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Industry 4.0

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) is excited to launch a series of Industry 4.0 Technology Demonstration Projects. This program will deliver a series of technology workshops and demonstrations to showcase how Industry 4.0 technologies can be used to help optimize manufacturing processes in the New England defense manufacturing supply chain. The technologies include generative design, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and more. The overall aim is to help increase capability and competitiveness for the region’s defense manufacturers.

These projects are part of the NERDIC Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program. This overall program is aiming to help small and midsize businesses meet new cybersecurity requirements for businesses participating in the defense industry supply chain, create an Industry 4.0 ready defense industry supplier network; and build a suitably skilled regional workforce. 


The New England states of Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island received a joint grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, U.S. Department of Defense (OLDCC), to create The New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration (NERDIC). The focus and approach of NERDIC is to build regional collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to supporting the region’s defense industry supply chain. This includes fostering broad partnerships across the regional ecosystem.

Applied Artificial Intelligence for Industry 4.0

Using AI Technology to Crosstrain & Upskill Employees to Support Industry 4.0 Initiatives and Reduce Supply Chain Risk

Introductory Workshop | April 20 | View Recording →
Technology Demonstration | July 20 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register →

Augmented Reality for Industry 4.0
Generative Design & Additive Manufacturing

Generative Design – An Introduction in Design Optimization to Fully Realize Additive Manufacturing Benefits
Introductory Workshop I | May 4 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register →
Technology Demonstration I & II | Aug 10 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Register →

Introduction to 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing to Assist Traditional Manufacturing
Introductory Workshop II | May 11 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register →
Technology Demonstration I & II | Aug 10 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Register →

Benchmarking 3D Printed Parts Manufactured with the Desktop Metal Studio System for Defense Supply – How can installation, maintenance, upgrades and operator training variables affect quality control?
Introductory Workshop III | May 18 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register →
Technology Demonstration III | Aug 17 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Register →

Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) Additive Manufacturing Processes
Introductory Workshop IV| May 25 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Register →
Technology Demonstration IV | Aug 31 @ 12:00 – 1:30 PM | Register →

Model Based Definition (MBD) – Big Data & Analytics
On-Machine Probing Using Model Based Definition (MBD)

Machine Tool Probing for Industry 4.0 – What is it and how does it help your manufacturing process?
Introductory Workshop | June 15 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register →
Technology Demonstration | July 13 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register →

Industry 4.0 Readiness

The Industry 4.0 Readiness Ecosystem program will highlight technologies in generative design, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and more. Click on the graphic below to view the full-screen PDF.

New England Manufacturing Extension Partnerships

Technology Partnerships

18 May

Benchmarking 3D Printed Parts Manufactured with the Desktop Metal Studio System for Defense Supply


Learn about what to expect when installing a Desktop Metal System; Overview of install & operations experience, facility, safety & training requirements, vendor support; How the BIC, CCAT and UMaine benchmarked these systems; How to access benchmark files and data; Description of DM case studies underway at BIC; How to access BIC’s facility for training, application development and project collaboration.
20 May

5S Basics – Workplace Organization


In this workshop each participant is provided with two, hands-on “real world” simulations on how to facilitate and maintain a successful 5S Program. Each simulation will have a “Learn by doing” approach and cover all aspects; sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain.
25 May

Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) Additive Manufacturing Processes


Valued at a $7.3-billion worldwide market value in 2017, additive manufacturing (AM) is disrupting multiple markets by enabling engineers to rapidly manufacture parts having substantial geometric freedom. Unfortunately, this geometric freedom is often realized with materials having insufficient properties (e.g., stiffness, strength, melting temperature) for production requirements.

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Phone: 603-226-3200

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