CCAM Joins Statewide Effort to Accelerate Smart Manufacturing in Virginia

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) recently participated in a kickoff meeting for an exciting new initiative aimed at accelerating the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies among small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) in Virginia. Led by GENEDGE Alliance, Virginia’s NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center, the Virginia SMART Manufacturing Accelerator (VSMA) program brings together…

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Developing Technical Workforce of Tomorrow

For the third consecutive year, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has been selected as one of Virginia’s 2024 Top Employers for Interns. The recognition comes from the Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP), which today announced 136 recipients of the 2024 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Awards. Administered by the State Council of…

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CCAM Unveils Industry-Leading GO TEC® Training Lab to Foster Next-Gen STEM Talent

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,…

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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…

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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.

How CCAM Advances the Manufacturing Field

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
ECONOMY

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

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