Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre opens at Mohawk

January 20, 2015

Mohawk College has opened what is reportedly Ontario’s first Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre. Mohawk students and faculty will work with 43 industry, education, and government partners at the new, $2 M centre. The Centre will be used to transform digital images into three-dimensional prototypes and parts using materials such as titanium, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel, bronze, and other metals. The facility makes Mohawk one of just 3 PSE institutions in Canada capable of manufacturing metal parts for industry. “Our Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre helps strengthen our region’s global competitiveness on 2 fronts. Advanced manufacturers can test and develop new and improved products while our students work with emerging technologies and go into the workforce as highly skilled, future-ready graduates,” said Mohawk President Ron McKerlie. The Centre was funded in part by $720,000 in funding from both the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund, a well as by support from a number of industry partners. Mohawk News Release