Plastic 3D Printing Forum – The Importance of Additive Manufacturing and How to Get Started

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Plastic 3D Printing Forum – The Importance of Additive Manufacturing and How to Get Started

September 29, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you exploring or considering implementing 3D printing? Have you recently added the capability and now you’re ready to learn more about using plastic materials to make parts and manufacturing aids such as guides, fixtures, molds, gauges,…? Additive manufacturing can help improve your traditional manufacturing processes and make them more efficient. The forum will include technology experts and manufacturers that have already brought 3D printing into their processes. If you’ve never heard of 3D printing, or considered adding it to your business, this is for you as well.

Join us for an exciting event either in person or virtually.

Learning Objectives:
– What is 3D printing?
– How are businesses using it and what can it mean for my business?
– Why should I consider it for my business?
– What do I need to understand to help me bring it into my business?

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning and exploring the benefits of implementing 3D printing.

1:00 PM Registration and Networking
1:30 PM Welcome and CCAT Overview
1:40 PM Overview of the use of Additive Manufacturing (AM)
2:15 PM Panel Discussion moderated by Jeff Crandall
2:50 PM Grants and CCAT Programs Overview
3:05 PM Adia Technical Discussion
3:40 PM CCAT Highlights and Upcoming Opportunities
3:50 PM Q&A and Closing Remarks
4:00 PM Optional ATC Tour for in-person participants

Jeff Crandall, Senior Manager, Additive Technologies, CCAT

Adia, PTA Plastics

Register to attend this event either in-person or virtually today. People attending in-person have the option to stay for the ATC tour from 4pm-5pm.   

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CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is located at the Raytheon Technologies Research Center which is adjacent to The Pratt & Whitney Campus at 409 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT. CCAT is an export control facility and all visitors at CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center will be required to sign in and present proof of citizenship. Acceptable forms for identification include a verified license/ID, passport, green card, or birth certificate. Visitors who are citizens of an embargoed country and do not have a valid US Green Card will not be permitted in the facility.  CCAT follows all current CDC, State of Connecticut and Town of East Hartford, CT COVID protocols.

Learn More:
There are a variety of grant programs available to help Connecticut manufacturers acquire the skills, tools, and resources needed to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing ecosystem. Programs are funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and administered by CCAT. Visit to learn more and apply.

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September 29, 2022
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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CCAT Advanced Technology Center
409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
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