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.
CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center had a lot of visitors this past week, including those from H&T Battery, University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture, as well as the University of Alaska. Led by AMC Director Don Balducci, AMC Manager Wayne Sumple, and Additive Manufacturing Research and Applications Senior…
(Hartford Courant, 2/7/2017) For several hours on Friday, a half-dozen or so workers using a forklift and elbow grease pushed, pulled and manipulated a 135,000-pound, prized industrial machine into place at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Known as a Zimmermann machine, for the German manufacturer, it will be used…
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Students from Franklin Academy in East Haddam, CT stopped by to take a tour of CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center today. Led by AMC Manager Wayne Sumple, the students learned about 3D printing with metals and plastics, machining parts, and even got first-hand experience as to how structured white light scanning…
The 30-foot-by-35-foot pit in a concrete floor is empty, shiny and immaculate as it awaits the arrival of a massive machine for use by Connecticut manufacturers to cut, shape and do a range of other tasks with composite materials. At the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology in East Hartford, the…