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2023 40 Under Forty: Kristi Oki

2023 40 Under Forty: Kristi Oki

Hartford Business Journal, Aug. 21, 2023 Kristi Oki is the program innovation manager at CCAT. She launched and leads CCAT’s program management office and drives organizational improvements and innovation. Oki develops processes, tools and data analysis for state and federal programs that advance technology adoption, boost career development and empower…

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 .

Our Partners

Advanced Technology Center

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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. 

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

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…

2022 40 Under Forty: Nasir Mannan

2022 40 Under Forty: Nasir Mannan

(Hartford Business Journal, Aug. 15, 2022) Nasir Mannan is an engineering professional with more than 18 years of experience in advanced engineering software, robotics, manufacturing, machine learning, computer vision and inspection technologies for military, aerospace and commercial applications. Mannan is the principal engineer for CCAT’s Advanced Design Automation and Metrology…

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.

CCAT Awarded 2022 Connecticut Medal of Technology

CCAT Awarded 2022 Connecticut Medal of Technology

CCAT is honored for its contributions in applied technologies and workforce initiatives that strengthen the global competitiveness of the manufacturing ecosystem. (May 16, 2022) East Hartford, CT – Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) has been selected, along with Dr. Craig Crews at Yale University, as a 2022 recipient of the…

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,…

CCAT Launches Advanced Composites Technology Center Partnership with Pratt & Whitney, Goodwin University and the State of Connecticut

CCAT Launches Advanced Composites Technology Center Partnership with Pratt & Whitney, Goodwin University and the State of Connecticut

‘This is about Connecticut leading in technology’ EAST HARTFORD – (Oct. 26, 2021) The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) officially unveiled the Advanced Composites Technology Center, a unique public-private partnership with CCAT, Pratt & Whitney, Goodwin University and the State of Connecticut. The center, housed at Goodwin University and…