Sheridan receives $ 2 million grant for 3D printing research
Sheridan’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) expands capabilities after major funding announcement.
The Honorable Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, was joined by Amrit Mangat, MLA for Mississauga-Brampton South at the Davis Campus in Sheridan to announce the $ 2 million investment.
The contribution of $ 763,183 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, represents 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 the people of Mississauga and Brampton who are at the forefront of scientific discovery. Their research will pave the way for future progress that will help Ontario compete and win in the global economy.
The investment will go to the Advanced Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing: Product and Process project, under the leadership of Dr Farzad Rayegani, director of Sheridan’s Center 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 materials become available and technology advances, additive manufacturing can be used in a number of different industries including medical, automotive, aerospace, and more.
“This investment offers enormous potential for new partnership opportunities with small and medium-sized businesses, as well as for further advancements in the healthcare sector,” said Dr Jeff Zabudsky, President and Vice-Chancellor of Sheridan. “It will also expand the variety of research and innovation opportunities where our students – the innovators of tomorrow – can make a difference. “