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Join us April 25th for Automation Research Day

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is hosting an Automation Research Day at their facility in Prince George County, Virginia on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The focus will be on adaptive automation technologies. Invited speakers include industry, academic, and government experts. A panel discussion will be held in the afternoon to discuss current opportunities and challenges. The event will include a tour of CCAM’s facility and a poster session. Lunch will be provided. Machining Day will close with a…

CCAM brings together experts for Machining Research Day

The Progress-Index | John Adams PRINCE GEORGE — Researchers and academics from the field of advanced manufacturing gathered at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing on Thursday as the center hosted its special program, “Machining Day.” “The main goal is to bring in people that are subject-matter experts, from government, academia and our partners,” said CCAM CEO William T. Powers. “Hopefully we interested people to do work here with us, increase interest in companies willing to place their machines and…

CCAM Joins Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute

CCAM thanks Airbus for sponsoring CCAM as an Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute non-profit member. This membership allows CCAM to apply for current workforce grants provide by the ARM Institute: www.arminstitute.org

GO Virginia board approves a second round of grants

Virginia Business | February 13, 2018 | Full Article A pharmaceutical accelerator at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, a seed fund in Hampton and a water and sewer project in Roanoke were among a second round of nine grants announced Tuesday by GO Virginia. The state’s new regional economic development initiative, GO Virginia awards state funds to projects intended to grow and diversify regional economies across the state. The board has approved 18 projects so far with more than…

CCAM Welcomes Researcher Andwele Grant to the Machining Team

Andwele Grant joined CCAM as a researcher for the Machining Science & Technology Group on February 8, 2018. His past research has focused on data analytics for manufacturing inspection and friction stir welding. He received his M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Virginia State University. Mr. Grant plays trumpet in the Virginia All Star Band and enjoys playing tennis and basketball.

ABB Robotics Joins CCAM

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce ABB Robotics has joined its consortium at the Affiliate Member level. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots, software, equipment, and complete application solutions. ABB Robotics has provided CCAM with an IRB 6650, a large industrial robot suited to material handling, machine tending, and welding applications. CCAM’s Adaptive Automation Researcher…

CCAM Launches Apprentice Academy Website

Prince George County, VA – Today the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) launched the CCAM Apprentice Academy website:  www.ApprenticeAcademy.com. In March of 2017, Forbes remarked 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed in the next decade. Retirees and outsourcing have left America with a glaring need: a skilled advanced manufacturing workforce. Recently, CCAM was awarded a total of $12.65 million to begin the construction of its Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Academy on the same campus as CCAM, in…

CCAM Welcomes Bruce Wilson as Director of Business Development

PRINCE GEORGE, VA – Bruce Wilson has joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as Director of Business Development. In this role Mr. Wilson will be responsible for new member recruitment, current member relations and the development of new lines of business for the organization. Wilson brings over two decades of experience with leading-edge technology companies in aerospace systems, medical devices, electronic payments, and telecommunications, as well as investment and business strategy consulting. “We are extremely pleased to…

GENEDGE and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Announce New Collaboration

Prince George County, Va. — Today GENEDGE and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announced they have entered into a mutual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU indicates GENEDGE will join CCAM as a Government Member. GENEDGE is expected to officially be voted into the consortium during CCAM’s March 2018 board meeting. GENEDGE is a business consulting organization that provides the Commonwealth of Virginia’s industrial and manufacturing sectors access to expert business solutions that are often only accessible to…

CCAM Announces $12.65 Million in Federal and State Funds to Build Apprentice Academy

RICHMOND -- Today, William T. Powers III, president and CEO, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), announced the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded CCAM a grant of $3.15 million to build an apprentice academy in Prince George County, Virginia. This award is supplemented by an additional $9.5 million appropriated from the Commonwealth of Virginia. CCAM established the Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Academy to bolster the state’s advanced manufacturing industry by creating a reliable pipeline of workers…

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…