Upcoming Virtual and In-Person Workshops, Trainings, and Demos
Join our digital technology and Industry 4.0 online workshops and trainings for Connecticut’s small to medium-sized manufacturers.
Tour Your Advanced Technology CenterJune 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Advanced Manufacturing Training Programs – June Information SessionsJune 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Learning Labs: Job Quality – What’s the Hype?June 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
NX Mill Manufacturing Fundamentals (4-Day In-Person Paid Training Class)September 26 @ 8:00 am – September 29 @ 5:00 pm
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 & Robotics||Additive Manufacturing||Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies||Big Data & Analytics||Digital Technologies & More|
Smart Manufacturing Summit: Production Optimization & Reduced Costs Through Emerging Industry 4.0 Technologies (10/18/2022)
View on YouTube
Learn how to best get started on your Industry 4.0 journey. Keynote speakers include Sudhi Bangalore, formerly Global VP and CTO of Stanley Black and Decker, and Dr. Ripi Singh, Chief Innovation & Strategy Coach, of Inspiring Next. Our additional speakers will share their insights into adapting I4.0 for work in the industrial supply chain and discuss various strategies and resources available to you and your company to ensure your success. We will also offer updates on new grants and programs to help with exploration, validation, and purchase of emerging technology to help drive your business forward.
Industry 4.0 Explained & How to Get There
Webinar Recording (05/12/2022)
Presenter: Nasir Mannan, CCAT / Duration: 60 mins.
Industry 4.0 technologies can help manufacturers drastically increase productivity, bring costs down, increase knowledge sharing and promote collaborative working. In this webinar you will learn what Industry 4.0 is and the different ways CCAT helps CT manufacturers with their digital transformation.
Automation & Robotics
Automated Inspection Training with Sensofar
Webinar Recording (02/21/2023)
Presenters: Adam Platteis and Daniel Sakakin from Sensofar/ Duration: 60 mins.
Sensofar demonstrates their software capabilities and shows you how to extract machine data quickly to generate reports for analysis to reduce errors.
Using Machine Learning to Predict Part Accuracy Part 1
Webinar Recording (02/01/2023 and 2/27/2023)
Presenters: Nasir Mannan and Ruby ElKarboutly from CCAT/ Duration: 90 mins.
The first session includes the architecture for setting up a CNC machine to collect high-frequency machine signals using Machine Learning to correlate the data with post inspection data so that accurate predictions of feature dimensions can be made during the manufacturing process.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Automate Computer Vision
Webinar Recording (07/07/2022)
Presenters: Dyami Watson from CCAT/ Duration: 60 mins.
Join CCAT as we demonstrate how Machine Vision gives industrial equipment and machines the ability to see. This will be a deep dive demonstration on setting up a classifier and detector, using neural networks to train a data set, and consuming the neural network on an IDS NXT camera.
Introduction to the Equator Flexible Gauging System
Webinar Recording (11/3/2021)
Presenters: Michael Lebel from Renishaw / Duration: 60 mins.
Introductory webinar which highlights Equator technology. Learn what the Equator system is, and explore various options like automation, direct tool offset updating using IPC software, and explore how the Equator is being used in various industries.
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: 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.
Plastic 3D Printing Forum – The Importance of Additive Manufacturing and How to Get Started
Webinar Recording (9/29/2022)
Presenter: Adia / Duration: 3 hrs.
Additive manufacturing can help improve your traditional manufacturing processes and make them more efficient. Hear from technology experts and manufacturers that have already brought 3D printing into their processes.
Additive Manufacturing Summit 2022
View on YouTube (4/19/2022)
We hosted our first Additive Manufacturing Summit in April 2022 to introduce companies, students and educators to the technologies and equipment that are starting to revolutionize manufacturing. Industry experts discussed the technologies available and how they’re being used to make things potentially faster, cheaper, lighter and/or with a higher level of complexity than can be built using conventional technologies.
Massivit 3D: Groundbreaking 3D Printing Technologies for Composite Tooling
Webinar Recording (2/3/2022)
Presenter: Massivit / Duration: 2 hrs.
Discover how the Massivit GDP and Cast-In-Motion Technology can produce large molds in just 4 simple steps.
Introduction to Metal 3D Printing Technologies
Webinar Recording (1/20/2022)
Presenter: CCAT / Duration: 2 hrs.
This workshop will introduce you to what metal additive manufacturing is, what you can do with it, and why it is important to your business.
How Cold Spray Deposition Technology can save your parts and create new ones?
Webinar Recording (12/2/2021)
Presenter: VRC Metal Systems / Duration: 60 min.
This webinar will describe the cold spray process and provide an understanding about how it can be used to repair old and damaged parts or create entirely new parts.
