Naugatuck Valley Chapter
New Technology Seminar: Additive Manufacturing and 3-D Printing

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT)
409 Silver Lane [map]
East Hartford, CT 06118

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CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center
409 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118

475 East Hartford Blvd. North, East Hartford, CT 06118

Session #1: 3:30–5:00 p.m. at CCAT
- Technology Tour of CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center
Dinner / Breakout Discussions: 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Cabela’s
- Food will be provided at the Cabela’s Grill
Session #2: 6:00-7:45 p.m. at Cabela’s
- 3D Printing – Two Presentations

COST: $15.00 per person

CEU: Earn PMPA CEUs for attending this event. These CEUs can be used toward the PMPA “Precision Machining Technology Certificate.”

RAFFLE: All attendees will be included in a door-prize raffle. Two $50 Cabela’s gift cards will be awarded.

Please join us for an amazing afternoon exploring cutting edge technology that is shaping our world, and learn about new processes that can help our customers (and us) as we strive to meet future manufacturing challenges.
This two-part seminar includes a tour of CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center, an inviting banquet buffet hosted at Cabella’s store in East Hartford, and presentations that will show us the latest developments in 3D printing, Additive Laser Sintering, non-contact inspection and optimized, and high speed 5-axis machining.

Session #1: We begin the seminar with a guided tour of The Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC). Bob Torrani, Director of the AMC, will explain how this resource helps manufacturers apply advanced technologies for process improvement and increased operating efficiency. During the tour through the AMC facility, you will view demonstrations of 5-axis machining, non-contact inspection and additive manufacturing with powdered metal deposition.

Session #2: The second half features two speakers showcasing recent developments in 3D printing technology. Watch as a three-dimensional part is created before your very eyes!

Advances in Manufacturing Technology Tour: Bob Torrani, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Center
Bob Torrani takes us on a guided tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Center where you will witness live demonstrations of 5-axis milling, high speed machining, non-contact inspection and 3D laser sintered additive manufacturing.

Bob has 40 years’ experience in aeronautical and systems engineering, quality management, manufacturing operations and lean implementation. He started his career as a National Science Foundation fellow in the field of aeronautics and astronautics. He holds BS and MS degrees in Aerospace/Aeronautics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He currently directs the Advanced Manufacturing Center, whose mission to strengthen our nation’s small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises.

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing: Chris Wiegman, Director of 3D with the ACT Group
Chris covers an introduction into additive manufacturing with a brief overview of some of the technologies and how they can be used in rapid prototyping and production.

Chris attended Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in digital imaging. Chris has been in sales since leaving RIT, selling advanced solutions into the printing and manufacturing industries, most recently as Director at ACT Group, managing their additive manufacturing hardware and software group.

New Applications for 3D Scanning: Scott Mitchell, Northeast US Account Manager, Creaform
3D scanning has moved from the research lab to everyday work areas. New applications for 3D scanning will be shown that highlight this trend. These include hull scans on nuclear submarines, scans of ice buildup on aircraft wings, gas pipeline corrosion analysis, scans of animated movie characters and many other examples.

Scott Mitchel graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a BA in Economics. He subsequently worked at Raytheon, Dialog Systems, Ortho Diagnostics Systems, Martin Marietta and American Science and Engineering in an inspection capacity and Reliability./QA Engineer. Scott switched to regional technical sales providing metrology microscopes, CMMs and Automated Metrology systems. He began selling 3D structured white light scanners at Capture 3D, and then handheld laser scanners and probing systems at Creaform where he has been employed for the past 5 years as the US Northeast Regional Manager.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Who Should Attend:
This meeting will be of particular interest to your foremen/supervisors, quality engineers, shop floor personnel, as well as upper management. Please join us for what will prove to be a very interesting and informative seminar that may change and inform your perspective on the future of our industry.

Cancellation and Other Policies:
Refunds will be made for cancellations made 72 hours prior to the date of the meeting. Otherwise, substitutions are encouraged.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Renee A Merker
Communications and Event Planner
Precision Machined Products Association
Phone: (440) 262-5330
Fax: (440) 526-5803