CCAM Welcomes Notable Additive Manufacturing Fellow


The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome Richard P. Martukanitz, Ph.D. as the Additive Manufacturing CCAM Fellow effective January 2, 2019. He will support and guide the development of CCAM’s additive manufacturing program to ensure it meets its research objectives and goals of its members.

Dr. Martukanitz is currently head of the Additive and Laser Manufacturing Division of the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State and Director of the University’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). CIMP-3D is one of the premier research organizations within the United States dedicated to the advancement and adoption of additive manufacturing technology for the U.S. industrial base. Dr. Martukanitz has over 30 years of experience in the development and implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies. His primary technical interests are in the impact of process reliability and its effect on product performance in additive manufacturing.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Martukanitz as a new member of our growing team of researchers. With his expertise and leadership, CCAM will deliver remarkable additive capability to its current and future members,” says CCAM’s President & CEO, William T. Powers.

Additive manufacturing offers unique advantages, such as enabling the production of completely new designs, and manufacturers are actively pursuing its incorporation into their factories. Along with the unique advantages that additive technologies provide come unique challenges – CCAM has positioned itself to work with industry and academia to discover and implement solutions to these challenges.

The CCAM industry, government, and academia consortium now has 35 members including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Arconic, 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, Hurco, Mechdyne, National Instruments, Spatial Integrated Systems (SIS), GENEDGE, NASA Langley Research Center, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, 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. CCAM provides a resourceful and IP friendly collaborative environment to create solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges.  CCAM is the center of an ecosystem where academia, government, and industry partner together to create real economic value. CCAM plays an active role in the development of the most talented manufacturing workforce providing a substantial and diverse educational pathway. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit:


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