Advanced Manufacturing

Women Rock Manufacturing Month at the Phoenix Manufacturing 30th Anniversary Celebration

Women Rock Manufacturing Month at the Phoenix Manufacturing 30th Anniversary Celebration

On Tuesday, October 7th, Alyce Stiles, Lynn Raicik and Monica Perez from CCAT joined Phoenix Manufacturing’s president Glenn Ford and Education and Workforce Colleagues Amanda Wiriya from Wepco Plastics and Melanie Hoben from Goodwin College to celebrate the success of the woman-owned business. Senator Richard Blumenthal was the keynote speaker…

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…

CCAT helps facilitate Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match at RHAM High School

CCAT helps facilitate Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match at RHAM High School

With the assistance of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), eight students from RHAM High School in Hebron and eleven local manufacturers convened yesterday during a Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Job Match. RHAM High School has implemented a Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative Program (YMPI) at the high school with…

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…