It's thanks to the initial grant funding and the encouragement of the CCAT staff that we were able to push through the early challenges and deliver our award-winning GPS Pro to market. The resources available to us as part of the CCAT Incubator Program have enabled us to move out of the basement and into a real office.

- John Cunningham
CEO & president of Bad Elf

Building an Engaged Team Takes Teamwork

Engagement is about a business model that is built on trust and understands that employees are their greatest assets. This workshop will focus on a business model where an organization is run by an engaged workforce, where teams have a deep sense of purpose and passion for what they do every day. By achieving this, everyone understands the role they play and everyone wins.

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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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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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ISO 9001:2015 What You Need to Know

This half day overview program presents enough information to understand the new material, its flexibilities, and its challenges.  It is the policy of the International Organization for Standardization to review every Standard for revision needs about every 5 years.  

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AME Webinar--How to Sustain Your 5S Improvements

Without fail the number one complaint discussed about 5S is how difficult it is to sustain. In fact, many managers and companies try several times before either giving up or finally finding success. But it doesn't have to be that difficult. In fact, 5S is really quite easy if you just follow some proven best practices. In this webinar, you'll learn the 5 Key Steps to sustaining a 5S program including the most important success tip of all.
More info: http://www.ame.org/event/webinar-how-sustain-your-5s-improvements


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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AME Course--Lean Bronze Examination Prep--Lawrence, MA

This course is intended to prepare attendees to take and pass the Lean Bronze Certification Examination. Attendees will be introduced to the Lean Certification Body of Knowledge, and will review the recommended reading materials from which all test questions are drawn. The course includes practice exams and hands-on exercises to give students a good idea of what will be included in the exam and offers several takeaways that students will find useful on exam day.
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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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3-D Printing Materials Workshop

This informative workshop on 3D printing materials is a must for anyone looking to improve their 3D printing expertise and utilization.  Learn about the complete range of additive manufacturing materials and ways to maximize the benefits of your 3D printer from concept to product development and on through manufacturing. 

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AME Workshop--AME Excellence Award Training Workshop--Walpole, MA

This workshop is divided into two blocks. The morning is targeted to potential applicants as well as assessors and potential assessors. It will cover the award criteria and the overall application process and annual timeline. The afternoon is focused on the activities of Award Assessors, although potential applicants can also benefit from gaining an understanding of how assessors are expected to approach the various applicant review activities.
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AME Event--Value Stream Mapping for the Office: Hosted by Deluxe Corporation--Groton, MA

This workshop reviews the eight basic wastes in the context of non-production processes. The manner by which lean thinking is applied to information intensive processes is then explored by making use of Value Stream Mapping - the assessment and planning tool of lean practitioners. Participants will learn to use this tool to: define the current state of an existing business process; re-design the process based on lean concepts; develop an Implementation Plan for the future state model. A case study is provided to enhance the learning process.
More Info - http://www.ame.org/event/value-stream-mapping-office