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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…

Governor McAuliffe Announces 100 New Jobs in Orange County – Aerojet Rocketdyne to invest $11 million to expand manufacturing operation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) will invest $11 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Orange County. The company produces propulsion systems and operates a technology development center and laboratories for solid propulsion, and test facilities for rocket motors and air-breathing propulsion systems. The expansion is anticipated to create 100 new jobs. Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “Growing the aerospace industry in Virginia is an essential element of diversifying and building the new Virginia…

EOS enters into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions

EOS, the global technology and market leader for high-end Additive Manufacturing (AM) solutions, has entered into a strategic cooperation with GF Machining Solutions, the Swiss-based industrial company GF (Georg Fischer), Schaffhausen, to offer customers innovative solutions combining both companies' technologies. The two companies have agreed to focus on the mold and die sector. They will develop exclusive solutions for mold makers, a market in which GF holds a leading position thanks to its EDM, high speed milling and automation technologies.…

Korean Institute for the Advancement of Technology Signs Multi-Million Dollar Funding Agreement with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and the Korean Institute for the Advancement of Technology (KIAT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate collaborative research between Korean companies and U.S. companies through the CCAM research network. The agreement was signed during the first-ever Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Forum held June 15-17 in Arlington, Virginia. “As the only collaboration of its kind in North America, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is a tremendous asset for Virginia,” said Governor…

From Army Post to Manufacturing Floor; New Training Program Bridges the Gap

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), in collaboration with community partners in education, military affairs, workforce and economic development, has launched an advanced manufacturing program to train active duty soldiers preparing for civilian life and veterans who recently transitioned to civilian life. The pilot program developed by CCAM and its partners is being facilitated at Southside Virginia Community College in Emporia, Va.  It includes 162 modules of customized, interactive online learning and 260 hours of project based hands-on training…

Face of the future: Major manufacturers add clout to growing research center

Gary Robertson | Virginia Business Magazine As it rises out of a 20-acre field in rural Prince George County south of Richmond, the sleek, ultramodern Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) looks out of place, in a futuristic way. It is the future of manufacturing in America, CCAM’s supporters say, far removed from the dirty and often boring factory jobs of a half-century ago. Since its inception in 2011, the public-private collaborative research center has made significant gains. CCAM has…

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…