Manufacturing

Secretary Acosta Accepts Larson’s Invitation To Witness Successful CT Workforce Collaborations

(Public Now, 4/17/18) Washington, D.C. – In today’s Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Jobs and Opportunity, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta accepted Rep. John B. Larson’s (CT-01) invitation to visit Connecticut and see the successful workforce collaborations led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Goodwin College, International Association of Machinists (IAM),…

University of Hartford Special Training Forum: Practical Aspects of Scanning Electron Microscopy for Advanced Manufacturing in the United States

The University of Hartford College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, Center for Manufacturing and Metrology
Special Training Forum: Practical Aspects of Scanning Electron Microscopy for Advanced Manufacturing in the United States

Presented by Michael T. Postek, András  E. Vládar, Dianne L. Poster, Suhash Ghosh, and Chittaranj Sahay

  • Full Hands-On Laboratories, Skills Building, & Training
  • Explore the Role & Use of Microscopes and Accessory Equipment in Manufacturing & Metrology for Industry, Academia and Government R&D
  • Discover Basic Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Microscopy for Fostering Better Manufacturing Innovation & Accelerating Product Development

COURSE OVERVIEW
The scanning electron microscope has become an indispensable tool in recent years by industrial, government and academic scientists in numerous research, production and Advanced Manufacturing applications. Manufacturers of microscopes and accessory equipment have responded to this increased demand with advanced instruments equipped with a wide range of innovative features. To obtain maximum performance from these state-of-the-art instruments, a basic theoretical and practical knowledge of SEM and associated techniques is essential. This course is designed to provide SEM operators with this basic theoretical and practical training by using integrated lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Practical Aspects of Scanning Electron Microscopy is an intensive five-day short course, providing a thorough coverage of the basic theory and practice of SEM. Lectures coordinated with supervised laboratory exercises provide students with an informed hands-on experience on contemporary SEMs equipped with modern accessories.

FACULTY
Dr. Michael T. Postek (retired), Course Coordinator, was the Senior Scientist in the Engineering Physics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD and has over 40 years of experience in SEM.

Dr. Andras E. Vladar is the SEM Metrology project leader of the Nanoscale Metrology Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

Dr. Dianne L. Poster is the Special Assistant for Innovation and Industry Services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Dr . Chittaranj Sahay is the Director, Center for Manufacturing and Metrology and member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, University of Hartford

Dr. Suhash Ghosh professor, Center for Manufacturing and Metrology, University of Hartford

CCAT pre-apprentice training opens doors for alternative high school seniors

CCAT pre-apprentice training opens doors for alternative high school seniors

Synergy High School in East Hartford students visited CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center on April 3 as part of a collaborative effort to train students for entry-level manufacturing jobs. CCAT’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program addresses a persistent disconnect between employers and job seekers – while urban young adults are struggling to earn a…

The Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

(Emazzanti, 3/8/18) Envision a smart factory where processes are fully automated using robots, 3D printing and artificial intelligence (AI). All equipment is interconnected and intelligent. Real-time data analytics drive continuous improvement and innovation. As in this scenario, the digital transformation in manufacturing, or industry 4.0, promises many benefits to business…