Renishaw and Connecticut tech center partner on training

Published
August 16, 2021 - 08:30pm

To assist manufacturers on integrating Industry 4.0 technology into their business, global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT).

The applied technology demonstration and training center validates, demonstrates, and assists with the adoption of leading-edge industrial technologies into the global manufacturing supply chain. The two organizations will assist businesses in executing new manufacturing strategies and accelerating the implementation of new digital technologies.

CCAT operates Advanced Technology Centers in East Hartford, Connecticut. The tech center include the Advanced Design Automation and Metrology Lab (ADAM), the Additive Technology Optimization and Machinery Lab (ATOM) and the Advanced Composite Technology Center (ACTC).

In addition to workforce training, CCAT’s workforce development initiatives also work to identify, inspire, and prepare talent in underserved and underrepresented communities.

Renishaw has provided industrial metrology and additive manufacturing equipment to the center, as well as sales and applications liaisons. Renishaw’s Ian Raupach, Justin Lebel, Terry Scully, and Kevin Schultz are available for product demonstrations, webinars, training and support. Renishaw equipment on site includes the Equator 300 and Equator 500 programmable gages. Both devices are programmed to measure airfoil parts printed on site using Renishaw’s metal additive manufacturing systems. Additionally, CCAT and Renishaw provide access and training on a functional Renishaw RenAM series metal additive system, a range of Renishaw machine tool probes performing various in-process checks and an assortment of 5-axis sensor technology on coordinate measuring machines.

“Additive manufacturing technologies and the data-driven principles of Industry 4.0 and 5.0 will drive manufacturing technology companies forward in the years ahead,” said Ron Angelo, president and CEO of CCAT. “Renishaw is at the forefront of these technologies, providing advanced manufacturing techniques across multiple industries, such as aerospace, defense, shipbuilding, automotive and medical. CCAT’s work with Renishaw is an example of how technology can be applied to increase efficiency and competitiveness in a global market.”

To find out more about Renishaw products, visit www.renishaw.com.
For more information on CCAT and its programs, visit www.ccat.us.

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers

    centers

    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • metrology

    metrology

    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

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