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

Young Manufacturers Academy- August 3rd-13th

The 2015 Young Manufacturers Academy offered to 7th through 9th graders, is an innovative first-hand experience to the high-tech world of manufacturing. Led by the Connecticut Center of Advanced Technology, students will be given an opportunity to practice and participate in fun, hands-on workshops. At the Young Manufacturers Academy your child will learn how next generation manufacturing facilities operate. 

The Academy is a free program made possible by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund. Bus transportation will be provided from a central location in your city/town.

Space is limited -- 20 students per program. Each Academy runs 8 days over a two-week period.

For more information and applications for programs August 3-13:

E.C. Goodwin Technical High School, 735 Slater Rd, New Britain, CT 06053

W.F. Kaynor Technical High School, 43 Tompkins St, Waterbury, CT 06708

Platt Technical High School, 600 Orange Ave, Milford, CT 06461

What is New in Mastercam X9

Mastercam X9 Live is hitting road!  This information-packed session demonstrates what Mastercam X9 can do for you and your projects.

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The Intersection of Manufacturing and Technology

Technology is helping to lead a manufacturing come back in the U.S., in part shaped by social media, mobile, data analytics and cloud technology.  These and other technologies are enabling small and mid-sized manufacturers to complete in ways not possible before and to break away from the industry's conservative, if-it-ain't-broken-don't-fix-it mentality.  However, with innovation and culture change comes risk that executives should be congnizant of as they lead their organizations forward.

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Tool Management Workshop

Experience hands-on high-performance tool management solutions for an efficient manufacturing process live during this half day workshop.

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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.
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