Research center aims to give Virginia a manufacturing edge (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

November 12, 2012 – In a quiet, wooded setting just off West Quaker Road in Prince George County, a new research facility has opened where scientists and engineers will collaborate on the future of cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Named the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, or CCAM, the not-for-profit center is bringing together researchers from the public and private sectors to work on projects that include making jet engines operate more efficiently and developing better techniques for building precision machinery with calibrations less than the width of a human hair. Sparked by Rolls-Royce’s investment in Prince George, CCAM has attracted a consortium of more than a dozen private-sector companies so far. Scientists and engineers from Virginia State University, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech will do research for CCAM, both at the center and on their own campuses, operating under a single master-research agreement.

Link to Full Article: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/business/news/2012/nov/12/tdmbiz10-research-center-aims-to-give-virginia-a-m-ar-2353606/

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