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 surface engineering and manufacturing systems.
- 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 Industry Members (OIM)
OIMs 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, and CCAM’s Industry Operations Board and the Technical Advisory Council.
Tier 1 Industry Members
Like OIMs, Tier 1 Industry Members appoint one voting member to the Industry Operations Board and the Technical Advisory Council to lead activities.
Tier 2 Industry Members
Tier 2 members participate in generic research and will have non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free rights to its results while a company is a member. Tier 2 members will appoint one member from their ranks to the CCAM’s Technical Advisory Council.
Tier 3 Industry Members
Tier 3 members commit manufacturing equipment , tools and research instruments to CCAM and serve on its Technical Advisory Council.
Organizing Industry Members and Tier 1 Industry Members each pay $400,000 per year in membership fees. Tier 2 Industry Members each pay $100,000 per year in membership fees. All Members commit to a minimum of five years of membership.
CCAM uses its best efforts to ensure that no more than 40% of annual membership fees are used to support overhead functions, including facility costs, research equipment, leadership staff, CCAM marketing expenses, CCAM legal expenses, and the costs of protecting intellectual property resulting from Generic Research. CCAM has a goal to ensure that the percentage is no more than 30%, but is committed to members to keep it less than 40%.
Industry Members List
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems for the metalworking industry and is represented in 130 countries. Twenty-five state-of-the-art Productivity Centers located around the world provide customers and staff with continuous training in tooling solutions and methods to increase productivity. Sandvik Coromant is part of the Tooling business area of the Sandvik Group.
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.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Sulzer Metco enhances surfaces with coating solutions and equipment. Customers benefit from a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, coating solutions, equipment, materials, and services, as well as specialized machining services and components. The innovative solutions improve performance and increase efficiency and reliability of their customer’s products. Sulzer Metco serves industries such as power generation, aviation, automotive and other specialized markets.
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.
Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion and armaments markets. The company’s solid and liquid propellant rocket engines are used for strategic missiles as well as manned and unmanned satellite launch vehicles. Aerojet also manufactures satellite orbit transfer and attitude control systems as well as long-range spacecraft propulsion systems.
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.
TurboCombustor Technology provides advanced manufacturing services and solutions, including laser services, air flow measurement, thermal coatings and electric discharge machine services, to the world’s major turbine engine manufacturers. Additionally, the company provides concurrent engineering expertise and integration capability using state-of-the-art processes, such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Based in Stuart, Florida, the company also has operations in Cincinnati and Budapest, Hungary.
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.
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.
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.
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.