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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 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 of metal additive manufacturing (AM) for SMEs wanting to learn about the advantages of metal AM technology and how it can improves their competitiveness. Participants are invited to engage with a working group expert in metal additive manufacturing who will assist companies to better understanding the advantages and business opportunities both in terms of cost savings and efficiency in adopting AM technology and processes. Once the project is consider viable for AM and the SME is IRAP eligible a part is built and sent to the participating SME to test.

The goals of the program are to create awareness and encourage the adoption of AM technology to improve Canada’s manufacturing and exporting sectors, as well as the development of a supply chain of metal AM companies for Canadian industry to use.

Over 65 companies from across Canada have participated in the program to date and the renewal offers the chance for more than 40 additional projects to be completed and financed.

Metal Additive Process Guide

Interested companies are encouraged to view our Canada Makes’ Metal Additive Process Guide to learn more about metal AM.

If you are interested in the program, please contact
Frank Defalco
(613) 909-8097


The National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) is Canada’s premier innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a vital component of the NRC, a cornerstone in Canada’s innovation system, regarded world-wide as one of the best programs of its kind.

About Canada Makes
A CME initiative, 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.