Saturday, July 13, 2013

MTConnect Challenge Phase II

This is an excellent video on the MTConnect Challenge 2.

As stated at the site:

"The MTConnect Challenge seeks to engage and stimulate development of a broader base of advanced manufacturing intelligence software applications that acquire data utilizing the MTConnect standard. The intent is to enable a more efficient and competitive domestic manufacturing infrastructure for parts and assemblies for the defense enterprise. Additionally, the objective of this Challenge is to create valuable low cost software tools and applications that can be easily adopted by manufacturing enterprises, especially the mid and lower tier producers which represent a significant portion of the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, to enhance their manufacturing capabilities to produce parts and assemblies.

This, the second phase of the Challenge (Challenge 2), is seeking the development of software applications that harness innovation and manufacturing intelligence breakthroughs that could benefit the DoD and their industrial manufacturing supply chain.  Three prizes totaling $225,000 will be awarded to the winning submittals in Challenge 2."