Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is the only collaboration of its kind in North America between the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and manufacturing companies worldwide, including Rolls Royce. CCAM was designed to collaborate with faculty and students from Virginia’s top research and teaching institutions to perform advanced research in surface engineering and manufacturing systems.
CCAM an applied research center links the gap between fundamental research typically performed at universities and product development routinely performed by companies. CCAM performs both directed research projects confidential to individual member companies and generic research projects of broad interest across CCAM’s member companies.
Integral Group provided Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design services for this one of a kind research center in North America. The facility will include approximately 60,000-square-feet of office, research and educational space. CCAM will house engineering and computational labs, as well as a large high-bay space for prototypical manufacturing processes, including thermal spraying, directed vapor disposition, and multi-axis milling. The facilities will also include core laboratories for materials preparation, surface characterization, and computer visualization, as well as conferencing and amenity spaces for CCAM employees and visitors.