Advanced Manufacturing Center

Officials tour Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown to learn about careers in field

(CTPost, 10/10/19) MIDDLETOWN — State officials marked Manufacturing Month by joining high school students on a tour of Pegasus Manufacturing on Timber Ridge Road earlier this week. Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, state Sen. Matt Lesser and state Rep. Quentin Phipps visited the facility Oct. 4 to hear from students and employees about…

Additive Manufacturing – The Power of Hybrid Manufacturing

Hybrid Manufacturing – the combining of 3D Printing and traditional machining into a single machine creates a new, powerful tool that allows you to make parts in a way that was not available just a few years ago. This one hour workshop describes hybrid manufacturing, how it works, case studies of what you can do with it (what its good at and not so good at), and what it takes to get started in the technology. The workshop ends with a tour of CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center’s additive lab where you can see our hybrid metal printer in action.

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Introduction to Metal Additive Manufacturing

What Technologies are available, and is it time for my company to get started.

Metal 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing is a broad spectrum of technologies that are quickly evolving into a viable and powerful manufacturing tool. This three hour workshop will introduce you to the main forms of metal additive, look at uses for each, and guide you through a decision matrix to decide which technology may be best suited for your particular application. We will also discuss current status of metal additive, what we’re hearing from industry and a detailed look at what it takes to get involved. This is an excellent tutorial for any company interested in exploring uses for the technology or considering adopting metal additive for themselves. The workshop ends with a tour of CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center’s additive lab where you can see metal printers in action.

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Six students complete hands on, on the job training at CCAT’s AMC

Six students complete hands on, on the job training at CCAT’s AMC

Six students apart of the Knowledge 2 Careers Academy Program completed 18-hour hands on training at CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center and graduated the program last week. The Knowledge 2 Careers Program was established by the KRA Corporation through Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced…

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, 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


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

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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…