Advanced Manufacturing Center

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

CPTV to showcase CCAT’s workforce development efforts

Connecticut Public Television’s (CPTV) film crew assembled yesterday morning at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) for a new series called “Life Lessons:  New Collar Careers.” The series centers around pathways to success in advanced manufacturing as students seek meaningful career opportunities in the field and employers try to build their…

Restoring Industrial Components with Directed Energy Deposition Saves Time and Costs

(3D Print.com, 3/12/19) Welding on a micron level to restore and repair parts at a fast pace and cost effective is the core of Directed Energy Deposition or DED, also called laser engineered net shaping or LENS (Optomec’s version of DED). It’s an additive manufacturing process in which focused thermal energy is…

CT stakes high ground in additive-manufacturing arms race

(Hartford Business Journal, 3/11/19) Technology mankind has used for generations to cast and shape metal parts is giving way to “additive” processes, in which digital-laser machinery applies layer upon layer of hot material to create complex parts to fine tolerances. Some three decades after it was first introduced, additive manufacturing…

WEBINAR: How 3D Metal Printing Saves Time and Lowers Costs: DED for Repair of Industrial Components

Summary:

Directed energy deposition (DED), also called laser metal deposition (LMD) or laser engineered net shaping (LENS), is a 3D metal printing process that creates a metallurgically bonded, fully dense part that typically requires little to no post-processing. It is one of the fastest metal AM processes available today.

DED has emerged as a dominant metal AM process used in a wide range of industries for applications such as new builds, existing part modification, repair, remanufacturing of worn parts, and enhancement of part material properties.

This webinar will focus on:

  1. Basics of the DED process.
  2. Some unique capabilities of the process that separate it from traditional manufacturing methods or other AM processes.
  3. A review of some specific examples where DED was used for the repair of parts from several different industries.

Speakers: Jeffrey L. Crandall, Additive Manufacturing Research & Applications Senior Engineer, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology | Tom Cobbs, LENS Product Manager, Optomec | Lucas B. Brewer, LENS Applications / Customer Support / QA Manager, Optomec

For more information and to register, click here. 

New technology-assistance program designed to support manufacturing innovation

(Hartford Business Journal, 2/18/19) As the director of strategic partnerships at the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Michelle Cote is bullish about Hartford’s future. She was part of the planning team that helped draw investment from CTNext, a subsidiary of the state’s venture capital firm Connecticut Innovations, to create…

CCAT featured in Manufacturing Today

CCAT featured in Manufacturing Today

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Leading. Partnering. Creating Bold Ideas to Guide Change.  Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) creates and implements bold ideas for applied technologies, energy solutions, STEM education, career development and export and cyber compliance. By leading state, regional, and national partnerships, CCAT helps manufacturers, academia,…

CCAT CEO speaks at CBIA Connecticut sustainability conference

CCAT CEO speaks at CBIA Connecticut sustainability conference

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology President and CEO Ron Angelo (left) spoke at the Nov. 1 Connecticut Sustainability Conference on trends and opportunities.  Angelo focused on CCAT’s capabilities and opportunities in supporting OEM’s and the supply chain by developing direct and concise strategies to advance applied technologies that drive innovative…

CCAT, Novus taking measures to support cybersecurity awareness

CCAT, Novus taking measures to support cybersecurity awareness

EAST HARTFORD – October 16, 2018 — The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and Novus Insight are supporting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018 by promoting awareness of online security and privacy. CCAT and Novus are part of a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities,…

Connecticut’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day Aligns Companies, Lawmakers

Connecticut’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day Aligns Companies, Lawmakers

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – October 8, 2018 – National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day is being celebrated today with support and recognition from Connecticut lawmakers and state leaders. U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1) of East Hartford and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) were joined by New York’s Tom Reed (NY-23) to introduce…

Workforce development and Manufacturing Month the focus of CCAT radio show this weekend

Workforce development and Manufacturing Month the focus of CCAT radio show this weekend

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology’s initiatives around workforce development and Connecticut Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month will be covered in a broadcast on WZMZ (93.7 FM) on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 6 a.m. The Beat of Connecticut is hosted by Nancy Barrow, who interviewed CCAT Communications Director Silvio Albino…