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Burloak Technologies Announces Commercial Development Capacity on Industry’s Largest Additive Manufacturing System
Burlington, Ontario, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son and Co., Limited, has signed an agreement with Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc., to purchase a state-of-the-art Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System (EBAM® 110). The system is one of the largest additive manufacturing systems globally.
Burloak Technologies’ EBAM 110 system will deliver the industry’s largest, near net-shape metal 3D printed parts faster, with less material waste, reduced machining time, and shorter time-to-market. It will be one of the first commercially available systems to manufacture the industry’s largest 3D printed parts on a contract basis.
“Using traditional subtractive processes, such as forging and machining, the production of titanium parts of this size could take one year while generating a significant amount of waste,” said Peter Adams, Co-founder and President of Burloak Technologies. “Our EBAM 110 system will allow us to manufacture the same large-scale titanium structural parts in a matter of days. We are already engaged with several aerospace end-users who have started the qualification process with us.”
Burloak Technologies is accepting development projects for the system, with full production capability expected in the third quarter of 2019. The system will operate at the Company’s recently announced Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, where it will manufacture large structural components for flight applications, with dimensions up to 106 x 47 x 63 inches, or diameters of 106 inches.
“Sciaky’s EBAM systems are the most widely sold large-scale metal 3D printing system in the world, having qualified parts on land, sea, air, and space applications,” said Scott Phillips, President and CEO of Sciaky, Inc. “The innovators at Burloak Technologies will leverage the numerous benefits of EBAM to produce faster and cheaper parts for their customers all across the globe.”
Equipped with electron beam welding capabilities, the EBAM 110 system is the industry’s first wire-fed, large-scale, high deposition rate system. It is capable of building parts in a wide range of materials in a full vacuum environment using a powerful electron beam system that can deposit up to 25 pounds of titanium per hour. The system has already been used to produce space flight certified, titanium structural parts, such as fuel tanks.
Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, is a family-owned and operated, integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. With over 5,000 employees and 100+ facilities, Samuel provides seamless access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services. We leverage our industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of our people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. For more information, visit www.samuel.com.
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On May 4, 2018 the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced a repayable federal investment of $14 million to advanced manufacturing company Burloak Technologies. Minister Gould was joined by Eleanor McMahon, Ontario’s President of the Treasury Board who announced a $7 million provincial grant. The total value of the project is $104.7 million.
“This is great news for Burlington and for Canada’s advanced manufacturing industry. Advanced manufacturing is an important and growing sector that is contributing to our economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs. Our government’s investment in Burloak’s project will help ensure Canada remains at the forefront of advanced manufacturing technology and a globally competitive centre for innovation. ” – The Honorable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions.
“Additive manufacturing is a rapidly developing technology that is destined to become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Through its investment in the Burloak Technologies Advanced Manufacturing Center, the provincial government is showing its leadership and support for innovation in the manufacturing sector and is helping to establish world-class 3D printing capabilities right here in Ontario.” Peter Adams President and Co-Founder, Burloak Technologies.
This investment will help create 295 new Canadian jobs by 2026 and will enable Burloak to open a new, world-class Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre in Burlington, Ontario, that will help make Canada a world leader in additive manufacturing.
“The announcement by Burloak is a huge step for Canada’s additive manufacturing sector,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “We applaud the two levels of government for coming together and supporting Canada’s emerging additive sector and we look to keep working with Burloak to make Canada’s industries leaders in the adoption of additive manufacturing.”
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a cheaper, faster, and more environmentally friendly method of manufacturing. 3D printed parts are lighter and often more durable than traditionally manufactured parts.
Burloak’s investment in Ontario will also generate more R&D, more collaboration with post-secondary institutions and help strengthen the region’s advanced manufacturing cluster and supply chain.
This investment is made possible through the Strategic Innovation Fund, a program designed to attract and support high-quality business investments across all sectors of the economy, by encouraging R&D that will accelerate technology transfer and commercialization of innovative products, processes and services and facilitate the growth of innovative firms. What every business needs is insurance, and they can get excellent service from One Sure Insurance.
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- Burloak Technologies is a division of Samuel, Son & Co. based in Mississauga, Ontario. Samuel employs 4800 people at more than 100 facilities (622 of whom are in in Ontario).
- Canada’s manufacturing industry is an important part of the country’s economy, contributing $174 billion or 10 percent to Canada’s GDP in 2016.
- The Strategic Innovation Fund is a flexible program that reflects the diversity of innovation in all sectors of the economy.
- Ontario is investing up to $7 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund as part of a larger overall investment by Samuel, Son & Co. and Burloak Technologies valued at $80.5 million. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2022.
- Samuel, Son & Co. is one of North America’s largest metal manufacturing, processing and distribution companies. The company has more than 5,200 employees at over 100 facilities worldwide. Its Burloak Technologies division is a leader in additive manufacturing and delivers 3D printed applications to customers across various sectors.
