CCAM Receives Analysis Equipment and Buehler Partner Center Designation

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Prince George County, VA, November 26, 2019, Buehler, a leader in precision materials preparation and analysis laboratory equipment, has upgraded its support of advanced manufacturing research at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). With the addition of its latest equipment, CCAM has been named a Buehler Partner Center, one of several across the United States. Other Buehler Partner Centers include ASM International, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Wright State University, Boston University and Lehigh University.  

Buehler was an early member of CCAM, and on this occasion has renewed its membership for another five years.  In the past 12 months, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has added Cummins, Amsted Rail, HURCO, and Altria Group to its growing number of advanced manufacturing consortium members. This partnership makes available Buehler’s comprehensive line of material preparation and analysis equipment to the research conducted by all 36 CCAM members that come from industry, academia, and government

“As a leading provider of scientific equipment and supplies, Buehler strives to deliver solutions our customers will value throughout quality control and research & development laboratories across industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Defense, and Universities. We are pleased to add CCAM to our distinguished partner centers with a complete metallurgical labs available for our customers” says Benjamin Mangrich, Buehler Americas Commercial Director.

“In addition to offering Buehler’s precision capabilities to our CCAM members, we are honored to have been chosen as an official Buehler Partner Center. We now have an intact laboratory stacked with Buehler equipment on par with the partnership Buehler has with Boston University’s College of Engineering,” says William Powers, CCAM President and CEO.

CCAM members include: ABB Robotics, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Altria Group, Arconic, Amsted Rail, Chromalloy, Cummins, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Newport News Shipbuilding, Oerlikon Metco, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens, Buehler, Canon Virginia, CGTech, Cool Clean Technologies, EOS, GF Machining Solutions, Hermle Machine Co., HURCO, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Mechdyne, Mitutoyo, National Instruments, Paradigm Precision, Spatial Integrated Systems, NASA Langley Research Center, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, GENEDGE, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Tech.

About Buehler

Buehler, An ITW Company, is a global industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables, materials sample preparation equipment, and the Wilson line of hardness testers along with related service businesses. Buehler innovates solutions and offers expert service and support throughout the materials preparation and analysis market. Buehler is a premier manufacturer of scientific, material preparation and metallographic testing equipment and supplies for use in materials analysis, metallography, metallurgy and petrography. For additional information on the Buehler visit

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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