Made in CT Program

Connecticut is home to 5,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 170,000 people and generate more than 12.7 percent of the state’s GDP.

Staffed by a productive and highly skilled workforce, Connecticut manufacturers are a significant driver of innovation and exports, and account for more investments in research and development than any other sector. As the Connecticut Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), CONNSTEP has developed the Made in CT Program to showcase the diversity of products and services of the Connecticut manufacturing industry – and to celebrate the companies who continue to make it in Connecticut.

Featured Manufacturer

Company: Additive Manufacturing of New England
Category: Fabricated Metals
Contact: Andrew Tordanato
Phone: 860-316-5946

About Additive Manufacturing of New England:

Addictive Mfg LogoAdditive Manufacturing of New England is the go-to job shop for custom metal parts. We offer Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) which is ideally suited for a variety of industries, including aerospace, custom dental prostheses, orthopedic implants, tire molds, jewelry manufacturing, automotive, and educational enhancements. DMP is also an excellent choice for the direct creation of conformal tooling, tooling inserts, and blow mold production. Part Post Processing lets you finish your parts your way including: bead blasting, stress relieving, and different finishes Before additive, components had to be made as multi-part assemblies. Now, a design is rendered as a single unit. What’s more, you can make parts that cannot be made with any other manufacturing method.

So, where does “additive” come from? The process starts with a computer-generated, 3-dimensional part design. The design file is downloaded to the additive machine’s computer, where it is electronically sliced into thin layers. The machine spreads an equivalently thin layer of powdered metal onto a build plate. A computer-controlled laser melts this thin layer of metal, following a path that corresponds to the sliced data of the original 3D design. This layering process is repeated over and over – adding to the previous layer – until the final part is rendered.Most of our current production is small batch quantities of complex parts. After the build is complete, the parts are unloaded and any customer-specific post-production operations are conducted (such as bead blasting, heat treating, polishing, etc.). Depending on the size, we can build several different parts on a single build plate.

Any component or product made out of metal we can make as 1 assembly using a 500W laser. We accept quotes from quantities of 0-your request Metal 3D Printing Service.

  • Metal 3D Printing
  • Create mold inserts
  • Develop conformal cooling
  • Post process finishing of metal 3D parts
  • Biomedical, dental and healthcare parts and protypes
  • Aerospace and engine parts and protypes
  • One of a kind jewlery and watch pieces
  • Complex parts and protypes for research and development

CONNSTEP solved a huge problem for us and helped us bring our delivery rate to 100%. As a direct result of that, we have been awarded with an increase in business which, ultimately, will also benefit (our supplier) Har-Conn.”

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