1. United Technologies opens new $8 million engineering lab in Windsor Locks; announces $1 million partnership with UConn | masslive.com

    United Technologies opens new $8 million engineering lab in Windsor Locks; announces $1 million partnership with UConn | masslive.com

    Engineers in at the UTC Aerospace Systems Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory in Windsor Locks can make that part for a commercial power generation station in three weeks using additive manufacturing, a 3-D printer that works in metals like titanium and nickel alloys instead of plastic.  'And, by not machining all the parts, we can save all this waste,' said Diana Giulietti, materials research and development engineer, gesturing to a giant jar of curly metal waste shavings.

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