Va manufacturing research center gets new member

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (AP) — An advanced manufacturing research center in Prince George County 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.

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