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Canada Makes renews Metal Additive Demonstration Program

Canada Makes is pleased to announce the renewal of its Metal Additive Demonstration Program for 2017/18. The program is funded by the National Research Council (NRC) through its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Materials and Manufacturing Sector Team (MMST).

The goal of the program is to de-risk the initial trial and learn about metal additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities. Interested companies will be invited to engage with a working group expert in metal additive manufacturing who will assist in better understanding the advantages and business opportunities both in terms of cost savings and efficiency of metal AM. Once the project is deemed viable for AM and the SME is IRAP eligible a part is built and then sent to the participating SME to test.  Canada Makes pays for the work.

The programs goals are to create awareness and encourage the adoption of AM technology to improve Canada’s manufacturing and exporting sectors and develop of a Canadian metal AM supply chain.

More than 100 companies from across Canada have participated in the first three rounds of the program and the renewal offers the chance for more companies to receive financing for a metal AM project.

If you are interested in the program, please contact
Frank Defalco
(613) 875-1674

Interested companies are encouraged to view Canada Makes’ two interactive guides to learn more about metal AM.

These two guides, the Metal Additive Process Guide & Metal Additive Design Guide are designed to assist small businesses new to metal additive manufacturing (AM) wanting to learn more about process and designing for metal AM (DfAM). The Guides are easy to use and interactive offering useful information for newcomers to this technology.

Access is free although we request that you register. Thank you and enjoy!

Metal Additive Process Guide

Guide 1 – This is an introductory guide to metal 3d printing using laser powder bed technology

Metal Additive Design Guide

Guide 2 – This design guide introduces concepts needed when designing for metal 3d printing.