Hamilton,
27
April
2018
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06:57 PM
America/New_York

New partnership creates new opportunities for students

Summary

Mohawk College students to work with Additive Metal Manufacturing Inc., one of Canada’s leading 3D printing and engineering services provider

Toronto-based Additive Metal Manufacturing Inc. is joining forces with Mohawk to give students in the college’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Non-Destructive Testing programs the opportunity to work directly with industry on developing advanced manufacturing techniques and processes.

Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM) Inc. provides 3D metal printing and engineering services to a broad range of customers spanning multiple industries. The company has become a respected leader in helping Canada’s manufacturing sector see the benefits of additive manufacturing technology and assisting with integrating the technology into their processes.

AMM President Norman Holesh says that Canada’s additive manufacturing industry is expected to see significant growth over the next few years. The collaboration between AMM and Mohawk will help the industry prepare for that growth.

Mohawk students will work with AMM engineers on research and development projects aimed at helping manufacturers adopt additive manufacturing technology. The students will have the opportunity to work at both the Additive Manufacturing Centre at Mohawk and AMM’s production facility in Toronto where they will work directly with full-time engineers and customers to gain first hand experience solving real-world commercial and engineering issues.

Holesh says the collaboration will help fill a need for skilled workers who have hands-on experience with the technology and the commercial experience of working with real customers.

“We’ve found that most graduates from university and college don’t have the hands-on experience with the technology or the commercial experience of working with customers,” says Holesh. “This experience will teach them how to work with customers.”

“It’s a natural fit. We’ve been very impressed with the caliber of the students and with the work the faculty like Dr. D’Orazio has been doing to help speed up the adoption of additive technology by Canadian manufacturers.”
Norman Holesh, President of Additive Metal Manufacturing Inc.

For Mohawk, the AMM collaboration will provide students with valuable hands-on experience in an exciting new field.

“3D printing is still in its infancy,” says Dr. Louie D’Orazio, a professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Research Specialist at Mohawk. “This will connect students with industry and help ensure that there is a growing pool of skilled talent that is ready and able to help Canadian manufacturers integrate these technologies into their production.”

Holesh says AMM chose to work with Mohawk because of the caliber of the students and the faculty.

“It’s a natural fit,” says Holesh. “We’ve been very impressed with the caliber of the students and with the work the faculty like Dr. D’Orazio has been doing to help speed up the adoption of additive technology by Canadian manufacturers.”

For further information contact:

Dr. Louie D’OrazioProfessor, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Research Specialist905-575-1212, ext. 3650louie.dorazio@mohawkcollege.ca

Norman HoleshAdditive Metal Manufacturing905-738-0410, ext. 3norman@additivemet.com