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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…

Mitutoyo America Corporation Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

RICHMOND, VA., AUGUST 27, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Mitutoyo America Corporation has joined the organization as its 9th industry member. Headquartered in Aurora, Ill., Mitutoyo America Corporation offers a full line of precision measuring tools, instruments and related software backed by extensive training and support services. Mitutoyo America Corporation is part of Mitutoyo Group, a global manufacturing technology leader with operations and expertise in 28 countries around the world. “As the leading…

Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Builds Core Team

RICHMOND, VA., JULY 24, 2012– The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the hiring of three project leaders who will play critical roles in guiding and performing research projects undertaken in CCAM’s focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. 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 one roof on challenges common to advanced manufacturing, CCAM accelerates the transfer…

Danville, Martinsville colleges growing to meet demand

Tara Bozick | GoDanRiver Danville Community College and New College Institute in Martinsville are planning to ramp up capacity to train workers to meet demand for locally growing companies and to help attract advanced manufacturers to the region. more

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Assessment Request for Proposals

CCAM is seeking proposals for an advanced manufacturing workforce assessment, gap analysis, and implementation plan for southern and southwestern Virginia. Sealed proposals will be received until June 27, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. (local time). The full RFP can be found here.

CCAM Board of Directors Appoints New Officers

Armand Lauzon, CEO of Sequa Corporation, Elected Chairman of the Board Johan Israelsson, President, Market Area Americas, for Sandvik Coromant, Elected Vice Chairman RICHMOND, VA, MAY 29, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced the appointment of new officers to its board of directors. The appointments, made last week at CCAM’s annual meeting held in Richmond, ensure that global manufacturing expertise and insight continue to guide the organization’s growth as it increases membership, conducts initial research…

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Welcomes Intern

RICHMOND, VA., May 14, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome our first intern, Matthew Riondet. Riondet joins the building operations team to assist in the acquisition and installation of capital equipment that will support CCAM’s research agenda. Riondet is an Ocean Engineering Major at Virginia Tech who will graduate in December 2012. One of the biggest challenges in advanced manufacturing right now is access to qualified employees. Bringing interns into a collaborative…

CCAM is Moving – Read for Updates on How to Contact Us

As a valued member of our stakeholder base, we would like to inform you of some upcoming changes for CCAM. We are headed to summer school! Virginia State University has graciously offered to host us on their beautiful campus while we work to towards the completion of our building in September. Our mailing address remains the same for items sent via the US Postal Service: P.O. Box 1848, Petersburg, VA 23805-0848. For items sent via overnight delivery, please contact us…

Virginia Tops Site Selection Magazine 2011 Competitiveness Ranking

“The Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Governor Bob McDonnell have demonstrated that a pro-business, get-the-word-out strategy coupled with a predictable, low-tax business climate result in a competitive edge that is quantifiable.” -Mark Arend, Editor in Chief, Site Selection Magazine   RICHMOND, May 3, 2012 – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Site Selection magazine has named Virginia the winner of its 2011 Competitiveness Award, which recognizes excellence on the part of a state-level economic development group. The Virginia Economic Development…

Want to Grow Your Company? Find Access to R&D

A new facility in Virginia offers a model for advanced manufacturing research. By Adrienne Selko, IndustryWeek. More than two-thirds of all private-sector research and development comes from manufacturers. Where do they get their inspiration? Partnerships between universities and manufacturers, such as the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Virginia, or CCAM,have played major roles in industrial R&D advancements. A number of major manufacturers, including founding members Rolls-Royce (IW 100/229) North America Inc.,Canon Inc. (IW 1000/86 ), Siemens (IW 1000/26), Newport…

CCAM Finalist for RichTech Community Catalyst Award

RICHMOND, VA., April 18, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has been selected as a finalist for RichTech’s 17th Annual Technology Stars Awards Gala in the Community Catalyst category. Every year RichTech, the Greater Richmond Technology Council, recognizes outstanding individuals, corporate and community leaders, entrepreneurs and pioneers in the Greater Richmond region. On April 28th CCAM was among 28 finalists in 6 categories recognized at a reception at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.…