Carr Lane Manufacturing, a recognized world leader for standard tooling components, made a donation of 240 “Trigonometry Tables and Handy References for Engineers” handbooks to Asnuntuck’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.  “On behalf of Asnuntuck Community College, our entire staff, and more than 300 students who  participate regularly in career training and education in CNC machining, welding and fabrication and electronics and electro‐mechanical maintenance and repair, I wish to express our collective  appreciation for your thoughtful and most generous gift of handbooks designed to assist all of   our students,”  Daniel Coffin Instructor, Advanced Manufacturing Center Asnuntuck Community College wrote to the company.

The book includes decimal equivalents, USA and metric thread sizes and tap drills, standard drill sizes, USA and metric counterbored holes for cap screws, surface finishes, USA and metric clamping force of standard clamp straps, basic numbering system for steels among other valuable information.  Coffin explained that these handbooks are vital to student and employee success in this field. It is a handbook that those working in this field will continue to use throughout their careers.

Asnuntuck’s Technology program (which includes Advanced Manufacturing Technology with CNC, Welding and Fabrication, Electronics Controls Technology, and Electro‐Mechanical) has served many thousands of people since its inception in 1998. Degree and certificate programs are available at ACC. Students who graduate any of the programs can earn between 29 and 34 college credits with the opportunity to gain an Associate’s degree and even a Bachelor’s degree from one of the four‐year institutions in the State of Connecticut.

In their recent company newsletter, the company told their employees, “Carr Lane Manufacturing is committed to helping students pursue careers in manufacturing with donations of our popular Trig Books.  Contributing toward the sustainability of an able work force only helps to strengthen manufacturing as a whole in our world.”

The company is known primarily for manufacturing jig & fixture components.  Having plants in St. Louis, MO and Austin, TX,  Carr Lane Manufacturing offers more than 100,000 products including quick change tooling plates & accessories, hoist rings, toggle clamps, handles, knobs, ball & spring plungers, threaded inserts, clamp straps, drill bushings, alignment pins, fixture bases, & power work holding devices.

ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is the model center for the Connecticut Community College System. There is currently a demand in the state for highly skilled machinists. ACC is helping fill that need by offering a three credit Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Technology class this fall. Open to all ACC students, this general elective will allow students to participate in a hands-on, team based course. Students will rotate through machining, welding, and electronics. Two offerings are available for this course, with one being Mondays from 6-9 p.m. and the second being Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Class size is limited to 20 students.

For more information on this class, call Paul Felici at 860-253-3189. ACC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center will be holding their next Open House on October 27 from 4 – 6 pm. Learn more about Advanced Manufacturing.