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Industry Perspective NSF CENTER BOARD MEETING University of Texas at Dallas July 27, 2012. Missiles and Fire Control. Ernest Levert Production Engineering Senior Staff Manufacturing Engineer. CLEARED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE. Agenda. Introduction Overview

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Industry Perspective

NSF CENTER BOARD MEETING

University of Texas at Dallas

July 27, 2012

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Missiles and Fire Control

Ernest Levert

Production Engineering

Senior Staff Manufacturing Engineer

CLEARED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

agenda
Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Board Members and Universities
  • Strategic Focus
  • Summary
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Overview - Historical Prospective

  • Jan. 2002 NSF-supported planning workshop
  • May 2002 Startup of NSF I/UCRC
  • Nov. 2004 University of Michigan joins LAM
  • April 2005 Southern Methodist University joins LAM
  • May 2009 University of Illinois joins LAM
  • November 2010 Presentations by UT-Dallas and NC State
  • May 2011 Presentation by Drexel University
  • September 2011 NC State and UT Dallas received planning grant
  • September 2011 Drexel Univ. invited to submit planning grant
  • proposal
  • This is 22nd meeting of the Board. Total Board members are 20.
  • Many of the founding members are still with us.
  • Perhaps total of only 6 companies over nine years could not renew their membership due to business conditions.
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MEMBERSHIP

U of Illinois SMU U of Michigan U of Virginia

GM

Halliburton

Lockheed Martin

Trinity Industries

Coherent Lasers

National Oilwell Varco

F.W. Gartner

    • Kurt J. Lesker
  • Starfire industries
  • PSM America
  • Heuttinger Elect.
  • Dexter Magnetics
    • (Assoc. member)

GE

Focus Hope

Trumpf

Caterpillar

AREVA

Navair

NASA

Corning Inc.

Currently about 20 members

Additional members from NCSU and UT Dallas

Drexel members?

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Industrial Advisory Board Members

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AREVA Corp.

-NAVAIR

-NASA-Langley

-HALLIBURTON

-GENERAL Motors

-LOCKHEED Martin

-TRINITY Ind.

-ARMY Res.

-LEE Laser

-BEGNEUAUD Mfr.

-FRUTH Innovation

-COHERENT Laser

-FOCUS Hope

-GE Global Res.

-TRUMPF

-STARFIRE

-KURT J. Lesker

-DEXTER

-PSM

-HUETTINGER

Total members = 20

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University Members

  • Universities
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  • NC State (NSF planning grant workshop)
  • UT Dallas (NSF planning grant workshop)
      • Drexel University (NSF planning grant proposal)

Positioning for Success

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PROJECTS

Laser Applications

  • Laser welding
  • Laser cladding
  • Laser brazing
  • Laser imaging
  • Laser sintering
  • Laser texturing
  • Plasma Applications
    • Study of High-Power Pulsed Magnetron Discharge
    • Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing
    • In-Situ Diagnostics for Advanced Plasma Solar Cells
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Center Membership Benefits

  • Access to over 1 million dollar research carried out by seven universities
  • Selection of industry project
  • Minimum Overhead ( Univ. contributes)
  • Recruitment of students
  • Networking and new ideas
  • Royalty free non exclusive IP rights on all center projects
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Recent Technology Transfers

  • Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is in process of developing a project on hybrid laser-arc welding based on our preliminary studies.
  • Investigating IRAD Project opportunity with the University of Illinois.
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Center Website

http://www.seas.virginia.edu/lam(1) click on login

(2) username and password are as follows      username: NSFgroup      password: NSFcenter(3) click on presentations

Board Members have access to center research of over $1M

with an investment of $35k in membership.

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