Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) Tour, Dinner and Talk

When:  Sep 14, 2021 from 17:30 to 19:00 (ET)
Associated with  Hartford Chapter Community

Please join us for a Hartford Chapter meeting Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), 409 Silver Lane, East Hartford CT 06118.


Arrive for small group tour:  5:30 - 6:00 pm

Dinner:  6:30 - 7:00 pm

Program:  7:00 - 7:00 pm

CCAT's Advanced Manufacturing Center's customer base is comprised of a broad range of industries and applications of metal additive technologies, and include small, medium and large manufacturers, academia and government entities. CCAT has made added significant and new, state of the art machining, fabrication, and testing equipment during the past two years.

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT),  located on the UTC/ Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Campus (Directions.  GPS coordinates N 41 45' 28? W 72 37'), is a unique, national resource for the enhancement of technologies including additive manufacturing with metals and plastics, composite machining, 5-axis precision machining, prototyping and reverse engineering.  CCAT's Technology Access Program (TAP) allows manufacturers the opportunity to experiment with topline machines and leading edge software to ensure solutions work before capital investment risk.

The event at CCAT will be hosted by Dr. Jackie Garofano, CTO, and Jeff Crandall, Additive Technologies Manager. After dinner they will give us a presentation and explain the features and benefits of this unique organization and its three Advanced Technology Centers. This will be an eye opening look at future industrial manufacturing possibilities.

CCAT is involved in the application, demonstration and adoption of Industry 4.0 and Additive Manufacturing Technologies working with Connecticut, New England and national companies as well as the Department of Defense, NASA and other government entities and academic institutions.


Please RSVP to Richard Mason ( with the following information:

Company or Organization of Employment:
Attending Dinner Yes/No:

 by Thursday September 9, 2021
(Only those on the RSVP list will be permitted to enter. Bring a photo ID. Bring a mask: protocols in place on September 14 may require it.

The CCAT AMC is located on the UTC/Pratt & Whitney Aircraft campus in the United Technologies Research Center building (411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT). Note: Most GPS/Apps using our mailing/street address will not get you directly to our building.

From Points North of Hartford to the Pratt Campus
Follow I-91 South onto I-84 East. Take Exit 58 (Roberts St / Silver Lane). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Roberts Street. At the first intersection, go straight across into the Pratt campus on East Hartford Boulevard North.

From Points South of Hartford to the Pratt Campus
Follow I-91 North to Exit 29 (Charter Oak Bridge/Routes 5/15/84). Take Exit 91 (Silver Lane). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Silver Lane. At the second light, turn right into the Pratt campus onto East Hartford Boulevard N. F

rom Points East of Hartford to the Pratt Campus
Follow I-84 West to Exit 58 (Roberts St/Silver Lane). Turn left at the light at the end of the exit ramp onto Roberts Street. Go straight through the next light. At the next intersection, go straight across into the Pratt Campus on East Hartford Boulevard N.

From Points West of Hartford to the Pratt Campus
Follow I-84 East to Exit 58 (Roberts St/Silver Lane). Turn right at the end of the entrance ramp onto Roberts Street. At the first intersection go straight across into the Pratt Campus on East Hartford Boulevard N.

From the Entrance of the Pratt Campus to the CCAT AMC
Follow the main road (you'll see the UCONN stadium on your left) and move into the right hand lane. At the first light (you'll be looking at Cabelas) turn right. At the next light turn right into the United Technologies Research Center's main entrance. Follow the drive to the front of the UTRC building and turn left. Follow the drive ~100 yards and you'll see the CCAT entrance with the blue awning and large "CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center" sign on the building. There is CCAT visitor parking spaces at the front. If all visitor spots are taken, please park in any of the CCAT reserved spaces either in front of the building or follow the drive to the right and park along the fence. Please park only in the designated parking areas or general lot, do not park outside of designated areas or on the grass along the driveways.


 October 12, 2021*

The Balancing Act:  Pursuing Professional Advancement (Through Graduate School, Continuing Education, Volunteerism) while Working

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Jennifer Williams

November 9, 2021*

Speaker: Matthew Simmers

Product Market Director

NanoAL, LLC. – a Unity Aluminum Company

NanoAl LLC is a materials research and technology company dedicated to design, development, and commercialization of high-performance aluminum alloys based on scientifically designed nanostructures. NanoAl has developed several innovative products that include the Addalloy® family of powdered aluminum alloys that are tailored for the additive process and deliver extraordinary performance and economics.

 * Upcoming Meetings may be via Zoom
While we hope to continue meeting physically, as for our September 14 meeting, we continue to monitor COVID-19 safety protocols at local and state levels. For the safety of all attending, we ask all attending to observe these protocols.

On May 19, 2021 contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated, CT COVID-19 guidelines state that the vaccinated not required to wear masks and the unvaccinated must wear masks indoors in public settings. In July due the increase in positivity rates, the Connecticut Department of Public Health strongly recommends follow the CDC guideline recommendations of wearing masks indoors in areas with "substantial" COVID-19 community spread. Hartford County is currently listed as such an area.


Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.
409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118