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June 2018

Lunch and Learn Session: UV Adhesive Bonding for Automated Assembly and High Tech Applications

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center, 409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
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Free

Please join us for lunch and  a very informative  introduction to UV and LED curing technology and how it works.  We will also discuss adhesives/bonding and the different ways that they are used in production & high tech applications … instead of the classic mechanical fixings. Leave with a  much better understanding of a method to save time and reduce production costs … one which also provides a higher degree of flexibility. Discussion  points/topics: Introduction to UV/LED curing > how…

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CT Business Matchmaker 2018

June 14 @ 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117 United States
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Connecting Buyers with Suppliers: Finding the Right Company for the Job Are you a purchasing agent who needs to expand and diversify your supplier list? Or are you a small business interested in expanding your subcontracting opportunities? Join the University of Hartford at the CT Business Matchmaker, an annual event since 2010, where small businesses meet with Primes to present their products and services during a series of 10 minute 1-on-1 interviews. This proven process allows Primes and Small Businesses to quickly identify potential partnerships.…

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Lunch and Learn Session: Tackling Manufacturing Process Variation

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center, 409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
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Join us June 26th  enjoy lunch and learn about the benefits of adopting process control techniques and of implementing a proper process foundation. Process variation is the enemy of manufacturing competitiveness and profitability.  It causes waste and inefficiency, higher costs, late deliveries and poor traceability. The secret to consistent and productive machining is to understand where variation comes from and how to deal with it at source. Renishaw's Productive Process Pyramid™ provides a framework within which to identify and control variation in your…

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July 2018

2018 Farnborough Air Show State of Connecticut Exhibit

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 22 @ 5:00 pm
Farnborough, United Kingdom + Google Map

The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology invite Connecticut aerospace manufacturers to participate in promoting our state’s world-class aerospace industry at the upcoming Farnborough Air Show on July 16-22, 2018*. Exhibit space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost per exhibit is $11,000**. *July 16-19 are trade days, July 20-22 are public days* ** Up to $5K reimbursement through SBA STEP Grant to eligible companies ** WHAT YOU…

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Hard Metal Aerospace Machining Workshop

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center, 409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
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Whether you’re contemplating purchasing new machine tools or utilizing overtime to meet capacity needs to improve your competitive edge, you can implement toolpath optimization from Production Module to help achieve your machining goals and drive efficiency within your organization. Making toolpath optimization part of your machining routine will help you achieve significant cycle time reductions of 15% or more on turning toolpaths and 30% on milling toolpaths, while improving tool life.  Production Module is a premier NC toolpath optimization software…

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Lunch and Learn Session: 3D Printing’s Role in Manufacturing

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center, 409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
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Join us for lunch on 7/18  as Cimquest leads an informative session that explores how 3D printing: Enables digital manufacturing from design to production Opens up design freedom Manufacturing-as-a-service Reduces waste and improve resource use Increases utilization of manufacturing operations Time for your questions as well. The session is provided at no cost but pre registration is required.  http://www.eiseverywhere.com/3dmfg

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August 2018

Lunch & Learn Session: Compressing the Industrial Sales Cycle

August 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn how to start increasing sales today by using this proven sales process. It has produced positive results for several area manufacturing firms.   What you will learn: Developing the right prospect list Simplifying your value proposition Utilizing a CRM for sales Splitting the sales effort into two distinct and independently executed parts Running a consistent business development process Developing and managing a sales pipeline   Who should attend? Sales and management professionals in manufacturing, contracting, service and distribution who are…

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Lunch and Learn Session: Metal Additive Technology – Choices and Applications

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for a  very informative lunch & learn session on August 9th with Jeff Crandall, Metal Additive  Research & Applications Senior  Engineer—Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology.  Jeff will be  addressing questions such as: > What are the  metal additive  technologies & what can I do with them? > How do I choose which is best for my application? > Does it make sense for my company to start doing metal additive manufacturing? See a live demo in  our Advanced…

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Lunch and Learn Session: Maximizing Trade Show ROI

August 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center, 409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
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Trade shows can be an important sales & marketing tool.  In this session we will discuss some effective approaches to help you achieve  better returns on your investment of time & money. Key topics: Real world successful trade show efforts & why they produced results Trade show resources  & how to best use them Planning  & targeting for success The CRM vs the spreadsheet Rapid business development Who should attend: Sales & management professionals in manufacturing, service & distribution who…

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September 2018

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR TOOLING AND PRODUCTION OF END USE PARTS

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center, 409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
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As additive manufacturing systems continue to improve in speed and accuracy, companies are increasingly using additive manufacturing (AM) as a means of final part production. The development of new additive manufacturing (AM) materials is also proceeding very quickly. DSM Somos, HP, Henckel/Loctite and others are aggressively developing additive manufacturing materials that will be used in low- and high-volume production of consumer products, cars and even aircraft. This workshop will be an update about the latest additive manufacturing (AM) materials and…

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