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Virtual 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.


Have you lost good employees due to the pandemic? Will getting them back help OR are you adding to your team? Will building skills in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies increase your business/product offering/portfolio and employee success?

Rehire your employees and build their inspection, quality and Industry 4.0 skills to stimulate your business. Wage subsidies and FREE employee trainings are now available through the CARES Act. Training equipment and stipends for employee supports (childcare, transportation, housing) can also be provided.

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.

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On-Demand Workshops

Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Webinar Recording and Slides (Recorded on September 16)
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.

High Speed, Automated, 3D Scanning for Part Inspection

Webinar Recording (Recorded on June 30)
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 – What is it and how does it help your manufacturing process?

Webinar Recording (Recorded on June 29)
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.

Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing – What is it, how does it help your business, and how can you deploy this technology to enhance your existing manufacturing processes and take advantage of this new revolution in manufacturing?

Webinar Recording (Recorded on June 26)
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 (Recorded on June 24)
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.

Protecting ITAR Data in a Digital World

Webinar Recording (Recorded on June 23)
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.

The Digital Twin, aka Model Based Definition – What is it and how can it help you leverage your smart manufacturing technologies?

Webinar Recording and Slides (Recorded on June 16)
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.

Introduction to Design to Print Technology

Webinar Recording (Recorded on May 7)
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.

Introduction to Data Dashboards and Applied Artificial Intelligence Virtual Workshop

Webinar Recording (Recorded on April 13)
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 Virtual Workshop

Webinar Recording and Slides (Recorded on April 10)
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 Virtual Workshop

Webinar Recording (Recorded on April 9)
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.

Modernization – Strategies for Implementing New Technology in Manufacturing Virtual Workshop

Webinar Recording (Recorded on April 6)
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.

Introduction to High Speed Contact Metrology Virtual Workshop

Webinar Recording and Slides (Recorded on April 6)
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.