Membership has many benefits. CCAM members:
- Become a part of a collaborative research community that sets the direction of future technology developments for advanced manufacturing applications in adaptive automation systems, surface engineering and additive manufacturing.
- Become integrally involved with advanced manufacturing technology developments and receive rights to non-exclusive, royalty-free licenses to all intellectual property developed through CCAM’s generic research program.
- Direct the work of CCAM research staff in directed research projects and own the intellectual property that results.
- Have access to academic faculty as well as their students – tomorrow’s business and manufacturing leaders.
- Leverage new technology developments that advance manufacturing and improve business.
Membership is offered at three levels:
Organizing Members join during CCAM’s formative stage and agree to a long-term commitment. They have influence over initial organization, management, vision and research plans. They appoint one voting member to the CCAM Board of Directors, the Industrial Operations Board and the Technical Advisory Council. Organizing Members sponsor directed research and participate in generic research activities.
Strategic Members appoint one voting member to the Industrial Operations Board and the Technical Advisory Council to lead activities. Strategic Members sponsor directed research and participate in generic research activities.
Principal Members serve on CCAM’s Technical Advisory Council and appoint one member from their ranks to the Industrial Operations Board. Principal Members participate in generic research activities.
Affiliate Members commit manufacturing equipment, tools and research instruments to CCAM and serve on its Technical Advisory Council.
Organizing Members and Strategic Members each pay $400,000 per year in membership fees. Principal Members each pay $100,000 per year in membership fees. All Members commit to a minimum of five years of membership.
Industry Members List
Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets.
With a team of more than 60,000 people, Airbus manufactures the most modern and eco-efficient family of airliners available, ranging from 100 to over 500 seats. In addition to assembly facilities in Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany and Tianjin, China; construction is underway of Airbus’ first U.S. assembly line, in Mobile, Alabama – a facility that will generate 1,000 new jobs when it reaches full production in 2016. Airbus has spent more than $154 billion in the U.S. since 1990 – $14.4 billion in 2013 alone – with hundreds of American suppliers in more than 40 states.
Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value.
Chromalloy has evolved from a gas turbine parts repair business into the leading independent supplier of advanced repairs, FAA-approved replacement parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and industrial gas turbine segments with a broad range of services at locations in 17 countries around the globe. Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.
KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools, Inc., formerly known as the SGS Tool Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation, was originally founded in 1951 and is an ISO-certified leader of round solid carbide cutting tool technology for the aerospace, metalworking, and automotive industries. Today, it is best known for its stainless steel medical tools and technically advanced, proprietary PVD coatings. KYOCERA SGS Precision Tools, with manufacturing sites in the United States abd United Kingdom, aggressively services its customers through a global network of Sales Representatives, Industrial Distributors and Agents that sell into more than 60 countries.
Newport News Shipbuilding is the birthplace of the U.S. Navy’s nuclear fleet. They are the sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and nuclear-powered submarines. They also provide fleet services for naval ships and have expanded their nuclear and manufacturing expertise into Department of Energy and alternative energy business ventures. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, the shipyard’s facilities span more than 550 acres along the historic James River.
Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces with coating solutions and equipment. Customers benefit from a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, coating solutions, equipment, materials, services, and specialized machining services and components. The innovative solutions improve performance and increase efficiency and reliability. Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as power generation, aviation, automotive, and other specialized markets.
Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established strong positions in four global markets—civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. The company’s regional corporate headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia.
Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is at the forefront of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and knowledge that drive industry standards and innovations demanded by the metalworking industry now and into the next industrial era. Educational support, extensive R&D investment and strong customer partnerships ensure the development of machining technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant owns over 3100 patents worldwide, employs over 8,000 staff, and is represented in 150 countries.
Siemens is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants.
Blaser Swisslube is a global company in the metalworking fluid sector. The independent and family-owned Swiss company develops, produces and sells high-quality cutting and grinding fluids used to produce everything from the tiniest of components for medicinal technology to gigantic structural elements in the aircraft industry. Founded in 1936, Blaser Swisslube employs more than 500 people. With its own subsidiaries and representative offices, Blaser Swisslube is close to its customers in about 60 countries.
Located in Newport News, Canon is a global brand synonymous with quality products, quality service and quality people. Since 1985, Canon Virginia, Inc. (CVI) has been manufacturing products on the Virginia Peninsula. CVI serves as Canon’s only manufacturing, engineering, recycling and technical support center in the Americas region. CVI produces new products using advanced manufacturing methodologies while also serving as a factory service center. For more information call (757) 881-6001.
