Members of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) recently visited Sandvik Coromant in Sandviken, Sweden. “The discussions during the meeting touched upon Sandvik Coromant’s way of working and our priorities in regard to CCAM’s initial research operations,” explained the host of the meeting, Bertil Isaksson from Application Development.
Dave Lohr, the president and executive director of CCAM, was very pleased with the visit, saying, “It is extremely interesting to visit and understand the value of Sandvik Coromant.”
Professors Barry Johnson, University of Virginia, and Donald Leo, Virginia Tech, appreciated the advanced technical level that is significant for Sandvik. “There will be many opportunities for mutual cooperation,” said Leo.
“Sandvik Coromant is offering so much more than just the cutting edge,” said Brian Warner from Rolls-Royce North America, showing a big interest in sharing knowledge in several areas.
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is a research collaboration that turns academic research into business advantages. It brings together best-in-class manufacturers and Virginia’s top higher education institutions (University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University) to collaborate and deliver new “production-ready” solutions to factories. Industrial members lead the center, determining and guiding research priorities. CCAM’s initial focus is on surface engineering and manufacturing systems.