The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, received a new C42 Machining Center from Hermle Machine Company this month.
Hermle, a Principal Member of CCAM, and a global provider of 5-axis milling equipment and services, provided the new machining center as part of its membership to CCAM.
Will Powers, President and CEO of CCAM stated; “ Hermle has supported the CCAM mission of advanced manufacturing research for several years and we are delighted with the support and cooperation we receive from them. Our research staff and member companies are looking forward to working with their latest, state of the art equipment.”
“We are very pleased with our relationship with Hermle and proud to be operating their latest technology as we continue to develop creative advanced manufacturing solutions for our member companies” added Barry Eccleston, Chairman of CCAM.
The CCAM industry and government consortium now numbers 30 members, including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Alcoa, Chromalloy, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Newport News Shipbuilding, Oerlikon Metco, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens, Blaser Swisslube, Canon Virginia Inc., EOS, GF Machining Solutions, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, Paradigm Precision, RTI International Metals, Inc., Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, Hexagon AB, Mechdyne, National Instruments, 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 provides solutions in the areas of adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing. 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.