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Oct 14

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies receives $2 million in Government Grants

On Thursday, October 13st, 2016, members of the Sheridan Community and the Canadian Government gathered at the Davis Campus for an exciting announcement. The Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, was joined by Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South at Sheridan’s Davis Campus today to announce a major investment in Sheridan’s additive manufacturing research capabilities.

The contribution of $763,183 coming from the Ontario Research Fund, matches a previously-announced contribution from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This funding, combined with over $400,000 in industry contributions, amounts to a $2 million investment in Sheridan.

“Our government recognizes the importance of investing in our innovation ecosystem,” said Minister Moridi. “We are proud to support the work of people in Mississauga and Brampton who are at the forefront of scientific discovery. Their research will pave the way for future advancements that will help Ontario compete and win in the global economy.”

Over the past few years, the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies has become a Canada's leading centre for student and small business initiatives, providing both entities unparalleled access to leading-edge technologies and experience.

This new announcement facilitates the expansion of capabilities within the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) to include innovative additive manufacturing technologies, including metal 3D printing and advanced multi-material Polyjet 3D Printing. 

The Advanced Multi-material Additive Manufacturing: Product and Process Project, under the leadership of Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Director of Sheridan’s CAMDT, will introduce equipment to CAMDT’s additive manufacturing lab that is capable of working with a much wider range of materials. The new infrastructure includes machines capable of processing metals, facilitating the creation of lightweight parts that can be used in aerospace and automotive manufacturing.

Plans also include the addition of the latest Polyjet multi-material 3D Printer, suitable for facilitating medical innovation and patient centric care within Ontario's Health ecosystem. Working with Ontario's health innovators, this new aim looks to facilitate new clinical practices and procedures with biomedical devices s surgical tools and prosthesis, as well as enhancing medical education with personalized training models.

“This investment offers tremendous potential for new partnership opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses, as well as for new advances in the health care sector. It will also expand the variety of research and innovation opportunities where our students – the innovators of tomorrow – can make a difference.”

-Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor.

The staff at Cimetrix would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Rayegani and the entire team at Sheridan, and look forward to continuing support innovation through partnership with CAMDT,  accelerating innovation Ontario's medical community, and beyond.