National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

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The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership based consortium. Membership is limited to organizations which have a substantial manufacturing presence in North America.

NCMS brings together project teams made up of technology providers, suppliers, and users to perform R&D. Project teams often made up of cross-industry participants.


The NCMS mission is to lead the rapid development of cross-industry R&D programs to build the global competitiveness of its manufacturing industry partners.


NCMS was formed in 1986 by executive order President Ronald Reagan. NCMS was created to help revitalize the machine tool industry but has since grown to include all sectors of North American manufacturing.


NCMS is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and with offices in the following cities:

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