Old Dominion University joins research center
Old Dominion University has become the fourth university partner of a Virginia advanced manufacturing research center.
ODU joins the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University as an academic member of the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) in Prince George County,
In addition, Oktay Baysal, dean of ODU’s Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), has been appointed to CCAM’s board of directors.
Old Dominion University will provide expertise in surface engineering and digital manufacturing to CCAM, which is based near a Rolls-Royce jet engine components plant.
Surface engineering involves altering the properties of a surface to meet specific application requirements. Digital manufacturing involves the application of digital thread for design, development, manufacturing and support of physical products and systems through their lifecycle.
Old Dominion University is based in Hampton Roads, home to 300 manufacturing companies employing more than 60,000 people.
CCAM members guide the research of the center, pooling R&D efforts to increase efficiencies.
CCAM members include Newport News Shipbuilding, Canon, Siemens, Chromalloy, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Sulzer Metco, Aerojet, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, TurboCombustor Technology Inc., Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, GF AgieCharmilles, Blaser Swisslube, Mechdyne and NASA Langley Research Center.