CCAM “An Open Case for Success”

The International Manufacturing Technology Show powered by the Association For Manufacturing Technology features CCAM’s Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell as “An Open Case for Success” https://bit.ly/3nemRHg

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IMTS 2020 Featuring CCAM

CCAM was pleased to be apart of the early September 2020 online event, which went out to over 500,000 subscribers. Here is our episode: The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), was cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In an official statement, the organizers noted that this is the first time the biennial show has been cancelled…

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CCAM Appoints New President & CEO

John Milton-Benoit’s experience leading research and innovation will help the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing continue expanding in size and impact. Prince George County, Virginia, July 24, 2020 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) board of directors, chaired by University of Virginia School of Engineering Dean Craig H. Benson, Ph.D., has appointed John…

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CCAM Completes 2019 CIT Grant

Prince George County, Virginia, August 12, 2020 – With appreciation to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam, the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT); CCAM is pleased to announce the funded project: The Advanced Analytics Framework for Deploying Automated Defect Detection in Manufacturing, led by CCAM’s Huda Al-Ghaib, Ph.D.,…

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VCU Engineering Dean and CCAM Board of Directors Vice Chair, Named to New State Innovation Authority

VCU Engineering Dean and CCAM Board of Directors Vice Chair, Named to New State Innovation Authority August 6, 2020 Repost from: Richmond Times Dispatch “VCU engineering dean named to new state innovation authority” By Michael Martz The dean of Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering will serve on the board of directors of a new…

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CCAM Welcomes Summer 2020 Interns and Graduate Research Assistants

Interns and Graduate Research Assistants play a vital role in the advanced manufacturing ecosystem. We are pleased to have these individuals join CCAM, where the brightest minds in industry, academia, and government collaborate to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. Please join us in welcoming talent from CCAM’s University Members:

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Simplimatic Automation Joins CCAM’s Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Testbed Project Funded by NIST

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Virginia: MAY 28, 2020 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) received funding from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) to develop an Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell, in 2019. Today, CCAM is pleased to announce Simplimatic Automation has joined HURCO, Mitutoyo, and Cisco as a partner on the testbed…

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New UVA Master’s Degree Program in Cooperation with CCAM

Modern manufacturing is experiencing a transformation driven by digitization, robotics and automation, modeling and simulation, sensing, computing, and additive and subtractive manufacturing. In order to harness the power of Industry 4.0, there is a growing need to fully understand manufacturing processes to exploit the use of digital data for achieving innovative designs, optimizing productivity, ensuring…

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CCAM COVID19 Policy

Date: March 20, 2020 Dear CCAM and stakeholders, As we navigate these unsettling and unprecedented times our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our extended CCAM family. Though COVID-19 affects our families, friends and colleagues, CCAM seeks to remain focused on our strategic goals while following the guidelines recommended by the CDC and the…

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CCAM members, and industry collaborators are creating a Flexible Manufacturing Cell with NIST Grant Award funding

February 26, 2020, Disputanta, VA, Updated article coming soon… 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…

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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
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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 core 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

CCAM “An Open Case for Success”

November 11, 2020

The International Manufacturing Technology Show powered by the Association For Manufacturing Technology features CCAM’s Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell as “An Open Case for Success” https://bit.ly/3nemRHg

IMTS 2020 Featuring CCAM

October 2, 2020

CCAM was pleased to be apart of the early September 2020 online event, which went out to over 500,000 subscribers. Here is our episode: The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), was cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In an official statement, the organizers noted that this is the first time the biennial show has been cancelled…

CCAM Appoints New President & CEO

August 12, 2020

John Milton-Benoit’s experience leading research and innovation will help the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing continue expanding in size and impact. Prince George County, Virginia, July 24, 2020 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) board of directors, chaired by University of Virginia School of Engineering Dean Craig H. Benson, Ph.D., has appointed John…

CCAM Completes 2019 CIT Grant

August 12, 2020

Prince George County, Virginia, August 12, 2020 – With appreciation to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam, the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT); CCAM is pleased to announce the funded project: The Advanced Analytics Framework for Deploying Automated Defect Detection in Manufacturing, led by CCAM’s Huda Al-Ghaib, Ph.D.,…

VCU Engineering Dean and CCAM Board of Directors Vice Chair, Named to New State Innovation Authority

August 6, 2020

VCU Engineering Dean and CCAM Board of Directors Vice Chair, Named to New State Innovation Authority August 6, 2020 Repost from: Richmond Times Dispatch “VCU engineering dean named to new state innovation authority” By Michael Martz The dean of Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering will serve on the board of directors of a new…

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

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  • 4 graduate research assistants
  • 9 interns
  • 7 business staff

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