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Aerojet Rocketdyne Expands Membership Role in Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Aerojet Rocketdyne, the missile propulsion and launch system manufacturer, is expanding its membership role in the collaborative research center. “This is an exciting next step in our ongoing partnership with The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing,” said Warren Boley, President of Aerojet Rocketdyne. “We have had great success in advanced manufacturing techniques and their application to our aerospace and defense product lines.  This expanded partnership with CCAM will afford…

Global Aeronautics Leader Airbus Joins Forces with Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Airbus – the aeronautics leader – has joined CCAM’s industry, academic and government consortium dedicated to manufacturing breakthroughs and advancements in applied research. CCAM, Airbus and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe used the occasion of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 to announce the new membership during a celebratory signing event. “Airbus was founded on innovation – we operate daily knowing that using and developing leading edge technology is a requirement…

Spatial Integrated Systems Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. (SIS), a leader in providing business solutions that incorporate digital 3D imaging, robotics, artificial intelligence, and 3D visualization, has joined forces with CCAM’s industry, academic and government research collaboration. As CCAM’s newest industry member, Spatial Integrated Systems will provide digital 3D equipment and software including the 3D Imaging System (3DIS) used by commercial and military equipment manufacturers to produce visually rich digital information.  3DIS is a…

CCAM Hosts Technology Summit Sponsored by Siemens and the Atlantic Magazine

(DISPUTANTA, VA – May 6, 2014)  Over 200 people attended a technology summit, titled “Building the Future” on Wednesday, June 4, at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), sponsored by Siemens and The Atlantic magazine. A series of panel discussions explored new technologies, workforce skills and policies that are strengthening the resurgence of advanced manufacturing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The “questions and answers” format discussions led by Bob Cohn, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, The Atlantic,  included thoughtful…

CCAM Celebrates Anniversary with Members During Research Review

CCAM celebrated its four year anniversary of incorporation last week with a research review for its members. Kicking off the morning, new President & Executive Director, Joe Moody, welcomed over 80 industry and university members in attendance. Sessions on machining, surface engineering, manufacturing systems and additive manufacturing were included on the agenda with research presentations from CCAM staff and university researchers. “We are introducing initial research based on new focus areas approved by our Board of Directors in March,”…

Learning While Doing: Engineering Grad Interns While Earning a Degree

Charlie Feigenoff | UVA Today Most college graduates are lucky to be able to include six months of internships, cobbled together over several summers, on their resumes. Not Aaron Holowaychuk. Holowaychuk is a student in Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia, the online bachelor’s degree program in engineering science offered by the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science for graduates of the Virginia Community College System. Because of the program’s flexibility, Holowaychuk was able to spend more than 18…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Appoints new President and Executive Director

Industrial Expert Joseph F. Moody Will Drive Research Mission, Continue to Grow Public / Private Membership RICHMOND, VA – April 24, 2014 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced a new President and Executive Director.  Joseph F. Moody, a business and technical leader with expertise in diverse industries, will lead CCAM’s manufacturing research mission and continue to build the center’s membership of commercial, academic and public partners. “Joseph’s leadership will take the CCAM research mission to…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Appoints New Research Staff Members

Distinguished Engineers to Lead Research in Manufacturing Processes and Digital Controls RICHMOND, VA – April 10, 2014 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the appointment of two scientists to join the applied research center’s world-class staff and direct the development of new industrial technologies undertaken by CCAM member companies. “CCAM is delighted to welcome Arvinth Rathinam, Manufacturing Process Engineer, and Daniel Moodie, Digital Controls Engineer – both distinguished engineers whose commitment to manufacturing innovation and collaboration…

Business and Academic Leaders Review Digital Manufacturing and Industrial Internet During National Academy of Engineering Regional Symposium

Technical Experts Address the Challenges of Advanced Manufacturing to Speed Innovation, Product Development RICHMOND, VA – April 3, 2014 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and participants of the National Academy of Engineering Regional Symposium outlined the digital “factory of the future” – an industrial environment in which each element of manufacturing is digitized, significantly enhancing efficiencies and speed to market. “Digitization is making significant changes in the way we look at and perform manufacturing,” said Bob…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Will Partner in New Department of Defense Technology Development Institute

RICHMOND, VA – March 6, 2014 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that it will partner in the new public-private Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) Institute launched recently by President Barack Obama. DMDI is one of two new manufacturing innovation institutes being led by the Department of Defense (DoD).  DMDI and the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I) institute are industry, university and non-profit consortiums that will advance manufacturing technology developments to meet national…