EOS is the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions for Additive Manufacturing (AM), an industrial 3D printing process. EOS offers a modular solution portfolio including systems, software, materials and material development as well as services (maintenance, training, specific application consulting and support). As an industrial manufacturing process it allows the fast and flexible production of high-end parts based on 3D CAD data at a repeatable industry level of quality. As a disruptive technology it paves the way for a paradigm shift in product design and manufacturing. It accelerates product development, offers freedom of design, optimizes part structures, and enables lattice structures as well as functional integration.
GF AgieCharmilles, a Switzerland-based company operating in more than 50 countries, provides machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. Its products range from electric discharge machines, high-performance milling machines and 3D laser surface texturing machines to services, spare parts and automation solutions. GF AgieCharmilles is providing a die-sinking EDM unit for CCAM’s machining cell.
Hermle Machine Company is a leading manufacturer of high precision 5-axis milling machines. Hermle has been known worldwide to design and build milling machines that can achieve the most difficult machining tasks covering a wide industry span, including medical, defense and tool & die mold, all the way to commercial aerospace and high-tech R&D laboratories.
Mitutoyo Corporation is the world’s largest provider of measurement and inspection solutions offering the most complete selection of machines, sensors, systems and services with a line encompassing CMMs (Coordinate Measuring Machines), vision, form and finish measuring machines as well as precision tools and instruments, and metrology data management software.
Paradigm Precision is a leading manufacturer of complex machined and fabricated components for the aerospace, land-based power generation and marine markets. Our core capabilities include laser services, airflow measurement, thermal coatings, electrical discharge machining, precision machining and TCT BLASTTM.
RTI International Metals, Inc. is a leading vertically integrated global supplier of advanced titanium and specialty metal products and services to commercial aerospace, defense, energy, medical device and other customers. For more than 60 years, RTI has been taking titanium further through advanced manufacturing, engineering, machining, and forming processes. RTI delivers titanium mill products, extruded shapes, formed and 3-D printed parts, highly engineered precision-machined components through our downstream integrated supply chain. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, RTI has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees. www.abb.com
ABB Robotics is a pioneer in industrial and collaborative robots and advanced digital services. As one of the world’s leading robotics suppliers, we are active in 53 countries and over 100 locations and have shipped over 300,000 robot solutions in a diverse range of industries and applications. We help our customers to improve flexibility, efficiency, safety and reliability, while moving towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future.
Headquartered in Lake Bluff, Ill., Buehler is the world’s leading supplier of materials preparation and analysis equipment, consumable supplies and application solutions for manufacturers. The company is outfitting CCAM’s materials preparation lab with key equipment to support research projects and to build relationships with CCAM’s other industry members.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization, and analysis software technology for manufacturing. CGTech was founded in 1988. Since that time, their main software product, VERICUT®, has become the industry standard. With offices worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies.
Cool Clean Technologies uses recycled CO2 to provide precision cleaning, machine cooling and materials extraction solutions to manufacturers worldwide. The Minneapolis-based company’s solutions are used across a wide range of industries, including medical, fiber optics, fuels, aviation, solar, electronics and other manufacturing sectors, and they will play key roles in CCAM research projects.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.
Through a network of local service centers, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B; hexagon.com), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
Mechdyne is one of the world’s leading providers of innovative visual information technologies. The company bends technology in ways that transform complex data into insights and ideas. To ensure customers succeed, Mechdyne provides comprehensive, customized solutions that include consulting, software, technical services and hardware integration. Mechdyne’s global customer base includes government laboratories, energy companies, universities, manufacturing and design firms, and the U.S. armed forces.
Since 1976, National Instruments has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
Spatial Integrated Systems, Inc., (SIS) is a leader in the development and integration of solutions incorporating next generation digital 3D data capture and processing technologies. SIS offers an integrated set of products and services supporting reverse engineering, design, prototyping, manufacturing integration, and IT.
NASA Langley Research Center has a long legacy of innovation and established many of the basic building blocks of aeronautics including changing the shape of aircraft and helping allow jets to fly at supersonic speeds. Later Langley Research Center added space exploration to its repertoire. Langley started Project Mercury and the Space Task Group, which oversaw the burgeoning U.S. space program. In the years that followed when the U.S. decided to develop a reusable spacecraft, NASA turned again to Langley researchers to put space shuttle designs through thousands of hours of wind tunnel testing. Today NASA Langley researchers carry on the legacy of their pioneering predecessors. Whether it is testing airbags for space capsule landings, developing technologies to allow aircraft to fly at supersonic and hypersonic speeds or studying Earth’s atmosphere to better understand global climate change, NASA Langley remains on the leading edge.