CGTech Joins CCAM, Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

By February 17, 2017Industry News

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, announced that CGTech will join as its newest Affiliate member. CGTech, the developer of VERICUT software application, will participate in CCAM research and provide extremely valuable verification/optimization capabilities to complement CCAM’s current machining capabilities.
“CGTech’s VERICUT software supports applications utilized by many of our members. It will help our research team simulate CNC machining to detect potential inefficiencies or conflicts prior to the machining process”, stated Ron Volpicella, research manager at CCAM.
“With many customers and partners already part of CCAM, it was a natural fit to join the research center,” said Jon Prun, president of CGTech. “We look forward to working with the other CCAM members to help deliver improved efficiency to industry.”
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.
The five Academic Members include: 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.