CCAM celebrated its four year anniversary of incorporation last week with a research review for its members. Kicking off the morning, new President & Executive Director, Joe Moody, welcomed over 80 industry and university members in attendance.
Sessions on machining, surface engineering, manufacturing systems and additive manufacturing were included on the agenda with research presentations from CCAM staff and university researchers.
“We are introducing initial research based on new focus areas approved by our Board of Directors in March,” said Bob Fagan, Chief Technology Officer. “In addition to Surface Engineering and Manufacturing Systems, we have added Additive Manufacturing, Machining Technologies, Welding and Joining, and Composite Materials / Processing.”
“These focus areas are determined by industry members and will continue to evolve as their needs change and as new members join CCAM,” said Fagan.
Demonstrations on the manufacturing process floor, the metrology lab and the 3D visualization lab provided an opportunity to see processes and research results.
CCAM is based at a state-of-the-art facility in Prince George County, Va., that provides production ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe.
Members guide the research, leveraging talent and resources within CCAM and Virginia’s top universities through a collaborative model that enables them to pool research and development efforts to increase efficiencies.
CCAM industry and government members include Canon Virginia Inc., Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens, Sulzer Metco, Aerojet, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, TurboCombustor Technology Inc., Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, GF AgieCharmilles, Blaser Swisslube, Mechdyne, National Instruments, and NASA Langley Research Center. Academic partners are the University of Virginia, Virginia State University, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University.