The National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM), located at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, is home to the partnership between NASA, the State of Louisiana, Louisiana State University, the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the UNO Research and Technology Foundation.
NCAM, originally formed in 1999, is a state of the art research and production center focused on applying advanced manufacturing technologies to lightweight composite and metallic materials in support of the NASA space program and adjacent industries.
NCAM also has a strong educational role, sponsoring a coalition of Louisiana research universities, workforce development programs and STEM outreach initiatives.
At NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, engineers are building hardware for Exploration Mission-1--the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft.
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