The newly unveiled GO TEC® Training Lab at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) aims to support the training and technical support objectives of the Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers (GO TEC®) program. The facility is strategically positioned to provide specialized training in key focus areas: precision machining; welding; IT/cybersecurity; robotics, automation,…Read More
VSU and CCAM Forge Path to Excellence: “Advanced Manufacturing Processes” Course Tackles Industry Demand for Skilled IIoT Professionals
In the spring of 2024, Virginia State University (VSU) launched an innovative course titled “Advanced Manufacturing Processes,” led by two CCAM Researchers, Andwele Grant and Benjamin Standfield, who also serve as adjunct faculty members at VSU. This collaborative effort between CCAM and VSU stems from industry feedback highlighting a significant shortage of skilled Industrial Internet…Read More
Benjamin David Bevans is an outstanding Ph.D. candidate at Virginia Tech, specializing in Industrial & Systems Engineering. Benjamin’s internship at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has been exceptionally impactful, leaving a lasting mark in the realms of additive manufacturing (AM) and sensor technology. During his tenure at CCAM, Benjamin played a vital role…Read More
On Wednesday, November 15th, CCAM wrapped a two-day event focused on Strategies for Supply Chain Resilience. Over 100 people attended this event which highlighted supply chain challenges and opportunities across many industries, including ship building, aerospace, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Matt Sermon, Executive Director, Program Executive Office, Strategic Submarines for the Navy, provided the keynote address on…Read More
THE COMMONWEALTH CENTER FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING "CCAM" IS WHERE THE BEST OF INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA AND GOVERNMENT COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES.
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."
Vice President, Research & Technology
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