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Manufacturing summit for female students hosted at Sacred Heart University

(CTPost, 10/22/19) – FAIRFIELD — If the precision machining shop at Platt Tech in Milford was light on female students on Tuesday, it’s because nearly half of them were representing at a Girls & Manufacturing Summit at Sacred Heart University. It was a program designed to convince more girls that math,…

Officials tour Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown to learn about careers in field

(CTPost, 10/10/19) MIDDLETOWN — State officials marked Manufacturing Month by joining high school students on a tour of Pegasus Manufacturing on Timber Ridge Road earlier this week. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, state Sen. Matt Lesser and state Rep. Quentin Phipps visited the facility Oct. 4 to hear from students and employees about…

Middletown Works offers HOPE to improve lives of single-parent families

(CTPost, 10/11/19) MIDDLETOWN — Middletown Works announces the launch of an outreach campaign designed to build community and investment in the citizens of Middletown. HOPE, has three areas of focus: monthly community cafés,designed to bring together a variety of people in the city to get to know each other, share resources and build…

Middle schoolers take part in Manufacturing Mania at Goodwin College

(New Britain Herald, 10/7/19) EAST HARTFORD – Connecticut Dream It. Do It. hosted over 100 middle school students for a Manufacturing Mania event on Friday at the Goodwin College Business and Manufacturing Center. The goal was to give students a hands-on positive look at the manufacturing industry and help them…

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

Connecticut Public Television’s (CPTV) film crew assembled yesterday morning at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) for a new series called “Life Lessons:  New Collar Careers.” The series centers around pathways to success in advanced manufacturing as students seek meaningful career opportunities in the field and employers try to build their…

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…

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…