Manufacturing

AM Conference: Solve Additive Manufacturing Challenges Through Simulation

(Additive Manufacturing, 8/7/18) The growing availability of hybrid machines that combine additive and subtractive processes offers enormous potential for design innovation and enable manufacturers to produce components never before possible. But with that potential also comes greater complexity in the manufacturing process, and more opportunities for machine crashes and errors. CGTech’s Vericut 8.2 software provides…

Outlook Positive for Connecticut’s Defense Industry

(Association of Defense Communities, 8/8/18) After an outstanding performance in 2017, the outlook for defense contractors and their suppliers in Connecticut remains strong in the coming years, according to the new annual report from the state’s Office of Military Affairs. Connecticut companies received $23 billion in defense contracts in 2017, the…

The New Decentralized Model of Secure Manufacturing

(Industry Today, 7/31/18) As more and more industries are realizing the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), the transportation, distribution, and security of the needed digital files has become a major topic of consideration. The products of AM are only as viable as the integrity of the digital files and the printers that create them. The Department of…

CCAT Seminar on Additive Manufacturing on Aug. 9

CCAT Seminar on Additive Manufacturing on Aug. 9

Among the breadth of talents from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) Advanced Manufacturing Center comes an abundance of opportunities to learn via educational seminar from its own experts. CCAT’s Additive Manufacturing Research and Applications Senior Engineer Jeff Crandall will instruct a seminar on Thursday, Aug. 9 focused on…

Faced with dearth of replacement part suppliers, Air Force aims to make itself more self-sufficient

(Federal News Radio, 7/31/18) The Air Force’s aircraft fleet is getting on in years. One problem with that is that replacement parts are becoming more expensive and more difficult to find, since many of the original manufacturers don’t even exist anymore. But the service is launching a two-year pilot project…

CCAT Joins Talk on How Cross-Sector Collaboration Helps Our Communities Thrive

CCAT Joins Talk on How Cross-Sector Collaboration Helps Our Communities Thrive

MetroHartford Alliance in partnership with the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, will explore how communities are collaborating to solve workforce and income-based issues at the ‘Working Cities, Thriving Communities’ breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 8 starting 7:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. Moderated by David Radcliffe, Director or Connecticut…

States Sue To Block Downloads Of 3D-Printed Gun Instructions

(ATT.net, 7/31/18) Concerned about the potential for readily available downloadable instructions to make 3D-printed guns, a group of state attorneys general has filed suit to block a Trump administration settlement with an organization Defense Distributed, a Texas non-profit. Until June 29, the federal government had maintained that the printer files and tutorials…