Mechdyne to Add 3D Visualization Lab at CCAM
This past Wednesday, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a research center that provides advanced manufacturing solutions to member companies around the world, announced a new research collaborative with Mechdyne. Mechdyne, a provider of visual information technologies, will install a 3D visualization lab at CCAM to help support research projects.
In the field of advanced manufacturing, these 3D visualization labs are used to show images of a certain object on a screen. These are usually images of machines, engines, or any other kind of component used in advanced manufacturing processes.
A user can then manipulate the item shown on the screen by either zooming or rotating the object to study it. These images are highly advanced and even the smallest detail can be observed.
With Mechdyne’s lab, users will be able to disassemble complex machines to find the most efficient way to replace parts or test new ones. This solution will not only cut costs, but will enhance CCAM’s research capabilities as well.
"Advanced manufacturers are competing globally in an environment that continues to see the pace of technology accelerate rapidly," said Dr. Michael Beffel, Interim President and Executive Director of CCAM. "Mechdyne's visualization system is a powerful addition to CCAM's research toolbox that will help our members keep their systems and processes on the cutting edge."
CCAM’s state-of-the-art facility is located in Prince George County, Virginia, and the center’s research projects will help its members across the globe.
"CCAM takes advanced manufacturing R&D to another level with its collaborative approach to solving industry-wide challenges," said Jim Gruening, senior vice president at Mechdyne. "Our solution fits CCAM's mission perfectly and we are excited to join the likes of Rolls-Royce, Newport News Shipbuilding, Siemens and others in game-changing research projects.”