The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that RTI International Metals, Inc., (NYSE: RTI) has become the newest member to join the industry, academic and government consortium.
As a supplier to the global aerospace, defense, energy and medical device industries, RTI International Metals delivers vertically integrated solutions, which include a full range of titanium mill products and precision engineered assemblies and sub-assemblies across the entire supply chain. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, RTI offers a full complement of titanium mill products, extruded shapes, formed and 3D-printed parts, as well as machined components. The company’s products fly on the most modern airliners, help defend troops, assist in retrieving oil and gas from ocean depths, and sustain life in operating rooms around the world.
“Multidisciplinary efforts that leverage industry, academia, and government resources and expertise are key to solving the manufacturing industry’s most challenging problems. RTI is pleased to join the CCAM network of partners working to develop new products, services and solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding applications. We bring a long history of innovation in metals fabrication and component production, and we look forward to collaborating with our peer members,” said Kate J. Jackson, Chief Technology Officer, RTI.
Joseph F. Moody, CCAM President and Executive Director, said, “As an innovator in the field of titanium and specialty metals research and manufacturing, RTI’s vision and thought leadership will benefit the CCAM members and drive collaborative new research and manufacturing developments.”
As a Principal Industry Member RTI International Metals will participate in core research at CCAM’s state-of-the-art facility in Prince George County, Va.
CCAM is a research consortium that brings together world-class manufacturers, Virginia’s top universities, and the NASA Langley Research Center.
The CCAM industry and government consortium now numbers 28 members, including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Alcoa, Canon Virginia Inc., Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Oerlikon Metco, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens, Blaser Swisslube, EOS, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, Paradigm Precision, Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, GF Machining Solutions, Mechdyne, National Instruments, RTI International Metals, Inc., Spatial Integrated Systems (SIS), and the NASA Langley Research Center. Academic partners are the Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Tech.
CCAM is based at a 62,000 square foot facility that has computational and engineering research labs, high bay production space and commercial scale equipment, and specialized equipment and tooling for research in surface engineering, manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing, machining technologies, composite materials processing, and welding and joining.
Leveraging the combined strengths and capabilities from CCAM and the network of university, industry, and government partners, CCAM bridges the gap between research and commercialization, accelerating new developments to market.
About RTI International Metals, Inc.
RTI International Metals, Inc. is a leading vertically integrated global supplier of advanced titanium and specialty metals products and services to commercial aerospace, defense, energy, medical device and other customers across the entire supply chain. For over 60 years, RTI has been taking titanium further through advanced manufacturing and engineering processes. RTI delivers a full range of titanium mill products as well as other titanium and specialty metals products and services including extruded shapes, formed and 3D-printed parts, and precision engineered and machined components through its downstream integrated supply chain. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., RTI has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about RTI International Metals, Inc., visit www.rtiintl.com.
CCAM delivers innovative solutions for manufacturing better products. An applied research center, CCAM provides production-ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe. Members guide the research, leveraging talent and resources within CCAM and at Virginia’s top universities, through a collaborative model that enables them to pool R&D efforts to increase efficiencies. Results can then be applied directly to the factory floor, turning ideas into profit faster and more affordably than ever before. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit www.ccam-va.com.