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St. Clair College Joins Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to announce St. Clair College as our newest academic partner. The College plays a vital role in the Windsor-Essex economy by helping to develop a skilled workforce. St. Clair provides local businesses with the opportunity to take part in applied research projects with low risk investment to help test and justify the adoption of 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies. These projects help companies to discover technology return on investments and identify unique customer value and competitive advantages.

“St. Clair College is happy to be part of a national network like Canada Makes, which provides us with an avenue to contribute to the adoption and development of additive manufacturing,” said Peter Wawrow, Director Applied Research and Development, St. Clair College

“Canada Makes is excited about working with St. Clair College in helping companies learn about the advantages of adopting additive manufacturing (AM) with their recent acquisition of the Markforged Metal X machine, the first installed in Canada” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “We look forward to having them as part of our AM network.”

St. Clair College includes the Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing, located at St. Clair College’s Windsor campus. The Centre delivers high quality training in engineering and manufacturing technology. This state-of-the-art teaching facility gives students hands-on training using some of the world’s most sophisticated technology offered in a single college setting. This includes 5-axis CNC machines, 6-axis ABB robots, bench top ABB robots with vision systems, Hexagon romer arm with 3D scanner, Hexagon AICON SmartScan structured light scanner, and more.

The Government of Canada recently announced a $150k investment in the St. Clair College 3D Innovation Lab for Advanced Manufacturing. Learn more at: http://www.stclaircollege.ca/news/2018/government-invests-in-local-innovation-at-stclair.html

About St. Clair College
Founded in 1966 and located primarily in Windsor Ontario, St. Clair College is one of the top ranked colleges in Ontario and has over 10,000 full time students. St. Clair College embraces the very best in a college education – excellence in teaching, applied learning in our state-of-the-art labs, and numerous student support services. The College provides over 120 advanced diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates focused in Technology & Trades, Health, Business & I.T., Media Arts and Social Services. http://www.stclaircollege.ca