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TURBOCAM Attends Grand Opening of Notre Dame’s Turbomachinery Lab

15-Jun-2016 – Barrington, N.H. (U.S.A.)Josh Cameron, Assistant Research Professor, ND's Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Eric Vollnogle, TURBOCAM's Technical Business ManagerOn June 7, TURBOCAM International attended a ribbon cutting and open house at the new Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) facility in South Bend, Indiana. The $36 million, 25,000-square-foot research and testing laboratory was built at Ignition Park in South Bend. Previously, the University operated a smaller-scale turbomachinery facility on campus, employing about 10 people. The new lab has much more space with four test bays and room to grow. The lab currently employs 37 people and will eventually employ about 60.

Leading the NDTL are Joshua Cameron, Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the director of the new laboratory, and Scott Morris, a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and the lab’s research director. The lab currently employs 37 people and will eventually employ about 60.

Sponsor banner from ND's Turbomachinery Laboratory Grand Opening

“The high profile event was very well attended by the NDTL staff, Notre Dame University academic/business officials, Indiana/South Bend politicians, facility design-build contractors, NDTL customers, press corps, and partners like us,” said Eric Vollnogle, TURBOCAM’S Technical Business Manager. He and Mike Ambrogio, Product Development Manager, represented TURBOCAM at the event..

“Josh Cameron and his staff of research scientists expressed deep appreciation for TURBOCAM’s attendance, and for our continued support as a key manufacturing collaborator,” continued Vollnogle. “Josh stated that this new state-of-the-art facility will create great opportunities for TURBOCAM to partner with Notre Dame to service their growing customer list. Those expressing an intention to perform development work at NDTL include many major aerospace and power OEMs like GE, Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens, NASA, AFRL, ONR, and Honeywell, just to name a few.”

Several news stations captured the event on video. You can watch one station's video here.

About TURBOCAM International
TURBOCAM is a recognized world leader in 5-axis machining technology with over 150 multi-axis milling machines producing prototype and production parts in 8 countries. We offer our expertise in 5-axis programming and milling of integrally-bladed parts up to 1100mm such as: aircraft engine blisks machined from solid forging, axial and centrifugal impellers, turbines, compressors, and turbochargers.
TURBOCAM’s strength in manufacturing software has helped make prototyping a major emphasis of the company. We produce over 500 unique part designs per year and have grown into many areas of advanced part development and production for passenger, jet aircraft engines and rocket engines. TURBOCAM is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 certified. We are also Nadcap® certified for aerospace coatings.