East Hartford, CT | October 28, 2021

Third Wave Systems and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) have been strong partners collaborating together on numerous platforms for achieving machining innovation. Third Wave Systems is excited to host the Regional Users Conference in East Hartford at the CCAT facility. The attendees will not only hear from the speakers and fellow users but from CCAT engineers in person! There will be a unique opportunity to witness the driving technologies at CCAT with a guided tour of their Advanced Technology Center.


Thursday, 28 October 

View the detailed agenda (*Agenda subject to change)    

General Session (08:15 AM to 04:30 PM)

The general session will include the presentations from Third Wave Systems and Users.

08:00 AM – 08:15 AM Registration

08:15 AM – 08:30 AM Welcome to CCAT by Mr. Ron Angelo – President & CEO, CCAT
Machining Modeling Vision by Mr. Kerry Marusich – President & CEO, Third Wave Systems

08:30 AM – 08:55 AM Mr. Derek Anti – Manufacturing Engineering Technical Specialist, Rolls Royce Defense
“Changing the Culture Through Innovation”

08:55 AM – 09:20 AM Dr. Sekhar Rakurty – Sr. Research Engineer-Manager, The MK Morse Company
“Understanding the Effects of Targeted Cutting Fluid Application on Surface Residual Stresses using AdvantEdge”

09:20 AM – 09:40 AM Coffee Break

09:40 AM – 10:05 AM Mr. Nishant Saini – Product Manager, Third Wave Systems on behalf of GKN Aerospace
“Toolpath Analysis to Evaluate Different Strategies for Machine Tool Capabilities using Production Module”

10:05 AM – 10:30 AM Mr. Stas Mylek – Partnership Program Manager, CNC Software
“Leading your production floor to the next-generation Titanium Machining Strategies”

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM Coffee Break

10:50 AM – 11:15 AM Dr. Jaydeep Karandikar – Staff Researcher, ORNL
“Physics-guided logistic classification for tool life modeling and process parameter optimization in

11:15 AM – 11:40 AM Mr. Nishant Saini – Product Manager, Third Wave Systems
“Delivering Customer Value”

11:40 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Transit to the tour location (Attendees to drive to tour location)

01:15 PM – 01:25 PM Welcome to the Advanced Technology Center, CCAT by Mr. Joe Wysocki – Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Centers

01:25 PM – 02:45 PM Mr. Jeff Tessier – Chief Engineer, TavaTek & Mr. Henry Babiec – Senior Manufacturing Applications Engineer, CCAT
Advanced Technology Center Tour including a presentation on “Next-generation engine machining technologies – producing aerospace engine components at automotive volumes”

02:45 PM – 04:30 PM Networking  Hour

04:30 PM onwards – 1:1 Meetings


View details on how to get to the venue, parking, and accommodations   

Driving Directions:



  • Visitor parking is clearly marked and located on both sides of the building
  • Park only in designated parking areas


Airport Information:

  • Bradley International Airport
    Airport Phone: +1 860-292-2000

  • Location direction: 15.4 miles South


Other Transportation:

Car Rentals

  • Hertz
  • 2 Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
  • Phone: +1 860-627-3850




The hotels below are in close proximity to CCAT. If you would like to stay overnight at the hotel, we would advise you to make reservations on your own ahead of time. Transportation to and from the hotel will not be provided by Third Wave Systems.

Please fill out the Registration Form below using a company address and one form for each attendee.

*IMPORTANT: CCAT is an export control facility and all visitors at CCAT’s Advanced Technology Center will be required to sign in and present proof of citizenship. Acceptable forms for identification include a verified license/ID, passport, green card, or birth certificate. Visitors who are citizens of an embargoed country and do not have a valid US Green Card will not be permitted in the facility.

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