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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…

National Academy of Engineering Regional Symposium Sponsored by U.Va., Virginia Tech, CCAM

Challenges of Advanced Manufacturing University of Virginia Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:30 - 7:00 PM Keynote Address: “The Industrial Internet” Joe Salvo, Marketing Communications Manager, General Electric Co. For more information or to register, click here.  

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Hosts U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew

Richmond, VA – FEBUARY 4, 2014 — U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Jacob J. Lew toured the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Prince George County on January 31.  Following the President’s State of the Union address, his visit highlighted the importance of investing in high-tech manufacturing, innovation, and job training in order to promote real, lasting economic opportunity.  While touring CCAM’s facility, Secretary Lew heard directly from researchers, students, and business leaders about the need to increase access to…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Welcomes National Instruments as Newest Member

RICHMOND, VA – January 14, 2014 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that National Instruments (NI) has joined the organization as the17th industry member. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, NI helps engineers and scientists to develop innovations and solutions that address system challenges in healthcare, energy, aerospace, semiconductors, automotive, and other industries.  The company’s graphical system design approach and integrated software and hardware platforms accelerate application design, development and deployment.  NI annually serves 35,000 companies worldwide…

Old Dominion University Joins Virginia’s Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

NORFOLK, VA – January 7, 2014 – Old Dominion University and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that the university has joined the applied research center as a new academic member. Old Dominion University will provide leadership and research expertise in surface engineering and digital manufacturing to CCAM, located in Prince George County. Oktay Baysal, Dean of ODU’s Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), has been appointed to CCAM’s Board of Directors.  “This is a…

NASA Langley, Commonwealth Partner to Advance Innovative Technologies

RICHMOND, VA – December 3, 2013 – NASA and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Richmond, Va., have joined forces to advance technology and innovation. NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and CCAM announced the partnership today, making the space agency the first government member of the applied research center. “This is an important day for CCAM as we welcome the nation’s space agency as a key player in helping to lead research and development in aerospace,…

CCAM Appoints Bruce Sobczak as Director of Workforce Development

Sobczak to Guide Regional Partners in Establishing an Industry-Centric, High-Performing Workforce RICHMOND, VA, NOVEMBER 19, 2013 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the appointment of Bruce Sobczak as Director of Workforce Development. As Director of Workforce Development, Sobczak will work with CCAM members and regional partners to help establish an industry-centric, high-performing workforce that makes Southern and Southwest Virginia the site of choice for advanced manufacturing firms. Specifically, he will lead the implementation of the Tobacco…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Announces Two New Research Staff Leaders

Principal Scientist, Manufacturing Processes Engineer Join World-Class Staff to Lead Developments at Applied Research Center RICHMOND, VA., NOVEMBER 12, 2013 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced two new scientists who have joined the applied research center to lead technology developments and initiate projects undertaken by CCAM’s membership. “CCAM welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Young-Dohe, Principal Scientist, and Dr. Keith Bourne, Process Engineer, each distinguished technical experts,” said Bob Fagan, Chief Technology Officer. “These outstanding scientists, working collaboratively with…