Sheridan receives $2 million grant for 3D printing research

Sheridan's CAMDT receives federal and provincial funding and industry support to explore multi-material additive manufacturing.

0 October 17, 2016
Staff

Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) is expanding its capabilities after a major funding announcement.

Sheridan, additive manufacturing funding

(l-r) Sheridan Associate Dean Dr. Farzad Rayegani, MPP of Mississauga Brampton-South Amrit Mangat, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Hon. Reza Moridi, Sheridan Board of Governors’ Chair Bryan Dawson, Sheridan President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Jeff Zabudsky.

The Honourable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, was joined by Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South at Sheridan’s Davis Campus to announce the $2 million investment.

The contribution of $763,183 coming from the Ontario Research Fund, matches a previously-announced contribution from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This funding, combined with over $400,000 in industry contributions, amounts to a $2 million investment in Sheridan.

“Our government recognizes the importance of investing in our innovation ecosystem,” said Minister Moridi. “We are proud to support the work of people in Mississauga and Brampton who are at the forefront of scientific discovery. Their research will pave the way for future advancements that will help Ontario compete and win in the global economy.”

The investment will go towards The Advanced Multi-material Additive Manufacturing: Product and Process Project, under the leadership of Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Director of Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT). New equipment will be introduced into the lab, allowing for a wider range of material options.

As more and more materials become available and the technology advances, additive manufacturing can be used within a number of different industries including medical, automotive, aerospace, and more.

“This investment offers tremendous potential for new partnership opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses, as well as for new advances in the health care sector,” said Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan’s President and Vice Chancellor. “It will also expand the variety of research and innovation opportunities where our students – the innovators of tomorrow – can make a difference.”

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