Additive manufacturing

Additive Technologies Adoption Program

Additive Technologies Adoption Program

Program Overview


3D printing is transforming the manufacturing industry through tool and fixture development, prototyping savings, and part optimization. Our Additive Technologies Adoption Program provides small and medium-sized Connecticut manufacturers 3D printing support through demonstrations, trainings, and adoption assistance.

Ways to Get Started:

Schedule a complimentary engineering consultation
Meet one-on-one with a member of CCAT’s technical team and learn how additive technologies can impact your business.

Attend introductory workshops and trainings →
Learn about advanced technologies or strengthen your technical skills.

Borrow a 3D printer and explore additive manufacturing at your facility
We’ll drop off a 3D printer at no-cost so you can test before you invest.

Submit a request for a technology demonstration project or adoption support
We’ll work with you to demonstrate how 3D printing can lead to improvements in your manufacturing process and we can provide onboarding support.

Apply for a grant to help cover the expense of adopting 3D printing technologies →
See if your company is eligible for matching funds.

Technology Workshops and Trainings


Register for workshops and trainings hosted by CCAT and presented by technology experts. View full event calendar.

On-Demand Library
Watch past workshops covering industry 4.0 topics anytime, on our on-demand library and YouTube channel.

Grant Programs


If you are moving forward with adopting additive technologies into your business, Money for Manufacturing is available for eligible Connecticut manufacturers through matching grant programs. Funded by Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development Manufacturing Innovation Fund (MIF) and administered by CCAT.

Additive Voucher Program (AVP)
$20,000 to assist with the acquisition of additive manufacturing technology – hardware, software and related third-party integration services. Administered on a first-come first-served basis.

Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP II)
A competitively based program that will award six Connecticut manufacturers $100,000 each for adding additive manufacturing into their production processes. Application acceptance will run from January 1, 2024 through February 29, 2024.

Learn more about all our Money for Manufacturing programs at ccat.us/programs.

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Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP)

Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP)

The Additive Technology Adoption Program (AMAP) seeks to infuse additive manufacturing technologies into the production processes of Connecticut manufacturers.

On September 1, 2021, AMAP awarded matching grants of $100,000 each to six manufacturers in Connecticut to facilitate the adoption of additive manufacturing in their operations. Each company will receive a matching grant to be leveraged with an equal or greater amount of company funding.

Congratulations to our recipients: 

  • Accurate Lock and Hardware Co., LLC, Stamford
  • Beacon Industries, Inc., Newington
  • Burke Aerospace, Farmington
  • Okay Industries, Inc., New Britain
  • PTA Plastics, Oxford
  • Westminster Tool, Inc., Plainfield

For more details, view the press release.

A program of the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund, the AMAP program is a partnership of the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc (CCAT).

Questions regarding the Connecticut Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program should be directed to CTAMAP@ccat.us or by calling Paul Striebel at 860.282.4231.