CCAM Board of Directors Chair and UVA Engineering dean Craig H. Benson elected AAAS Fellow

In addition to leading UVA Engineering since 2015, Benson and his research team have made significant advancements in the field of geoenvironmental engineering.   Craig H. Benson, dean of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and an internationally distinguished environmental engineer, has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.…

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Cummins to Join CCAM

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce Cummins Inc. will join its consortium on November 8, 2018. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. Cummins Inc. is an American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation…

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CCAM Welcomes Notable Additive Manufacturing Fellow

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome Richard P. Martukanitz, Pd.D. as the Additive Manufacturing CCAM Fellow effective January 2, 2019. He will support and guide the development of CCAM’s additive manufacturing program to ensure it meets its research objectives and goals of its members. Dr. Martukanitz is currently head of…

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Additive Manufacturing Research Day

On October 31st CCAM hosted Additive Manufacturing Research Day at its facility in Prince George County, Virginia. Over 130 participants from industry, government and academia came together to learn about cutting edge research in additive manufacturing and discuss important topics and challenges. The day kicked off with an overview of current opportunities and challenges in additive…

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Coming soon to the Science Museum of Virginia Forge Exhibit

Our team of CCAM volunteers has been working with the Science Museum of Virginia to design, build, and install an interactive exhibit in a new maker space called “The Forge.” “The Forge” is part maker space, part interactive exploration, part community innovation sandbox. Covering more than 7,000 square feet, this innovative project leverages the institution’s…

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HURCO Joins CCAM

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce Hurco 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. Hurco is a global company with divisions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and provides machining centers…

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Member Spotlight: Kyocera SGS Tech Hub

Kyocera SGS Precision Tools is utilizing the knowledge, technology, and equipment CCAM has to offer for the development of new world-class tooling and machining solutions for their customers. By undertaking projects away from a production environment, Kyocera SGS is able to focus on pure research and development, taking the time to fully explore each and…

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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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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 in CCAM, we gain access to high-quality research, specialized manufacturing equipment, technical expertise, and above all, a collaborative environment where we can work with industry and university partners to develop new products and services that will better serve our customers. ”

Ed Colvin
Vice President Technology,
Arconic

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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

CCAM Board of Directors Chair and UVA Engineering dean Craig H. Benson elected AAAS Fellow

December 4, 2018

In addition to leading UVA Engineering since 2015, Benson and his research team have made significant advancements in the field of geoenvironmental engineering.   Craig H. Benson, dean of the University of Virginia School of Engineering and an internationally distinguished environmental engineer, has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.…

Haden Smith Joins CCAM As Autonomous Robotics Researcher

November 13, 2018

On November 12th CCAM welcomed new researcher, Haden Smith. Mr. Smith joins CCAM as Autonomous Robotics Researcher on the adaptive automation team. His past research focused on object detection and distance estimation using deep learning algorithms for autonomous robotic navigation. While in school, Mr. Smith interned at NASA Langley where he worked on programming for…

Cummins to Join CCAM

October 31, 2018

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce Cummins Inc. will join its consortium on November 8, 2018. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. Cummins Inc. is an American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation…

CCAM Welcomes Notable Additive Manufacturing Fellow

October 31, 2018

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome Richard P. Martukanitz, Pd.D. as the Additive Manufacturing CCAM Fellow effective January 2, 2019. He will support and guide the development of CCAM’s additive manufacturing program to ensure it meets its research objectives and goals of its members. Dr. Martukanitz is currently head of…

Additive Manufacturing Research Day

October 31, 2018

On October 31st CCAM hosted Additive Manufacturing Research Day at its facility in Prince George County, Virginia. Over 130 participants from industry, government and academia came together to learn about cutting edge research in additive manufacturing and discuss important topics and challenges. The day kicked off with an overview of current opportunities and challenges in additive…

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MindSphere IIoT Challenge

January 23-24, 2019

Join us for a mini-hackathon event with Siemens and take the MindSphere Challenge. The winning team will have a chance to take their idea to market with CCAM.

MindSphere IIoT Challenge are mini-hack events. Each event has advanced manufacturing and cloud computing focused topic that needs fresh and innovative ideas to be developed in order to resolve our most pressing concerns and issues in automation. The first step is learning about the technologies available and collaborating with others in our industry to develop those ideas into real world solutions.

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