Industry 4.0

Fueling Innovation: Connecticut Manufacturers Eligible for $100K Grant to Boost 3D Printing Capabilities

Fueling Innovation: Connecticut Manufacturers Eligible for $100K Grant to Boost 3D Printing Capabilities

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announced a new initiative this week, as six Connecticut manufacturers are set to receive a collective $600,000 in grants to support the adoption of additive manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing Adoption Program (AMAP II), a competitive grant program developed by CCAT and the Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund (MIF) Advisory Board to improve manufacturers’ operations and drive innovation, is open to manufacturing companies with less than 300 employees interested in enhancing their operations with new additive technologies such as high-end 3D metal and polymer printers to produce functional parts, tooling and fixtures. Each company will receive a $100,000 matching grant to be leveraged with an equal or greater amount of company funding. The application window opened Jan. 1 and will run through Feb. 29, 2024.

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology announces appointment of Dr. Amy Thompson as Chief Training Officer

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announces the appointment of Dr. Amy Thompson as its new Chief Training Officer (CTRO), effective September 1. Thompson will lead CCAT’s workforce, training, development and certification programs. Thompson, who is widely respected in industry and academia, joins the organization after directing Systems Engineering education programs at higher education institutions for more than a decade, the most recent at UConn. She has received funding previously for her work from the U.S. Department of Energy, AFRL, NIUVT, Pratt & Whitney, Eversource, and United Illuminating. She most recently, in 2023, led the effort at UConn to win the DoE Renew America’s Schools grant for Connecticut, working with Bridgeport Public Schools, bringing over $4M in federal resources to improve energy efficiency at some of their schools, only one of 26 awards made nationally. Thompson also contributed to the development of the new U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at UConn, serving as an Assistant Director.

CCAT Awarded $7M to Establish DoD Digital Thread Manufacturing Lab for Northeast Defense Industrial Base

The Department of Defense’s Office of Industrial Base Policy (IBP) recently announced that it has joined forces with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) in East Hartford to fully leverage data-driven digital capabilities to improve the cost-effectiveness and responsiveness of commercial production by the supply chain to meet DoD needs. The Digital Thread Manufacturing Prototype Project will promote and speed the adoption of advanced technologies, skilled workforce development, and the integration of digital tools (especially in situ sensors and metrology capabilities) by current and prospective defense manufacturers. The project is a partnership between CCAT and IBP’s Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) Office.   

Pietro Rosa Group and Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Sign International Partnership Agreement

Today at the Paris Air Show, Governor Lamont announced that Pietro Rosa TBM (PRTBM) and New England Airfoil Products (NEAP) have entered into an international partnership agreement with CCAT to accelerate the adoption of additional key manufacturing technologies within the Pietro Rosa TBM Group.

Industry 4.0 Forum: Applications of AI for Smart Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 Forum: Applications of AI for Smart Manufacturing


Hear from manufacturers, industry experts and academia on AI technology, how it’s driving production efficiencies and what lies ahead.

Imagine a world where artificial intelligence simplifies and revolutionizes the way we process vast amounts of data, all while saving time and resources. That’s the reality we’re living in today, with AI-powered applications transforming data preparation, visualization, predictive modeling, and more! These cutting-edge AI solutions cater to businesses seeking to enhance productivity, offer personalized experiences, fortify decision-making, and slash expenses.

Manufacturers, it’s time to welcome this game-changing technology.

The benefits are too promising to pass up: heightened efficiency, cost reduction, superior quality, and minimal downtime.

Join us June 7 and explore the captivating world of artificial intelligence. Discover current AI technologies driving production efficiencies and get a glimpse of what lies ahead on the horizon of AI innovation.

 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

8:00 am – 2 pm

AI overview and how the technology is being used in manufacturing
Nasir Mannan, principal engineer, Advanced Design, Automation & Metrology lab at CCAT
Mike Ambrose, keynote speaker, retired chief engineer and vice-president of engineering & technology at Sikorsky Aircraft, Lockheed Martin,

Case Studies
Hear from manufacturing and technology companies on their experiences.

Future of AI innovation
Hear from academia on what lies ahead.

Featuring

Nasir Mannan, principal engineer, Advanced Design, Automation & Metrology lab, CCAT
Mike Ambrose, retired chief engineer & VP at Sikorsky Aircraft, Lockheed Martin
Ruby ElKharboutly, Ph.D., engineering consultant, Advanced Design, Automation & Metrology lab, CCAT
Sriniket Rachuri, mechatronics engineer, Advanced Design, Automation & Metrology lab, CCAT
James Huston, field sales engineer, Baumer Group
Zhigang Wang, senior principal engineer,
Raytheon Technologies Research Center 
August “Gus” Gremillion, partner management executive, Siemens
Professor George Bollas, director of Pratt & Whitney Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at UConn
Karim Pourak, co-founder & CEO, Process Miner
Farad Imani,
assistant professor, UConn
Kamran Paynabar, Ph.D., co-founder and chief science officer, Process Miner
Jeff Orszak, Director Strategic Growth & Tech, CONNSTEP

Paul Lavoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer, Connecticut Department Economic & Community Development

Stratasys & Trimech Mobile Tour

Experience Stratasys Mobile Tour, in partnership with TriMech. Their mobile showroom offers a convenient way for you to see and explore the latest industry 4.0 technologies and AI solutions .

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Technology Grants

A variety of grant programs available to help Connecticut manufacturers acquire the skills, tools and technologies (including digital transformation) needed to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing ecosystem. Programs are funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and administered by CCAT. Visit ccat.us/programs to learn more and apply. 

New strategic collaboration to build smart manufacturing technologies for small and medium-sized manufacturers to scale business impact and compete globally

New strategic collaboration to build smart manufacturing technologies for small and medium-sized manufacturers to scale business impact and compete globally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2023 (East Hartford, Connecticut) – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) announced today that it has formalized its partnership with Full-Bore, a manufacturing technology company founded by Sudhi Bangalore, former Operations CTO of Stanley Black & Decker, to jointly innovate and build solutions…

Sensofar announces Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) partnership in the US

Sensofar announces Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) partnership in the US

Sensofar commitment to the US’s industrial sector Sensofar Group, a high-end surface metrology instrument designer and manufacturer, today announced its partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), a premier manufacturing technology provider that has engaged the manufacturing sector throughout Connecticut, New England, and the U.S. for nearly two…

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Appoints Adrian Cosma to Its Board of Directors

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Appoints Adrian Cosma to Its Board of Directors

VP of Hartford Steam Boiler Business Development Industrial IoT Solutions Brings Deep Experience in Marketplace and Growth Strategies East Hartford, Conn. – The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), a premier manufacturing technology resource for manufacturers across the state, announced today the appointment of Adrian Cosma to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors. Cosma joins…