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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…

Mechdyne Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Company’s 3D Visualization Technology to Enhance Membership in CCAM with State-of-the-Art Modeling and Simulation Capabilities RICHMOND, VA., November 6, 2013 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Iowa-based Mechdyne Corporation has joined the research collaborative and will install a 3D visualization lab there to support research projects undertaken by CCAM’s membership. In advanced manufacturing, 3D visualization labs present images of assembled products or parts onto large screens. The images are precisely rendered models of machines, engines…

CCAM Awarded with Investment from U.S. Economic Development Administration

Investment to Fund Planning of Regional Training Center, Leading to Increased Economic Growth and Job Creation RICHMOND, VA, October 22, 2013 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has been selected to receive a $280,600 award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). This investment will help fund the planning of an Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice Academy Center, a project that will increase regional competitiveness and lead to economic growth and job creation. This regional training center will provide hands-on…

Virginia Receives Numerous Top Rankings from Business Facilities Magazine

August 9, 2013 YesVirginia Business Blog Once again, Virginia received a number of top rankings in Business Facilities’ 2013 State Rankings Report. Prince George County was rated No. 7 for Economic Growth Potential, due in part to expansions at Ft. Lee, Rolls-Royce and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM).

CCAM Appoints Bob Fagan Chief Technology Officer

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, JUNE 25, 2013 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the appointment of Bob Fagan as Chief Technology Officer. Fagan joins CCAM from Pratt & Whitney, where he served as Chief Engineer for the PW1100-JM engine being developed for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft. He also served as Chief Engineer on the company’s engine development for the STOVL variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The high-profile, multi-billion projects required sophisticated resource management, technical…

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,…