An advanced manufacturing research center in Virginia is getting a new partner.
Officials say Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. has joined the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing as an industry member.
The Virginia Beach-based company will provide digital 3D equipment and software used by commercial and military equipment manufacturers.
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing does research for a group of manufacturing companies under a partnership with Virginia Tech, Virginia State University and the University of Virginia.
The consortium that supports the center's research includes Rolls-Royce, Newport News Shipbuilding and Siemens.