Machining Center May Hold Key To State’s Aerospace Future (Hartford Courant, 8/29/16)

Machining Center May Hold Key To State’s Aerospace Future (Hartford Courant, 8/29/16)
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Machining Center May Hold Key To State’s Aerospace Future (Hartford Courant, 8/29/16)

The 30-foot-by-35-foot pit in a concrete floor is empty, shiny and immaculate as it awaits the arrival of a massive machine for use by Connecticut manufacturers to cut, shape and do a range of other tasks with composite materials.

At the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology in East Hartford, the large rectangular hole resembling a swimming pool and reaching a depth of 4 feet in parts will be filled later this year by the 130,000-pound, high-speed industrial machine.

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