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Governor Terry McAuliffe Announces $12.65 Million for Virginia’s CCAM Apprentice Academy

RICHMOND –  Governor Terry McAuliffe, along with Virginia’s Secretary of Finance Richard “Ric” Brown, today announced that $3.15 million has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the construction of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) Apprentice Academy. This award effectively unlocks an additional $9.5 million appropriated from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the construction of this academy in Prince George County, VA. “I am pleased to announce this partnership with the federal…

Mark White Joins CCAM’s Adaptive Automation Team

CCAM welcomed new researcher, Mark White, on January 2, 2018. Mr. White will support the Adaptive Automation group with a focus on manufacturing systems. He was previously with John Deere Construction & Forestry (C&F) where he led project design and cost reduction teams.  Mr. White is an experienced leader of global teams that solve engineering problems. He received his M.S. in Controls Engineering and B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys bike touring and rock climbing…

CCAM Welcomes Elyud Ismail to Machining Science and Technology Team

On January 2, 2018 CCAM welcomed new researcher, Elyud Ismail. Mr. Ismail joins the Machining Science and Technology team and his research will focus on machining and additive process analytics. His previous research experience is in manufacturing quality improvement and design.  Mr. Ismail has a M.Eng. in Advanced Manufacturing & Design from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a M.Eng. in Product Development from Singapore University of Technology and Design. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.…

Join us February 28th for CCAM Machining Research Day

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is hosting a Machining Research Day at their facility in Prince George County, Virginia on Wednesday, February 28th. The focus will be on machining technologies. Invited speakers include industry, academic, and government experts. A panel discussion will be held in the afternoon to discuss current opportunities and challenges. Confirmed speakers and panelists include Dr. Tony Schmitz, UNC Charlotte; Dr. Gregory Hyatt, DMG/MORI SEIKI USA; Jason Wells, Kyocera SGS Tech Hub LLC; Bill Durow,…

Dr. Huda Al-Ghaib Joins CCAM’s Adaptive Automation Team

CCAM welcomed Dr. Huda Al-Ghaib to the Adaptive Automation team on December 19th. Dr. Al-Ghaib’s research at CCAM will focus on image processing. She was previously an Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University where she taught Computer Engineering and Computer Science and developed algorithms and computer software for cancer detection. Dr. Al-Ghaib’s research focused on the development of a high frequency (HF) ultrasonic technology for detecting carcinoma on excised tissue for breast, lymph nodes, and skin specimens in conjunction…

Engineering Dean Named Among Nation’s Top Inventors

December 12, 2017 | Elizabeth Thiel Mather, emather@virginia.edu In Charlottesville, Craig H. Benson is best known as an accomplished researcher and dean of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Around the globe, he will go down in history as the engineer who developed a brilliant way to use natural processes to prevent landfills from leaking pollutants into groundwater. For this and many other innovations that have revolutionized his field of geoenvironmental engineering, Benson has been elected…

Arconic, Airbus to Advance 3D Printing for Aerospace under Multi-Year Cooperative Research Agreement

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) today announced a multi-year cooperative research agreement with Airbus to advance metal 3D printing for aircraft manufacturing. Together, the companies will develop customized processes and parameters to produce and qualify large, structural 3D printed components, such as pylon spars and rib structures, up to approximately 1 meter (3 feet) in length. The deal combines Arconic’s expertise in metal additive manufacturing and metallurgy with Airbus’s design and qualification capabilities, building on its experience with regulatory agencies for certification.…

CCAM Hosts Additive Manufacturing Day

The Virginia Chamber - November 6, 2017 Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) – an innovation zone for cutting-edge advanced manufacturing research, development and commercialization – recently hosted leaders from industry, government and academia at an Additive Manufacturing Day event at their facility in Prince George County. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, began as a prototyping technology. Today it has broad-reaching technological applications across industries. Over 100 event guests took part in presentations on additive manufacturing…

CCAM Welcomes Mogab Elleithy to the Adaptive Automation Team

On October 30, 2017 Mogab Elleithy joined the Adaptive Automation team at CCAM. His research activities will focus on computer programming. Mr. Elleithy recently graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and Minors in Computer Science, Business, and Physics from Virginia Tech. When he’s not programming, he enjoys playing acoustic and electric guitar and solving puzzles.

CCAM Hosts First Annual Additive Manufacturing Day

CCAM Additive Day was a big success thanks to a great slate of speakers and panelists and active and engaged participants. Check out some of the photos below!

U.S. Representative from Virginia’s 4th district, Donald McEachin, visits CCAM

U.S. Representative from Virginia's 4th district, Donald McEachin, visits CCAM on Oct 18, 2017. CCAM was honored to host Congressman McEachin as he toured the CCAM facility. On the tour, McEachin saw the latest Robotic equipment from ABB and numerous other member machines in CCAM’s 16,00 square foot high-bay. Thus far in Congress, McEachin has been elected to serve as co-president of the Freshman class, appointed as Regional Whip, and serves as a member of the Leader’s Environmental Messaging Team.

ABB Robot Arrives at CCAM

CCAM just received shipment of its newest piece of equipment from ABB Robotics - an IRB 6650S. The robot will be utilized for research in automation and the intelligent factory.

Manufacturing Day 2017

CCAM hosted 40 students from Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University on October 6th for Manufacturing Day 2017. Students learned about the intern program at CCAM and asked great questions of our panel of current interns from VCU and VSU. Additive Manufacturing Engineer, Jeffrey Burdick, spoke on the topic, "Designing your Career." His interactive discussion included great suggestions for creating a compelling resume by being proactive about expanding knowledge and skills beyond the standard university course…

Dr. Mukund Kumar Joins CCAM

CCAM is pleased to welcome the newest member of our research staff, Dr. Mukund Kumar. Dr. Kumar joins the Adaptive Automation Group as a Researcher with a focus on process automation. For the last six years Dr. Kumar worked as a process engineer for semiconductor manufacturing at Intel. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.E. in Production Engineering from PSG College of Technology in India. In his free time Dr. Kumar plays field…

Join us October 25th for CCAM Additive Manufacturing Research Day

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is hosting an Additive Manufacturing Research Day at their facility in Prince George County, Virginia on Wednesday, October 25th. The focus will be on metal printing. Invited speakers include industry, academic, and government experts: Dr. Chris Williams, Virginia Tech; Dr. Ola Harrysson, NC State; Dr. Brandon Lane, NIST; Mr. Andrew Snow, Sr. VP, EOS; and other industry representatives. A panel discussion will be held in the afternoon to discuss current opportunities and challenges.…