RICHMOND, VA., AUGUST 27, 2012 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Mitutoyo America Corporation has joined the organization as its 9th industry member. Headquartered in Aurora, Ill., Mitutoyo America Corporation offers a full line of precision measuring tools, instruments and related software backed by extensive training and support services.
Mitutoyo America Corporation is part of Mitutoyo Group, a global manufacturing technology leader with operations and expertise in 28 countries around the world.
“As the leading metrology company in the world, Mitutoyo is committed to future product development that applies breakthrough technologies to its full range of dimensional measurement tools, instruments and systems,” said Shigeyuki Sasaki, president of Mitutoyo. “Partnering with CCAM will enhance our research and development capabilities, and allow us to benefit from some of the brightest manufacturing minds around the world.”
CCAM combines best-in-class manufacturers, Virginia’s top research universities and CCAM’s experienced scientists and engineers in an exclusive R&D collaboration designed to help industry accelerate the transfer of laboratory innovations to production-line solutions. Industry sets the research agenda and joins dedicated university and CCAM researchers in pursuit of new discoveries that improve products, processes and profits.
Research is underway at member-university labs as CCAM completes construction of a new, state-of-the-art, 60,000 square-foot facility in Prince George County, Virginia, just south of Richmond. The building, scheduled to open in September, features computational and large-scale production labs and high bay and open production space for factory scale equipment. Some of the confirmed high bay equipment includes a Sulzer Metco plasma spray unit, assorted surface preparation equipment, an advanced machining cell and a metrology laboratory being equipped by Mitutoyo.
“Mitutoyo – like CCAM – is dedicated to the pursuit of leading technologies that answer the changing needs of industry,” said Dave Lohr, president and executive director of CCAM. “Their global expertise will have a positive impact on all CCAM members and together, we truly will change the manufacturing industry.”
Other CCAM industry members include Aerojet, Canon Virginia, Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens and Sulzer Metco. University members include the University of Virginia, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech.
About Mitutoyo America Corporation
Mitutoyo Corporation is the world’s largest provider of measurement and inspection solutions offering the most complete selection of machines, sensors, systems and services with a line encompassing CMMs (Coordinate Measuring Machines), vision, form and finish measuring machines as well as precision tools and instruments, and metrology data management software.
Mitutoyo’s nationwide network of Metrology Centers and support operations provides application, calibration, service, repair and educational programs to ensure that our 6,000+ metrology products will deliver measurement solutions for our customers throughout their lifetime. Contact Mitutoyo America Corporation, 965 Corporate Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60502. Phone: (630) 820-9666 Fax: (630) 820-2614 E-mail: email@example.com Or visit our website at www.mitutoyo.com.
About the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
CCAM is a research-based collaboration between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide. Manufacturers join CCAM as members and guide research leveraging both university faculty and CCAM scientists in two focus areas: surface engineering and manufacturing systems. CCAM is building a 60,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Va., adjacent to Rolls-Royce’s jet engine components plant. CCAM will take occupancy of the research center in September 2012. For more information, visit www.ccam-va.com.