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CCAM Participates in Virginia Delegation to the National Skills Coalition 2015 Summit

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) attended the National Skills Coalition 2015 Summit. As a member of the Virginia Delegation, Bruce Sobczak, CCAM Director of Workforce Development, participated in the 3-day long event that addressed best practices for education and training. The keynote was delivered by Tom Perez, Secretary, US Department of Labor, and culminated in visits to the offices of Virginia Senators and Congressman. The focus of the National Skills Coalition is investment in job-driven education and training.…

CCAM Partners with Industry, Government, University Coalition on Cybersecurity Initiative

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) organized and conducted an important cybersecurity focused workshop, bringing together a diverse coalition, including leaders in advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity companies, universities, and government organizations. The workshop dealt with development of new community-based initiatives for advancing protection against cyber attacks directed toward manufacturing systems, including attacks that could potentially affect the quality of products produced or shut down operations in plants “Security of software controlled manufacturing systems is an imperative, whether it be…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Welcomes Alcoa as Newest Member

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Alcoa, the global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, will join the research consortium that brings together world-class businesses, Virginia’s top universities, and the NASA Langley Research Center. As an Organizing Industry Member, Alcoa will conduct proprietary research at CCAM’s state-of-the-art facility in Prince George County, Va., and retain IP ownership of its developments as well as collaborate with member companies on research for new manufacturing techniques and…

RTI International Metals Joins the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that RTI International Metals, Inc., (NYSE: RTI) has become the newest member to join the industry, academic and government consortium. As a supplier to the global aerospace, defense, energy and medical device industries, RTI International Metals delivers vertically integrated solutions, which include a full range of titanium mill products and precision engineered assemblies and sub-assemblies across the entire supply chain. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, RTI offers a full complement of titanium mill…

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 – Deadline to apply for Summer is February 5th

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…