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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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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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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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

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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…

CCAM Welcomes Data Analytics Fellow

June 17, 2019

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…

Welcome CCAM Interns -Summer 2019

June 17, 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.

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

June 13, 2019

“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…

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”

June 4, 2019

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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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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