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Virtual and In-Person Workshops, Trainings, and Demos

Join CCAT’s digital technology and Industry 4.0 online workshops and training for Connecticut’s small to medium-sized manufacturers.

180 Skills

Access short-term skills training that aligns with Connecticut manufacturing careers to help retain and retrain your workforce for the future. Free online 180 Skills licenses are available to Connecticut manufacturers. Get started today!

On-Demand Workshops

CCAT hosts a variety of on-demand opportunities that are available for free, anytime. Click on any topic below to see the corresponding workshops.

Automation & RoboticsAdditive ManufacturingInternet of Things (IoT) TechnologiesBig Data & AnalyticsDigital Technologies & More
Automation & Robotics

Understanding & Using Collaborative Robots (Cobots)
Webinar Recording (09/21/2021)
Presenters: Sam Greenbank and David Morganson from CCAT / Duration:  2.5 hrs.
Learn how to use cobots and see their many benefits including completing repetitive tasks and performing intricate inspections. This training will provide you with a working knowledge of the easy drag and place instructions for this entry level yet capable robot.  You will be amazed at how many tasks you can automate and how easy it is to get started.

Robotics & Automation Series: Collaborative Robots with RobotWorx
Webinar Recording (5/13/2021)
Presenters: RobotWorx / Duration:  60 min.
RobotWorx will provide a brief history and introduction to collaborative robots. Learn how collaborative robots (cobots) are defined and how they are different from a standard robot. You will gain a better understanding of the market growth of cobots and if cobots would be a good fit for your organization. 

Robotics & Automation Series: Material Handling with Kawasaki
Webinar Recording (4/8/2021)
Presenters: Kawasaki / Duration:  60 min.
Kawasaki will provide an introduction to the use of industrial robots for material handling.  Learn how material handling robots can efficiently and accurately transport materials and products around your facility while reducing the need for your workforce to perform hazardous or tedious tasks. 

Robotics & Automation Series: Robot Machine Tending with Staubli
Webinar Recording (3/11/2021)
Presenters: Staubli and Durabotics / Duration: 50 min.
Staubli will share new solutions for machine tending robots. Learn about cutting edge solutions like HelMo, a mobile robot perfect for machine tending applications.

Robotics & Automation Series: Introduction to Industrial Robotics with ABB
Webinar Recording (2/11/2021)
Presenter: ABB / Duration: 50 min.
ABB will present a general introduction to Industrial Robotics with a focus on new and emerging trends. Learn about use areas for robots in manufacturing, types of industrial robots, and advantages and disadvantages to using robots in your company.

Intro to Dimensional Inspection Based on Blue Light Scan Data
Webinar Recording (12/16/2020)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 60 min.
In this virtual workshop we will step through the process of setting up a dimensional inspection program using Geomagic Control for high speed metrology. An overview of alignment schemes, setting up GD&T callouts, 3D dimensions, cross section views and reporting will be presented.

High Speed, Automated, 3D Scanning for Part Inspection
Webinar Recording (6/30/2020)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 60 min.
Join CCAT for a virtual training workshop to discover the equipment and processes involved in transforming your contact inspection processes to that of inspecting parts with 3D scanning technology.

Machine Tool Probing for Industry 4.0
Webinar Recording (6/29/2020)
Presenter: Renishaw / Duration: 40 min.
Join CCAT and Renishaw at our upcoming training workshop to learn how machine tool probing can enable your machines to become smarter, reduce your overall scrap rate, improve cycle times and be a valuable, cost saving technology for your business.

Introduction to High Speed Contact Metrology
Webinar Recording and Slides (4/6/2020)
Presenter: Renishaw / Duration: 45 min.
Learn from Renishaw how a high-performance 5-axis multi-sensor measurement system can drastically eliminate metrology bottlenecks even while reducing the need for multiple machines.

