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

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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AME Webinar--Getting Started:Vigorous Learning Organizations

How do you lead an organization toward learning more quickly, broadly, and deeply? Vigorous learning implies active learning by all stakeholders, and doers, not just staff. It is well beyond the learning usually implied by employee empowerment. This webinar will discuss how you get from where you are to "there?" One way to begin with rules for meetings and for dialog.

To Register & More Info...: http://ame.org/event/webinar-getting-started-vigorous-learning-organizations


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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How Nano-Onions Can Improve Machine Tool Performance

New nanotechnology is delivering substantial improvements in tool life, surface finish, and dimensional accuracy, while permitting higher production rates and productivity.  Nano-onion particles improve boundary layer lubrication and prevent adhesion (micro-welding) between the tool and the part or the chip.

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HBJ Annual Municipal Collaboration Summit

How can towns leverage connections for better and cheaper IT and other municipal services? How can a Collaborative Hands-on STEM Education Network (C.H.O.S.E.N.) help schools implement dynamic, new STEM programs cost-effectively?

Join CCAT's IT Director Dan Salazar and Education & Workforce Development Director Sue Palisano as they lead workshops on these topics at the Hartford Business Journal's Annual Municipal Collaboration Summit.

Plus, learn about what's next for CT's MORE Commission, opportunities and barriers to inter-town cooperation, how to integrate non-educational school-town operations, municipal finance and bonding, fraud protection, open public data, and how to promote regional collaboration.

When: Friday, March 20 | 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Where: Hartford Hilton

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Surface Finishing of 3D Printed Parts Seminar

Surface finishing of Additive Manufactured parts, otherwise known as 3D printed parts is a challenge for all manufacturers who are using or are contemplating the use of this technology.  

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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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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.
More info - http://www.ame.org/event/lean-bronze-examination-prep-course


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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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.
More info - http://www.ame.org/event/ame-excellence-award-training-workshop


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