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NASA Langley joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

PARIS AIR SHOW, June 19, 2013 – NASA Langley Research Center and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that NASA will join CCAM as a government member. The move will create opportunities for joint participation in research and development of new surface engineering technologies and manufacturing systems. NASA’s expertise, combined with the manufacturing capabilities of CCAM members, will speed the process of bringing novel technologies to market sooner. These developments will have applications in the aerospace industry,…

CCAM In the News

Richmond Times-Dispatch | John Blackwell Reid Manufacturing research center officially opens in Prince George Co. The Progress-Index | Vanessa Remmers New Research Facility Gets Official Welcome Rapid Ready Technology | John Newman Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Opens for Business Hopewell News & Patriot | Caitlin Davis CCAM research facility opens in Prince George

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Unveils New Research and Product Development Facility During Grand Opening

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, March 25, 2013 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) near Richmond, Va., today unveiled its new 62,000 square foot research facility during a grand opening event. “The new CCAM manufacturing research center represents the expertise and passion of our industry members and university partners,” said Dr. Mike Beffel, CCAM Interim President and Executive Director.  “With the goal of bridging the gap between leading edge research and product development, CCAM is at the forefront of new manufacturing…

Blaser Swisslube Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

RICHMOND, VA., MARCH 21, 2013 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Swiss company Blaser Swisslube has joined the collaborative research center. Blaser Swisslube is CCAM’s 15th member and the second from Switzerland. Headquartered in Hasle-Ruegsau, Switzerland, and with a U.S. production facility in Goshen, NY, the company joins other international members from Germany, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States at CCAM to solve business and operational challenges facing advanced manufacturers. Advanced manufacturing…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Announces New President & Executive Director

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced Dr. Michael Beffel as its new interim President and Executive Director. Dr. Beffel, Vice President of Casting Operations for Chromalloy in Tampa, Florida, replaces outgoing CCAM President and Executive Director David Lohr, who led the organization from its inception in 2011. “CCAM, a public / private collaborative research center, continues to initiate new research critical to the surface technology and manufacturing industries,” said Armand F. Lauzon, Jr. Chairman of…

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Selects Economic Development Director

Mr. Joe Anwyl will direct CCAM’s efforts to bring advanced manufacturers to Southside and Southwest Virginia.

Va. center aims to help US reclaim manufacturing

Associated Press November 11, 2012 - Tucked away just miles from the railroads that for years have transported goods made in Virginia to the rest of the world, a recently opened research facility in Prince George County is bringing together universities and industry in an effort to help the state _ and the country _ regain its manufacturing roots. The work being done at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing will be used for production that has come a long…

Advanced Manufacturing with a Common Goal

Denise Lineberry | The Researcher News, NASA Langley Research Center November 19, 2012 - No matter where you stand from inside the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) 60,000 square-foot facility, you can see all the way through. From within the glass walls, you might witness equipment being installed, or scientist working in one of 10 research laboratories. Or you could see CCAM members collaborating in the “common space,” or working in the 3-D Visualization Center. In Prince George County,…

Rolls-Royce to expand manufacturing operations in Prince George

Virginia Business Magazine Rolls-Royce plans to build a second manufacturing plant in Prince George County, creating 140 new jobs. The power systems company said today it will begin construction on a $136 million Advanced Airfoil Machining Facility at its 1,000-acre Crosspointe campus in Prince George. The 90,000-square-foot plant, which would produce turbine blades and nozzle guide vanes for Rolls-Royce engines, will be located alongside its jet engine disc manufacturing facility, which opened in May 2011. The Crosspointe campus also includes…

Research center aims to give Virginia a manufacturing edge

John Reid Blackwell | Richmond Times-Dispatch In a quiet, wooded setting just off West Quaker Road in Prince George County, a new research facility has opened where scientists and engineers will collaborate on the future of cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Named the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, or CCAM, the not-for-profit center is bringing together researchers from the public and private sectors to work on projects that include making jet engines operate more efficiently and developing better techniques for building precision…

Hermle Machine Company Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

RICHMOND, VA., OCTOBER 16, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Hermle Machine Company has joined CCAM’s growing roster of industry members. The company, with global headquarters in Gosheim, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of high-precision 5-axis milling machines. The medical, aircraft, automotive and other industries use Hermle’s milling machines to precisely cut material to the exact specifications advanced manufacturing requires. The company, established nearly 75 years ago, brings global manufacturing experience…

TurboCombustor Technology, Inc. Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

RICHMOND, VA., OCTOBER 9, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Florida-based TurboCombustor Technology, Inc. (TCT) is its newest member. Its membership is the result of many weeks of meetings and information sharing, including a meeting with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Virginia economic development officials and CCAM leadership at the Farnborough Airshow during the Governor’s trade mission to the United Kingdom in July. TCT manufactures high-precision components and assemblies for aircraft engines and gas turbines,…

Chromalloy Sponsors Industrial Casting Seminar for Tomorrow’s Engineers

October 6, 2012 - We are pleased to announce an industrial casting seminar for Virginia State University engineering students, as part of the company’s affiliation with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). The October 7-9 casting seminar is being held at Chromalloy’s newest superalloy foundry in Tampa, Florida, and is designed to introduce students to the techniques associated with the latest casting manufacturing processes. “As a CCAM Organizing Industry Member, Chromalloy is offering a hands-on and classroom learning seminar…

VSU Commits Five Faculty Members to Support Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Research Efforts

RICHMOND, VA., OCTOBER 2, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Virginia State University (VSU) has committed to provide CCAM with five faculty members to support its research efforts in surface engineering and manufacturing systems. Two of the faculty members will work directly at the CCAM facility, while three will split time between CCAM and VSU.  CCAM Board Member and VSU Dean of Engineering Keith Williamson believes the arrangement will provide a closer link between…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Adds Three New Members: Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies and GF AgieCharmilles Bring Key Equipment Assets and International Expertise to CCAM

RICHMOND, VA., SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced it will add three additional companies to its growing list of industry members: Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies and GF AgieCharmilles. Each company brings key advanced manufacturing equipment to CCAM that will support the center’s research and development efforts. CCAM is a collaborative research center that brings global manufacturing companies together with Virginia’s top research universities and CCAM’s own expert engineers and scientists. Working together under…