The CCAM manufacturing research facility is a public/private partnership between companies—including Canon, Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Rolls Royce, Sandvik Coromant, and Siemens—, and Virginia's leading public research facilities—the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.
"Sulzer Metco is pleased to join this collaborative research community that will set the direction of future technology developments for advanced manufacturing applications in surface engineering and manufacturing systems," said Cesar Montenegro, President of Sulzer Metco. "The CCAM will play a significant role in propulsion system advancement and innovation and underlines our commitment to customer partnership. Its initial focus on surface engineering allows for the full implementation of thermal spray materials, equipment and process solutions provided by Sulzer Metco."
In September 2012, CCAM will open a 60,000 square foot (5.500 square meter) facility with computational and large-scale production laboratories, as well as open production space for heavy equipment and surface coating processes. Sulzer Metco is contributing with a state-of-the-art robotic thermal spray cell. The facility is adjacent to Rolls-Royce's new manufacturing plant at Crosspointe, near Petersburg, which will manufacture discs for some of most advanced civil aerospace engines of Rolls Royce.
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) (www.ccam-va.com)
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) transforms applied research into business advantages. It brings together best-in-class manufacturers and Virginia's top higher education institutions (University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University) to collaborate and deliver new "production-ready" solutions to factories.
Sulzer Metco enhances surfaces with coating solutions and equipment. Customers benefit from a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, coating solutions, equipment, materials, and services, as well as specialized machining services and components. The innovative solutions improve performance and increase efficiency and reliability. Sulzer Metco serves industries such as power generation, aviation, automotive, and other specialized markets.