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InnoTech Alberta joins Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to announce InnoTech Alberta as its newest member. InnoTech Alberta offers facilities to support technology scale-ups and a range of testing capabilities. Both Canada Makes and InnoTech Alberta share a common goal of helping accelerate technology development that serves diverse sectors of the economy, making this partnership a winning proposition.

“The addition of InnoTech Alberta offers Canada Makes a strong link in Alberta and we welcome the expertise they bring to our network,” said Frank Defalco, Manager, Canada Makes. “This new partnership between Canada Makes and InnoTech Alberta will help bridge knowledge and expertise with companies looking to innovate and adopt additive manufacturing.”

“InnoTech Alberta is supporting Alberta industries to grow additive manufacturing capability to revolutionize innovation and enhance product performance,” said Tonya Wolfe, Senior Metallurgical Engineer, InnoTech Alberta. “The goal is to de-risk the technology and provide local manufacturers with the necessary tools to integrate additive manufacturing in their production streams. Being a part of the Canada Makes family will further support Albertan companies to be competitive.”

Canada Makes supports InnoTech Alberta as it looks to attract the world’s most innovative companies to the province with initiatives like the recently announced $10 million investment to help create the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC). The new facility will test breakthrough technologies that convert CO2 from harmful emissions into applications for everyday use. Additive manufacturing can play a big role in helping ACCTC accomplish these goals by offering powerful new tools and innovative solutions.

About InnoTech Alberta
InnoTech Alberta, a subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, offers a diversified range of scientific, engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up.

Their multi-disciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre.

InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector. innotechalberta.ca

About Canada Makes

Canada Makes, a Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) initiative. CME is Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of advanced and additive manufacturing (AM) in Canada. It is an enabler and accelerator of AM-adoption in Canada.

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Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM): Canada Makes newest member

Additive Metal ManufacturingOTTAWA January 7, 2016 – Canada Makes is pleased to announce its newest member, Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM). Located in Toronto with new state-of-the-art additive metal 3D printing equipment, AMM offers local capability to design, develop, rapid prototype and manufacture additive metal manufacturing solutions for this rapidly expanding sector.

Norman Holesh, CEO of AMM, offered this “we are very excited about joining CME / Canada Makes and look forward to partnering with industry and educators in doing our bit in promoting the understanding and adoption of additive manufacturing in Canada and working with designers to produce more efficient components that were previously not possible.”

“AMM brings the knowledge and capability very much needed by companies looking to adopt this essential new technology,” said Martin Lavoie, CME Director of Innovation. “Canada Makes is proud to have AMM join us in facilitating the adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology to Canada and helping ensure our economy stays competitive.”

About the AMM
AMM intends to be the most progressive, productive and respected leader providing integrated and advanced manufacturing technology solutions within the emerging market for Additive Manufacturing to ensure that our industries have the best opportunity to excel and Take Back Manufacturing for Canada. www.additivemet.com

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada. For more information on Canada Makes, please visit www.canadamakes.ca

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Red Deer College joins Canada Makes

OTTAWA – Canada Makes is pleased to welcome Red Deer College (RDC) as its newest world-class academic institution member. RDC’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM) is one of the best in Canada for applied and industry-led research.Red Deer College

“CIM is a great example of academia and business working together to expand the manufacturing capabilities local industry needs to compete globally,” said Martin Lavoie Director of Innovation with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). Teaming with Canada Makes allows RDC to be part of a national network of stakeholders dedicated to the adoption of advanced manufacturing in Canada.”

“Red Deer College is excited to be part of the Canada Makes initiative.  We have already seen how additive manufacturing can impact industry and the applied learning of our students through the work we do in our Center for Innovation in Manufacturing.  We are committed to supporting industry and our learners in accessing additive manufacturing tools and advice.  Joining the Canada Makes initiative aligns us with the national movement and connects us to other knowledge providers.” Joel Ward President and CEO Red Deer College.

CIM was conceived and developed as a direct response to local industries’ expressions of need for assistance, and it has a mandate to engage local companies and organizations in order to assist in developing a competitive manufacturing advantage in the region.

About CIM
The CIM is a collaborative centre built and equipped with the financial support of Red Deer College, the Province of Alberta and Western Economic Diversification.  The Centre currently houses $4.2 M in cutting-edge, industry-leading prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment.

About RDC
RDC offers more than 100 different programs (including full degrees, certificates, diplomas and skilled trades programs) to 7,500 full- and part-time credit students and more than 30,000 youth and adult learners in the School of Continuing Education each year.  Named by Alberta Venture magazine as one of Alberta’s most innovative organizations for the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing, RDC is a key location for applied and industry-led research. For more on Red Deer College please visit http://www.rdc.ab.ca

About Canada Makes
Canada Makes is a network of private, public, academic, and non-profit entities dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of additive manufacturing in Canada. For more information on Canada Makes, please visit www.canadamakes.com.

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