CCAT's experts provide the ongoing support that gives us confidence in our ability to meet the demanding educational needs of today's students.

- Gene Blain
Principal, Windham High School

Introduction to 3-D Printing

This session will provide you with an excellent introduction/overview of 3-D printing.  You will gain some background on the hisorty of the technology as well as have the opportunity to learn about the recent changes in materials that are making 3D printing exciting for manufacturing. 

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AME Webinar - 21st Century Lean Business Transformation: Compression Thinking

2-11-15 - AME Webinar - 21st Century Lean Business Transformation: Compression Thinking - Compression thinking is a pathway to 21st century business models, not just cost savings. It prods us to consider much more when making decisions, great and small. This webinar will introduce six principles of compression thinking, but emphasize only one, "quality over quantity, always."

Registration: http://ame.org/event/webinar-21st-century-lean-business-transformation-compression-thinking


AME Event - Building An Engaged Team Takes Teamwork

2-16-15 - AME Event - East Walpole, MA - Building An Engaged Team Takes Teamwork - Engagement is not the "flavor of the month" project. Engagement is about a business model that is built on trust with a company that understands that employees are their greatest assets. This workshop will focus on a business model where an organization is run by an engaged workforce and where teams have a deep sense of purpose and passion for what they do everyday.

Registration: http://ame.org/event/building-engaged-team-takes-teamwork


NX 9 Post Building Techniques

This course provides essential Post building training for individuals who are responsible for developing NC post processors.  Knowledge of NC programming and machine tool technologies is required.  Upon completition of this course, accomplished Post Developers will have the capability  to create and modify NC post processors for 2 1/2 thru 5 axis machines as well as turning and mill turn post processors. 

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NCSIMUL Seminar and Demo

NCSIMUL Machine is considered the most advanced CNC realistic machine simulation solution for simulating, verifying, optimizing, and reviewing machine programs based on the real characteristics of an NC machine (machining, drilling, riveting).

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AME Webinar - Making Daily Kaizen a Success

2-20-15 - AME Webinar - Making Daily Kaizen a Success - The webinar will provide knowledge of how leadership should adapt in order to support a successful daily kaizen, which is the most critical link to long-term success with lean. We will share our experience of how company values and lean principles can lead to results through daily kaizen. A work procedure for daily kaizen is presented along with a presentation of what is expected from leaders and employees in order to succeed.

Registration: http://www.ame.org/event/webinar-making-daily-kaizen-success


NX9 Intermediate Design and Assemblies Workshop

This course is intended for moderately skilled users of NX CAD that want to increase their capabilities for product design. This course is fast paced and is intended for students who will be characteristically applying advanced NX functionality. This course focuses on the dynamic modeling techniques that capture design intent in the context of the Master Model. Advanced sketching techniques, inter-part modeling, design intent progressions, free form features, and advanced curve operations are just a few of the topics that constitute the knowledge students will gain. Users completing this course will achieve a proficiency and comprehensive mastery of parametric solid and surface modeling, interdependent assembly structures, and insight into integrating aesthetic elements into 3D models.

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NX9 Turning Applications Workshop

This course provides essential Turning training for individuals who are responsible for developing NC programs for lathes and mill‐turn machine tools. Knowledge of programming lathes and or mill turns is not required but basic turning machining knowledge is required.

Upon completion of this course, accomplished Turning programmers will have the abilites to create and modify turning and mill turn programs. The pace and topics of this course have been carefully planned specifically for the experienced NC programmer.

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Advanced Shop Floor Management Technology

Shop Floor Management effectively combines advanced technology with the Lean Manufacturing philosophy. Companies that have adopted shop floor management technology have been able to monitor and increase productivity (measured by Overall Equipment Effectiveness - OEE) of their shop floors by 10 to 50% within the first year. Their return on investment (ROI) was less than 1 Year. With the right tool and usage, users can achieve significant results.

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Essentials for NX9 Designers

This course is designed for students with minimal to no prior CAD experience. It will establish NX competencies for beginners needing a comprehensive understanding of CAD application and related business processes applied on a daily basis, yielding productivity and effective usage. Students will master NX 3D parametric modeling, assembly structures, and detail drafting application necessary for product and tooling design. The Master Model approach is explored in this class and the foundation for interpart associativity is revealed in real-life scenarios. Through the NX interface, students will enable roles; customizing NX for user and site-based processes, and are exposed to NX configuration concepts such as templates, preferences, and customer defaults settings.

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NX 9 Mill Manufacturing Fundamentals

This course is intended for experienced NC programmers that are new to NX CAM.  This class will accelerate the understanding of creating tool paths for 2 and 3 axis milling/drilling centers within NX.

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NX 9 Multi Axis Machining

This course provides essential training for individuals who are responsible for developing complex 4 and 5 axis programs.  Upon completion of this course, accomplished NC programmers will have the capability to create and modify 4 and 5 axis operations for complex machines.  Knowledge of NX CAM 3-axies operations is required.

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NX 9 Turning Applications Workshop

This course provides essential Turning training for individuals who are responsible for developing NC programs for lathes and mill-turn machine tools.  Knowledge of programming lathes and or mill turns is not required but basic turning machining knowledge is required.

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NX9 Post Building Techniques

This course provides essential Post building training for individuals who are responsible for developing NC post processors. Knowledge of NC programming and machine tool technologies is required. Upon completion of this course, accomplished Post Developers will have the capability to create and modify NC post processors for 2½ thru 5 axis machines as well as turning and mill turn post processors.

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