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Executive Director, Hartford Performs

CAD It Up! Working with a Design Engineer for Product Manufacturability

CAD It Up! Working with a Design Engineer for Product Manufacturability
October 22, 2014
Chestnut Innovation Center
11 Chestnut St, Amesbury, MA

A panel discussion with a team of experts!

James Bleck, President, Bleck Design Group, Chelmsford, MA
James DiBurro, President, Round Rock Consulting, Bradford, MA
Dan Rocconi, President & CEO, Bixby International Corp., Newburyport, MA

Design for manufacturability (DFM) is the engineering art of designing products in order to facilitate the manufacturing process and thereby reduce the product production cost.

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Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Regional Workshop at WNEU

To foster the growth of hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the Northeast U.S., the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and Western New England University are partnering to host a “Regional Workshop” on October 29 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

This event brings together key hydrogen and fuel cell stakeholders to discuss strategies for the development and implementation of State Roadmaps with policy priorities; market identification and development; and  zero emission vehicle rollout with hydrogen infrastructure.  Representatives from several states, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Small Business Administration, and large and small businesses from throughout the Northeast will attend and participate. 

The workshop is free and will be followed by a tour of the University’s research facilities and a “Ride and Drive” that will feature a fuel cell powered passenger vehicle.

For more information, contact: Paul Aresta,, 860.291.8832

Registration is required. 

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How Nanotechnology Can Improve Machine Tool Productivity

Tool-X LLC, has developed new cutting oils and water-based coolants which use carbon nano-onions to improve machine tool lubrication and toold performace.  In the past year, Tool-X coolants habve been introduced and adopted by local manufacturers to this new cutting edge technology.

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Advanced Shop Floor Management Technology

This presentation will detail how discrete manufacturing industries in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Medical sectors were able to drive shop floor productivity gains by adopting the right shop floor management principles and supporting technology.

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NCSIMUL Machine Seminar

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

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Energy Strategies and Finance Event

EZNRG CT invites your organization to attend and participate in our Energy Strategies and Finance event at the CCSU down town New Britain campus.  This special event will be held in the (ITBD) Buidling.

The focus of the event is to provide a hands-on approach with seasoned professionals of the indrustry, followed up with an intellectual excahnge forum to discuss how rising energy costs can be effectively curbed by leveraging technologies, education, and finance.

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CAMWorks Overview Workshop

In this session we will be overviewing the CAMWorks software package for CNC programming.  CAMWorks is the original "Gold Partner" CAM module recommended by SolidWorks for their users.

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SOLIDWORKS Whats New Roadshow

Couldn't make the Annual What's New User Conference to see the latest in SOLIDWORKS 2015? Well the folks at CapInc. are taking it on the road and holding a session at CCAT's Advanced Manufacturing Center. Join us for a close look at all the newest features and functions in the 2015 release including:

Document designs for manufacture and assembly Print directly from SOLIDWORKS to 3D printers Develop accurate construction machinery and machine tools with automated roller chains Plus many more exciting new features that you won't want to miss! More information and registration:

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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New Information Technology Tools for Manufacturing

The challenge is always how to do more with LESS - With LESS resourses, LESS manpower, LESS time.  We still want to produce high quality products at a competitive price.  Finding out competitive advantage is getting harder and harder to do.

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