Air Turbine Tools Joins CCAM


CCAM Leads the Way into The Future of High Speed Machining

Prince George County, VA – The U.S. inventor of a new generation of high speed spindles, motors and hand tools, Air Turbine Technology Inc of Boca Raton, has joined Virginia’s Commonwealth Center for Advanced Machining (CCAM).

CCAM’s researchers will be applying Air Turbine Spindles and Motors® unique high speed capabilities at 25,000 rpm to 90,000 rpm on its machines and robots.

Simon Shane, Chairman of Air Turbine Technology Inc., states:

“Air Turbine Tools® enable machinists to get speed without sacrificing power.”

“Today, reduction of cycle time is critical to competitiveness. CCAM’s challenging applications will demonstrate the performance of our high speed products with our unique governor, which increases CFM flow on demand to maintain high speed in cut.”

“Unlike other technologies, power to 1.4 HP at 25,000 to 90,000 rpm Air Turbine Spindles and Motors® ensure cutting speed does not materially drop on tool engagement. In CCAM’s challenging applications we’ll demonstrate the difference real governed high speed makes in optimizing small tool performance.”

“Our unique products are direct drives with just 2 moving parts, generating no heat. Air Turbine Spindles® mill 24/7 no duty cycle, no thermal effects and long operational life. That’s a difference our Spindle and Motors demonstrate every day.

We are excited to be supporting the CCAM Team in proving new machining techniques on the latest Robots, HURCO, DMG machines, and more.”

“We are delighted to add Air Turbine Tools as the newest member of CCAM,” says John Milton-Benoit, CCAM’s President & CEO. “Our consortium will benefit from productivity improvement because of Air Turbine Tools’ unique technology.”

“Having successfully deployed Air Turbine tools in previous projects, I am especially excited to have Air Turbine as a member of CCAM, as we work to further scale our expertise across all sizes of machining,” says Andwele Grant, CCAM’s Research Engineer in Machining Science & Technology.

The CCAM industry, government, and academia consortium members include: Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, Virginia Tech, Altria Group, Airbus, Amsted Rail, BWX Technologies, Inc., Canon Virginia Inc., Cummins, EOS, GF Machining Solutions, Mitutoyo, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, RTI International Metals, Inc., ABB Robotics, Air Turbine Tools, Buehler, CGTech, Cool Clean Technologies, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, HURCO, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Mechdyne, National Instruments, Sandvik Coromant, Spatial Integrated Systems (SIS), GENEDGE, NASA Langley Research Center, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. CCAM has memberships with America Makes, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute (ARM), and the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute).

About CCAM

Founded in 2011 under a public-private partnership, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing is an applied research center and not-for-profit 501c3 with membership from industry, university, and government. CCAM’s mission is to help industry solve their complex advanced manufacturing challenges. The structure of CCAM allows multiple universities and companies to collaborate in an IP-friendly, collaborative research consortium, saving members valuable resources by accessing pooled talent, tools, and technology to improve methodologies and increase product introductions. CCAM plays an active role in the development of a talented manufacturing workforce and operates a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit:

Air Turbine Tools can be found on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook as @airturbinetools

Media Contacts: Betsey Odell, CCAM

Gemma Shane, Air Turbine Tools


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