Design for Additive Manufacturing: Software as the Key to Innovation
Webinar Recording (11/2/2021)
Presenter: NTopology / Duration: 60 min.
This webinar will showcase nTopology’s design software and how NTopology can help unlock innovation and realize previously impossible designs.
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
Cybersecurity – Preventive Measures to Protect You and Your Organization
Webinar Recording (11/17/2022)
Presenter: Synagex Duration: 60 min.
Explore methods you can take to guard your information from being stolen, compromised, or attacked. What steps can you take internally to better protect your organization and ensure compliance.
Making Operations Visible
Webinar Recording (11/10/2022)
Presenter: Leela-AI Duration: 60 min.
Discover how you can capture all the activity on your manufacturing floor and instantly turn the data into simple actionable insights to increase productivity and decrease delivery lead time.
Understanding and Using High Magnification Inspection
Webinar Recording (9/28/2022)
Presenter: Sensofar Duration: 60 min.
Learn high magnification inspection of critical dimensions and surface finishes for semiconductor, additive and medical applications.
NC Transformer: Adaptive Machining Software for the Modern Factory
Webinar Recording (8/18/2022)
Presenter: NC Software Duration: 60 min.
Learn how the NCSS Transformation software process is a leading-edge application of Adaptive Machining technology which addresses all the systemic problems of CNC machining operation
Accelerate Digital Transformation: The Power of Manufacturing Insight
Webinar Recording (7/14/2022)
Presenter: aPriori Duration: 60 min.
Learn how aPriori’s game-changing technology simulates how products are made to provide insights on actionable manufacturability guidance and cost drivers.
Creaform 3D Scanners: The Ideal Balance of Accuracy and Versatility
Webinar Recording (6/28/2022)
Presenter: Hawk Ridge System/Creaform Duration: 60 min.
Learn how you can supercharge your existing workflows and open up new design & inspection possibilities with the power of 3D Scanning
Smart Manufacturing: The impact of technology on increasing capacity and reducing operational costs of manufacturing
Webinar Recording (6/15/2022)
Presenter: QualityLine/ Duration: 60 min.
See how you can leverage technology to solve challenges manufacturers are facing today to improve quality and efficiency.
The Value of Monitoring Energy Data
Webinar Recording (4/21/2022)
Presenter: Sitewatch/ Duration: 60 min.
Join Sitewatch as they discuss the importance of energy monitoring to manufacturers.
The Productive Process Pyramid – Renishaw 4 Part Series
Part 1 – Process Foundation Webinar Recording (2/24/2022)
Part 2 – Process Setting Webinar Recording (3/10/2022)
Part 3 – In-Process Control Webinar Recording (3/23/2022)
Part 4 – Post-Process Monitoring (04/07/2022)
Presenter: Renishaw/ Duration: 60 min. per session
Increase Efficiency with Program & Tool Management
Webinar Recording (3/24/2022)
Presenter: Siemens/ Duration: 60 min.
Join Siemens to learn how to increase efficiency with program and tool management.
Increase Efficiency with Machine Transparency and the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Webinar Recording (1/27/2022)
Presenter: Siemens/ Duration: 60 min.
Join Siemens to learn how to increase efficiency on your production floor and reduce downtime of your machine fleet.
Automated Production Intelligence: Get deep insights into your factory operations with no operator input.
Webinar Recording (12/01/2021)
Presenter: Datanomix / Duration: 60 min.
Datanomix unveils insights into total factory performance, collecting and analyzing data in real-time, and using machine learnings to provide valuable information on machine utilization.
Accelerate Industry 4.0 Adoption with AI Powered NextGen MES
Webinar Recording (10/27/2021)
Presenter: Cantier / Duration: 60 min.
Join CCAT & Cantier to see how you can improve shop floor productivity, visibility, quality and overall equipment effectiveness with AI-powered machine learning.
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: MachineMetrics/ Duration: 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.
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 and Turbines
Webinar Recording (03/31/2023)
Presenter: Trimech / Duration: 60 min.
Learn how you can use model-based definition (MBD) and advanced capabilities of Mastercam to make parts faster, better, cheaper and with less staff training.
Introduction to Model Based Definition with PMI
Webinar Recording (03/31/2022)
Presenter: Swoosh Technologies / Duration: 60 min.
Learn about current tools in the Siemens NX that automate and integrate part data and enable further automation in manufacturing and automation.
Adaptive Control and Monitoring, a solution to reduce cycle time and increase tool life during the manufacturing process.
Webinar Recording (12/9/2021)
Presenter: Siemens / Duration: 60 min.
Join CCAT and Siemens to see how Adaptive Control & Monitoring (ACM), a software based solution can help you reduce machine cycle time, improve tool life and enable lights out manufacturing.
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.
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.