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

Founded in 2011 under a public-private partnership, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is an applied research center and 501c3 not-for-profit with members from industry, university and government. CCAM has created a resourceful and IP friendly collaborative environment that delivers solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM plays an active role in the development…

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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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Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy Funds UVA-led Team to Develop New Coating for Turbine Engine Materials

Team’s HERO Coating Will Increase Materials’ Temperature Tolerance by 200 Degrees Celsius By Karen Walker mkw3a@virginia.edu ELIZABETH J. OPILA, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center on Advanced Material Systems at the University of Virginia, has earned a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to increase turbine…

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BWX Technologies Joins CCAM

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) has joined its consortium. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. BWXT, headquartered in Lynchburg, Virginia, provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security,…

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CCAM “An Open Case for Success”

The International Manufacturing Technology Show powered by the Association For Manufacturing Technology features CCAM’s Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell as “An Open Case for Success” https://bit.ly/3nemRHg

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IMTS 2020 Featuring CCAM

CCAM was pleased to be apart of the early September 2020 online event, which went out to over 500,000 subscribers. Here is our episode: The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), was cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19). In an official statement, the organizers noted that this is the first time the biennial show has been cancelled…

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CCAM Completes 2019 CIT Grant

Prince George County, Virginia, August 12, 2020 – With appreciation to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam, the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT); CCAM is pleased to announce the funded project: The Advanced Analytics Framework for Deploying Automated Defect Detection in Manufacturing, led by CCAM’s Huda Al-Ghaib, Ph.D.,…

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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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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

NIST Awards CCAM Funding to Strengthen Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain

May 9, 2022

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…

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

March 14, 2022

Founded in 2011 under a public-private partnership, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is an applied research center and 501c3 not-for-profit with members from industry, university and government. CCAM has created a resourceful and IP friendly collaborative environment that delivers solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM plays an active role in the development…

Mark Hourigan column: GO Virginia FAME program builds regional workforce

March 4, 2022

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…

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

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…

Air Turbine Tools Joins CCAM

August 12, 2021

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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