one of 16 AMC 2012 Louis Dellamonica Award winners, Mortin was recognized as a top employee out of 70,000 across the command. The Louis Dellamonica Award is presented annually to those who have significantly contributed to AMC’s mission and overarching goals and objectives for the year.


His talk will focus on how  AMSAA is developing solutions to make Army and DoD systems more reliable for our soldier and more affordable for the Department. 

 

 

Cecil College shovels in a new 4 year engineering program

NMTC Board member, Dr Stephen Pannell, President of Cecil College told the many assembled at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cecil College Engineering and Math Building Wednesday afternoon, that he’s very excited and that this building represents a lot of work and support, especially for students of engineering, science and math. It is a great day with a lot of strong partnerships.

NMTC Executive Director John Casner, also attending, echoes those sentiments as well. From NMTC’s strong advocacy position for STEM Education, it was rewarding to learn students will now be able to earn a 4 year engineering degree, through an Articulation Agreement with Frostburg State, without leaving the Cecil College campus.

The 28,683 square-foot building will provide space for the expanding course offerings by Cecil College in engineering, science, math and physics.

About 62.90 percent or $14,776,000 of the $24.49-million project will be funded by the Maryland Community College Grant Program, while 37.10 percent or $8,716,000 will be funded by the county. The anticipated completion date for the project is August 2014. It will be the first building in Cecil County to attain LEED silver certification, with its green roofing trays over an SBS-modified Bituminous membrane roof and block stone and glass walls.

 

For additional details, click HERE for the Cecil Whig article

The ‘new’ CERDEC will change future contracts

The NMTC Members Meeting this month hosted one of APG’s best and brightest engineering directors; Ms Jill Smith, Director, CERDEC ( Communications, Electronics Research Center), to share where this cornerstone of the Army warfighter’s electonic  ‘eyes and ears’ is heading. A downloadable link to her presentation is listed below.

 

 

Ms Smith flanked (on the left) by Jeff Hinte, NMTC Board Advisor
and Tom Bachman, NMTC Member .

Take aways from the meeting were:

  1. The Army cannot sustain the ‘box in the truck’ concept for each function; driven by warfighter requests in time of active war.
  2. Sustainability and SWaP (Size,Weight and Power) are drivers for future products
  3. Common Operating Environment (COE) is the focus going forward, and this will trickle down and affect the acquistion process.
  4. Defense Contractors should think more like Apple (or Android supported companies), to succeed in this anticipated COE
  5. Educators should structure,encourage multi-disiplinary degrees

Download Ms Smith’s presentation here:

Power Point version – CERDEC-NMTC-final
PDF Version – CERDEC-NMTC-final

 

Armed Forces Directory Announced

A valuable opportunity to make your contracting services  known to those in the APG and Ft Meade communities. Contact www.brac-military.org for details

Here is why this will work for you. The Armed Forces Directory offers two effective ways your business can display its expertise to military personnel, civilian personnel, and contractors who are either already located at Aberdeen Proving Ground or Fort Meade and to those in the process of relocating to APG or Fort Meade:

1) In their printed directory—a semi-annual publication. Advertisements are renewable.

2) Weblink your Business: Directories are published on line at no charge.

Use:
Both the printed directory and the website are categorized according to services and products, allowing your current customers and potential customers easy access to needed information.

Or:
Services and products are listed alphabetically by category, in both the printed directory and on the website, allowing your customers and potential customers easy access to needed information about your company and what it provides.

ECBC Tech Director Joseph Wienand shares his center’s direction

NMTC’s members meeting hosted Mr. Joseph Wienand, Technical Director at APG’s Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center, home to almost 1600 scientists, engineers and technical people…. who literally are the world’s predominant knowledge base for products and processes that protect you from the world’s most lethal chemicals and biologicals when used as weapons. His center is the largest organization at Edgewood and commands a $400M budget.

Mr. Wienand’s presentation is  download by clicking:  ECBC Overview 3-14-13_final

 

 

 

Prior to that, Ms Katie Soltysiak, North Harford High School Senior, shared her capstone project on restoring Maryland’s Checker Spot butterfly. from the brink of disappearing.

She was a well poised, confident speaker as commented on by those who are professional public speakers.