CCAT’s Advanced Manufacturing Center offers expertise, research and development work in the use of Optomec’s proprietary LENS 3D Printers used for the manufacture, repair, rework and coating of metal components.

“We are honoured to be named as a Center of Excellence by Optomec,” said Elliot Ginsberg, president and CEO, CCAT. “We look forward to partnering with Optomec to provide state-of-the-art laser additive manufacturing support to manufacturers and government agencies regionally and nationally.”

The AMC serves as a national resource for laser processing, additive manufacturing, precision machining and digital manufacturing and provides services that include 5-axis machining, non-contact inspection and machining optimization. 

“We are proud to name CCAT as a Center of Excellence for LENS services,” said Richard Grylls, LENS general manager, Optomec. “As a company known for innovation in the development of advanced manufacturing systems, we recognize CCAT’s research and manufacturing technology expertise.”

The LENS 850 R system at the AMC uses a laser to fuse powdered metals into dense, 3-dimensional structures. The LENS 3D Printer uses the data contained in a CAD solid model to automatically drive the LENS process as it builds up a component layer by layer.