(SME – advancedmanufacturing.org, 6/12/17) Simulation tools are making it much easier for manufacturers to optimize their processes, visualizing the entire path of production from NC metalcutting simulations through 3D design and factory-floor imaging. With today’s simulation tools, toolpath designers and manufacturing engineers can easily see exactly where NC toolpaths will…
(Cutting Tool Engineering, 5/26/17) It’s safe to say that most people would call a 20′-long (6.1m), 65-ton milling machine “big.” Such a machine was recently installed at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn. But those working for machine tool builder Zimmermann may not describe it that…
AMC Metal Additive Manufacturing Research & Applications Senior Engineer Jeff Crandal presented the “Metal Additive Technology 101 – Technology Choices and Applications” workshop at the Eastec in West Springfield, Massachusetts on May 16. The workshop was designed to be a tutorial on the basics of the various metal additive technologies including a…
CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) has finished it’s nearly $5 million expansion which includes the installation of a new, state-of-the-art, Zimmermann machining center that will help manufacturers produce components using composite materials and aerospace alloys. The state Manufacturing Innovation Fund is financing the $2.9 million cost of the machine and…
(Manufacturing Tomorrow, 5/4/17) Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, today announced the results of a three-year landmark study that validated the repeatability and transferability of the Optomec LENS metal additive manufacturing process. Leading Aerospace OEMS and technical…
CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) has recently finished a nearly $5 million expansion, including the installation of a new, state-of-the-art, Zimmermann machining center that will help manufacturers produce components using composite materials and aerospace alloys. In addition, the expansion includes a leading-edge hybrid machine that enhances the quality and production…
CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center proudly hosted a tour with a large parliamentary delegation from Baden-Württemberg, Germany on Wednesday, March 29, which included over 30 people as well as Cornelius Kiesel, president, Zimmermann GmbH North America. Led by AMC Director Don Balducci and AMC Manager Wayne Sumple, the group toured the facility and saw…
Hartford, Connecticut, April 3, 2017: – Governor Dannel Malloy extended an official welcome at the State Capitol last Wednesday, March 29, 2017, to open Industry 4.0 – Opportunities and Challenges for Connecticut, a German-American Business Forum that included a large parliamentary delegation from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, members of the Connecticut business…
Leaders from Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg representing industry, government, and research institutions will showcase CT’s attractiveness for German investment as an epicenter of manufacturing, technology, and innovation.
Program highlights will include:
• A celebration of existing German-American partnerships and investments
• How Industry 4.0/Internet of Things is revolutionizing manufacturing here and abroad
• Reflections on best practices, future industry growth opportunities, supportive resources, and prospects for
further investment in Connecticut
• Existing challenges for advanced manufacturing in terms of trade, innovation and workforce
• The way forward—incubating ideas, expanding global collaborations
Stewart “Chip” Beckett, Policy Board Chairman, Capitol Region Council of Governments
James Kask, Connecticut German American Business Forum
Dannel P. Malloy, Governor, State of Connecticut
Ralf Horlemann, Consul General, German Consulate General Boston
Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg Landtag
Andreas Deuschle, Chairman of the Science, Research, and Arts Committee, Baden-Württemberg Landtag, and Head of Delegation
Andre Sharon, Director, Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation (Keynote)
Peter Hoecklin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trumpf Inc.
David Parekh, Corporate Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Center
Kazem Kazerounian, Dean, UCONN School of Engineering
Catherine Smith, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
Lyle Wray, Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments
Come join a reception to welcome the delegation visiting from the State of Baden-Württemberg, led by Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and Arts, and Andreas Deuschle, Chairman of the Science, Research and Arts Committee of the state parliament. Network with executives and investors in the Connecticut business community, other leading manufacturing companies, Connecticut economic development officials, and government and education leaders.
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.