Richmond-Petersburg Region, Collaborating as the Alliance for Building Better Medicine, Secures $111 Million Over Three Months for U.S. Based Manufacturing of Essential Medicine

CCAM is proud to be a partner of the Alliance for Building Better Medicine. CCAM has partnered with Activation Capital on two important projects for the recently awarded Build Back Better Region Challenge grant; they include: Scale-up Development Center Project Joint Engineering Degree Project This picture represents the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor Glenn Youngkin’s proclamation…

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CCAM’s 2022 Digital Thread Post Event Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who participated in CCAM’s 2022 Digital Thread event which hosted over 150 people on August 30th and 31st. This event was achieved by overwhelming support from our members such as Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Altria, Airbus, RACER, Amsted Rail, Buehler, Creaform, ABB, Air Turbine Tools, NASA, Genedge, Virginia research universities, and more. Day…

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MFG Day 2022

Central VA Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) together with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and Richard Bland College of William and Mary (RBC) will host a MFG Day Friday October 7th as part of a national effort to showcase the reality of modern manufacturing careers and connect with America’s future workforce –…

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CCAM Wins Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership Award

“We are delighted The Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership has recognized Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as a recipient of The 2022 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Award,” said CCAM’s President & CEO, John Milton-Benoit. CCAM has enjoyed a robust and engaged internship program for over a decade. Our intern’s world on real world…

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NIST Awards CCAM Funding to Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded a total of $1.2 million to four organizations to develop technology roadmaps aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing and innovation across industries. The projects span a wide variety of industries and technologies, from microelectronics to biomanufacturing to building a resilient U.S. manufacturing…

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How CCAM Provides Value to Virginia’s Alliance for Building Better Medicine

“CCAM is committed to executing manufacturing excellence for regional growth. The Alliance for Building Better Medicine represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for Virginia, and we are dedicating resources to ensure its success for years to come,” says CCAM President & CEO, John Milton-Benoit.   Founded in 2011 under a public-private partnership, the Commonwealth…

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Mark Hourigan column: GO Virginia FAME program builds regional workforce

By Mark Hourigan At a time of continuing economic disruption, supply chain challenges and workforce shortages, businesses and colleges are coming together to build the pipeline of people who will be ready to work in the emerging industries of the future. This is particularly true in advancing the transformation of manufacturing in the greater Richmond…

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Office of Naval Research Awards the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing $750,000 for Development of an Integrated Cyber-Physical Platform for Metal Additive Manufacturing

February 25, 2022, Prince George County, VA – The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) a $750,000 grant focused on enabling widespread and cost-effective use of metal additive manufacturing for military sustainment. Under this grant, CCAM will develop an integrated cyber-physical ecosystem to leverage digital thread and…

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Air Turbine Tools Joins CCAM

CCAM Leads the Way into The Future of High Speed Machining Prince George County, VA – The U.S. inventor of a new generation of high speed spindles, motors and hand tools, Air Turbine Technology Inc of Boca Raton, has joined Virginia’s Commonwealth Center for Advanced Machining (CCAM). CCAM’s researchers will be applying Air Turbine Spindles 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.

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
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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

Richmond-Petersburg Region, Collaborating as the Alliance for Building Better Medicine, Secures $111 Million Over Three Months for U.S. Based Manufacturing of Essential Medicine

September 9, 2022

CCAM is proud to be a partner of the Alliance for Building Better Medicine. CCAM has partnered with Activation Capital on two important projects for the recently awarded Build Back Better Region Challenge grant; they include: Scale-up Development Center Project Joint Engineering Degree Project This picture represents the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor Glenn Youngkin’s proclamation…

CCAM’s 2022 Digital Thread Post Event Wrap-up

August 31, 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in CCAM’s 2022 Digital Thread event which hosted over 150 people on August 30th and 31st. This event was achieved by overwhelming support from our members such as Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Altria, Airbus, RACER, Amsted Rail, Buehler, Creaform, ABB, Air Turbine Tools, NASA, Genedge, Virginia research universities, and more. Day…

August 30-31: CCAM Research Days

August 25, 2022

CCAM is pleased to welcome you to an in-person event to explore Digital Thread technology with demonstrations and workshops. Below is a list of all event activities. Registration has ended please contact Betsey.Odell@ccam-va.com with any questions. It is our honor to present Don Kinard, Ph.D. as our key note speaker for this event. Day 1:  Tuesday,…

MFG Day 2022

August 24, 2022

Central VA Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) together with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and Richard Bland College of William and Mary (RBC) will host a MFG Day Friday October 7th as part of a national effort to showcase the reality of modern manufacturing careers and connect with America’s future workforce –…

CCAM Wins Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership Award

July 27, 2022

“We are delighted The Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership has recognized Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as a recipient of The 2022 Top Virginia Employers for Interns Award,” said CCAM’s President & CEO, John Milton-Benoit. CCAM has enjoyed a robust and engaged internship program for over a decade. Our intern’s world on real world…

Upcoming Events

Save the dates CCAM Research Event Aug 30 and 31

We are pleased to invite you to an in-person Research Event at CCAM.

This is a two day event on August 30th and August 31st.

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  • 4 graduate research assistants
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  • 7 business staff

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