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United States : CCAT gets three-year contract from AMERICA MAKES, worth $163K

June 27, 2014



On 27 June, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) declared concerning the receiving of a $163,000 three-year contract from America Makes, leader of the National Network.

The deal was aimed for Manufacturing Innovation in additive manufacturing. Supported by the U.S. Air Force and awarded in partnership with Optomec, Inc..

This plan would increase the utilization of aerospace alloys in additive manufacturing.

CCAT is eager to collaborate with America Makes members to advance fundamental and applied knowledge in additive manufacturing and to transition that knowledge to the U.S. supply chain, stated Elliot Ginsberg, president & CEO, CCAT.

This is an important opportunity for CCAT to apply its assets and expertise to continue to move additive manufacturing forward, said Tom Maloney, Ph.D., CCAT director of technology, research & applications.

As per the plan, for Optomec, CCAT would be a subcontractor and will lead primary efforts for altering metal powder additive manufacturing processes to enhance the quality of aerospace alloy parts in both areas of engineering and repairing.

Further, at CCAT Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC), the work would use Optomec s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) 850R additive technology.

CCAT's AMC was named a "Center of Excellence" by Optomec, and offers Optomec unique expertise, research, and development work in the use of Optomec's LENS 3D printers.


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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