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Sheridan’s CAMDT announces new additive manufacturing funding

Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) receives $2 million in Federal and Provincial Funding and Industry Support to Expand Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing Research

October 13, 2016 – 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.”

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Pictured top right (from left to right): Sheridan Associate Dean Dr. Farzad Rayegani, MPP of Mississauga Brampton-South Amrit Mangat, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Hon. Reza Moridi, Sheridan Board of Governors’ Chair Bryan Dawson, Sheridan President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jeff Zabudsky.

The Advanced Multi-material Additive Manufacturing: Product and Process Project, under the leadership of Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Director of Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (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 to create lightweight parts that can be used in aerospace manufacturing, as well as polyjet materials suitable for creating biomedical devices such as surgical tools, wearable health monitoring devices, and prostheses.

“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,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor. “It will also expand the variety of research and innovation opportunities where our students – the innovators of tomorrow – can make a difference.”

“We are proud to invest in groundbreaking, world-class research right here, in Mississauga–Brampton South,” said MPP Mangat. “Our researchers are pivotal to building a knowledge-driven economy in Ontario, one that will draw investment and strengthen our province’s competitive edge. Congratulations to all of the well-deserving researchers receiving these competitive awards.”

About Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT)
CAMDT is a 40,000 sq ft ‘technology playground’ for students, manufacturers and industry partners to explore highly specialized manufacturing and design equipment. CAMDT is a learning environment for students and a testing platform for local manufacturing and industry; a facility where students, industry partners and faculty experts come together to learn, apply, collaborate and innovate. Learn more
SOURCE – Sheridan College

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