New company joins as member of advanced manufacturing research center in Virginia

Associated Press

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.

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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.