Manufacturing

Connecticut Launches Internship Program for Manufacturing

Connecticut Launches Internship Program for Manufacturing

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announced the official launch of its Manufacturing Innovation Fund Engineering Internship Program. CCAT is partnering with the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), and innovative companies across the State, to create a vibrant student-employer community that fosters professional and personal development and exposure to rewarding careers in manufacturing.

Manufacturing Q&A: Bill Waseleski, President, Century Spring Manufacturing

Manufacturing Q&A: Bill Waseleski, President, Century Spring Manufacturing

Bill Waseleski shares how he solved his supply chain issue and remained competitive through free state resources, 3D printing, and the Advanced Technology Center.

Bill Waseleski hit a wall during his search for a replacement part. He wasn’t able to order it from the original manufacturer or anywhere else. The president of Century Spring Manufacturing Co. in Bristol was starting to worry that his shop’s productivity would take a dip if he didn’t find a replacement soon. READ MORE

Offshore Wind Supply Chain Directory Open for Connecticut Business Connections

Offshore Wind Supply Chain Directory Open for Connecticut Business Connections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2022 (East Hartford, Connecticut) – Today the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) announced the milestone of establishing Connecticut’s first Offshore Wind Supply Chain Directory for business connections and engagement, built in collaboration with AVANGRID’s Park City Wind, the State of Connecticut Department of Economic…

Sensofar + CCAT Partnership Delivers 3D Non-Contact Metrology Solutions to Connecticut Manufacturers

Sensofar + CCAT Partnership Delivers 3D Non-Contact Metrology Solutions to Connecticut Manufacturers

To bring leading-edge metrology solutions to the U.S., last year Sensofar added its 3D optical, non-contact measurement systems to the metrology capabilities within our Advanced Technology Center. Developing strategic partnerships with technology leaders like Sensofar allows CCAT to deliver the greatest value to the manufacturing supply chain — increasing its…

Smart Manufacturing Spotlight: Carlton Industries Corporation

Smart Manufacturing Spotlight: Carlton Industries Corporation

Last year, Carlton Industries was struggling with outdated equipment that was slowing productivity. For this, they turned to Connecticut’s Money for Manufacturing program for support — matching grant voucher programs for manufacturing companies, powered by CCAT. We recently visited Carlton’s facility to talk with Vice President Weston See who oversees production and quality, to see how the company’s technology investments are going.

Connecticut Digital Model Initiative

About


The State of Connecticut is focused on supporting and expanding its significant defense technology research, development, and production capabilities. The State is working to ensure that the Connecticut supply chain is positioned to implement modern manufacturing tools to compete favorably against any manufacturing sector in the world. Adoption of digital manufacturing tools, specifically model-based definition (MBD), will be a future requirement for suppliers to meet cost and performance standards on next generation programs of record.

The State’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, Paul Lavoie, explains the value of the Digital Model Initiative at the state and national level here.

CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), developed the Guide to Digital Transformation (right).

MBD introduction & possibilities

Objective


The main objective of this program is to help Connecticut small and medium sized defense suppliers adopt MBD digital manufacturing technologies through six pilot cases. This includes:

  1. Working with Connecticut OEMs in the propulsion, vertical lift and submarine sectors (the “sectors”) to select two supply chain partners through an open and competitive process for each sector for MBD adoption
  2. Facilitate MBD implementation and demonstration between OEMs and selected suppliers
  3. Document “lessons learned” and disseminate MBD adoption pathways to other Connecticut defense suppliers

MBD Training Videos


MBD file handling tutorial

Creation of CNC toolpaths in Solidworks

Inspection programming in Geomagic

Automated First Article Inspection

Automated CMM programming

Benefits of MBD for CNC programming

Video Resources


Machine Tool Probing
Renishaw

Automated Metrology in Solidworks
Origin CheckMate

In Solidworks: CAD, CAM and CMM
CCAT

Creation of QIF Dataset
CAPVIDIA

Evaluation of Quality Results
CAPVIDIA

Creation of Technical Data Package SIEMENS

This product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. The grant was awarded to the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development for use during the Digital Model Initiative and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. Department of Defense makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

CCAT Releases Michigan Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment Plan “H2 FCEV Roadmap 2022”

CCAT Releases Michigan Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment Plan “H2 FCEV Roadmap 2022”

May 17, 2022 (East Hartford, CT) – Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) recently released the Michigan Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Deployment Plan “H2 FCEV Roadmap 2022” for the state of Michigan. The Roadmap was produced by CCAT in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), DOE’s…

Smaller CT manufacturers launch new product development, employee training centers

Smaller CT manufacturers launch new product development, employee training centers

Hartford Business Journal, April 25, 2022By Skyler Frazer Connecticut’s largest manufacturers, including Stanley Black & Decker and Pratt & Whitney, in recent years have opened multimillion-dollar training and product development centers that aim to recruit and/or upskill workers and help create a new line of advanced technology products that can…

How a First-Generation Engineer Is Making Boss Moves, with Jacquelynn Garofano, CCAT Chief Technology Officer

How a First-Generation Engineer Is Making Boss Moves, with Jacquelynn Garofano, CCAT Chief Technology Officer

This week Made in America with Ari Santiago is on the road for a special episode at the Advanced Composites Technology Center at Goodwin University, featuring Jacquelynn Garofano, Chief Technology Officer at CCAT. Jackie and Ari tackle some of the hottest topics in the manufacturing industry including great career opportunities,…

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Named an Inaugural Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant Recipient

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Named an Inaugural Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant Recipient

CCAT to assemble a group of influencers to inspire the future workforce and increase the manufacturing talent pipeline March 30, 2022 (East Hartford, CT) – Stanley Black and Decker (NYSE: SWK) announced on March 28 the recipients of its first “Empower Makers” Global Impact Challenge. The Connecticut Center for Advanced…