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Advanced Manufacturing with a Common Goal

Denise Lineberry | The Researcher News, NASA Langley Research Center

November 19, 2012 – No matter where you stand from inside the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) 60,000 square-foot facility, you can see all the way through. From within the glass walls, you might witness equipment being installed, or scientist working in one of 10 research laboratories. Or you could see CCAM members collaborating in the “common space,” or working in the 3-D Visualization Center.

In Prince George County, Virginia, just south of Richmond and adjacent to Rolls-Royce’s new manufacturing plant, CCAM’s 60,000 square-foot facility will house computational and large-scale production labs, as well as open production space for heavy equipment and surface coating processes. Credit: CCAM
CCAM’s Executive Director David Lohr sees a clear connection between that new facility and what NASA has been doing for many years.

“I think it will also give you a window into the future opportunity that exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia — to leverage what we’re doing to bring technology driven manufacturing back to America, and specifically, back to Virginia,” Lohr said. more

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