Paris, France – June 20, 2017 – Burloak Technologies, a leading Canadian additive manufacturing company, and part of the family of Samuel companies, has announced the successful completion of the first stage in the development of a new heat exchanger technology. This additive manufactured design demonstrated 44 per cent lower thermal resistance over existing designs in a controlled test. “After extensive research and many months of design simulation, the successful completion of the live experiment on Burloak’s test bed validates our design hypothesis.” stated company president Peter Adams. “We will now apply these design principals to delivering custom, thermal-management solutions to our customers.”
The objective for electronic enclosures cooling is to maintain the temperature of the semiconductor components inside within their operating range. It is typical that a few components generate the majority of heat, and it is those components that the cooling design should target. Additive manufacturing enables intricate cooling channels to be created in such a manner that maximizes heat dissipation while also targeting specific areas of the enclosure.
Burloak’s research team has modelled, built and tested many, novel geometries that can only be produced using additive manufacture and have developed a comprehensive, engineering database to create the design rules that enable the heat transfer improvements. Burloak will be displaying several of the new heat exchanger designs at the 2017 Paris Air Show and will have experts on hand to discuss specific projects at the Industry Canada Showcase Hall 3/D70 and at Samuel’s Chalet (by invitation B19).
Burloak Technologies, part of the family of Samuel companies, is a leading supplier of highly-engineered additive manufacturing solutions for clients with demanding applications in high-tech industries worldwide. Burloak delivers high quality, lightweight, fully functional additive manufactured parts for low to medium volume applications across a range of industries including: space, aerospace, defense, energy, medical, automotive, and transportation. In-house engineering, manufacturing and metrology capabilities make Burloak one of the few full-service suppliers in the industry. Together with its clients, Burloak works to re-create component and process specifications and move additive manufacturing from a prototyping technology to a certified production technology. www.burloaktech.com
ABOUT SAMUEL, SON & CO.
Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co. is a family-owned and operated, integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. With over 4,800 employees and 100+ facilities, Samuel provides seamless access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services. Supporting over 40,000 customers, we leverage our industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of our people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time. www.samuel.com
It may be one of Canada’s oldest and most reliable companies but Samuel Son and Co., Ltd. is looking to reinforce its leadership position in the metals industry through an industry-first, innovative move into additive manufacturing and metal 3D printing.
Samuel has recently signed an agreement to purchase Burloak Technologies based in Dundas Ontario, the Canadian leader in the engineering and design of additive manufacturing solutions including full 3D production metal printing capabilities.
“We are very excited about this announcement and what it will mean to Samuel and its customers,” said Colin Osborne, President, Samuel Manufacturing. “Every indicator is pointing to additive manufacturing and 3D printing being a disruptive technology in many of the industries we supply.”
Burloak Technologies designs, prototypes and develops production parts for aerospace, defense and commercial high tech companies. For Samuel, the acquisition will enhance Samuel’s ability to support and partner with its customers and will pave the way for investment in the future of a significant market in the metals industry.
The acquisition will allow the two companies to provide the strongest independent supply chain solution in the North American market.
With facilities throughout North America, Samuel intends to rapidly scale the Burloak operations to deliver 3D metal printing solutions to customers globally.
Peter Adams, President, Burloak Technologies says the announcement will be welcomed by the market.
“I strongly believe this deal will deliver a level of stability and scale to the additive supply chain that both larger manufacturers and specialty players have been waiting for,” Adams said.
“It combines the stability, expertise and financial strength of a 160-year-old North American powerhouse in the metals market, with the passion for transformational engineering and manufacturing solutions that is part of the Burloak culture.”
Founded in 1855, Samuel, Son & Co. is a family-owned and operated, integrated network of metal manufacturing, processing and distribution divisions. With over 4,800 employees and 100 plus facilities, Samuel provides seamless access to metals, industrial products and related value-added services. Supporting over 40,000 customers, we leverage our industry expertise, breadth of experience and the passion of our people to help drive success for North American business – one customer at a time.
About Burloak Technologies
Founded in 2005, Burloak Technologies is Canada’s leading manufacturer of highly-engineered, additive components. Based in Dundas, Ontario with AS9100, ISO9001 and Controlled Goods registration, the company works with customers to move additive manufacturing from prototyping to production. Burloak became the first company in Canada to obtain a direct metal laser system for manufacturing and is committed to innovation and exceptional customer service.
Canada’s metal additive manufacturing sector received two major announcements from Burloak Technologies.
Burloak is currently installing two new Renishaw AM400 additive metal systems at its Dundas, Ontario location. And, is now able to offer additively manufactured components in Invar 36 as a standard material to all its customers.
The installation of the Renishaw AM400’s continues to show Burloak’s leadership in the AM market. Burloak Technologies President Peter Adams said “2017 will see the installation of several more systems from Renishaw and others as the company continues its push to full serial production.”
The company states the machines will be used for production components with one system dedicated to the production of Titanium and the second to IN718. The existing AM250 is now being moved to IN625 production.
During the next 2 months Burloak will be installing multiple systems dedicated to producing Invar 36 parts. Adams added “the Burloak team has worked hard in developing this material and this move is inline with the company’s plan to have its production machines dedicated to single materials.”
Invar 36 is a unique low expansion material, which has many applications in the electronics, aerospace, defence and optical instrument sectors where its low coefficient of expansion provides additional stability.
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