ABB Robotics Joins CCAM


The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce ABB Robotics has joined its consortium at the Affiliate Member level. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots, software, equipment, and complete application solutions.

ABB Robotics has provided CCAM with an IRB 6650, a large industrial robot suited to material handling, machine tending, and welding applications. CCAM’s Adaptive Automation Researcher (pictured) Dr. Robert Holgate explains, “The IRB 6650 is part of a new generation of robotics manufacturing solutions, and it gives us the opportunity to experiment with novel robotics applications such as automated inspection and collaborative robotics.” CCAM has deployed the IRB 6650 to begin three current projects with companies such as Arconic, Airbus and Aerojet Rocketdyne within their 62,000-square foot facility near Richmond, VA.

“We are pleased to join CCAM center, adding another level of capability in support of the innovative work conducted at this leading research facility for advanced manufacturing,” said Gustavo Sepulveda, USA Robotics Managing Director.

“CCAM is delighted to have ABB Robotics become our newest member,” says Dr. Jaime Camelio, CCAM Chief Technology Officer. “ABB is supporting CCAM research by supplying state-of-the-art hardware, software, and expertise. These assets and know-how will be particularly relevant for CCAM as the center continues its development and advancement in automation and the intelligent factory, and further enhancing the collaborative research model by partnering a leading robot supplier with manufacturing end users, university researchers, and CCAM R&D engineers.”

The CCAM industry and government consortium now numbers 32 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., ABB Robotics, Buehler, CGTech, Cool Clean Technologies, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, 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.

About CCAM
CCAM’s mission is to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. Their talent-centric collaborative accelerates global innovation and productivity for their members. Members guide the research, leveraging talent and resources within CCAM and Virginia’s top universities, 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:

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees.

ABB Robotics is a pioneer in industrial and collaborative robots and advanced digital services. As one of the world’s leading robotics suppliers, we are active in 53 countries and over 100 locations and have shipped over 300,000 robot solutions in a diverse range of industries and applications. We help our customers to improve flexibility, efficiency, safety and reliability, while moving towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future.


Media Contact

Betsey Odell (804) 722-3744

News Archive

Media Contacts


Betsey Odell



Alicia Durham


login | WordPress site by 6foot8