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Canada Makes and Niagara College Research & Innovation announce collaborative partnership

Niagara College CanadaCanada Makes announces another new partner to its rapidly expanding network of world-class academic institutions dedicated to the adoption of additive manufacturing in Canada. The Nov. 4 agreement, between Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) and Niagara College’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, resolves to collaborate on marketing and promotion of advanced manufacturing in Ontario.

“Niagara College has a world-class facilities, with expertise and capacity in the area of advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing and CME is pleased to welcome it to the Canada Makes team,” said Martin Lavoie, CME Director of Policy. “Niagara College and CME share the goal of helping manufacturers and exporters win new domestic and global markets and keep Canada on the leading edge of innovation.”

Niagara College’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre provides Ontario-based manufacturers with access to state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities, as well as the expertise and business services of faculty and students. These services help reduce production costs and minimize production time, and bring the talent and skills of Niagara College’s faculty and students together with local industry.

As part of the agreement Niagara College agrees to hold two half-day workshops. The workshops, to be held in January and September 2015, will highlight and demonstrate the Centre’s capabilities in the areas of advanced and additive manufacturing.

“We are excited to have this opportunity to share our expertise in advanced manufacturing with Canada Makes, especially with our growing suite of equipment and capabilities around 3D technologies,” said Dr. Marc Nantel, Assoc. Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

CME’s 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. The network covers a broad range of additive manufacturing technologies including 3D printing; reverse engineering 3D imaging; medical implants and replacement human tissue; metallic 3D printing; 3D printing with electronics embedded and more.