Additive Manufacturing

Introduction to High Rate Additive Manufacturing:  Making Large Parts Faster
Webinar Recording (5/20/2021)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 55 min.
This webinar will discuss why the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry is interested in making larger parts faster, and look at a variety of case studies showing the possibilities with large-scale AM.

New Advancements in 3D Printing/ Additive Manufacturing
Webinar Recording (4/22/2021)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 45 min.
This introductory seminar will cover an overview of the additive technologies available at CCAT with special focus on the new equipment and how you can use the technology to benefit your business. 

Introduction to Metal Additive Manufacturing Using Binder Jetting-AM’s Solution for MIM and Cast Parts
Webinar Recording (4/15/2021)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 45 min.
This introductory seminar is intended for people interested in learning more about Binder Jetting – how it works and how it can be applied.

Introduction to Using Metal Additive/3D Printing for New Parts and Critical Repairs
Webinar Recording (3/18/2021)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 50 min.
This is an introductory seminar on the basics of DED and how it can be used in a wide range of industries. It applies to manufacturing engineers and managers exploring the benefits of metal additive manufacturing as a working tool.

Introduction to Additive/3D Printing: Industrial Grade 3D Printers and Materials for Plastics and Composites
Webinar Recording (2/18/2021)
Presenter: ACT Group / Duration: 70 min.
CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and the ACT Group will discuss modern industrial 3D Printer technology and applications. This workshop will introduce you to the technologies, tools and materials available to modern manufacturers today. 

Introduction to Additive/3D Printing: Getting Started in AM with a Low Cost Plastic Printer
Webinar Recording (1/29/2021)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 65 min.

This workshop will provide an overview of polymer 3D printing systems including how they work, key terminology, and basic settings. We will also review how to troubleshoot common problems and considerations for adding this technology to your organization. If you have recently purchased a polymer 3D printer, are looking to onboard one, or just want to learn more, this workshop is for you!

Introduction to Metal Additive Manufacturing
Webinar Recording (11/18/2020)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 80 min.
Learn about the major types of Additive Manufacturing (AM) using metals in use today, how each works, and what type of work each is best used for. Explore how to choose the appropriate technology for your applications and look at the total cost associated with onboarding metal AM including equipment and material costs, required infrastructure (facilities, EH&S, regulatory) and staff skills and training.

Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Workshop
Webinar Recording and Slides (9/16/2020)
Presenter: 3DCERAM / Duration: 60 min.
Just like additive manufacturing with metals and polymers, 3D printing of technical ceramics is evolving and maturing as a technology. Ceramics are in use in a diverse range of applications and industry sectors, and the ability to move from prototyping to production is critical as ceramics seek to achieve the goals of mass customization, part consolidation, ever increasingly complex geometries and the other benefits derived from AM.

Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies

Unlock Production Capacity: Go Digital without Hiring or CapEx
Webinar Recording (9/28/2021)
Presenter: Haris Digital Duration: 60 min.
Join CCAT & Haris Digital as they discuss and share how a digital monitoring system will increase capacity at your factory—before investing in new equipment. 

Driving Bottom Line Impact on Machine Monitoring and Automation
Webinar Recording (9/8/2021)
Presenter: MachineMetricsDuration: 60 min.
Join CCAT & MachineMetrics to learn how to impact your bottom line with machine monitoring and automation. 

The Power of Smart Lighting and Technology Demonstration
Webinar Recording (8/11/2021)
Presenter: RSL  and Eversource Duration: 90 min.
Join CCAT, RSL and Eversource for a comprehensive look into the world of LED Smart Lighting and Controls. 

Getting Started with Vibration Predictive Maintenance for Industry 4.0
Webinar Recording (5/26/2021)
Presenter: enDAQ Duration: 60 min.
Join CCAT and enDAQ for an overview of vibration predictive maintenance and learn the benefits of implementing such a program in your facility. 

RFID and RTLS as Enabling Technologies for Industry 4.0
Webinar Recording (3/25/2021)
Presenter: Siemens Duration: 45 min.
As companies develop plans for harnessing the power of Industry 4.0, learn how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) can provide a solid foundation.

