OCTOBER 4, 2019 is National Manufacturing Day at CCAM

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what modern manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. The fact is, today’s manufacturing jobs are highly skilled. Not only that, but they take place in some of the most exciting,…

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Altria Group Joins CCAM

Prince George County, VA, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 -The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce Altria Group has joined its consortium. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges.  In addition to enjoying over 65 years on the Fortune 500 list, Altria’s Center…

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CCAM to Strengthen Manufacturing’s Intelligent Factory with NIST Grant Award

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a $250,000 cooperative agreement to the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). The three-year project entitled, Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell, will provide a testbed for accelerating and transitioning emerging digital manufacturing technology from the laboratory to the factory floor. Industry 4.0…

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Surface Engineering Day

August 7, 2019 8:30am-2:30pm at CCAM The Day will focus on: High Performance Coatings – Improvements in Manufacturing and Measurement A selection of research topics, ranging from new technologies to measure properties of the coatings or the process, to the implementation of new control strategies will be presented. Opening remarks will be delivered by Evan…

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CCAM Welcomes Data Analytics Fellow

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome Afroditi V. Filippas, Ph.D. as the Data Analytics CCAM Fellow effective June 6, 2019. She will support and guide the development of CCAM’s projects related to signal processing and nonlinear statistical analysis techniques to ensure CCAM meets the goals of its members. Dr. Filippas…

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Welcome CCAM Interns -Summer 2019

CCAM is pleased to welcome our summer 2019 interns. This season’s group comes from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information on CCAM’s Fall 2019 intership program please click here.

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Governor Northam Announces CCAM as a Commonwealth Research Commercialization Matching Fund Winner

“I would like to thank Governor Ralph Northam, the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, and the Center for Innovative Technology; CCAM is pleased to be chosen amongst the distinguished awardees,” says CCAM President & CEO, William Powers. “These matching funds will help accelerate innovation for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the future of Advanced Manufacturing.” “CCAM…

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CCAM is proud to be one of centers supporting this initiative: “Cyber moon shot ready for launch: Tech-led initiative will have four regional centers”

by Richard Foster, Virginia Business By some estimates, cybercrimes are projected to cost businesses worldwide $6 trillion annually by 2021 — and it’s not unusual for a ransomware or malware attack to cost a single business millions. With cybersecurity threats to our ever-expanding digital world growing by the day, industries and universities are struggling to…

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From Theory to Practice: Creating a Pipeline of Skilled Workers in Advance Manufacturing for Central Virginia

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) hosted an Advanced Manufacturing Education Day event in partnership with John Tyler Community College (Tyler) on May 1,2019. Over 130 people from industry, academia, and government were present. The focus of the event was: “What is working in advanced manufacturing education.” Workforce Advisor to Governor Ralph Northam, Dr.…

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With additional budget appropriation, research center CCAM seeks new industry members

By JOHN REID BLACKWELL | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Mar 10, 2019 A wheeled, autonomous robot moved around parts of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing during its “automation research day” in early February, a day when dozens of guests from various industries, universities and government agencies visited the research center to discuss the latest trends…

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THE COMMONWEALTH CENTER FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING "CCAM" IS WHERE THE BEST OF INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA AND GOVERNMENT COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES.

Harnessing the power of world-class talent, technology and training, we:

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PERFECT PRODUCTION METHODS

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MAKE COMPANIES MORE COMPETITIVE

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PREPARE A QUALIFIED MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE

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GROW OUR
ECONOMY

Our members are the reason we do what we do.

They are industry leaders - from aerospace to automotive to shipbuilding, and from milling to metalworking to industrial controls. And they represent some of the top minds in academia and government out of our nation’s premiere resarch universities and agencies.

Together with our talented and dedicated CCAM research staff, CCAM members pursue directed and generic research to build higher quality products and make production of their goods more affordable and faster than ever before.

“Through our membership with CCAM, we gain access to high-quality research, advanced manufacturing processes, technical expertise, and above all, a collaborative environment where we can work with our industry and university partners to support our current and future products."

Amanda Simpson
Vice President, Research & Technology
Airbus Americas

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Advanced manufacturing is an opportunity to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. To realize that goal, we will need both public and private organizations’ commitment to apprenticeship programs such as CCAM to develop the much-needed skilled workforce. This is the inflection point — we cannot blink.”

Kelly Marchese
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The Latest News

OCTOBER 4, 2019 is National Manufacturing Day at CCAM

October 2, 2019

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what modern manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. The fact is, today’s manufacturing jobs are highly skilled. Not only that, but they take place in some of the most exciting,…

ARM Funds Automation of Manufacturing Defect Correction Using Robots Project

September 16, 2019

Siemens Corporate Technology, (CT) has been awarded a grant from the Advancing Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, with partners the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), Yaskawa Motoman, Siemens Digital Industries, Siemens Gas and Power. This one-year project will develop an advanced, intelligent robotic system for end-to-end finishing of parts using a robot-based scanning and…

Altria Group Joins CCAM

September 9, 2019

Prince George County, VA, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 -The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce Altria Group has joined its consortium. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges.  In addition to enjoying over 65 years on the Fortune 500 list, Altria’s Center…

CCAM to Strengthen Manufacturing’s Intelligent Factory with NIST Grant Award

August 22, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a $250,000 cooperative agreement to the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). The three-year project entitled, Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell, will provide a testbed for accelerating and transitioning emerging digital manufacturing technology from the laboratory to the factory floor. Industry 4.0…

Surface Engineering Day

July 5, 2019

August 7, 2019 8:30am-2:30pm at CCAM The Day will focus on: High Performance Coatings – Improvements in Manufacturing and Measurement A selection of research topics, ranging from new technologies to measure properties of the coatings or the process, to the implementation of new control strategies will be presented. Opening remarks will be delivered by Evan…

Upcoming Events

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National Manufacuturing Day at CCAM

October 4, 2019

10am - 2pm

The event is open to high school, college, and graduate school students, parents, educators, and supporters.

Learn about the different educational pathways that can result into a stimulating and lucrative career in manufacturing. College and Universities will be on hand to help determine which educational pathway is best for you.

10-10:30am  Vertical Education MFG Pathway

10:30-12pm  MFG Careers: with Industry & Interns

12-12:45pm  Lunch & Education Networking

12:45-2pm  Hands-on Robotics & Automation Demos

CCAM ManuFACTS

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Employees

  • 27 researchers, including 10 PhDs from around the world
  • 5 industry representatives
  • 3 graduate students
  • 8 interns
  • 3 executive staff members & 7 business staff including directors of: development, workforce development, strategic partnerships, business development

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