The Connecticut Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition Recognizes 50-Year Achievement

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – March 14, 2019 – The Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition recognizes FuelCell Energy’s 50th anniversary in the fuel cell industry, making it the oldest continually operating commercial fuel cell company in the world. FuelCell Energy designs and manufactures fuel cells in Danbury and Torrington, Connecticut. This technology…

Restoring Industrial Components with Directed Energy Deposition Saves Time and Costs

(3D Print.com, 3/12/19) Welding on a micron level to restore and repair parts at a fast pace and cost effective is the core of Directed Energy Deposition or DED, also called laser engineered net shaping or LENS (Optomec’s version of DED). It’s an additive manufacturing process in which focused thermal energy is…

CT stakes high ground in additive-manufacturing arms race

(Hartford Business Journal, 3/11/19) Technology mankind has used for generations to cast and shape metal parts is giving way to “additive” processes, in which digital-laser machinery applies layer upon layer of hot material to create complex parts to fine tolerances. Some three decades after it was first introduced, additive manufacturing…

Youth manufacturing education opportunities grow under CHEFA grant; CCAT selected to expand into New London, Bridgeport

Youth manufacturing education opportunities grow under CHEFA grant; CCAT selected to expand into New London, Bridgeport

EAST HARTFORD, Conn.— March 5, 2019 – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) will be expanding its successful Young Manufacturers Academy (YMA) program thanks to a $250,000 Targeted Grant award by the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). Currently based primarily in Greater Hartford public schools, under…

Nonprofits, colleges share $1M grants for workforce development

(Hartford Business Journal, 2/27/19) Several nonprofits and state colleges are splitting more than $1 million in grants from a quasi-public funder to spur workforce development in Connecticut. The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), an agency that lends tax-exempt capital to nonprofits, on Wednesday awarded several grants aimed at…

New technology-assistance program designed to support manufacturing innovation

(Hartford Business Journal, 2/18/19) As the director of strategic partnerships at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Michelle Cote is bullish about Hartford’s future. She was part of the planning team that helped draw investment from CTNext, a subsidiary of the state’s venture capital firm Connecticut Innovations, to create…

Innovations, entrepreneurs invited to apply for manufacturing assistance

  Hartford, East Hartford entrepreneurs have resources available through Technology Labs Assistance Program (TLAP) EAST HARTFORD, Conn – Jan. 22, 2019 – 3D printing, engineering design and prototype development are just some of the many services available to Hartford and East Hartford-based innovators through a manufacturing assistance program. “There’s a…