How to Save Operating Costs and Time with Adaptive Control Monitoring
Webinar Recording (3/5/2021) / Duration: 90 min.
Webinar Recording (2/5/2021) / Duration: 70 min.
Presenter: Siemens
Do you want to extend tool life, reduce cycle time, and improve part quality? Join us and learn how Adaptive Control Monitoring (ACM) makes all this possible while paying for itself in less than 4 months under normal operating conditions.

Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing
Webinar Recording (6/26/2020)
Presenter: Siemens Digital Industries / Duration: 60 min.
Join CCAT and Siemens Digital Industries for a virtual technical training and learn how Industry 4.0 technologies enable your machines to become smarter, significantly reduce unexpected issues during manufacturing, and produce better parts, faster and at a lower cost.

Real-World Industry 4.0: Augmented Reality Solutions in Manufacturing
Webinar Recording (6/24/2020)
Presenter: The Impact Group and SphereGen / Duration: 60 min.
The Impact Group and SphereGen will show how to successfully deploy a key Industry 4.0 technology – Augmented Reality in manufacturing – quickly and cost-effectively with a real ROI.

Introduction to Data Dashboards and Applied Artificial Intelligence
Webinar Recording (4/13/2020)
Presenters: Agility Cubed and Vaango / Duration: 35 min.
Agility Cubed brings together key technologies & partnerships for companies to take their business to the next level. Join this workshop to learn about Business Intelligence (how rich visual dashboards can make your life easier) and experience AI (from smart desk visitor solutions to real time facial recognition). Speakers: Wajid Ahmed (CEO Agility Cubed), Bharadwaj PJ (CEO Vaango)

Introduction to Predictive Maintenance Technologies
Webinar Recording and Slides (4/10/2020)
Presenter: Siemens / Duration: 50 min.
Predictive maintenance is a technique that uses condition-monitoring tools to track the performance of equipment during normal operation to detect possible defects and fix them before they result in failure. Join Siemens to learn how predictive maintenance can be used for your machines and increase the productivity on your shop floor.

Introduction to Internet of Things/Cloud Computing and Cognitive Computing
Webinar Recording (4/9/2020)
Presenter: Siemens Duration: 60 min.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of Internet connected objects able to collect and exchange data without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Join Siemens to learn how and why collecting data will increase the productivity of your business.

Big Data & Analytics

Model Based Definition: A More Detailed Example
Webinar Recording (6/11/2021)
Presenter: RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC Duration: 60 min.
Join CCAT and RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC for a more detailed example case of Model Based Definition (MBD). 

Model Based Definition: Goldilocks MBD Drafting for Your Organization
Webinar Recording (5/21/2021)
Presenter: RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC Duration: 35 min.
Join CCAT and RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC for a deeper dive into the specifics of how to setup Model Based Definition (MBD) for your organization.

Model Based Definition: Cost Reduction – Fact or Fiction
Webinar Recording (5/14/2021)
Presenter: RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC Duration: 50 min.
Join CCAT and RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC to explore how Model Based Definition (MBD) can benefit your company and operations. 

Model Based Definition: An Example Case
Webinar Recording (5/5/2021)
Presenter: RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC Duration: 30 min.
Join CCAT and RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC for a demonstration of how Model Based Definition (MBD) can benefit your company and operations. 

Introduction to Model Based Definition: What is it and how does it streamline your manufacturing process?
Webinar Recording (4/21/2021)
Webinar Recording (4/7/2021)
Presenter: RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC Duration: 30 min.
Join CCAT and RAM Engineering Solutions, LLC for a basic introduction to Model Based Definition (MBD) and how to start implementing MBD at your company.

Model Based Definition:  Leveraging Your Design Data into a Technical Data Package
Webinar Recording (4/29/2021) 
Presenter: Spatial Integrated Systems  Duration: 50 min.
Join Spatial Integrated Systems, Inc. to learn how to leverage your design data into a Technical Data Package defining product definition data for your business needs.

