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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Join us on May 1st for Advanced Manufacturing Education Day

John Tyler Community College (JTCC) together with CCAM invite you Date: Wednesday, May 1 Location: CCAM Seminar Room. Education Day speakers and panelists will include leaders from industry, academia, and government. Join us to learn more what is working in Manufacturing education. Click here to register for this event

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Opportunities & Challenges for the Intelligent Factory

  CCAM continued its Research Day program with Automation Research Day on February 6, 2019. Approximately 70 attendees participated in a day that included speakers from industry, academia and government sharing their vision for the Intelligent Factory and how edge computing will play a role. Nigel Pearce, Director for Digital Manufacturing for Rolls-Royce plc., kicked…

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CCAM Hosts MindSphere Hackathon with Siemens and Amazon Web Services

January 23-24, 2019 MindSphere is an open cloud platform or “IoT operating system” developed by Siemens for applications in the context of the Internet of Things. MindSphere stores operational data and makes it accessible through digital applications to allow industrial customers to make decisions based on valuable factual information. This MindSphere IIoT Challenge is a…

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Former CCAM Chairman is awarded an OBE

Congratulations to Barry Eccelston, the past President & CEO of Airbus America and prior CCAM Chairman. He has been awarded with a coveted OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) award for his services to the UK aerospace and aviation industry by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the 2019 New Years Honour…

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Amsted Rail Joins CCAM

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce Amsted Rail Company, Inc. (Amsted Rail) has joined its consortium effective January 1, 2019. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. Amsted Rail is a part of Amsted Industries Corporation, a leader in the…

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Manufacturing Leader Lorin Sodell Joins CCAM

CCAM is proud to announce and welcome Lorin Sodell as its Business Leader for Machining and Factory Development. Mr. Sodell will be responsible for the development of CCAM’s machining business. Congruently, Mr. Sodell will serve as a Research and Industry Liaison for the College of Engineering and Technology at Virginia State University (VSU). This appointment…

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CCAM Welcomes Notable Additive Manufacturing Fellow

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome Richard P. Martukanitz, Ph.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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CCAM’s Contribution to the Science Museum of Virginia Forge Exhibit – an Artistic Robot

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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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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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 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

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

March 12, 2019

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…

Join us on May 1st for Advanced Manufacturing Education Day

March 7, 2019

John Tyler Community College (JTCC) together with CCAM invite you Date: Wednesday, May 1 Location: CCAM Seminar Room. Education Day speakers and panelists will include leaders from industry, academia, and government. Join us to learn more what is working in Manufacturing education. Click here to register for this event

Opportunities & Challenges for the Intelligent Factory

February 11, 2019

  CCAM continued its Research Day program with Automation Research Day on February 6, 2019. Approximately 70 attendees participated in a day that included speakers from industry, academia and government sharing their vision for the Intelligent Factory and how edge computing will play a role. Nigel Pearce, Director for Digital Manufacturing for Rolls-Royce plc., kicked…

Join us for Automation Research Day February 6, 2019

January 23, 2019

Automation Research Day Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:00 am—4:00 pm CCAM Seminar Room Please join us for Automation Research Day on February 6, 2019. This event will focus on sensing, measurement, and edge computing for the Intelligent Factory. Interact with industry, academic, and government experts. Learn about current activities at CCAM. Tour the CCAM facilities.…

CCAM Hosts MindSphere Hackathon with Siemens and Amazon Web Services

January 23, 2019

January 23-24, 2019 MindSphere is an open cloud platform or “IoT operating system” developed by Siemens for applications in the context of the Internet of Things. MindSphere stores operational data and makes it accessible through digital applications to allow industrial customers to make decisions based on valuable factual information. This MindSphere IIoT Challenge is a…

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Advanced Manufacturing Education Day

May 1, 2019

Topic: What is Working in Manufacturing Education

Learn about best practices from leaders in education, industry and government. Discuss motivating a sustainable pipeline through a collaborative vertical education network.

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