NASA Langley Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

 - June 26, 2013, 1:40 PM

NASA Langley Research Center and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announced at the Paris Air Show that NASA will join CCAM as a government member. The move will create opportunities for joint participation in research and development of new surface-engineering technologies and manufacturing systems. NASA’s expertise, combined with the manufacturing capabilities of CCAM members, will speed the process of bringing novel technologies to market sooner, the agency said. These developments will have applications not only in the aerospace industry but also in space exploration, satellite system development, consumer products and beyond. “Throughout history, NASA Langley has been a pioneer in innovation,” said Armand Lauzon Jr., chairman of the CCAM board. “With its vast expertise and guidance, and the CCAM industry partners’ manufacturing and technology leadership, we are poised for new developments in the core CCAM areas of manufacturing systems and surface technologies. These developments will have broad-ranging impacts critical to NASA and industry, including the ability to strengthen composites and fortify alloys and metals, and improve manufactured fuselages, space vehicle equipment, satellite components and other equipment.”