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Sulzer Metco joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

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Sulzer Metco, a Swiss company specializing in surface solutions, is the latest company to join the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

The center, known by the acronym CCAM, is a collaboration involving three universities and private industry. CCAM’s primary focus are in the areas of surface engineering and manufacturing systems.

CCAM was started after Rolls-Royce announced plans to build a jet engine components factory in Prince George County. The center’s 60,000-square-foot facility is under construction near the Rolls-Royce plant. Completion is scheduled for September.

Sulzer Metco joins six organizing industry members in CCAM: Canon Virginia Inc; Chromalloy; Newport News Shipbuilding; Rolls-Royce; Sandvik Coromant; and Siemens PLM. Aerojet is a a tier-2 industry partner.

The university participants are University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

“Sulzer Metco has a proven track record of innovation, quality and success,” David R. Lohr, president and executive director of CCAM, said in a statement. “They are a global leader in surface solutions, which aligns perfectly with one of CCAM’s core research functions – surface engineering. This is a game-changing addition to our membership group, and we are pleased to have them join the team.”

Sulzer Metco enhances surfaces with coating solutions and equipment. It provides customers with a range of surface technologies, coating solutions, equipment, materials, and services, as well as specialized machining services and components.





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