Model Based Definition: Leveraging PMI to Create 3D Drawings
Webinar Recording (2/16/2021)
Presenter: SIS, Inc. Duration: 85 min.
Supplier adoption of Model Based Definition is becoming increasingly critical to meet customer demand and remain competitive in today’s evolving industry. Join us for the first workshop to help manufacturers learn more about Model Based Definition and the tools you need to get started.

Supplier Collaboration – Realizing the Digital Partnership
Webinar Recording (1/27/2021)
Presenter: Siemens Duration: 55 min.
Join us in taking a quick look at developing a supply chain from an OEM perspective and how to market your scorecard. Industry trends and impacts to the SMB suppliers and targeting support opportunities will be discussed. Learn how to take advantage of digital threads and work within Industry 4.0 to become a better supplier.

The Digital Twin, aka Model Based Definition
Webinar Recording and Slides (6/16/2020)
Presenter: Step Tools, Inc. / Duration: 60 min.
The digital thread is a simple idea – keep your product design, manufacturing, and inspection connected around a digital twin of the product. Join CCAT and Dr. Martin Hardwick of Step Tools for a virtual technical training to learn how a digital twin can ensure parts are produced faster, better and at a lower cost.

Digital Technologies

Machining Modeling to Drive Innovation & Competitiveness
Webinar Recording (6/25/2021)
Presenter: ThirdWave / Duration: 60 min.
Join Third Wave Systems to review and discuss case studies and problem solving approaches to drive cost out of the machining process. 

Tecnomatix Series –Presented by SIS
Improve Your Bottom Line Using the Manufacturing Digital Twin  
Session I Webinar Recording – Introduction (5/27/2021) / Duration: 60 min.

Optimize Throughput & ROI by Performing Plant Simulation
Session II Webinar Recording – Introduction (6/2/2021) / Duration: 60 min.

Advanced Production Scheduling & Planning I & II
Session I Webinar Recording – Introduction (3/16/2021) / Duration: 30 min.
Session II Webinar Recording – Live Demonstration (3/23/2021) / Duration: 55 min.
Presenter: ATS Lean Scheduling International
Production Scheduling is becoming increasingly critical to meet customer demand and remain competitive in today’s very challenging market. Listen to two webinars explaining Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) and how it can impact your operations.

Cybersecurity and Compliance Awareness for Manufacturing Employees
Webinar Recording (12/15/2020)
Presenter: IT Direct / Duration: 60 min.
Everyone plays an important role in keeping the company safe from cybercrime and making sure it stays compliant with important regulations. Learn tips that are not only important for your work and your job, but will also help you at any job, in any role and in your personal security as well.

Protecting ITAR Data in a Digital World
Webinar Recording (6/23/2020)
Presenter: Paperless Parts / Duration: 60 min.
As the manufacturing industry continues to embrace digital technologies in the pursuit of greater efficiency, aerospace and defense contractors must understand the impact of digital tools on the proper management of ITAR data and the steps to ensure compliance with the law.

Introduction to Design to Print Technology
Webinar Recording (5/7/2020)
Presenter: Spatial Integrated Systems / Duration: 40 min.
Join Spatial Integrated Systems for a 1 hour journey to discover the benefits of a single ecosystem focused on Design to Print technologies. We will target design processes that cover Convergent Modeling, Topology Optimization, manufacturing checks and lattice structure generation. We will discuss the functional features that help engineers design from prototype to production using industry standard technologies.

Modernization – Strategies for Implementing New Technology in Manufacturing
Webinar Recording (4/6/2020)
Presenter: Paperless Parts / Duration: 45 min.
The age of Industry 4.0 has inspired a new generation of software tools to help manufacturers more efficiently run their businesses. Join Paperless Parts to learn strategies for how you can streamline the adoption of new technology in your business.