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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has joined CCAM at the Affiliate Member level and will have a seat on CCAM’s Technology Advisory Council. CCAM is an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing. Hexagon will participate in CCAM research and provide expertise in optical non-contact 3D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing applications. Hexagon is a leading metrology and manufacturing solution provider, specializing in the collection, analysis and…

CGTech Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, today announced that CGTech will join as its newest Affiliate member. CGTech, the developer of the extremely popular VERICUT software application, will participate in CCAM research and provide extremely valuable verification/optimization capabilities to complement CCAM’s current machining capabilities. “CCAM is delighted to have CGTech become our newest Affiliate member,” says Will Powers, CCAM President and CEO. “They will…

Hermle Machine Company Installs New Machining Center at CCAM

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, received a new C42 Machining Center from Hermle Machine Company this month. Hermle, a Principal Member of CCAM, and a global provider of 5-axis milling equipment and services, provided the new machining center as part of its membership to CCAM. Will Powers, President and CEO of CCAM stated; “ Hermle has supported the CCAM mission of advanced manufacturing research…

President of Airbus Americas, Barry Eccleston, Appointed Chairman of CCAM Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, has elected Barry Eccleston, President of Airbus Americas, as their new Chairman. He replaces outgoing Chairman, Helmuth Ludwig, who will be taking on an expanded role at Siemens. “I want to thank Helmuth Ludwig for his service as the Chairman of CCAM, and wish him the best as he undertakes additional responsibilities at Siemens,” said Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade…

Arconic Launches as Strong Standalone Company: Global Leader in Multi-Materials Innovation, Precision Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arconic Inc. (NYSE: ARNC) launches today as a global leader in multi-materials innovation, precision engineering and advanced manufacturing, strongly positioned in attractive markets. The Company begins trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker "ARNC." In 2015, the businesses that today comprise Arconic recorded revenues of approximately $12.5 billion. Of this, approximately 65 percent derived from markets characterized by secular growth and compelling margins, including aerospace and automotive; the balance – 35 percent –…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Helps Deliver Supplies and Materials to International Space Station

Press Release From: Aerojet Rocketdyne | Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AJRD), has 32 MR-106 monopropellant hydrazine thrusters on the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft that was launched on Oct. 17. The Aerojet Rocketdyne thrusters play a critical role in the in-space maneuvering, three-axis control, berthing and re-entry of the Cygnus spacecraft during its mission to deliver supplies and materials to the International Space Station. Following in-orbit activation shortly after launch from…

Orbital ATK resumes flight from Wallops Island, Va., in a stunning launch visible for miles

Christian Davenport | The Washington Post | October 17 at 8:04 PM Orbital ATK returned to flight Monday evening by christening a refurbished Virginia launchpad with a smooth rocket liftoff two years after an explosion caused $15 million in damage. Flying an updated Antares rocket with new engines, the company sent its unmanned Cygnus spacecraft into orbit at 7:45 p.m., chasing down the International Space Station on a cargo resupply mission for NASA. The spacecraft is scheduled to reach the…

New NIST Test Bed Makes the ‘Digital Thread’ Accessible

October 07, 2016 | NIST.gov | GAITHERSBURG, MD.—Researchers at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) celebrated Manufacturing Day (link is external) today by launching the Smart Manufacturing Systems (SMS) Test Bed. The test bed is an innovative model factory that will facilitate the advanced manufacturing technology known as the “digital thread” and help manufacturers cut costs, shorten production time, reduce errors and provide higher quality goods. more <iframe src="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/p/684682/sp/68468200/embedIframeJs/uiconf_id/31013851/partner_id/684682?iframeembed=true&playerId=iframeVid&entry_id=0_3639zqxr&flashvars=auto" width="560" height="315" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen…

Innovation Clubs Help Manufacturing Keep Up with Tech

America and a good part of the world are redefining the role that manufacturing plays in a healthy economic ecosystem and what it takes to remain competitive in a connected world. The wrenching changes that eliminated a significant portion of our manufacturing base during the recession are also driving angst and introspection among our companies, academic leaders and politicians. more

Intern at CCAM

The  Commonwealth  Center  for  Advanced  Manufacturing  (CCAM)  is  seeking  multiple undergraduate and graduate student interns  to perform  and participate in the research programs of their world-class applied research facility. CCAM’s focus is in the accelerated  development  of  production  ready  solutions  in  the  fields  of  adaptive automation systems, surface  engineering, additive manufacturing, and machining technologies. CCAM is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2017 term. Interns may focus in one or more of the following research disciplines: Computer Vision & Visualization…

Machining Skills Certification Program opens options for transitioning troops

FORT LEE, Va. (July 28, 2016) | Lesley Maceyak — Transitioning or recently separated service members can now apply for a free 18-week training course to qualify them as computer numeric controlled machinists and open new career opportunities in the ever-growing manufacturing industry. “This is a huge opportunity worthy of consideration,” said Bruce Sobczak, director of workforce development, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. “A lot of job openings exist in this area, and the need for qualified workers is enormous.…

CCAM Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced a new President and Chief Executive Officer.  William T. Powers III brings successful global leadership experience in the aerospace sector as a board member, CEO and Senior Financial Executive and will focus on CCAM’s manufacturing research mission and continue to build the center’s membership of commercial, academic and public partners. Powers has been on CCAM’s board of Directors since 2010 and was involved in the planning for CCAM as early as…

SGS Tool Company Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

SGS Tool Company is the newest member to join the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). A leading manufacturer of round solid carbide cutting tool technology for aerospace, metalworking and automotive industries, SGS will participate in machining research activities at CCAM. “We are looking forward to collaborating with CCAM membership as well as the local manufacturing sector in order to provide improved and innovative machining solutions for today’s evolving and challenging materials market.  We believe this membership is only the…

Five ways to make innovation ‘sticky’

Mark Muro | The Brookings Institution | September 23, 2015 — What does it take to make innovation “sticky”—that is, locally commercialized?  That was the question on the table last week when the Metro Program advanced industries project and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) brought two dozen business, economic, and development leaders together at the lab to anatomize efforts to localize the commercial benefits of regional research institutions. Going forward, U.S. prosperity depends on America’s ability to generate and commercialize…

Delegate Kirk Cox Honored at Meeting of CCALS/CCAM Boards; New Research Project with Port of Virginia Announced

The boards of directors of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics Systems (CCALS) and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today recognized Virginia Delegate Kirk Cox for his support of workforce training programs in Central Virginia. CCALS also announced that it would begin a new research project with the Port of Virginia this fall. CCALS and CCAM are research collaborations between businesses and Virginia universities. Their members work together to solve advanced manufacturing and logistics challenges. Barry Johnson, current…