The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Announce New Collaboration

Prince George County, Va. — Today the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announced they have entered a mutual Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU indicates CCAM will join NCMS effectively immediately; NCMS will join CCAM as a Government Member. NCMS is expected to officially be voted into the consortium during CCAM’s May 3rd board meeting.

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is one of the nation’s largest cross-industry technology development organization, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based consortium, NCMS leverages its network of members and partners to research, develop, demonstrate and transition innovative technologies more efficiently, with less risk, and at a lower cost than going it alone. NCMS connects industry, government, and education to work together on technology development and engage in unique growth opportunities for their businesses.


“The purpose of this MOU,” says CCAM President and CEO William T. Powers III, “is to provide the framework for the parties to establish cross membership to facilitate a collaboration in manufacturing research for innovative technologies, processes and practices intended to improve the competitiveness, strength and capabilities of manufacturers. CCAM and NCMS have complementary skill sets and resources that when combined can deliver tangible benefits and economic value to manufacturers.”


“For more than 31 years, NCMS has brought together manufacturing technology providers, developers and users to engage in collaborative programs to deliver new and innovative solutions propelling our nation’s manufactures forward” says Rich Jarman, President and Chief Executive Office, NCMS. “Empirical data and results over these years have shown that these innovations are most often found at the intersection of talent, investment, and infrastructure. We look forward to this new relationship with CCAM and together we will add more of these important attributes to our common goals of a strong US. Manufacturing base.”

About CCAM: Since 2011, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is where the best of industry, academia and government come together to solve global advanced manufacturing challenges. Members of the center utilize CCAM’s resources of talent, tools, and technology to build a critical impact on advanced manufacturing. Joining CCAM saves leading industry members valuable resources, improves methodologies, and increases new product introductions. CCAM delivers solutions to modern manufacturing.


About NCMS: The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, a large cross industry collaborative research and development consortium in North America, is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, robotics and environmentally sustainable manufacturing. NCMS’ vast experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector.

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