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NASA becomes CCAM’s first government member

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NASA becomes CCAM’s first government member

NASA and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Prince George County announced Tuesday that the space agency would become the first government member of the applied research center.

Under the partnership, NASA will provide liaisons to CCAM’s Industrial Operations Board and Technical Advisory Council. NASA scientists will conduct research and development at CCAM and NASA Langley in collaboration with industry partners, the University of Virginia, Virginia State University and Virginia Tech.

"NASA's expertise, along with the capabilities of the CCAM members, industry and academia, is a great combination, tailor made, for advancing innovative technologies," Stephen Jurczyk, NASA Langley's acting center director, said in a statement.

CCAM provides manufacturing solutions to member companies, who guide research at the facility and leverage talent and resources within CCAM and Virginia’s top universities.

CCAM industry members include Canon Virginia Inc., Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens, Sulzer Metco, Aerojet, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, TurboCombustor Technology Inc., Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, GF AgieCharmilles, Blaser Swisslube and Mechdyne.

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