Sandvik Coromant (Fair Lawn, New Jersey) has united with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) as an originating industry member. The facility, located in Prince George County, Virginia, is designed as a collaborative research center where member companies and academic partners can work together on R&D initiatives with the goal of developing transformational improvements in advanced manufacturing technologies.
Sandvik joins industrial partners, OEMs and suppliers from a broad range of industry sectors, including aerospace, shipbuilding, nuclear and electronics. These founding members include Canon Virginia, Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Siemens and Rolls-Royce as well as the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. “This is an exciting venture for us,” says John Israelsson, president of Sandvik Coromant US. “This is our opportunity to shape the future of manufacturing technology by collaborating with diverse industry sectors with similar problems as well as to have access to resources for combined development work.”