CGTech Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

cgtech_newlogoIRVINE, CA, Jan 25, 2017 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), an applied research center providing solutions in adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing, today announced that CGTech will join as its newest Affiliate member. CGTech, the developer of the extremely popular VERICUT software application, will participate in CCAM research and provide extremely valuable verification/optimization capabilities to complement CCAM’s current machining capabilities.

“CCAM is delighted to have CGTech become our newest Affiliate member,” says Will Powers, CCAM president and CEO. “They will bring significant capabilities to enhance the productivity for our current and future members”.

“CGTech’s VERICUT software supports applications utilized by many of our members. It will help our research team simulate CNC machining to detect potential inefficiencies or conflicts prior to the machining process”, stated Ron Volpicella, research manager at CCAM.

“With many customers and partners already part of CCAM, it was a natural fit to join the research center,” said Jon Prun, president of CGTech. “We look forward to working with the other CCAM members to help deliver improved efficiency to industry.”

The CCAM industry and government consortium now numbers 30 members, including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Alcoa, Chromalloy, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Newport News Shipbuilding, Oerlikon Metco, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens, Blaser Swisslube, Canon Virginia Inc., EOS, GF Machining Solutions, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, Paradigm Precision, RTI International Metals, Inc., Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, Hexagon AB, Mechdyne, National Instruments, spatial integrated systems (SIS), and the NASA Langley Research Center.

The five Academic Members include: Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Tech.

CCAM is based at a 62,000 square foot facility that provides solutions in the areas of adaptive automation, surface engineering, and additive manufacturing. Leveraging the combined strengths and capabilities from CCAM and the network of university, industry, and government partners, CCAM bridges the gap between research and commercialization, accelerating new developments to market.

About CCAM

CCAM delivers innovative solutions for manufacturing better products. An applied research center, CCAM 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.

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About CGTech

Headquartered in Irvine, California, CGTech specializes in numerical control (NC/CNC) simulation, verification, optimization and analysis software technology for manufacturing. Since 1988 CGTech’s product, VERICUT software, has become the industry standard for simulating CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions or areas of inefficiency. CGTech also offers machine-independent off-line programming and simulation software for automated fiber-placement and tape-laying CNC machines. With offices worldwide, VERICUT software is used by companies of all sizes, universities/trade schools, and government agencies.

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