RICHMOND, VA - January 14, 2014 - The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that National Instruments (NI) has joined the organization as the 17th industry member.
With headquarters in Austin, Texas, NI helps engineers and scientists to develop innovations and solutions that address system challenges in healthcare, energy, aerospace, semiconductors, automotive, and other industries. The company's graphical system design approach and integrated software and hardware platforms accelerate application design, development and deployment. NI annually serves 35,000 companies worldwide - including the global leaders in nearly every industry.
"National Instruments is proud to join CCAM. We see the immense value of connecting world-class manufacturers and research institutions to perform innovative manufacturing research to serve a very competitive marketplace," said Ron Grassel, National Instruments Regional Sales Manager.
Dr. Michael Beffel, CCAM interim president and executive director, said, "The innovative approach of National Instruments to engineering solutions will advance CCAM's research mission and accelerate new developments. The center's industry, government and academic members together form a partnership dedicated to manufacturing advancements and discoveries."
CCAM is based at a state-of-the-art facility in Prince George County, Va., that provides production ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe. Members guide the research, leveraging talent and resources within CCAM and Virginia's top universities through a collaborative model that enables them to pool research and development efforts to increase efficiencies.
CCAM industry and government 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, Mechdyne and NASA Langley Research Center. CCAM academic members are Virginia State University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University.
CCAM is an applied research center that provides production-ready advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies across the globe. Members guide the research, leveraging talent and resources within CCAM and at Virginia's top universities, through a collaborative model that enables them to pool R&D efforts to increase efficiencies. Results can then be applied directly to the factory floor, turning ideas into profit faster and more affordably than ever before. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit www.ccam-va.com.
About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments (www.ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company's long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.
As a government member NASA will bring access to unique government facilities and programs and provide liaisons to CCAM's Industrial Operations Board and Technical Advisory Council.
CCAM welcomes Arvinth Rathinam, Manufacturing Process Engineer, and Daniel Moodie, Digital Controls Engineer.
Fagan joins CCAM from Pratt & Whitney, where he served as chief engineer for the PW1100-JM engine being developed for the Airbus A320neo family of aircraft.