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Governor McAuliffe Announces 29 New Jobs in Henry County

Richmond - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Hardide Coatings, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced surface coatings, will invest $7.25 million to establish its first Virginia operation in Henry County and create 29 new jobs with an average salary of $50,000, which is well above the average prevailing wage in the region. Virginia successfully competed against Oklahoma and Texas for the project, which is a result of the Governor’s meeting with company officials outside London during the 2014 Farnborough International…

Governor McAuliffe Announces 46 New Jobs in City of Bristol

Nulife Glass to invest $5.9 million to establish first Virginia operation Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Nulife Glass will invest $5.9 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the City of Bristol. A Manchester, England-based company, Nulife provides a complete and sustainable recycling service for all types of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass. This unique solution extracts lead from the leaded glass fraction in CRTs, found in televisions and computer monitors. Virginia successfully competed against Ohio and Pennsylvania…

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  surface  engineering, manufacturing systems, machining technologies, additive manufacturing, welding and joining, and composite materials and processing. CCAM is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2015 term. Interns may focus in one or more of the…

Virginia Commonwealth University Joins Forces with the Commonwealth Center For Advanced Manufacturing as a New Organizing University Member

Virginia Commonwealth University and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced with Gov. Terry McAuliffe that the university will partner with the research center as a new academic member. “VCU’s partnership with CCAM is beneficial for all faculty, staff and students of the school,” said Barbara Boyan, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering. “This broadens our research opportunities and gives students the chance to gain hands-on, industry experience through internships. With the power of CCAM behind our…

Forum Brings Together CCAM Members to Further Surface Engineering Research

On September 23rd Oerlikon Metco sponsored a Surface Engineering Forum at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). The forum was designed to give Oerlikon Surface Solutions personnel exposure to CCAM’s surface engineering roadmap and capabilities and to allow CCAM members to participate in an overview of Oerlikon capabilities in Thin Film and Thick Layer coatings with the goal to develop future research in this area. Steve Bomford, Oerlikon Metco Manager and CCAM Technology Advisory Council member, said “This…

Training Center of Excellence Approved for Development by Virginia’s Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and collaborative partner the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICRC) today announced that a regional Center of Excellence (CoE) has been added to the Workforce Training Network plan, following TICRC approval. Bruce Sobczak, CCAM Director, Workforce Development, said, “The newest location to be added to the Workforce Training Network plan is in Southwest Virginia’s agricultural and tobacco region.  The center will be developed to offer a new level of advanced manufacturing…

Chief Technology Officer Discusses New Manufacturing Technologies Enhancing Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Performance

Dr. Bob Fagan, Chief Technology Officer at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), today addressed attendees of the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago with a presentation, “Engine Performance Driving Manufacturing Excellence.” “Advanced manufacturing technologies are leading to a renaissance in the manufacturing economy, particularly in the U.S. and Europe,” Fagan said.  “This includes two key areas – digital or smart manufacturing and the evolution of additive manufacturing.  Both continue to have a significant impact on the manufacture…

Additive Manufacturing Expert EOS Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The first additive manufacturing (AM) OEM invited to join the Virginia-based Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions in the AM and industrial 3D printing sector. “We are excited about the additional expertise and capability EOS brings to CCAM in one of our key technology focus areas of additive manufacturing,” says Joe Moody, president & executive director of CCAM. CCAM will have one of the earliest installations of EOS’…

Manufacturing the Future @IMTS

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and its founding member Sandvik Coromant will join forces to showcase joint research efforts and give a glimpse into the future of manufacturing. Presented will be a project in one of the key areas of CCAM’s research, digital manufacturing, an element of future manufacturing systems. CCAM President & Executive Director Joe Moody, CTO Bob Fagan, and Digital Controls Engineer Dan Moodie will be present at Sandvik Coromants’ booth W-1500. Dan Moodie and William…

Congressman J. Randy Forbes Leads Expert Roundtable at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Congressman J. Randy Forbes, 4th Congressional District of Virginia, discussed the need for developing a national manufacturing strategy and building the region’s role as an industrial leader during a roundtable August 21st at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). A recipient of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for his work to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing base, Congressman Forbes led the discussion of CCAM industry and academic partners from Newport News Shipbuilding, Canon Virginia, Rolls-Royce,…