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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. 

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About NERDIC

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.

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 | View Webinar Recording →

Technology Demonstration | July 13 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Register →

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

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

Generative Design – An Introduction in Design Optimization to Fully Realize Additive Manufacturing Benefits

Introductory Workshop I | May 4 @ 12:00 – 1:00 PM | View Webinar Recording →
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 | View Webinar Recording →

Technology Demonstration III | Aug 17 @ 12:00 – 1:30 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

10 August
Tuesday

Technology Demonstration on Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing

Webinar

Join us for a virtual presentation on the use and results of generative design and resulting demonstration parts printed by CCAT. Generative design mimics nature’s evolutionary approach to design. Parameters such as materials, manufacturing methods, strength and thermal requirements are defined, and the AI driven generative design process fully optimizes the design to best fulfill functional requirements.
17 August
Tuesday

Technology Demonstration on 3D Printed Parts Manufactured with the Desktop Metal Studio System for Defense Supply

Webinar

Join us for a virtual presentation on the use and results of generative design and resulting demonstration parts printed by Berkshire Innovation Center/BSS Additive.
18 August
Wednesday

OSHA Safety Certificate Series

Webinar on Wednesdays

Need to build your safety program? Want help getting started? This training program is intended to provide entry-level leadership and management in safety training for general industry. Learn how to build your health and safety management system. Training will emphasize hazard identification, control, and prevention.

About NH MEP

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Phone: 603-226-3200

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