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Collaborative Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Collaborative Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) helps foster discussion and supports innovation between UW researchers, industry, and other external parties involved in manufacturing technology.

CCAM Aerospace

The increased use of automation, additive processes, sensors, and data generation will continue to advance manufacturing technology and provide many opportunities and challenges for researchers, designers, and engineers.

In January, UW hosted an Aerospace Forum to rethink material waste in aerospace and propose future manufacturing methodologies. This event produced two focused workshops attended by 45 people each.

The first suggested a new approach to composite design and certification using computational tools and progressive failure models. The second revealed critical material considerations, quality concerns and certification obstacles the aerospace industry will need to address before additive manufacturing technologies can become a consistent, cost-effective option.

To learn more about these workshops and future activities, please email ccam@aa.washington.edu.

About CCAM

Manufacturing technology will continue to advance with the increased use of automation, additive processes, sensors, and data generation. These fundamental changes will provide many opportunities and challenges for researchers, designers, and engineers. The Collaborative Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) will help foster discussion and support innovation between UW researchers, industry, and other external parties.

CCAM will encompass the recently established Boeing Advanced Research Center (BARC), Center for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS), and other research centers that focus on advanced manufacturing technologies that span multiple departments within UW.

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