2017 Survey of Connecticut Manufacturing Workforce Needs

(Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Inc.) CBIA partnered with the NSF Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, to survey the state’s manufacturers about their hiring expectations and workforce challenges for the next three years. We hope our findings will encourage the development of legislation and…

EASTEC Metal Additive Technology 101 – Technology Choices and Applications

CCAT’s Jeff Crandall, additive manufacturing research and applications engineer, will lead the Metal Additive Technology 101 session at EASTEC 2017, the East Coast’s premiere manufacturing event on May 16 from 10:45 am-1:00 pm.

Additive Manufacturing using metals is a broad spectrum of technologies that are emerging from a laboratory tool into mainstream manufacturing. Whether you’re just interested in learning more about the technology, or are trying to decide if adding it to your business makes sense and cents, this two-hour session will be informative.

Designed as a tutorial, Technology 101 will explore the evolution of additive manufacturing; the basics of various metal additive technologies, including materials, characteristics, attributes, processes and equipment; and new industry trends. The session will cover the costs and logistics involved in bringing the technology into your business as well as provide guidelines to help determine the right technology for you.

Optomec Announces Superior Results Proven in Landmark 3D Metal Additive Manufacturing Study

(Manufacturing Tomorrow, 5/4/17) Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, today announced the results of a three-year landmark study that validated the repeatability and transferability of the Optomec LENS metal additive manufacturing process. Leading Aerospace OEMS and technical…