Humber College teams up with Cimetrix to bring additive manufacturing to the classroom
The five-year partnership will see scholarship funding, equipment donation and industry-specific forums.
Humber College has entered a five-year partnership with Cimetrix, the AM division of Ontario-based software company Javelin Technologies, to promote additive manufacturing in an educational setting.
The partnership will see Cimetrix contribute scholarship funding between $10,000 and $50,000 every year to a student who showcases promise in research pertaining to additive manufacturing, advanced manufacturing and automation applications for Industry 4.0 technologies.
Additionally, they will join Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium as a lead partner. The consortium was created to bridge the gap between the college and local Canadian AM industry. They join a variety of other Canadian companies who work in collaboration with the school to train students and employees at the new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI).
“We approach innovation through collaboration. We look forward to working with all the Barrett CTI partners to create opportunities for students, faculty and other industry leaders to establish a Centre of Excellence in additive manufacturing, automation and learning systems at Humber,” says James Janeteas, President, Cimetrix.
In a press release, it’s noted that Cimetrix will make a $300,000 equipment donation but nothing specifically states what type of equipment. Furthermore, Cimetrix will host Industry specific forums to enhance awareness of Industry 4.0 additive manufacturing applications while also collaborating with Humber on “outreach activities to support education in STEM.” They will also work with Humber to provide recruitment opportunities for students and recent graduates.
“Partnering with Cimetrix will bring expertise and understanding pertaining to the latest additive manufacturing applications to our students and applied research partners and provide opportunities for collaboration that are key to Humber’s polytechnic model of education,” says Dr. Chris Whitaker, president, and CEO, Humber College.